Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, and matches existing decor—can be tricky. As a solution, some homeowners opt for creating their own alternative window treatments, in the process saving money and injecting personality into their spaces. Check out 12 of our favorite DIY window coverings from around the Web.

Lose the Drapes: 12 Better Ways to Dress a Window

Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, and matches e

Drunk, Wet People - The Ugly Duckling House

Drunk, Wet People

Use a bungee cord to place a sheer curtain behind a regular curtain instead of hanging another rod

Attach a sheer curtain panel behind your existing curtains using a bungee cord. Just run the cord through your curtains, attach the bungee hooks to the sides of the rod and stretch it across, and voilà, you have a beautiful sheer inner curtain panel!

Affordable textured jute-like roller shades - as seen in TIDBITS master bedroom reveal.

Affordable Textured Jute-like Roller Shades

Love the very light colored jute . Affordable textured jute-like roller shades - as seen in TIDBITS master bedroom reveal.

This DIY window cornice gives windows a MAJOR new look! Full detailed step-by-step photo tutorial on Remodelaholic.com

How to Build and Hang a Window Cornice

This DIY window cornice gives windows a MAJOR new look! Full detailed step-by-step photo tutorial on Remodelaholic.

Use plant hangers to make a curtain swag over the bed. Could also use heavier hangers like this to hang lanterns on either side of bed too.

Use plant hangers to make a curtain swag over the bed or on a window you never want curtains closed on.

Hang curtains the new way! Scrap wood from an old bench, cheap hooks and sheer curtains

CURTAINS :: Hang curtains the new way! Scrap wood from an old bench, cheap hooks from Home Depot sheer curtains from IkEA CURTAINS :: Hang curtains the new way!

Wall decor that works everywhere almost - Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Wall decor that works everywhere almost

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