Giving your curtains a quick update is a great way to totally change the look and feel of your room. As the lightest part of your interior, your windows really catch the eye from the inside, so a fresh look for the surrounding curtains can make a big impact.
If you’re feeling crafty and fancy trying out a little hands on project after you’ve perused our favorite new bingo sites, here are 6 clever curtain DIY projects you can try yourself at home.
1. Stripy painted curtains
Bored of your plain old curtains? It’s surprisingly easy to paint your old window wear and turn it into something entirely new! This tutorial from Reckless Glamour uses wall paint, but we think you might well get an even better effect with fabric paint. Just make sure you put down a protective floor covering before you get arty!
2. Stencilled patterned curtains
But why stop at stripes? Here’s a tutorial from Balancing Home which will show you how to transform plain curtains with stencilled patterns.
3. No sew twin sheet curtains
Spotted some pretty twin sheets in your local charity shop which would look just perfect as your next pair of curtains? Here’s a quick tutorial from My Life and Kids which will turn sheets into drapes with no sewing whatsoever!
4. Shabby chic rag valance
For a super speedy update in an eclectic or shabby chic interior, this DIY tutorial from One Good Thing will transform and cheer up your look in next to no time. Fun and flirty, it’s the perfect way to give your home a quick and easy update that you can chop and change as you see fit.
5. Ruffled bottom curtains
We love these flirty ruffle bottomed curtains, their pretty trim looks just like cheeky can-can dancer petticoats! If you’d like to give your old curtains a dose of vintage ruffley charm, this great tutorial from Maison de Pax will show you how it’s done.
6. Super easy wallpaper blinds
Gorgeous, unbelievably simple, totally customisable – what more could you want from your new window adornment? Martha Stewart’s tutorial is brilliantly easy and requires little more than a roll of wallpaper, a roller shade, lining paper and a rolling pin. Find out how to make your own eye-catching version in any pattern you like here.
Do you have any clever and crafty window dressing ideas to share with our readers? Which of our favourite projects will you be giving a go? Let our readers know below or get in touch with our team via Twitter @TwoLittleFleas.