Are you looking to spruce up your windows but are bored by traditional materials? If regular blinds and curtains just aren’t your thing, try one of these uncommon window treatments instead. Who knows, you may end up getting rid of all your curtains and replacing them with these unusual finds.
Looking for a way to subtly show off your national pride? Try using a flag as an alternative window treatment. We love the look of this vintage Union Jack flag paired with an oar to hang it up. These simple touches help give this home an English cottage feel.
2. Coffee Sack Curtains
This is a fun DIY for crafters and coffee addicts alike. These kitchen window toppers are made from inexpensive burlap coffee sacks. The addition of stencilled typography gives them the final touch they need to go from old coffee bags to funky new curtains.
3. Old Maps
These map shades are the perfect addition to an office or kids room. Show off your favourite places or find vintage maps of places you’ve never been (or heard of). You can find both premade and DIY options online for this look.
4. Fabric-Scrap Curtains
These no-sew curtains are a great option if you have some scrap fabric lying around that you don’t know what to do with. Simply cut the fabric into strips and tie them around a curtain rod. You’ll be surprised by just how quickly this look can come together and by the difference it makes in your room.
5. Vintage Doilies
Another fun DIY for the crafters out there. These vintage lace doilies have been sewn together to create this unique window treatment. If your grandmother isn’t willing to give up her collection, you can always find some at your local thrift store.
6. Macrame Madness
The 70’s are back in a big way, especially when it comes to home trends. This Macrame wall hanging is a great option for a closet door (pictured) or in front of a window. Get creative with your own design or follow a pattern online. Either way, you’ll have a unique and inexpensive window treatment in no time.
7. Faux Stained Glass
Who doesn’t love the look of stained glass? While beautiful, real stained glass windows can cost a pretty penny. If you’re looking for an alternative, try this DIY option. All you need is a couple simple materials from a craft store to get started. From there, you can let your creativity shine.
8. Tea Towels
Do you ever buy tea towels just because you love the look of them, but they end up sitting in a drawer for years because they’re just too nice to be used? If you can relate to that scenario, then this option is for you. Take your favourite tea towels and attach them to a small curtain rod. Your favourite towels will finally be seen and they won’t get dirty, a real win-win.
Which of these uncommon window treatment ideas is your favourite? Are there any other more unusual options you can think of? Let us know in the comments below!
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