Want to quickly change the look and feel of your room? Create a simple and unique window treatment! Instead of hanging drapes, curtains, or blinds, consider creating your own window treatment using eye-catching materials. Cabinet doors, denim jeans, and pretty placemats are just some of the items that can be used to form unique window treatment designs. Many of the things you have stored away in an attic, basement, or closet can be re-purposed and used as a fabulous window treatment.
Before you select any of the window treatment design ideas listed below, take a moment to properly measure your window space.
With that said, let’s continue with our list of unique window treatment design ideas!
Scarf Window Treatment
Dress up your room in just minutes with a scarf window treatment. This window treatment design requires absolutely no skill whatsoever, yet it will add a distinctive flair to any room. To make, simply attach a wooden curtain rod to the window and tie several same-pattern scarves to the rod. Your scarves will need to be placed roughly 1″ apart from each other, and each will hang vertically to cover the window. This unique window treatment can be used in any room of the house. For a girl’s bedroom, use frilly pink or purple scarves. In a boy’s room use bandanas or sports scarves. Any room you feel could use a quick pick-me up can use this simple and unique window treatment.
Denim Window Treatment
This idea is great for a teen’s bedroom or used in a home with a country theme. All you’ll need is a 1 ½” curtain rod and three pairs of denim jeans. If you’ll be using this unique window treatment design idea for a large picture window, you’ll need five pairs of denims jeans. To make, simply cut the jeans to the desired length and cut 2″ slits on the inside and outside of each leg. Wash and dry as usual, which will fray the ends of the jeans. Then, hang the jeans side-by-side on the curtain rod. Loop red or blue bandanas through the back belt loops of the jeans, and Voila! Your window treatment is complete.
Door Window Treatment
Use old kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors to make a very unique window treatment design. They won’t cover the entire window and will only take up as much space as a standard decorative valance. This is a terrific (and easy) idea for any room of the house. All you’ll need to do is drill the doors to the window casing to complete this window design. If the doors are slightly chipped, that’s okay! The distressed look is very ‘in’ right now.
Pretty Placemat Window Treatment
Placemats are available in a variety of beautiful patterns, colors and textures, and they make a fabulous alternative to a standard window valance. Measure your window and purchase enough placemats to adequately cover the width of the window. Then, use curtain clips (with rings) and fasten the placemats to the clips. Hang your new ‘placemat curtains’ horizontally on a decorative curtain rod. This same technique can be used with thick napkins, bandanas, and scarves too!
If you already have an attractive window treatment, but feel it needs a little ‘something’ to make it pop, try these easy ideas:
– Add decorative tassel tie-offs to pull back curtains and let in light.
– String artificial flowers or garland into sheer curtains or panels.
– Hang bouquets of dried flowers or herbs from hooks above a kitchen or dining room window.
– Have long flowing curtains? Try tying them in the center and embellishing the knot with a tassel, scarf, flowers, or other decorative item.
– Place a decorative wreath or swag above a bare or blinded window.
– Install a shelf above the window and display your favorite collectibles or photos.
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