You can find some of the most quaint, interesting and artsy decor in your own backyard; use any type of twigs, from driftwood into willow into fruit-tree divisions, as pastoral and completely free window treatments or even decorative curtain hardware. Choose a window-decorating job that appeals to you personally. Make it a family affair; round up a collection of curvy, straight or twisty twigs in lengths that fit your window to your planned project. Using branches in the window may not provide you with the light or privacy control of drapes, but it will give you a custom made touch and countrified space.
Drill a hole through the thick end or inventory of enough twigs to spread vertically across your window. The divisions should be almost as long as the window’s height. Insert a 6-inch-long ribbon through each hole. Tie the ribbons to a pole-style curtain pole mounted over the window on which to hang the branches upside down. Use red-velvet ribbon for a festive, Christmas touch or ribbon that is a complementary colour to your room’s decor for everyday usage. Instead of decoration, utilize torn strips of cotton, such as that from an old pillowcase or sheet for a more rustic vibe.
Buy or make a planter box that is approximately 1 inch shorter and 1 inch narrower than the length of the window ledge. Cut dense foam — such as that used to fill planters and add silk stems, and available from craft shops — to fill out the planter almost to the top. Insert the branches to the foam to create a faux forest as a grille-style window therapy. Tuck craft moss between the twigs to conceal the foam. Set the planter on the window ledge.
Attach a branch to each side of the window to use as tie-backs for standard curtain stuff, using wood screws which are long enough to experience the twigs and 1.5 inches to the wall. Search for two short yet stocky twigs with a division which turns back as a hook on which to capture the drapes. Snap off excess branches to make the twig-tie-backs lie flat against the wall, if needed.
Expand a decorative L-bracket plant hanger or Y-shaped branch 1 foot out from every side over the window as a holder or curtain-rod hardware. Lay a sturdy branch across the holder as a curtain pole. Tie strips of fabric, strings of beads, twigs or any other lightweight fabric to the branch to complete the country-charm curtain.
Twist parts of cable around branches to link them together and form a curtain topper. Maintain the branch stocks toward middle and mix enough twigs for appealing fullness. Intertwine the branches with dried flowers, broad ribbon or Christmas lights for added appeal. Attach the topper to the wall over a window, then using eye hooks and wire.