I love the look of white trim and bamboo roman shades, but the problem is my window sizes are anything but standard. Custom bamboo roman shades are expensive, but the store-bought version can actually be affordable window treatments. The problem is getting them to work for those of us who have non-standard window sizes. The obvious solution is to cut them, but when you inquire about that possibility, you'll hear every reason why you shouldn't. But, guess what? Continue Reading
No matter how many trends come and go, there are a few classic home decor elements that never go out of style. Think of a simple round mirror, the Eames lounge chair, a quality Persian rug – designers come back to these pieces again and again.
Another essential decor item that every interior designer seems to have in their back pocket? White curtains. Versatile and classic, well-tailored white curtains can dress up literally any room; no matter the style. Continue Reading
Shopping for window treatments is tough. Sometimes, you can’t always find what you’re looking for. Why not try a DIY version? Here are 12 simple, but statement-making, curtains and other treatments to try!
1. Forget sewing. Forget math. Hang the drapes with staples! via Cleverly Inspired
2. Make them from painter’s dropcloths. via DIY Showoff
3. I don’t frown upon sewing projects! via Design Sponge
Curtains are one element of the home where people tend to go traditional, but there are so many ways to get inventive with your window treatments. Here are ten super unique, beautiful ways to get creative with your curtains.
1. If you love color, this would be a great option for you… buy drapes in three colors! [Photo: Living Room Design Ideas]
2. This layered look is quite stunning… I like how a different amount of light shines through each panel. Continue Reading
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. And that can be the case when it comes to window treatments. If you can’t find the perfect curtain, rod, or shade, make it! We’ve rounded up ten window treatments that you can create yourself!
Have a party in the bedroom with confetti drapes!
Use old blinds to make roman shades! No sewing required!
I’m on a quest to find new window treatments that are affordable and stylish and, well, affordable. What we have now are some discolored, plastic “wood” blinds that have ceased to open properly. I love the look of Roman shades, but hate the typical expense associated with having them custom made. So, what’s a girl to do? Make her own! Without sewing a single stitch!
I know, I hardly believed the “no-sew” part of this at first, either. Continue Reading
Black out window shades kind of remind me of support (panty)hose that stewardess’ wear. Heavy duty and not so pretty. Well, simple solutions are always the best don’t you think?
Here’s virtual business at its best: Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo blog fame needed help with her baby nursery. She collaborated with interior designer Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook and they came up with the cutest darn baby nursery ever. In addition to hand painting the black out blind with soft clouds herself, Jenny even sewed the curtains for BABY Toby’s room.Now that’s some interior designer. Continue Reading
Dag Nabbit! Design Sponge beat me to the punch. I had a project like this all lined up, but put it on that old back burner.
Your gain. DIY’er Brett Bara has already put together a dandy little tutorial on DS showing you all you need to know to dress up a difficult window with your favorite fabric.
See the list of materials and supplies you need to make a fabric covered roller blind here.
Be sure to sew this. Continue Reading
Check out this super-simple and very clever window shade. It’s constructed with a few sets of loops at its sides which are then slipped over hooks (or even small drawer pulls) at the top of the window frame to raise and lower the shade. Courtney tells what we’ll need to make them. Just head over to her blog Two Straight Lines for the details.