It’s hard to know exactly when it happened, but make no mistake about it – the 60’s and 70’s are definitely creeping back into style. Whether it is because the music of the time refuses to die (Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Bee Gees, etc.), or because current pop culture keeps reminding us (think Austin Powers, baby), it is definitely hip to be retro. Vintage T-shirts, hip huggers and lava lamps are just some of the items enjoying a renaissance of sorts. It may be time to add another accessory to that growing list of groovy comebacks. The beaded curtain is quickly becoming popular again, as people everywhere are adding this unique accessory to their home interiors. They are sure to liven up any room, and better yet, they are so easy to install. In this article, we’ll provide you with some easy tips on installing a beaded curtain.
First things first – what exactly is a beaded curtain? For those of you born after the time of free love and flower power, a beaded curtain is a curtain made from many strands of beads that extend down to the floor. These curtains are typically hung outside of a doorway, so that people can truly make an entrance. They usually feature a wide array of different colors, and can even be made to create a painted picture or design. Beaded curtains provide any room with a new look, and you might not believe how easy they are to install. In fact, putting up a beaded curtain should take you 5-10 minutes, tops.
The first thing you need to do in order to install a beaded curtain is to gather a few necessary supplies. You will obviously need the curtain, and in addition you will need a hammer, a pencil, and either two nails or two hooks. That’s it. Once you have selected the doorway from which to hang your beaded curtain, you are ready to go.
You have the option of hanging a beaded curtain either inside or outside of the door frame. However, it is recommended you choose to hang the curtain on the outside of the frame, just for the sake of convenience. Hold the curtain up above the door frame, and make sure that is level against the wall. Take your pencil and make two marks where your nails or hooks will go. This will ensure that you are hanging the beaded curtain evenly.
The next step is to hammer your nails or hooks into the wall above the door frame. Use the marks you have made with the pencil as your guide and you should have no problem. It is important that you make sure the nails or hooks are securely hammered into the wall. After this step is completed, simply hang your beaded curtain onto the nails or hooks and enjoy!
See, wasn’t that simple? These tips on installing a beaded curtain will truly turn this job into a breeze, giving you plenty of time to enjoy this wonderful blast from the past. Have fun!