Confidence Boost: DIY Curtains & Window Treatment Examples from Real Kids' Rooms

Confidence Boost: DIY Curtains & Window Treatment Examples from Real Kids' Rooms

Carrie McBride
Sep 23, 2014

Curtains and other window treatments are the most common DIY projects I see in the baby and kids' rooms we feature on Apartment Therapy. And for good reason: you can get exactly the look you want and often save money at the same time. From the simplest project of cutting and hemming your own fabric to more involved projects, take a look, get inspired and boost your own confidence: you can do it!

You can find TONS of tutorials online to help you make your own window coverings. Here are a few to get you started:

Window treatment: roman shades made from mini blinds, blackout fabric and dandelion print fabric

Room: Blakely's Soft, Striped Space

(Image credit: Elizabeth Bernstien)

Window treatment: grey stripes added to plain white IKEA curtains with fabric paint

Room: Adriano & Alessandra's Cohesive Room for Two

(Image credit: Mary Wyar)

Window treatment: simple curtains sewn with Premier Prints ZigZag fabic

Room: Locke's Spirited Big Boy Room

(Image credit: Abby Lawson)
Window treatment: curtains from two fabrics sewn together horizontally
(Image credit: Sara B.)

Window treatment: a fabric panel added to the top of curtains from Target

Room: A Rainbow-Inspired Room for Baby

(Image credit: Jamie Dorobek)
Window treatment: valances made from an insulation board and trimmed with pom pom trim (see tutorial on C.R.A.F.T.)
(Image credit: Taylor Urban )

Window treatment: patterned fabric hung from curtain rings

Room: Blythe's Fresh, Fearless Nursery

Window treatment: fabric made into roman shades and lined with blackout fabric (see tutorial at Ciburbanity)

Room: Eleanor & Oliver's Shared Space

(Image credit: One with Design )
Window treatment: curtain panels customized by sewing an additional, vertical band of patterned fabric
(Image credit: Amy Bethune)

Window treatment: cornices upholstered in fabric purchased from custom fabric company, Spoonflower

(Image credit: Marcia Prentice)
Window treatment: an adhesive decal added to a standard roller shade

Room: Charlie's Cheerful & Colorful Room
(Image credit: reader Amanda)

Window treatment: no-sew, fabric valances hung above standard blinds

Room: Jack's Room Grows Up

(Image credit: Lemon Yellow Journal)

Window treatment: inexpensive IKEA curtains embellished with pom-pom trim

Room: Gemma's Golden Confetti Room

(Image credit: Raising Hill Blog)

Window treatment: curtain panels made from inexpensive drop cloths
Mila's Whimsical Nursery

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