Sustainable Style: Creative Ways to Repurpose Drapery

Is it time to freshen up your space with drapery or new curtains? We can help with that! After all, nothing beats the classic look of custom drapery.

But what do you do with your old curtains? We can help with that too! Here are a few ideas to repurpose and upcycle the extra fabric.

Bed Canopy

Create a cozy enclosure by transforming your drapes into a bed canopy! Sheer curtains are the best to use for this due to their lightweight, airy material.

Photo by mark chaves on Unsplash
Photo by mark chaves on Unsplash

Tablecloths / Table Runners

Get a brand new tablecloth simply by laying your drapes over your dining room table or customize it (see tutorial); you could also hang it over a side table to hide storage! For a table runner (tutorial here), measure out the proper width you need and cut the drape. Depending on the fabric, you may need to use fabric glue or sew the edges so it doesn’t fray. You can even craft matching napkins (see tutorial)!

If the drape is more than 50% polyester, you should be safe to clean them in the washing machine and air dry them flat. However, your local dry cleaner is the safest option to best maintain the original color and texture of the material, especially if the material needs to be dry cleaned, like velvet.

Left Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash; Right Photo by Kadarius Seegars on Unsplash

Pillow Covers

Can we all agree that pillows can be a bit expensive? Upcycle your drapes by learning how to make pillow covers! Get an idea for this project by checking out these directions by The Spruce Crafts.

Pillow covers made from Bohemian Red fabric

Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more about SelectBlinds window coverings. Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!

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