Do It Yourself Replacement Window Treatments

Whether you’re looking for a quick privacy fix, style boost or some energy efficiency before you install permanent window treatments on your replacement windows, there are a few easy do it yourself window treatments out there that will help you stay in budget and will look great on the replacement windows on your Winnipeg, MB home.   

 
If you’re in a rental unit or are looking for a temporary solution while you save up for permanent window coverings, here are some of the most popular DIY options: 

  1. Tiebacks – You can also add some life into your existing curtains with some new creative tiebacks. You can use almost anything around the house from bels and chains to ribbons, necklaces, twine, lace or even a stuffed animal bow. Choose an item that fits your style.  
  2. Window Film – Peel and stick window film is a cheap and easy way to add some privacy to a window. You can find options at almost any hardware store, superstore or online retailer, and can easily stick some onto any window.  
  3. Stenciled Draperies – If your existing drapes are boring or out of date you can spruce them up with some stencils and spray paint. Lay them down as flat as you can out in your yard or on a deck, taking care to weigh down the edges. Place whatever stencil you want on the fabric then use a spray paint to fill them in for a brand-new look. 
  4. Roman Shades – Anyone can make Roman shades out of tension rods and fabric. You can also take apart some mini blinds to make your own Roman shades for an even easier, less DIY route.   
  5. Valences – Rather than buy an expensive valance before you buy shutters you can make your own out of foam core, old placemats, remnant fabric, tulle, or whatever else strikes your fancy.  
  6. No-Sew Curtains – You can make curtains without a needle or sewing machine. All you need is some fabric, a curtain rod and scissors. Cut the fabric into pieces that are about six inches wide and six inches longer than your window. Attach the fabric to the curtain rod with some knots, then hang the curtain rod.  
  7. Repurposing – Old bedsheets, napkins, scarves and other items from around your house can be repurposed as curtains. Sew or glue some ribbons on the back of the fabric every six inches to make tabs, and then slide a curtain rod through the tabs to hang the fabric as curtains.  

 

These seven DIY window treatment ideas are perfect for passing the time between when you need new window coverings and when you buy them, or for decorating your replacement windows beyond your coverings.  

 

It’s easy to add even more style to your home with a little creativity. If you want to learn more about your options for replacement windows or want more design tips, Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd is here for you with expert advice and services on Winnipeg, MB replacement windows. Pay us a visit or give us a call today.  

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