DIY Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home
At some point, your bedroom or front room may begin to look shabby and require a makeover. For example, your kids’ room may still have the nursery feel even after swapping the cot for a bed. This may mean that your space needs remodeling to update it. Unfortunately, you may not have the time and finances for professional help. So you may have to start small, and window treatment is a good place to start. Here are some DIY window treatment ideas to spruce your home.
- DIY window valance
You can instantly elevate the look and feel of your room by adding a valance to the top of the window frame. This shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes since you don’t need any sewing or technical skills to complete it. It would be best to have a trendy fabric or print and use the pins to fix it to a foam rectangle. Valences may not be as popular as they once were, probably because they are more expensive to purchase and install. Fortunately, you can make one for yourself with basic DIY skills.
- Handcrafted Roman shade
Rome, they say, was not built in a day, but the Roman shades, on the other hand, can be. The handcrafted Roman Shades window treatment is versatile and can be used in almost every room in the house. Using a tension rod, you can make the DIY window treatment with two distinct and easily reversible fabrics. You can also use décor-complementing fabrics for the ultimate aesthetic. Roman shades are among the most traditional and widely used window coverings. You can go for large designer fabrics and patterns to match your décor while ensuring optimal light control in your space.
- Lace privacy windows
Using a simple lace fastened to a wooden frame is a straightforward method of achieving some privacy without completely blocking the natural light entering your space. You need to measure your windows’ interior dimensions and design a frame to fit them. Then, paint the frame with the desired color, and use staples to attach the lace, insert and enjoy the beautiful window treatment.
- Back tab curtains
Back tab curtains have a contemporary appearance that will look great in your living room, dining area, or bedroom. This project should be easy if you have a sewing machine and can stitch a straight line. Sew simple twill tabs into place after attaching them to the top edge. You can design easy and unique back tab curtains in just a few hours.
- Double up
In recent years, we’ve seen an increasing number of designers use this distinctive one-two punch in their designs, and it’s clear why. Shades add a textural element and provide as much privacy as the homeowners desire, while floor-length curtains add drama and wonderfully frame the window. The end product is a blend of traditional and contemporary and formal and informal styles, perfect for today’s houses.
- Barn door window treatment
You can install two barn doors at each side of your window to add character to a plain space. You can also include designs or ornaments to make them look like an antique pieces to breathe life into the home. Additionally, you can make the doors slide and use them as shutters and not only as a window treatment. A long curtain rod is an excellent way to add style and function if you have large windows or sliding glass doors.
- Repurposed grain sacks
You can use window toppers to adorn your windows without obstructing the beautiful light coming to your home. Old grain sacks can create the perfect window treatment fabric to achieve a rustic décor theme. Usually made from rough burlap, these sacks have stenciled calligraphy, giving them an artistic touch. Installation and maintenance are straightforward, and you need a dowel rod to easily slide through the top pocket. Potato sacks, burlap coffee bags, or rice bags make beautiful window coverings.
- DIY roller shade painting
Roller blinds provide a simple approach for gaining some privacy and light control in any space. Yet, the majority of them tend to be boring and uninspiring. You can use deeper colors to frame the fabric paint edges to transform the space. This way, you easily turn your plain roller shades into a classy window treatment you will eagerly show to guests and visitors.
- Café curtains
The café curtains sport a rod and clip-on rings used to hang curtains in any room, not only the bathroom. This project doesn’t require any specific fabric piece and can be cut to size. It may require sewing a hem at the top and bottom.