DIY Window Treatments for the Budget Conscious
Each of these DIY window treatments are unique and oh so pretty. They prove that with a bit of ingenuity and creativity you can make your own custom window treatments at a fraction of the cost of custom draperies.
A word a caution, I doubt you can read this post without wanting at least one of these amazing ideas. There is a style for everyone, and so much inspiration.
Feminine DIY Curtains
This is such a simple idea. Hang some pretty purchased sheers onto a round shower curtain. How easy is that and the effect is so soft and flowing. The perfect addition to our guest room. What room would you put it in?
Shabby Chic Window Treatment
Burlap, a staple gun, some vintage lace and maybe some fabric flowers and they are no sew. These curtains are part of a lovely laundry room makeover.
Corrugated Awning Window Treatment
This idea is so trendy and fun with both farmhouse styling and galvanized metal. There are so many ways you could add to this, lace, or denim are the first things I think of.
Farmhouse Shelf Window Treatment
This post is from my blog, it takes almost no carpentry skills so I was able to put it together myself. It is a perfect way to add a little decor space and farmhouse flare to a small bedroom.
The farmhouse sink is an obviously beautiful farmhouse decor, but not everyone can afford it, or like me don’t want to totally commit to the farmhouse style in an urban setting. Unlike a permanent renovation these shutters will add some adorable farmhouse flare without a huge expense or permanent commitment. These shutters are made from recycled Ikea wood slats, pretty and refurbished. So well done.
Scalloped Cornice Window Treatment
Cornices are really striking, but they can be daunting to try and make. This simple scalloped cornice tutorial shows you how. This cornice would add an elegant chic mood to a room, but I think it would be fun in gingham or country fabric as a farmhouse element. Do you agree?
Industrial Curtain Rod Window Treatment
These rods are definitely the most heavy duty rods I have ever seen. They are so masculine and rugged. There is a local seller here who makes something very similar to this post and when I saw them in person I was stunned at how beautiful they are. Especially when the rods were paired with industrial lighting. This is a very stylish look.
Privacy Screen Window Treatment
Our neighbourhood is a typical new suburban neighbourhood with two storey homes spaced about ten feet apart. Privacy is definitely a concern, our master bathroom has a large window over the soaker tub that faces the street. The window is currently covered with heavy blinds that cost $100. Don’t you think this DIY solution would be prettier, less expensive and much more unique?
Push Rod Window Treatment
This idea has so many possibilities and its ideal for above a kitchen window. It lends itself to all sorts of decor styles, vintage linens for shabby chick, lace for feminine, or gingham for farmhouse style. Two push rods and a small simple curtain and your done.
Iron Bracket Window Treatment
The title Iron Bracket doesn’t inspire thoughts about a very chic elegant feminine window treatment does it? But that is exactly what the Chateau Chic blog has created. Not sure what category you could fit this window treatment into; maybe feminine or farmhouse. I am going to categorize it into the I want this category. The hardest part of this treatment is keeping a lookout for fantastic large brackets.
DIY Roman Shades from Mini Blinds
No round up of window treatments would be complete without a DIY roman shade tutorial. There are several examples online of this method but I found this post to be very thorough in describing the process, the tutorial is very well done.
These DIY window treatments have a few things in common. Each post comes with a tutorial, they are easy to do, pretty, stylish and unique. Personally I much prefer them to the custom drapery look, they have much more individuality.
At the beginning of the post I said everyone would find at least one project they would have to try in their home. Please comment and let me know which are you favorites. I will will respond letting you know mine.