Roller shades for windows are some of the easiest window coverings to operate - just give them a tug! There's no worrying about tangled strings or adjusting slats with these straightforward models, but there's one way to make the pulling process even easier - by attaching a tassel.

Tassels not only give your fingers something solid to grip, but they can add to your design scheme by incorporating colors and textures that fit your motif. You can find tassels for cheap at arts and crafts supply stores, or make your own with a little help from Martha Stewart. You'll just need a bit of linen yarn and some thread and you'll have a lovely tassel in no time.

Once you have the tassel ready to go, it's time to attach it to your roller shade. Some shades already come with pulls of their own, so you may need to remove this first before you thread the tassel through. Otherwise, you'll need to punch a hole of your own near the bottom of the shade.

After the hole is open, thread the loop of the tassel through the shade and then thread the tassel through the end of the loop. Pull to make sure it's secure, and you're done! Looks a lot better, doesn't it?