How I used a Kilim as a Window Treatment

Since I live in a fairly private setting, there is little need to cover my windows for privacy. So to add some softness to this rustic style room, I opted for the graphic patterns and textures of traditional kilim rugs.

I used a simple metal rod and circular drapery hardware with clips attached. I clipped the kilim evenly spaced and once it was hung, adjusted as needed to keep the “flow” even. Since my window is wide, I needed two kilims to cover the width with all the folds. The picture on the left shows how I ‘married’ the two ends together. I clipped them relatively tightly together then added the large button and leather strips as a decorative feature. I repeated this at each end as well for a uniform look.