What to do with a very large window to cover but a very small budget with which to do it? Get two sheets to the window!
The very clever and stylish Anna, from the blog Take the Side Street, was facing this very problem. Faced with a very wide window in her living room but not wanting to drop a pile of Benjamins for two 96" curtain panels, Anna decided to use two twin flat bed sheets instead! Two twin sheets that cost a total of $10, mind you.
To achieve a tasteful look, Anna chose basic white flat sheets and hung them from a curtain rod using curtain rings. She positioned them so that the large hem that would be the top of the sheet is at the bottom, pooled slightly on the floor, just as a curtain's wide hem would be.
This is a great alternative to costly curtains and blinds that I could see working equally well for a patio door!
Images: Take the Side Street