We moved into our new apartment just under a year ago, but we still haven’t really done much in the way of decorating. See, I’m torn between bothering to decorate at all, since my living situation is semi-temporary (3-5 years) versus setting up a cosy space where I spend the majority of my time since I work at home.  And even then, I’m kind of loving the mimialist lifestyle with clean lines and empty surfaces that are so much easier to clean with a toddler around.  But I’m such a boho-loving maximalist that I constantly daydream of adding color and textile everywhere. So I’ve recently realized that a great compromise is CURTAINS!  With a simple addition in a couple of the rooms I can create a big punch of color and textile since windows take up so much of my wall space here. So I’ve done some snooping around the web and I have found some really clever ways to add my love of everyday tribal to my home decor with these cool curtain ideas:

1. Upcycle Indian sari fabric into gorgeous, colorful, and layered patchwork curtains.

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Patchwork Curtains made from vintage saris from RoyalSuzie Etsy Store

2. Curtains with pom pom fringe! What tribal dancer doesn’t love the idea of more tassels and pom poms?

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Pom Pom Toran from Kalas Creation Etsy Store

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Morrocan-inspired Adelet curtains with pom pom trim from Anthropologie.com

3.Use already-owned scarves and costume layers

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Photo by Teri Lyn Fisher for The Jungalow

 

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Macrame wall hanging-turned-curtain from TheEarthDivine Etsy Store

4. Dreamcatchers and beads! This is gorgeous…and dreamy… (pun intended)

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DIY Native American dreamcatcher curtain, seen at Purple Beetle Cafe

 

 

4. Torans – I have some of these from my old studio somewhere in a box. Seeing these never gets old…

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Photo from Essenziale Home Designs

Find Indian torans like this one here on Etsy

5. Tapestries and wall hangings – a classic boho look, and thre are some absolutely gorgeous mandalas out there…

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Mandala tapestry from Tapestry Hut

 

 

6. Accessorize with already-owned dance costume accessories:

Check out the sweet digs that @eyeofami has – she uses her coin belts as curtain tie-backs!   I love all these double-duty tricks to display as much of my costume elements as possible…I hate having it stuffed away in a drawer!

 

Got some better ideas? Wanna show off your own curtained digs? Share them here, on facebook (Everyday Tribal) or instagram (@everydaytribal)