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21 Creative Ways to Dress Up Your Windows On a Budget

Windows without treatments can look a little bare, and all it takes to dress them up is adding curtains, blinds, or maybe even a valance. Here are some awesome, easy, and budget friendly ways you can turn your blank window spaces stylish.
09/02/2015 05:23pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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If eyes are the windows to the soul, then think of window treatments as the hairstyle, the make-up, or the jewelry. Windows without treatments can look a little bare, and all it takes to dress them up is adding curtains, blinds, or maybe even a valance. Here are some awesome, easy, and budget friendly ways you can turn your blank window spaces stylish.

1. Decorate Windows With Zebra Striped Cornices
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Project via Angela @Blue I Style

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2. Create Bamboo Roman Shades
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Project via Kim @Exquisitely Unremarkable

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3. Add Fabric to Drop Cloth Curtains
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Project via Jenny @Refresh Living

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4. Use Napkin Rings as Drapery Ties
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Project via Nancy @Artsy Chicks Rule

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5. Make a Curved Cornice Board
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Project via Bobbie @A Vision to Remember

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6. Make Seasonal Curtains From Tablecloths
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Project via Debbie @Debbie Doo's

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7. Use Plumbing Pipes as Curtain Rods
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Project via Donna @Funky Junk Interiors

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8. Stencil Drop Cloths for Curtains
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Project via Sondra @Sondra Lyn at Home

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9. Make Drapes From Ready-Made Panels
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Project via Suz @The Chelsea Project

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10. Add $10 Indoor Shutters
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Project via Anne @Design Dreams by Anne

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11. Use Thin Curtains for Long Door-side Windows
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Project via Lisa @Recaptured Charm

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12. Make a Rustic Wood Valance
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Project via Kristi @Making It in the Mountains

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13. Turn Pillowcases Into Cafe Curtains
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Project via Kathy @Petticoat Junktion

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14. Hang a Banner From Window Boxes
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Project via Shelley @Roots North & South

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15. Make $5 Kitchen Cafe Curtains
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Project via Maureen @Red Cottage Chronicles

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16. Turn Fabric and Wooden Dowels Into Roman Shades
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Project via Jill @Sew a Fine Seam

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17. Use Barnwood for a Bedskirt Valance
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Project via Larissa @Prodigal Pieces

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18. Make a No-Sew Fabric Valance
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Project via Marty @Marty's Musings

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19. Add a Stencil to Vertical Blinds
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Project via Wendi @H2O Bungalow

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20. Paint Window Frames a Contrasting Color
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Project via Ashley @Bigger Than the Three of Us

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21. Make Easy Drapes From Shower Curtains
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Project via Susan @Love of Home

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For more amazing window treatment ideas, check out the window treatment page on Hometalk!