Are you of the opinion that having a beautiful window treatment is a costly affair? If yes, then in that case, do think it again! Do you know that you yourself can give a very good looking treatment without investing thousands of dollars on the same? Well, this is where Do-It-Yourself (DIY) comes into the picture! You can create your own window treatment in just a few hours after selecting the right fabric and embellishments; all for less than $400. It is just a matter of following some easy steps in the right way after you visualize what you want.
- Visualize the Color Scheme
This is the first thing to be done even before you take window measurements. Consider coordinating with the existing décor. Imagine which fabric color would go with your furnishings. For example, a red and golden fabric will certainly go with a red, tan, and ivory fixtures and decor.
- Take Measurements
Measure the height and inches across. The high points or corners need to be a foot above the frame. Further, the fabric needs to descend until the floor. Consider some extra inches more for the fabric than the window’s height for puddling. Take the measurements and make marks wherever you need them!
- Buy the Fabric and Other Hardware
This depends on the height of your window and how crush your fabric needs to be! Actually, the fabric store will aid you in this matter. Taffeta is an ideal material for the DIY treatment for windows, as it looks royal as well as welcoming. Further, it is easy to drape over the window hardware for a beautiful treatment without any need for sewing. Instead of sewing hems, consider using a hot glue gun on hem tape for designing the seam. One suggestion is the online store of Inweave Fabrics that is known for its discounts, varieties, and friendly staff that give good recommendations just through a call!
You will also need to purchase the rods, hardware, and medallions or tiebacks (decoration) that you can either shop online or at your local hardware store. As a tip, if you can show a photo of a window treatment you like, the salesman can guide you well.
- Install the Embellishments
You will now require a ladder, screwdrivers, drill, and also may be another person for help. If you have rightly made holes in the wall, then you may need only a ladder and another person to help for installing the tiebacks. Now, hang the embellishments vertically just about a foot over the corner, one on each window side. Just keep in mind that the elongating part of the tieback will come at the bottom, and that the fabric will get together by staying behind the elongated part. Suspend the decoration vertically from hardware.
- Place the Fabric
With the ladder positioned at the window’s right corner, determine the fabric’s center as well as the spot that is three feet to the center’s right and assemble together loosely. Now, go up the ladder, place the fabric at the assembled point across the hardware atop the decoration. Repeat this on the left side. Plump up and blouse the fabric beneath the corners so that it suspends wide and puddles at the floor. Adjust till all gets centered. That’s it!