DIY Farmhouse Window Treatments
Have you been feeling just as enamoured as we have lately with the way stylishly rustic and slightly vintage inspired farmhouse interiors and aesthetics have been trending lately? Well, we can’t say we blame you, because we’ve been basically obsessed with them. In fact, we’ve recently made over an entire room along those atmospheric lines and now we’re looking to put the finishing touches on. These last few details are things we’d really prefer to make rather than buying and one of the things we need is a window treatment! We weren’t sure at first if a “farmhouse window treatment” specifically was going to be a thing, but we were pleasantly surprised when we got down to searching the crafty corners of the Internet.
If you’re just as interested in the idea of making your very own DIY farmhouse window treatment as we are, check out 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and info.
1. Wood and coat hook farmhouse curtain hanger
Like, were you initially having trouble even finding window treatments or curtain rods in stores that would really suit the aesthetic you were going for anyways? We found this to be especially true in the case of curtain rods. That’s why we thought this coat hooks idea was such a neat one! Maria Louise Designs shows you how to make a curtain hook system from wood and metal hooks, outlining not only how to put it together but also how to mount it and ways to hang the curtains so they sit right.
2. Roll-up shade and chiffon curtains farmhouse window treatment for under $50
Are you working on a little bit of a budget and looking for something a little lighter and more subtle in its style? Then you might prefer the way Nina Hendrick put together this roll-up shade and chiffon curtain system paired with a very simple rod. The best part? The whole thing cost them under $50 to purchase all the pieces for and put together.
3. DIY farmhouse style drop cloth curtains
Are you feeling quite fine with the idea of having a classic curtain rod and curtains that hang in much the normal ways as those that don’t have an aesthetic, but you wouldn’t mind adding at least a little but of a farmhouse charm to the curtains themselves in some way? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Liz Marie Blog did so through materiality by making these DIY farmhouse style drop cloth curtains themselves.
4. Rustic wooden window shutters
Is the window you’re working with quite small? Well, that’s not actually a bad thing, if you ask us! We think smaller windows are sometimes the perfect opportunity to create something really unique that wouldn’t suit a larger frame. These awesomely homemade, farmhouse style wooden shutters outlined step by careful step on Vintage News Junkie are the perfect example of what we mean.
5. Natural greenery window wreath and half curtains
If you’re going to put all kinds of work into making your very own window treatment rather than buying something wholly pre-made, would you rather make it like a decorative presentation instead of just a set of curtains? Then, particularly if you like adding greenery to your spaces as well, maybe you’d like to add some natural farmhouse charm by pairing a homemade green wreath with some old fashioned half curtains like Simply Stylings shows you how to do here.
6. Easy burlap curtains with side hooks
Are you actually feeling so intent on adding an old fashioned inspired farmhouse aesthetic to one of your spaces that you’re totally okay with the idea of the style being a little more overt? In that case, we’d definitely suggest checking out this tutorial from The Shingled House that teaches you step by surprisingly simple step how to make your very own burlap curtains. They even show you how and where to install some side hooks for pulling them out of the way when you want to as well.
7. Reclaimed wood window valance with lace curtains
Are you still thinking about how much you liked the loop of putting a wooden piece at the top of your window but you’re not actually looking to replace your curtain rod like you saw above? Then maybe you’d prefer to make a DIY wooden window valance instead! Not only does Christina Maria show you how to do that here, but they also give you style tips, like creating stunning contrast by pairing the valance with delicate lace curtains.
8. Sliding barn door window shutters
Are you actually quite experienced with installing larger pieces in your home and you’re not afraid of either a small challenge or a statement piece, so long as it bolsters the aesthetic you’re going for? In that case, we have a feeling you just might be the perfect person to give these full length barn door sliding window shutters outlined in full detail on Ella Claire Inspired a try!
9. Drop cloth and painted pipe farmhouse curtains
Did we almost catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making yourself a set of drop cloth curtains but you can’t help thinking that you’d prefer to incorporate the curtain rod into the look somehow as well, since beauty is often in the details? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Beauty for Ashes not only made their own drop cloth curtains but also made and put them up with a curtain rod made from a painted pipe.
10. Gathering natural canvas curtains
Are you still finding yourself thinking a lot about the roll-up curtains we showed you earlier, but you can’t help feeling like you’d also prefer a set that are made from a softer material than the bamboo sticks you saw there? Well, this version of a bottom-rising curtain actually gathers rather than rolling, but the action and the clear farmhouse charm are very similar! See how they’re made in a shockingly easy manner on By Harrington.
11. Folding plaid shades
Just because you’re hoping to incorporate a few farmhouse details here and there in your home doesn’t mean you have to make everything explicitly rustic, weathered, and old fashioned looking, right? Instead, try adding some plaid! We’d suggest taking a look at the way this tutorial from The DIY Mommy teaches you to use plaid fabric to make a folding shade that lowers and rises by unfolding or folding into layers when you pull.
12. Side gathering lace curtains and wing clips
Did we almost have you feeling convinced by the idea of lace curtains like we showed you earlier, but you’re just not sure that you’re entirely sold on the concept of pairing them with a wooden window valance? Then here’s another idea for your consideration instead! Check out how Ana Rosa enabled their lace curtains to slide or side-gather easily by attaching them to their simple curtain rod using wing clips.
13. Ticking stripe roller shades with button details
Does a lot of your DIY experience actually lie in working with softer materials and fabrics, meaning that you’re up for a bit more of a challenge when it comes to making some kind of unique curtains as your window treatment? In that case, especially if you like subtle detail, we have a feeling these ticking stripe roller shades complete with little buttons will be right up your alley. See how they’re done n more detail on The Painted Hive.
14. Rustic printed burlap sack valances
Just in case you’re not quite over the idea of making something from burlap yet but you’re also curious about whether you couldn’t make the project look even more explicitly rustic, here’s an awesome tutorial from Funky Junk Interiors that will help you do just that! These rustic printed burlap sack valances are actually even easier to do than we predicted right before we read the project over.
15. Gathered burlap valance with galvanized metal bunting and star details
Have you actually found yourself still thinking about the gathered curtains idea we showed you above but you’re a slightly more eclectic person when it comes to style, so you found that particular design a little plain for your tastes? In that case, we’re convinced that you’ll get a real kick out of the way Unskinny Boppy not only made their own gathered burlap window valance, but also created DIY galvanized metal bunting and star details to go with it. Their tutorial shows you how to make all of it happen!
Do you know another crafty home decor lover whose farmhouse chic home some of these pieces would look great in? Share this post with them so they can add some customized DIY charm to their windows too!