35 Best DIY Window Treatment Ideas That’ll Make Your View Even Better

Have you found the window treatments that suit your style, space and natural light income?

If you have not, we are here for you. The budget-friendly ideas that follow will make your space feel more like home.

Best Window Treatment Ideas. Whether you're looking for elegant curtains, covered valances, or a simple swath of fabric, we have the best window treatment ideas for every room in the house. #decorhomeideas

Shades, valances, curtains, mosquito frames, shutters and many more are the DIY ideas gathered for you at one place to ensure inspiration and customized solutions.

1. DIY Window Treatment Idea With Slides

DIY Window Treatment Idea With Slides

Looking for a great way to repurpose slides?

I love waking up to this every morning. When my parents died we inherited all of the family slides.

My daughter drilled holes on all 4 sides and bought large jump rings and made a curtain out of them for my window.

Depending on the position of the sun throughout the day it reflects the most beautiful patterns onto the walls and floors.

You can save these slides beforehand if you fear that the sun will fade those precious memories, it’s a great way to repurpose them!

via Renata Espanata

2. 10 Minute DIY Window Valance

10 Minute DIY Window Valance #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Adding a valance on the top of the window frame will instantly make the space more stylish and elegant.

Making it will cost you 10 minutes as there is no-sew or any other special skills required. Choose a modern print and fix it to a foam rectangle with pins.

via Down Home Inspiration

3. Balloon Shades for Little Girl’s Room

Balloon Shades for Little Girl’s Room #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Introduce a pop of color to your kids’ room with a handmade balloon shade.

Choosing a merry print like the one from the photo will make the room ambiance fairer and will hide the plain windows or shutters.

4. Bamboo Shades

Bamboo Shades #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Many people prefer bamboo shades because of the natural material they are made of.

In addition to that, they function very well as a barrier to the sun and are more affordable than vinyl blinds. The tutorial below will show you how to customize any bamboo shade to the size of your windows.

via Yummy Raw Kitchen

5. DIY Barn Door Window Treatment

DIY Barn Door Window Treatment #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Want to add more character to a plain room? Then install two barn doors at each side of the window. The doors are actually brand new and handmade from sanded birch wood.

However, the X-ornaments make them look like antique pieces that have been given new life. If you like the outcome of this project, you may consider making the doors sliding and used as shutters, not only as window improvement.

via Home Depot

6. Bathroom Shower Curtains with Reclaimed Wood

Bathroom Shower Curtains with Reclaimed Wood #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

If you are looking for more untraditional window improvement, you can easily achieve it only by going for a non-standard way to hang your curtains.

Since rustic presence makes any space feel cozier, use reclaimed wood board and vintage hooks to hang your curtain.

via Olive and Love

7. Burlap Coffee Bean Sack Window Shades

Burlap Coffee Bean Sack Window Shades #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

If you don’t want to block the natural light coming into the room and yet you would like to see your windows decorated, choose toppers.

These ones are upcycled from coffee bean sacks. They will instantly add character to the space because of their rustic look due to the burlap and the prints.

via Funky Junk Interiors

8. Burlap Window Shades

Burlap Window Shades #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Burlap is a thick fabric but when used for shades it allows gentle dispersed light in.

If you want to stop the warmth but don’t want to blind the room completely, burlap is the perfect fabric for shades. The project requires sewing but only in a straight line so any beginner would succeed.

via The Shingled House

9. Cafe Curtains

Cafe Curtains #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

This project shows that a rod and clip-on rings are good for hanging curtains anywhere, not only in the bathroom.

The fabric pieces can be cut to size from any print you like. The sewing included requires adding a hem at the bottom and at the top.

via Woman’s Day

10. Decorative Mosquito Frames

Decorative Mosquito Frames #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Mosquitos could be quite annoying and their biting- unpleasant. An easy and affordable way to limit their entry into our homes is to install frames.

These frames are different from the standard nets because they also have a decorative value by replacing the net with beautiful lace.

via Home Dzine

11. DIY No Sew Elegant Window Valance

DIY No Sew Elegant Window Valance #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Want to add an accent to your window? Try this easy and no-sew valance.

The floral print and the wide ribbon make the valance elegant and the general look of the space- more sophisticated.

via Home Workshop

12. DIY No Sew Rolled Window Valance

DIY No Sew Rolled Window Valance #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

When you want to hide not that good-looking rollers, the easiest and cheapest way is to fix valances over them.

The vertical stripes and the cotton ribbon give the valances a cottage look which will add charm to the interior.

via The Painted Hive

13. DIY Roman Blinds

DIY Roman Blinds #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

The hardware for these Roman blinds is taken from plastic mini blinds.

Take off some of the slats to ensure bigger clearance and achieve the fabricated effect. The best fabric for such blinds is a sturdy one.

14. DIY Roman Shades

DIY Roman Shades #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Add color, pattern and texture to your windows with these breath-taking Roman shades.

The whole process has been explained in detail so that everyone who is up to this DIY convinces themselves that making their own shades is not a difficult task.

via Honestly WTF

15. DIY Window Cornices

DIY Window Cornices #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

These valances are made of foam covered with fabric. The box shape gives an elegant treatment to the patio doors.

A clever trick the author gives is to use strong magnets to attach the cornices to the frames if they are metal.

via Jen Woodhouse

16. Easy No-Sew Window Treatments

Easy No-Sew Window Treatments #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

This artistic window treatment will bring color and joy to any window, even the urban one.

It is easy to do and can be in shapes and colors you like. Cut the shapes from any paper material.

via Dummies

17. Easy Roman Shade

Easy Roman Shade #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Made of two fabric prints, this easy-to-do Roman shade will suit any space from your home.

Made in only a day, it will add a color and texture accent to the interior.

via Bower Power Blog

18. Easy To Make Back Tab Curtains

Easy To Make Back Tab Curtains #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

These back tab curtains can make the living, the dining room or the bedroom look larger and more elegant. The key to this impression is placing the curtain rod closer to the ceiling.

The fabric shouldn’t be that much, just enough to cover the windows’ width and to give the desired softness to the room.

via Lia Griffith

19. DIY Fabric Roller Shade

DIY Fabric Roller Shade #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

If you already have fabric shades fixed to your windows but you have fallen in love with a print that you know will make magical changes to the room interior, you can easily glue it onto the existing roller shade.

via Place Of My Taste

20. Fabric Square Valance

Fabric Square Valance #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

This farmhouse-inspired valance doesn’t require any sewing. Square fabrics of colorful prints are attached to the kitchen rods with clips.

You would be amazed to see the color’s gentle reflection when the sun comes through.

via Debbie Debbie Doos

21. Linen and Lace for an Artsy Shabby Chic Look

Linen and Lace for an Artsy Shabby Chic Look #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

For those of you who can’t sew, get inspired by this easy-to-do window treatment.

A piece of burlap is draped around the window with staples. An old lace scarf is hanging from the linen to form a delicate valance. Add brooches, faux flowers and similar accents to give the treatment a finished look.

via Junk Chic Cottage

22. Mini-Blind Makeover

Mini-Blind Makeover #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

You can customize a blind even for the narrowest window by this great idea. Using some of the slats of a cheap plastic blind gives support for the modern fabric that is glued onto them.

From cheap and plain your blind will be transformed into an elegant Roman shade.

via Domestically Speaking

23. No Sew Cafe Curtains

No Sew Cafe Curtains #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

This is an easy and quick makeover for your kitchen windows.

A curtain gets cut in halves to form cafe curtains. Iron the hems, add hooks with clips on the top and enjoy the transformation of the space.

via Simple Stylings

24. No Sew Tie Up Shades

No Sew Tie Up Shades #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Fabric is the preferred material for window treatments nowadays because of the rich variety of prints and good shading properties.

And honestly said, it gives a sophisticated look to the room. So if you have found the best fabric for your space, make these easy and no-sew shades.

via The Rozy Home

25. DIY No Sew Window Curtains

DIY No Sew Window Curtains #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Three heavy and designer-looking window curtains for only $43? Well, that’s possible with the help of the tutorial from Designer Trapped.

Plain dark curtains are extended at the top with patterned fabric. The yellow ribbon in between the fabrics gives the curtains a customized and elegant look.

via Designer Trapped

26. No Sew Window Treatment

No Sew Window Treatment #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

When you want to achieve the Roman shades look but don’t have a plastic blind for hardware, you can imitate the same effect with this one-weekend project.

The draping is done via tension rods which lift the fabric.

via In My Own Style

27. No Sew Window Valance

No Sew Window Valance #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

If you want to add more color to the kid’s room, make a fun animal-printed fabric valance.

It requires no sewing and simple materials like fabric, curtain rods and ribbons.

via In My Own Style

28. Easy No Sew Window Valance From A Crib Sheet

Easy No Sew Window Valance From A Crib Sheet #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Find the balance between light and shade in the baby’s room with this no-sew valance.

It is very easy to do and will add gentle colors and texture to the neutral ambiance.

via Remodelaholic

29. Painted Roller Shades

Painted Roller Shades #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Transform the plain fabric shades into designers’ blinds only with fabric paint. Outline the edges and let the brush work.

The color is up to you as long as it enhances your interior.

via Do It Yo Dang Self

30. Ruffled Burlap Curtain Tutorial

Ruffled Burlap Curtain Tutorial #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

These adorable curtains will add cuteness and countryside charm to the plain windows. They are made entirely of burlap.

The texture you see is achieved by adding pleats onto the base fabric.

via The Caldwell Project

31. Rustic Vibe No-Sew Valance

Rustic Vibe No-Sew Valance #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

You can’t go more rustic than hanging a valance onto a tree branch. Tie burlap or linen pieces around the branch or cut holes into each piece of fabric to put through the natural curtain rod.

This window treatment idea is suitable for spaces decorated in the vintage, farmhouse or countryside spirit.

32. Stenciled Window Shade

Stenciled Window Shade #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Roller shades are a cheap and a good way to partially stop the intense light. However, they come in a neutral color and that sometimes is not enough.

The tutorial below shows that the plain color could be considered an advantage as it provides a great background for stencils and colors you like.

via Southern Living

33. Vintage Shutters Indoors

Vintage Shutters Indoors #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Upcycle old shutters to turn them into vintage indoor blinds.

All you need to do is to repaint them, add vintage handles and fix them to the window frame with hinges.

You will never regret repurposing these as they are a great light stopper.

34. DIY Window Privacy Screen

DIY Window Privacy Screen #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

If you want instant privacy for almost no money, make a frame covered with fabric.

Insert in inside the window frame snugly. Take off when you need more air or light.

via Thrift Diving

35. DIY Window Shade In 15 Minutes

DIY Window Shade In 15 Minutes #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

If you have left any fabric, you can use it to quickly make this easy window shade.

Hem all four sides and attach the top to a wooden slat or dowel.

via Young House Love

36. DIY Window Treatment With IKEA Dish Towels

DIY Window Treatment With IKEA Dish Towels #diy #window #treatment #decorhomeideas

Ikea’s items have shown us many times what functionality and multipurpose is.

This easy project for window treatment proves this again. Attach drapery clips onto one of the longer sides of their dish towels. Hang onto the curtain rod and voila!

Easy, cheap and functional treatment for your kitchen windows!

via Live Laugh Rowe

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