How To Add Character To Your Home With DIY Farmhouse Window Treatments

Things like curtains and window treatments in general are what make a house feel like home. They’re the little details that add texture, depth and character to each of the rooms and that tie together a lot of the other design and decor elements. Like with everything else, there’s a variety of styles to choose from. We find farmhouse window treatments to be really great at making rooms feel inviting and cozy. Let’s have a look at a few ways in which you can customize them. 

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There’s three main components to this particular design. As a result, you have to select and combine three elements in a way that suits your own style and looks beautiful at the same time. The first step is choosing natural shades that can establish a visual connection with the floors. Then you pick the hardware, the rod that goes above the shades. A classic rod with end caps really suits this style. The final and perhaps most important element is the drapes. Something light and airy would look amazing. Check out ninahendrick for more tips and ideas. 

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Something very simple like drop cloth curtains can look perfectly at home in a cozy, farmhouse-inspired setting. You can make everything yourself and that allows you to customize a lot of the elements. Go ahead and buy the drop cloths as well as some solid wood drapery rings. A nice idea is to wash the cloth first so it gets a softer and more vintage feel. Then you can go ahead and hang the curtains. A nice trick is to lay the curtains on the ground and fold over the top, then clip the curtain rings at the fold. That way you create a ruffle and you can prevent the curtains from being too long without having to sew them. More useful ideas like this one can be found on lizmarieblog

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Introducing a pattern into your design can help the curtains to better tie in with some of the other elements in the room like the floor, rugs, shades and so on. A lovely example is this lattice-inspired pattern which helps the curtains stand out a bit more. It’s a pattern that suits the cozy farmhouse vibe of the room. Check out adventuresindecorating1 to see what else makes this kitchen look so cozy. 

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Aren’t these window treatments adorable? They’re tiny and only cover up and bottom section of the window which leaves the top exposed. That allows natural light to enter the kitchen at all times and doesn’t really diminish the privacy in the room. Furthermore, that leaves you with space to hang a cute wreath on the window or place a hanging planter. If your kitchen window goes with this style it would be quite easy to put something like this together. Check out simplestylings for more inspiring ideas on how to customize your home with a farmhouse or organic vibe. 

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Burlap is a great material for shades and window treatments, especially if you want to achieve a rustic or farmhouse-inspired look. They’re light and have a distinctive texture and they look very pure and organic. They’re plain but not in a negative way and that’s wonderfully refreshing. These ones are lovely for a space like a bedroom or a bathroom. They’re a really nice and simple way to add a cozy vibe to the room without cluttering it with decorations. Check out theshingledhouse to find out more about this design and how you can make your own burlap shades. 

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Valances used to be very common and having curtains or window treatments without a valance made the room look empty and unfinished. Later on they became outdated but in the context of a rustic or farmhouse-style interior they make a great comeback. We love the contrast here between the wood window valance and the curtains which are very light and thin and have a delicate lace design. Check out this beautiful combo on christinamariablog

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Curtains don’t always suit the theme and style of the room. For this lovely boys’ bedroom for example a different strategy was chosen. The window treatments are a bit more masculine compared to traditional curtains and they’re definitely better at blocking out the sun during the day which makes the room really cozy during nap time. The fact that they look like barn doors painted white also suits the retro and nautical theme of the room. More details and ideas can be found on ellaclaireinspired

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If you’re taking sewing out of the equation making curtains becomes a whole lot easier. These no-sew drop cloth curtains are easy to make and they also come with the advantage of being versatile. Check out the tutorial on beautyforasheshome to find out how to make them. They’re simple which helps them blend in and add a nice detail to the room while remaining in the background. 

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As mentioned already, window treatments that only cover up one section of the window are quite interesting and practical for spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. This strategy can work both with curtains and with shutters. Check out how stylish these ones are and also how easy it is to make custom ones from scratch. You only need some plywood, a saw, hinges, glue and paint to put these beautiful mini shutters together. You can find a complete tutorial for them on themerrythought

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If you want something that’s simple but not too mainstream, this rolled window valance could be a cool idea. It’s in theme with the farmhouse style that we’re focusing on right now and it’s easy to make too. You can either make this a purely decorative detail for your windows or you can take the project to the next level and make these window treatments functional as well. Another possibility can be to use existing roller blinds if you have them. Head over to thepaintedhive for more details. 

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Since we’re talking about farmhouse window treatments we thought it would be interesting to also check out this wall decor idea from burlapandblue. It’s based on the idea of reusing old window panel and repurposing them into decorations. Three of them are displayed as a set here and they look really charming. It’s amazing what a little bit of paint and a creative mind can achieve.