August 04, 2011
With the summer season coming to a close, teachers around the country are scrambling to prepare for the back-to-school season. Although high school and college classrooms are often bare and boring, elementary school teachers often have more creative license when decorating their rooms. If you're looking for a way to capture the attention of your students, decorating with cheap curtains can help!
Window treatments don't have to be expensive to be high-quality, and there are a lot of great brands available on the market today, which are affordable even on a teacher's budget. Try using retro tie-dye toppers in your class, which won't block out natural light sources. These valances hang from a normal curtain rod to create a decorative banner at the top of windows.
Curtains are also an excellent way to section off a classroom that has several activities going on at once. The ceilings in most schools are made from drop-panels, which can hold sturdy hooks without causing damage. Simply install a few hooks and hang an interesting curtain to section off a small area within your classroom.