All too often, people have very basic curtains or blinds in their home. With some planning and a little bit of effort, you can have unique custom window treatments in your house. It does not take a design specialist or hundreds of dollars and someone with little to know home improvement skills can easily put up some great looking treatments.
Before purchasing fabric and supplies, a design plan needs to be in place. By doing some searches online, you can start to narrow down which styles you like and which ones are not right for you and your tastes. It is important to consider to current decor in the room and how the window treatments will tie into this. You want to make sure that you do not make too much of a departure from the color palette and feel of the room.
Once you have a general idea in mind, you can head to the fabric store or home improvement store to purchase your materials. If you are uncomfortable with sewing, it is best to purchase pre-made curtains. Regardless of what method you choose, make certain to get the proper sized curtains or the right amount of fabric. With fabric, you can always get extra and trim the material. You cannot add on once you make them too short.
If there is not an existing curtain rod or hardware at the windows, this will need to be purchased and installed as well. With a few simple tools, you can easily hang all of the hardware. It is important that everything is secured into studs in the wall or anchors are used to ensure a firm hole.
With some research and a little bit of work, you will be able to have great looking custom window treatments in your home.