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Living Small But Creatively


Living small forces you to live creatively. If you live, sleep, study and spend time with friends all in one place, with so much going on, it can get messy and mixed up quickly. What you need is a simple system that keeps your different zones separated — an extra wall or two to mark each space within your place. Vesta Hardware is the answer. Most Vesta hardware items are imported from overseas bringing the modern European drapery look here to the United States. Vesta offers a vast array of modern drapery hardware products including the Techno Track Collection, high end traverse drapery rod system.

Hanging curtains around the bed in a studio apartment partitions off the sleeping area with a soft flow of fabric that separates the bed from the other living areas without the bulk and inflexibility of dividers, screens and other hard barriers.

For today’s project you will need:

Curtain Track System


Plaster/ceiling anchor



Measure the length of the ceiling area on which you want to run your curtains, using a measuring tape. Draw a faint line representing this area with a pencil.
Hold the track pieces up to the ceiling along the path you’ve marked. Make marks onto the wall, through the screw holes in the tracks.

Poke small holes into the ceiling with your awl where you made your screw marks. Hold your hardware pieces back up, lined up against the holes. Drill your threaded drywall anchors into the small holes, attaching the tracks to the ceiling.
Insert the hooks included in your track kit onto the tracks, according to package instructions.

When considering the number of curtain panels to buy, think about tripling the width. This trick provides an abundance of gathers to make a translucent curtain more private, or a heavier curtain more sumptuous. The less gathers there are, the more see-through a translucent curtain appears.

Done!  Privacy, creativity, and splendor all in one afternoon.
A few things to consider:

**Make sure you aren’t leaving even the smallest space between track pieces: the closer together the pieces are the smoother the curtains will open and close.
**You will probably need two people to finish the job. Invite a friend, celebrate afterward.
**Once the track is in place, hang the curtains at regular, even intervals.

Drapery Hardware Isn’t Just for Windows Anymore.


There are times when you may want to use curtains to provide a separate space in your home, as opposed to limiting their use to windows. A closet without an attractive door, no closet at all, except a clothes rack for instance. Curtains can be used to camouflage these areas. For these instances choose a thick curtain that cannot be seen through. Curtains with linings or that are made of a thick material such as velvet is just right for this purpose. You will also want drapery hardware that not only does the job, but adds to the beauty of your project. Urban Dwellings will fit the bill. Artistic, uncomplicated, and refreshingly urban minded in style and design your options are limitless.

Perhaps you live in a tiny apartment or dorm room and would like to separate your sleeping area from your living area. How about a bed cave? Suspend poles from the ceiling, and hang the curtains. Make it even more attractive with tie backs, so that the curtains can be opened providing a beautiful decorative effect. Choose a heavy curtain for this purpose too; making sure the curtain is attractive on both sides since you will be able to see it from either side. Try hanging double panels so that the decorative side is facing out on both sides of your curtain divider.

Remember, Urban Dwellings is the place to go when fulfilling your designer needs. Kiln dried sustainable wood products are hand finished with lead free paints. Imagine these refreshingly urban minded designs in your home. Choose your poles, rings, bracket and coordinating finials in a color and diameter to suit your needs. Each of the components; curtain rings, finials, drapery sconces, brackets, and curtain rings are also dried sustainable wood products.

You have more options than ever when it comes to curtains and their accessories. It can be overwhelming to shop and see all of the different choices. Remember to keep your purpose in mind, and you will have no problem selecting the right ones for your home. Continental Window Fashions is proud to present the Urban Dwellings collection of high quality drapery hardware to their loyal customers. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.