Five alternative and money saving uses for curtains

So can’t afford a wall as a room divider, try a curtain. Double glazing out of your reach for a drafty front door, think curtain.

People usually see curtains as a traditional window covering, often used to add warmth and texture to a room. However, curtain fabrics can be used across your home to serve a variety of other decorating needs, adding a special touch to unique spaces.

Casey Ho, decorating expert, at has shared with me her top five fabric tips for alternative decorating, and I liked them so much, I am sharing them with you.

  1. Bed canopy

“A princess bed is every little girl’s dream. Canopy beds not only create imaginative spaces for children, and private dens for teens but can also transform traditional master bedrooms. Net curtains can serve as elegant drapes, which will not only create a dreamy look but can also filter the light coming into a room to help you get a restful night’s sleep.”


  1. Nooks

“Apart from being decorative coverings, curtains can also be used to create new space within a room. For example, a cute and colourful reading nook can motivate your little ones to favour a book over the PlayStation. Also, creating a special play area can help keep toys in one place instead of strewn across the house; giving you a break from the tidying up.”



  1. Cabinet curtains

“Take inspiration from rural country kitchens and swap cupboard doors for cabinet curtains, traditionally created using gingham fabrics this decorating concept has seen a huge resurgence in recent years with people opting for botanical prints and pastel shades to harmonise a quaint kitchen aesthetic.”

  1. Room separators

“As children get older, they often don’t want to share space with their siblings but for larger family’s, separate bedrooms isn’t always an option. Creating a fabric divide is a great way to give growing girls and boys the privacy they crave whilst not completely isolating the younger ones who can still peep their head in, when they want to play. It’s also a great solution for downstairs living spaces, especially if your home has an open plan layout – use light voile fabric between the living and dining rooms or on the door of the utility room to mask the chaos that’s been brought in from outdoors.”

  1. Door curtains

“This type of curtain is very useful if you need to improve insulation of your home. Thanks to their thick texture and thermal lining, the door curtains can stop cold air from getting into a room. They are a relatively inexpensive solution for draught-proofing your home, as well as an elegant piece of décor that puts a stylish final touch to your entrance hall.”

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