11+ Window Treatment Ideas For Spring

A new season is the perfect time to dress up your windows with clever upgrades of curtains, shades, blinds and more. 

Daylight savings time has started and the days are getting longer. Whether you want to let more sunshine in your house, block it out, or are just craving a new look, check out these DIY ways to dress your windows.

Grommet Curtains

Grommet-top curtains lend a look of sophistication even if the fabric is plain. It is really easy to add grommets to an existing set of curtains, you don't need any special tools, just scissors. Or make a new set of curtains by adding grommets to your favorite fabric. See how it's done >>

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Stencil Plain Shears

If it’s a certain color you’re after, use stencils to paint a pattern in your specific hue.

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Patterned Cornice

A cornice is a fairly simple way to add privacy, color and pattern to a room. This kitchen window treatment was made from plywood that was painted using a large stencil. The design adds a ton of style to the crisp white space as well as functionally because it still allows plenty of light, but blocks the neighbors’ sight line. Take a look at the step-by-step video >>

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Paint Canvas Curtains

Paint canvas drop cloths for a heavy-duty window treatment that will block light as well as look great. Check out the instructions >>

Dip-Dye Drapes

Ombre is still in style and is the perfect way to add a bold shot of color to any room. (And dip-dying is a fun project.)

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Grab some buckets and bleach to make colorful curtains.

Roman Shades

Do you want the functionality of a shade, but are looking to dress your windows in a pretty pattern? Whip up a set of no-sew Roman shades. Choose the fabric to go with your decor, and a little some ribbon and string will give you the operation of a shade.

If you want your window treatments to coordinate with your bedding, you can repurpose a sheet and turn it into a shade. If you use iron-on hem tape, you don’t have to get out the sewing machine. 

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See how simple it is to make elegant Roman shades.

Plantation Shades

Plantation shutters are a great option if you don’t want to fuss with fabric and don’t like the look of plastic shades or blinds. Plantation shutters go with a lot of styles, they can look very elegant in a traditional style home or lend a beach feel to a cottage-style decor. Get the step-by-step installation instructions >>

Traditional Blue Bedroom With Iron Bed and Plantation Shutters

Traditional Blue Bedroom With Iron Bed and Plantation Shutters

A classic master bedroom is equal parts masculine and feminine featuring a soft blue color scheme with a slightly nautical feel. Iconic furniture pieces, such as a Windsor chair, Shaker-style side table and an iron bed, ensure this room’s timeless appeal.

Bedroom + Blackout Curtains 

Do you need help picking bedroom window treatments? It can be tough. They need to coordinate with all the other fabrics in the room and you may need it to completely block out all light. Before you buy blackout curtains, read these handy tips >>

Open And Airy Traditional Bedroom With Tiered Chandelier

Open And Airy Traditional Bedroom With Tiered Chandelier

The vaulted ceiling in this neutral bedroom is heightened by a tiered chandelier. Custom ikat curtains add texture to this comfortable oasis.

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From: Jill Wolff

Photo by: Jill Wolff

Jill Wolff

Window Hardware

Is it the window itself that giving you fits? You can update a window without replacing it. Try painting the window to give a fresh gloss or change out the hardware – latches, locks and grills – they’ll look better and probably function better.

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Window sash lock

How to Clean Window Treatments

Don’t forget to add window treatments to your spring cleaning checklist. It’s a good idea to give a good cleaning to all type of blinds – wood, faux wood, vertical or fabric – at least twice a year. Find the easiest way to clean blinds >>

Gray Living Room with with Rustic Table and Blue Vintage Side Chairs

Gray Living Room with with Rustic Table and Blue Vintage Side Chairs

Dark grey paint adds drama in this living room by HGTV's Property Brothers. The large metal storage unit resembles an old set of lockers, which brings a rustic, industrial feel. Two vintage side chairs upholstered in bright blue fabric break up the space, and the star-shaped lighting installation helps the room feel warm and inviting.

From: Property Brothers

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