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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of hope, of renewal, of spring … well, SPRINGING! The calendar says it’s spring, but if you’re not feeling it yet, sometimes all you need to change your outlook is to change what’s right in front of you!

One of the many things I love about Walmart is how reasonably and easily I can outfit my windows. Any time there’s been a move (and there have been plenty of them) our first stop has been in the window coverings aisle of our local Walmart. The selection and affordability help make it simple to instantly create that “lived in” feeling while adding style and privacy to our home.

You’ll have a better chance to sleep past sunrise (as the days get longer) thanks to these Sheridan Blackout curtains. I’m a big fan of blackout curtains in bedrooms (including children’s rooms—it’s all about buying precious sleep time) so that whether it’s street lights at night or morning sun, we can control how much light seeps or splashes into a room.

hometrends Sheridan Blackout Rod Pocket Window Panel

The Sheridan 100% Blackout rod pocket window panel by hometrends is potentially energy saving and is known to help reduce drafts and noise. Rod pockets mean no hooks are required. The solid texture fabric is machine washable. Available in five shades and two sizes (63-inch and 84-inch).

 

Aiming to brighten your living space with a fresh new look for spring? Try these reasonably priced and expressive thermal wave print panels that come in five different colours!

MAINSTAYS-Thermal-Wave-Print-Room-Darkening-Panel-PairMAINSTAYS Thermal Wave Print Room Darkening Panel Pair

Modern innovation and stylish pattern star in the Thermal Wave Print Woven Panel Pair by MAINSTAYS. The fashion-forward chain wave pattern is available in brick red, black, teal blue, taupe and gray. Includes two panels, each 30-inches wide, with rod pocket (no hooks required). Machine washable for extra ease.

Maybe as the spring days get brighter, you’re noticing that the smaller curtains in the kitchen, on hall windows or even in your bathroom are starting to look a little tired. Or maybe they’ve been there since before you moved in! It’s time for an update with these sweet MAINSTAYS Bennett 63-inch curtains with tie-backs.

Mainstays-Bennett-63'-Rod-Pocket-Window-Curtain-Drapery-Panel-SetMAINSTAYS Bennett 63” Rod Pocket Window Curtain Drapery Panel Set

There’s nothing like the new outlook that a set of fresh, crisp curtains can bring as you gaze out the window awaiting buds and birds. This curtain set by MAINSTAYS comes with two panels and tie-backs, and in a variety of colours to suit your mood and your décor. Or use these new curtains as the basis of a whole new look for your home.

For elegance, you can’t beat the affordability and flexibility of sheers. These Mainstays sheers can add a bright and clean look to any room.

Mainstays-Sheer-Voile-Rod-Pocket-Curtain-PanelsMAINSTAYS Sheer Voile Rod Pocket Curtain Panels

Available in white or ivory, the key here with these 63-inch Sheer Voile Rod Pocket curtain panels by MAINSTAYS is versatility. You can use the rod pocket or go with clips to add an accent to your room.

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For some, curtain rods serve a practical purpose: simply to hang curtains. While I get that, I also like rods to accent the curtains and add a subtle touch of style.

Here, we have a more pronounced statement: the strength-and-beauty combination of this hometrends marble cap pewter drapery.

hometrends-Marble-Cap-34'-Pewter-Drapery-Rod-Sethometrends Marble ¾” Pewter Drapery Rod Set

This steel metal rod with pewter finish by hometrends will go subtly with almost any room’s décor. Telescoping from 66- to 120-inches in length, the elegant touch of marble on each end is a light and lovely way to add class to your new or existing window coverings.

Walmart has an extensive collection of rods and hardware, but this one really caught my eye. If you’re like me and you’re all about working smarter, not harder, you’ll love this: it’s the Maytex Café Curtain Rod. It captured my imagination because it promises no measuring and perfect levelling every time. Where’s my screwdriver?

Maytex-48'---120'-Café-Window-Curtain-RodMaytex 48” to 120” Café Window Curtain Rod

Available in black or brushed nickel, installing the Maytex Café Curtain Rod by Maytex could spoil you for good! Align brackets to your window, secure the rod with the curtains attached and then arrange them in the brackets. Size is flexible (48- to 120-inches) and it comes with an optional centre support bracket for added security.

Can’t find your tools or haven’t updated them since you borrowed that nasty old hammer from your dad years ago? It’s time to spruce things up! Spring is the perfect time to outfit yourself with just the right home improvement equipment to get things done quite easily and with style.

Of course, Walmart.ca has you covered from ladders to hand tools. You’ll be amazed at just how easy a project can be to complete when you have what you need to get the job done — and you can buy it all in one place. For me, a Lithium-Ion battery cordless drill is the number one tool for just about any job, big or small.

Hyper-Tough-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-DrillDriverHyper Tough 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver

This lithium-ion cordless drill/driver by Hyper Tough is designed with extended shelf-life in mind so it won’t be snoozing when you need to get a job done! It’s compact and lightweight, and don’t worry about tight squeezes: small spots shouldn’t be a problem with this power tool. This drill/driver also features an LED work light and comes with a two-year warranty.

Whether you’re looking at them or looking through them, changing out the window coverings in your home is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to freshen a room in time for the new season. Welcome spring — it’s so good to see you again.