15 IKEA Hacks to Dress Up Your Windows
Window treatments can be expensive, especially when you have a lot of windows to cover. If you’re desperate for some privacy and desperate to keep some spending money in your decor budget, it’s time to turn to IKEA. Yes, those plain white sheer curtains and roller blinds are less than inspiring, but with a few craft supplies and minimal sewing, you can turn those drab drapes into fabulous focal points. Whether you want stripes, pom poms or some golden details, we’ve found 15 IKEA hacks that’ll make you proud of your windows.
9. Painted Shades: Lay out some lines with tape and then have fun painting your IKEA roller shades. Instead of searching endlessly for the perfect shades, painting your own allows you to get the perfect color combination. (via Better Homes and Gardens)
11. Gold Trim: Go ahead and try to guess what that gold trim is? Did you guess duct tape?? Nope, we never would’ve thought to put duct tape on our curtains either, but we have to admit it looks pretty awesome. (via Rain on a Tin Roof)
12. Reading Nook: You don’t have to just keep curtains on the windows. The cheap, sheer IKEA curtains are perfect for creating a private little reading nook or adding privacy to a studio apartment. (via Pinka)
13. Color Block Panels: If you have taller windows, don’t despair. Instead of trying to DIY the entire curtain, just add a bit of color blocking to the bottom of the panel to instantly add more length. (via Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss)
How are you dressing up your IKEA curtains? Share your project ideas with us in the comments below!