Window Treatment Ideas & InstructionsWhere to start with your window treatments

window treatment index

I've separated the window treatment ideas, articles and instructions out the best I could. You'll find some window treatments overlapping from one section to another, and some that may not quite fit the category I put them in.

I have however, tried not to list duplicate window treatment style instructions, unless I thought there was something worth reviewing or that someone else had an interesting way of constructing a window treatment. There are many more articles out there with instructions for making curtains and other decorative ideas. I have basically "cherry picked" the ones that I think are the best, and will be adding to these as times goes on.

So be sure to check back often for the latest! Because "I Do Windows"!

window cornices & pelmets

Making wood cornices, upholstered cornices and pelmets.

curtains, draperies & panels

How to and curtain design ideas for making your own window treatment.

window valances & soft top treatments

Projects with instructions for making soft top treatments.

window shades and blinds

Making or embellishing roller shades, romans shades and other shades & blinds.

window treatment hardware

Ideas for making your own hardware instead of using the traditional methods, along with tips for using the traditional types of hardware.

Windows in your home decor.


~ Window Treatment Design Considerations - Form, space, color, balance.

~ Determining Width, Depth & Length of Window Top Treatments

alternative window treatment ideas

~ Upholstered Shutters - Made from plywood and easy to customize.

~ Faux Leaded Glass - This is so easy. A great way to give you some privacy without covering the window.

~ Make shutters out of old shipping pallets - These have all kinds of possibilities.

~ For some window treatment ideas for kids rooms, check out Decorating Kid Rooms site.

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~ Custom Window Fashions Gallery - Gotta go check this out. If this doesn't get you going nothing will! Great design resource.

~ Home Dec in-a-Sec - Design it online. Choose your window treatment style, then your fabric and see how it might look. You can even choose wall color.

~ Drapery Pro - See photos of over 100 custom window treatments made by professionals.