DIY Design Details: 8 Ways to Make Your Curtains Look Even Better


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Window treatments are a big part of a room’s look. What you choose as curtains or drapes can really have an impact on the design of a space. So whether you have felt like you need a new window treatment look but don’t have the budget for a total design overhaul or you’re just looking for a little something that might refresh what you’ve got, these eight DIY details might be just the thing to add to your windows for a new look today!

Pictured above: This DIY detail is easy enough…try adding a bit of brass detail with a DIY tieback. The look of tying back your curtains will drastically change the look of the whole window area. This project spotted on Blackbird.


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If you’ve been feeling like your curtains need a little more energy, try some fringe. This tutorial we found on Makely Home doesn’t even require sewing!

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What about adding stripes with ribbon? This idea spotted on Little Gray Table.


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This idea for adding embroidery to curtains is probably a bit time consuming (and will require sewing skills), but the delicate detail it adds to curtains is so lovely it’s worth it. The idea spotted on Stitch Craft Create Magazine.

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Similar to a tie back, another great design element to add to your window treatment area is a decorative curtain peg. We love the idea for a natural material spotted on Martha Stewart.


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Tired of staring at a set of solid curtains on your window? Why not stare at spots, instead! This tutorial for polka dots spotted on Remodelaholic.

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If you like the look of stripes but don’t want to fuss with ribbons, you can always paint stripes on! Seen on The Turquoise Home.


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Don’t forget about your curtain rods! Why not add a bold burst of color to the top of your windows by painting your existing curtain rods? This idea sparked from Selina Lake.

Have you ever added design details to curtains or window treatments you already have in your home? Share your ideas!

(Image credits: Blackbird; Makely Home; Little Gray Table; Stitch Craft Create Magazine; Martha Stewart; Remodelaholic; The Turquoise Home; Selina Lake)

Updated: 20.10.2014 — 00:00