Looking for door curtain bead ideas? You’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up 15 products we love to inspire your decoration overhaul. Read on to see our top picks, why we love each, and how to use door beads properly.
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Put a unique twist on your home or workspace with door curtain beads. It’s easy to make a coffee shop, restaurant, store, or home feel like a mystical retreat with curtain beads to enclose a cozy space.
Door Curtain Bead Ideas: 15 Products We Love
Beaded curtains originated in Asia, which makes sense considering that paper walls and screens first appeared in Japan. You can always count on the Asian aesthetic for simultaneously creating practical solutions and beautiful designs.
Door curtain beads give a room a sense of privacy and allow light to pass through into the room. They also make beautiful decorations. Here are some door curtain beads inspirations for your home, business, or event venue.
Curtain Beads for a Walk-In Closet
This macramé curtain made of cotton cord brings a boho aesthetic to any room in your house. It’s the perfect size to cover a doorless walk-in closet or an empty stretch of wall. What used to be an awkward part of your bedroom becomes a delicate, bohemian touch.
Multicolor Ribbon Doorway Curtain for More Privacy
If you want a more opaque doorway curtain, this multicolor ribbon curtain is perfect for blocking off space. The curtain made of ribbons of silk sari material is denser than a typical beaded curtain for extra privacy. A ribbon curtain like this brings a taste of the East into your home or business.
Employees Only: Curtain Off Your Back Room
If you run a business, there are probably areas behind the scenes you’d prefer that customers not see. This simple wood and bamboo bead curtain can hang in your place of business to obscure your backroom without getting in the way of workplace traffic.
Whether you run a coffee shop, an antique store, or a bookshop, you want your customers to know where the “staff only” area begins. Door curtain beads are easier to pass through when your hands are full, a definite plus when you’re in a rush with customers.
Room Divider for a Studio Apartment
If you live in a loft or studio apartment, you can use beaded curtains to differentiate between areas like the kitchen, dining area, and bedroom. Give the bedroom in your loft a little privacy, or give the entryway a fun border.
Keep a fresh and open atmosphere in your salon by dividing areas with a decorative string and bead curtain. Allow light to stream through the room and also divide the waiting area from the salon area. The divide gives your customers some privacy but doesn’t make the space feel stuffy.
Bamboo Beaded Curtain for a More Natural Look
A simple bamboo curtain is perfect for a natural or minimalist aesthetic. These strands of bamboo beads hang more densely than some other bead curtains. You can use them in the place of curtains or a doorway to keep out insects and provide privacy in your home or on your porch.
String Curtain for Separating Rooms
This string curtain is excellent if you want to avoid the sound of tinkling beads every time someone walks through the doorway. Hang these string curtains in a large entryway between your living room and your dining room.
The curtains create a clear divide between the rooms without blocking natural light. If you expect a lot of traffic through the doorway, you can easily get the string curtains out of the way without taking them down.
During parties, part the curtain in the middle and tie it back like a regular curtain. The tie curtains allow guests to pass through more easily and frames the doorway beautifully.
Shiny Tassel Wall Hanging for Wedding Party or Other Event
When thinking about a wedding reception, wall hangings probably aren’t at the center of your radar. Give guests at your wedding venue a glamorous backdrop.
A shiny tassel wall hanging can spruce up an otherwise plain-looking wall, or elegantly divide a large banquet hall, differentiating between a cocktail hour area and a dance floor.
Give a Large Light Fixture a Little More Pizazz
You finally got your dream home, with the high-ceilinged entrance hall overlooked by a balcony on the second floor and a sweeping staircase.
Unfortunately, the light fixture above is too bland for the beauty of the rest of the entrance hall. This is easily remedied, and you don’t have to buy a chandelier or install a new light fixture.
With a circle of flexible ceiling curtain track and some crystal bead curtains, you can create a chandelier-like effect around your light fixture. A light that’s worth the high ceiling overhangs your entrance hall.
Give Bathroom Walls Something Extra
Hang these raindrop bead curtains on a bathroom wall or in front of a bathtub. Because of the cascading design on these beaded curtains, the light reflecting on the beads creates a waterfall effect.
Give your bathtub a little more pizazz than just a shower curtain, or create a soft divide between a jacuzzi tub and the rest of the bathroom.
Transform Your Bedroom Into a Romantic Retreat
With a few crystal bead curtains, you can turn an ordinary bed into a romantic retreat for you and that special someone. There’s something magical about being surrounded by glimmering crystals. You’ve got a couple of options for how to set the mood with curtain beads:
- Hang the curtain beads from the ceiling at the corners of your bed to give the illusion of a four-poster bed frame.
- Create a shimmering, transparent bead curtain across three sides of the bed and watch the mood lighting dance around you.
- Hang the crystal bead curtain along the headboard for a glimmering backdrop.
Create an Outdoor Haven in Your Gazebo or Front Porch
Hanging curtains or screens around a front porch is a lovely way to make the front of your house stand out and give yourself some privacy. Give your porch or gazebo a privacy screen made of gorgeous red wooden beads.
If you like to sit outside to read a book or drink a glass of wine with friends, you can enjoy a bit of privacy without sacrificing the natural light.
Spruce Up Your Window Curtains
If the curtains in your room look a little plain, add some beaded curtains on top to give your windows an extra pop. If you want to mix things up in your room but don’t want to buy new curtains, buy sets of different colored bead curtains to hang during different seasons. Beaded curtains are less expensive than fabric curtains and are easy to hang.
Make an Entrance at Your Venue
Want to make your venue glamorous from the get-go? Create an archway at the entrance to your venue with these hanging crystal beads. The strands of beads are shorter than other bead curtains and create an arch at the top of your doorway.
A bead curtain like this isn’t just for doorways, though. Use it to frame a display shelf or mirror without completely obscuring it. It’s a beautiful added touch that guests are bound to notice.
Beautify a Beach Retreat With Hanging Shell Beads
Bead curtains made with round capiz shells give your pool area an island vibe. Hang them around a poolside shade structure to separate the seating area from the water. Shell bead curtains are beautiful décor for a beach house, whether you use them as wall decorations or for privacy on the porch.
Shells are weather-resistant and can stay up in a sudden summer shower. While you rush to take down umbrellas and gather up towels, you don’t have to worry about your curtain beads.
Starry Night Cocktail Party: Fairy Light Curtains
Fairy lights around the top of a porch or gazebo are really in these days. You can go one step further for your next party. Create a shining wall of lights in your banquet hall, or light your outdoor venue with curtains of twinkle lights.
Things to Consider
When choosing how to use door curtain beads in your décor project, consider safety and convenience as well as the aesthetic.
- Choose beads that don’t have sharp pointy edges since these can get stuck on clothes or people’s hair.
- Don’t leave beaded curtains within reach of small children, cribs, or playpens.
- The same goes for pets. Cats especially will go wild playing with the shiny dangling strands of a bead curtain.
- Make sure doorway curtains are easy to pass through if they hang in a high-traffic area. You don’t want to entangle yourself all the time.
Which Door Curtain Bead Idea Was Your Favorite?
So there you have it — our favorite door curtain bead ideas. If your home, business, or event venue features a woefully bare wall or an empty doorway, solve that problem with style by hanging door curtain beads.
Outdoors or indoors, door curtain beads create gentle borders for privacy without sacrificing natural light. Hopefully, our beaded curtain décor ideas have inspired you!