Decorative Roller Shades Tips
Having Your Own Custom Made Decorative Roller Shades
If you are tired of your old decorative roller shades but do not have enough money to buy ones, you could simply decorate your roller shades and make them look stylish and brand new. When remodeling a home, people usually pay attention to changing the color of the walls or rearranging the furniture, completely neglecting the look of their windows. However, simply think of how many times during the day you look out the window and you will get the idea of why changing your window treatments can be an important part of a remodeling project within your home. Now, if you are pleased with the decorative roller shades you already have, but simply want to refresh their look, there are a few things you can do to redecorate your roller shades.
Before starting the remodeling task, you’ll need to make sure that the decorative roller shades are properly dusted and cleaned since you do not want anything to get in the way of your creativity. Collect the dust using a feather duster or a vacuum cleaner and use some water and a clean sponge to wipe the roller shade. Since you are already detaching the roller shade, you could wash it more thoroughly by soaking it into a bathtub.
Fabric to Fabric Decorative Roller shades
First option in decorating your roller shades is by attaching a piece of fabric onto its surface. The procedure is pretty simple. You will need to measure the roller shades in order of determining the size of the fabric you will be later gluing onto the roller shades. The fabric should be a few inches wider on all sides than the roller shades, not only to minimize the chance for measurement error but to also ease the gluing process. Now choose the fabric. You can opt for some natural or synthetic materials, single-colored or patterned, it is entirely up to you. However, better opt for some light materials like cotton rather than heavy ones like wool or velvet, since these may affect your decorative roller shades functionality.
The next step include sticking the fabric onto the decorative roller shades. Use spray glue or glue gun to apply the glue evenly across the roller shades surface. Start attaching the fabric from top to bottom, making sure that there are no creases or bubbles. When you are done you could wrap the extra fabric around the roller shades and glue it on the back or simply cut it off.
When your redecorated roller shades has dried, it is time to add the finish. To properly seal the decorative roller shades, add some white glue over the fabric which will prevent it from fraying. If you do not plan on rolling the roller shades up and down too often a matte sealant along the edges will do the trick. After everything has completely dried, your roller shades is ready to go back up.
Paint Roller Shades
Now, if you have some spare time on your hands, you could make the things even more interesting by adding some color to your decorative roller shades. Not to worry, since this is not too complicated but involves a bit more creativity and imagination. Prepare some water, some fabric paint and a few sponges. For more simple shapes, use regular sponges (square, circle) but if you want to take your roller shades decoration a step further, purchase some sponges in different shapes like flowers, animals, fruits or simply make some on your own.
You could probably do this while the decorative roller shades is still hanging, but we would suggest you take it down to make your work smoother. Dip the sponge into some previously determined color and swiftly press it onto the roller shades surface. Make sure you apply enough color, since you do not want your bunny shape to turn into nothing more than a smudge. Repeat the process as many time you like, changing the colors and shapes and leave to dry.
A Few Extras
We herewith offer a few more tips on decorating your decorative roller shades. If you have already decided that it is time to replace your roller shades, before doing so you can still make some adjustments. You could cut the roller shades material into any shape you like. This could particularly look good in your children’s bedroom since the cut shapes will allow some light through the decorative roller shades and create some beautiful shadows on the room wall.
However, since this can affect your roller shade’s functionality, especially its insulating powers, it is best to do this during the summer where sun rays can penetrate the room and dance on the walls through the cut patterns. As previously mentioned, consider this only as a temporary solution (that is if you have already decided to get some new window covering) since winters can be harsh and cold air from the outside can travel through the cut material and affect your home thermal performance. The procedure is pretty simple. Use a marker or a pencil to draw the shape onto the decorative roller shades back and cut it using some craft knife sharp scissors. If you have cut only small pieces on the edges, these can be later on reinforced with some clear tape.
Roller blinds edges with some pretty trims
Another possibility is decorating the roller shades edges with some pretty trims, laces, ribbons, or fringes that you can get in sewing or a craft store. Use some hot glue to attach these to the edges or simply use it to outline the decorative roller shades. On the other hand, if you are not too crafty or simple do not have a lot of time on your hands, you could always get some stickers and decals, peel them and press them onto the decorative roller shades. Nothing more.
Visit UNITEC Textile for more info on decorative roller shades fabrics. Our mission is to offer quality decorative roller shades fabrics at factory-direct prices. Our company, UNITEC Textile Decoration Co., Ltd is a Blinds Fabrics Manufacturers that specialized in producing a wide variety of roller shades fabric. With over 20 years of manufacturing experience, UNITEC offers hundreds of roller shades fabrics, sunscreen shades fabrics, zebra shades fabrics, Shades & Shutters, and pearl soft backlit fabrics.
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