It’s the start of a new year – so that means out with the old and in with the new! If you’ve had the same window treatments since you moved in, what better time than now to update your favorite room with a set of beautiful curtains. Whether you enjoy simple, clean designs or the drama of a show stopping piece, here are a few ways to update your windows in 2017.

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Repurpose and Reuse. It looks like the DIY trend is here to stay! Making your own window treatments is a clever and fun way to add a personal touch to any room. For best results, grab a pair of your best flat sheets or tablecloth and hang them from the rod with a ring clip. If you want to get really adventurous, try sewing other fabrics or patches onto your new curtains.

Try a Window Film. Jazz up a plain glass window with a decorative window film. Whether you decide to go whimsical and choose a snowflake pattern, or want a more elegant abstract design, window films are a great way to add texture and maintain privacy, while still letting in the beautiful natural light.

Revamp White Curtains. Dress up your white curtains by adding a pop of color, courtesy of a stencil. The best part is – those of us who are not so crafty can’t go wrong when it comes to painting on a stencil.

Go Green. Is your New Year’s resolution to be a little more green? You don’t have to get an electric car or solar panels to make a difference in your home. Honeycomb blinds are not only surprisingly elegant looking, but they are eco-friendly. The honeycomb structure traps passing air, adding another layer of insulation.

Get Textured. Casual window treatments don’t have to be confined to just cotton and linen. Add texture to your walls with bamboo, rope, or crushed velvet curtains.

Go Old School. Roman shades were the go-to window treatment years ago, and now, they’re back in style! Thanks to their simple lines, beautiful folds and breezy look, they add ease and comfort to any room.

Make a Statement. Treat one room of your house to a luxurious and high end window treatment. You can decide to stick with the traditional curtain shape and just choose a high end fabric like silk, or opt for an overstated gathered bottom with balloon pleating. No matter how you choose to highlight your windows, know that this isn’t the time to cut corners.
If while you’re decorating your windows, you realize you need a window repair or replacement, turn to Action Glass! We have been a family owned and operated full glass business for over 45 years and proudly serve Queens, NYC, Long Island, and Westchester. For more information on our glass services, call 800-24-GLASS or visit us on the web.