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Drapes and Rods
Door Knobs Can Be Used as Curtain Hooks

Door Knobs Can Be Used as Curtain Hooks

Photo: Meg Donahue
In general, curtains or drapes look best in the color or dominant color of the largest piece of furniture. This helps bring the room together and provide a background for the design. If you can't find drapes the color you want, try making them from sheets. Simply fit a rod through the large pocket at the top and let drape. Or dress up with window treatment with unusual items - like coat hooks and cabinet knobs. Cost: Again, if you shop well, under $20.
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