Stunning Bead Curtains
Bead curtains have been associated with Asian cultures for ages, but their popularity in the West developed much later, hitting its zenith during the 1960s. For many, that retro look is back again, and these curtains are often used to impart the desired bohemian flair. Bead curtains offer a great reflection of style. These statement pieces can spruce up a boring interior. Curtains that are beaded with crystals and gemstones sift through the light that enters the room and give dramatic effects. They also come in different sizes, shapes, cuts, themes and designs. To make bead curtains, beads are affixed to cords or filaments of various lengths. Several bead-decorated cords hanging side-by-side form a semi-private barrier. The curtains are trimmed to fit across a doorframe or within a window frame. Since the beads are independently affixed to the cord, they will not slip off when the cord is trimmed. And because of the wide range of colors and textures available with the beads, it is possible to construct a curtain that is tailored for a specific need.