In the land of single-pane windows, I depend a lot on layers of clothes and Mr. Heater to keep me warm. But the main culprit of heat loss is definitely the windows.
putting bubble wrap on the windows. Not the most attractive, I'm sure, but I bet it works.
But before we add on the bubbles, I wanted to first make sure I wouldn't have to look at it every day. Imagine how tempting it would be - I'd just want to walk over and pop it!
So I thought I'd add some window blankets first. I'm calling them blankets and not drapes because seriously, these are not worthy of being called drapes. I couldn't make any concrete design decisions on valences and all other hardware related things, so I went as cheap and as quick as possible. Next winter I'll figure out drapes. Maybe.
I picked out some drapery fabric on the idea that "if it didn't work out, the fabric would be cute enough to use for something else."
Discount Fabric's got a discontinued fabric sale going on right now.
Sak cut it to the size of the windows in our room, and I sewed up the raw edges.
I added three ribbon strings to the top before sewing it completely, two on each end and one in the middle, so we'd be able to tie it onto the window.
Here's how they look at night. And no, we totally don't adhere to the "no media in the bedroom" recommendation.
Now I think I will have to follow Morgan's tutorial on how to attach the fabric to the blinds, "roman shade" style. Then I'll add my bubble wrap, apologize to Sak for ultra-feminizing our room with pink flowers, and move on to the next room of windows in the house!
Do your windows keep you warm? And don't tell me about your brand new double-paned fancy glass unless you want me drooling on you with a jealous look in my eye.