Today’s decorating trends are all about globalization. As different cultures discover each other, they also appropriate traditional and modern elements of local interior design. Japanese influences were one the first to find their way into the multi-cultural design repertoire, and it’s easy to see why. In modern homes, noren are used as window curtains. Noren are decorative silk-screened Japanese curtains used for centuries. You can also make these norens or Japanese curtains by yourself. Part sewing, part painting, the Japanese curtains project allows you to take some artistic license, enabling you to play to your particular strengths.