Do It Yourself for Your Replacement Windows

While nothing will ever beat the style and function of classic coverings, there are a few easy, DIY replacement window treatment options that are ideal for temporary use.
June 15, 2020

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There are a few easy DIY window treatments out there that won’t break the bank and will look great on the replacement windows on your Kirkland, WA home if you’re in a rental unit or are looking for a temporary solution while you save up for permanent window coverings. 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, here are some of the most popular DIY options:

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.

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.

Stenciled Draperies – If your existing drapes are boring or out of date you can spruce them up with some stencils and spray paint.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

These 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, Puget Sound Window & Door offers expert advice and services on Kirkland, WA replacement windows. Pay us a visit or give us a call today for more information on what we can do for you.


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