Six Creative Window Treatment Ideas to Incorporate in Your Renovation

Six Creative Window Treatment Ideas to Incorporate in Your Renovation
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    Your windows add a great deal of charm and decor to your home, but when you start shopping for window treatments, you may be a little dismayed at how pricey they can be!


Window treatments are things that can be as individual as you are. Consider these six unique ideas to get you started.

Contact Paper

Cut contact paper into various shapes or designs using a stencil and a box cutter and then stick the results straight to your window. This offers you some privacy as well as some lovely design. As a special bonus for renters, it comes free very easily. The downside of this option is that you cannot see through your window. This is perfect for windows that open to an ugly view. Use translucent paper so that light still enters the room.

Wallpaper Roller Blinds

If you have  old fashioned roller blinds, don’t get rid of them just yet. Cut  wallpaper and apply the wallpaper to the blinds themselves. This is a good way to get a splash of color whenever you unroll the your blinds. This allows you a similar look to the contact paper, but you don’t lose the light or the view that a window allows.

Cafe Curtains

When you want a quaintly European look to your home, why not take a moment to make some cafe curtains? Cafe curtains cover half the window and are simple, and they do not use much fabric at all. They are simply broad rectangles with a channel sewn through the top. Install your curtain rod halfway down the window, and you are good to go! You can add a matching or complimentary curtain to the top of the window. This adds some layers to your window and gives you more room to experiment with fabrics and drapes.


Using a tapestry instead of curtains allows you to add your own style to the room. It makes a bold statement that guests will love. You can find inexpensive tapestries that don’t cost anymore than typical curtains. Use curtain rod rings with clips to hang the tapestry from the rod. This is an especially good idea if you have large windows that require long window hangings.


Heavy curtains or tapestries may not be your style. If you are looking for a lighter, airy feeling try hanging strings of beads, oragami, or flower pedals. Pick something that fits your style and you can hang this from the curtain rod. It will give your home an airy, whimsical feeling, that lets plenty of light in and opens up the space. This is good if you want to show off a great view and open your home up.

Windows are a great focal point to any room. Create a window treatment that reflects your personal style. Continue by building the room around your gorgeous window treatment idea.

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing about interior design and spending time with her dog, Max. Information credited to Bygone Windows.



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