Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, and matches existing decor—can be tricky. As a solution, some homeowners opt for creating their own alternative window treatments, in the process saving money and injecting personality into their spaces. Check out 12 of our favorite DIY window coverings from around the Web.

Lose the Drapes: 12 Better Ways to Dress a Window

Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, and matches existing decor—can be tricky. As a solution, some homeowners opt for creating their own alternative window treatments, in the process saving money and injecting personality into their spaces. Check out 12 of our favorite DIY window coverings from around the Web.

Reserved for Heather Custom Made Gray Faux Roman Shade Lined Storm Grey Damask Mock Roman Valance

Reserved for Heather Custom Made Gray Faux Roman Shade Lined Storm Grey Damask Mock Roman Valance

Living room | Take a tour around a detached Edwardian home in Worcestershire | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | 25 Beautiful Homes | Housetohome...

Take a tour around a detached Edwardian home in Worcestershire

Living room | Take a tour around a detached Edwardian home in Worcestershire | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | 25 Beautiful Homes | Housetohome...

Window treatmen valance Black toile valance Red by LaTeDaWindows

Window treatmen valance Black toile valance Red by LaTeDaWindows

Alidad Design | Gallery  Could take inspiration from this and have arched panels painted, mounted inside the windows.

Alidad Design | Gallery Could take inspiration from this and have arched panels painted, mounted inside the windows.

Discover the Scottish Regency mansion owned by Caroline and James Inchyra on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden, including this elegant bathroom.

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Discover the Scottish Regency mansion owned by Caroline and James Inchyra on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden, including this elegant bathroom.

Serene Blue & Gold Bedroom  Designer Kelley Proxmire used 150 yards of luxurious fabric and trim to create a space for the D.C. Design House that is “warm, welcoming, and enveloping.” The bedroom’s centerpiece is the upholstered headboard tucked into billowing canopy treatment. The playful robin’s-egg-and-ivory pattern ties the pillows, linens, and bedskirt together.

Serene Blue & Gold Bedroom Designer Kelley Proxmire used 150 yards of luxurious fabric and trim to create a space for the D.C. Design House that is “warm, welcoming, and enveloping.” The bedroom’s centerpiece is the upholstered headboard tucked into billowing canopy treatment. The playful robin’s-egg-and-ivory pattern ties the pillows, linens, and bedskirt together.

Shimmering Espresso swag valance curtain set  Indulge yourself with this fabulous espresso colored valance curtains, where twinkling light bounces off the smooth fabric, luxurious yet subtle. Embroidery trims along the inner side of curtain panels shape the curves elegantly, echoing the wavy double-layered gold cascade tails.

Shimmering Espresso swag valance curtain set Indulge yourself with this fabulous espresso colored valance curtains, where twinkling light bounces off the smooth fabric, luxurious yet subtle. Embroidery trims along the inner side of curtain panels shape the curves elegantly, echoing the wavy double-layered gold cascade tails.

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