Having functional and nicely designed window treatments can drastically affect the way a home looks and feels. As much as I love fully custom window treatments, that’s not to say you can’t achieve beautiful drapery or shades on a budget. I think it’s more about how they’re installed, the material choice, and overall design. Today, I wanted to share some budget-friendly window treatment options from Amazon, that could really look higher-end than they actually are- when installed properly. Click through to see a big roundup of my favorites, if you’re in the market for woven shades, roman shades, or drapery panels. I’m also sharing a few window treatment installation & design tips to make readymade options feel more customized. Check out the latest Amazon Finds post.
Many of these finds are semi customizable, meaning you can choose the length or width of your window. If you can’t find your drapery panel dimensions, don’t be afraid to order long and hem them yourself. These days you don’t even need a sewing machine- just use fusing tape, which is applied with an iron. The goal is to make the window treatments perfectly fit your window and space.
Shop my finds by clicking directly on each item below…
Many of these options look custom because of the following: they’re made from a natural material (100% cotton), they have interesting details (like edge banding or pinch pleats), and they are available in multiple sizes and colors. Hardware also really comes into play, in regards to classic looking window treatments.
Here are five general tips, when selecting and installing window treatments…
- Hang your curtains high and wide to make your window look larger.
- Layer for added function or aesthetic… think of a woven roman shade framed with drapery panels.
- Take your curtains to the floor- they should just barely kiss the floor, but shouldn’t float too high.
- Avoid grommets if you can… opt for pole pockets, clips, or pleating hooks instead (for a more customized look).
- Consider a liner for function and privacy.
I’m a big fan of layering and making the most of natural light. I always try to enhance the room design with window treatments, allowing natural light to flood in, while adding function. Our drapery panels and blinds are always open during the daytime hours, but be sure to consider if yours will primarily be left open, closed, or a healthy mix of both.
Interested in more window treatment posts? Check out the following from the archives…
- Readymade Pleated Curtains & Drapery Panels
- Window Treatment Pairings
- How to Install Casual Linen Drapery Panels
- Custom Window Treatments : The Process
- How We Choose Roman Shades
- My Window Treatment Resources from Amazon
Feel free to drop any window treatment questions for me in the comment section below. I also created an Amazon resource board for you here, if you’d like even more options! What else would you like me to search Amazon for, as I’m planning next month’s post? Let me know what would be helpful for you! Just a heads up… there may or may not be a new blog post on Monday. I’m running behind, but I’ll be sure to make it up to you on another day of the week if I’m not able to pull it together. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend ahead! Cheers to pizza night, my friends.