In our opinion, the easiest way to increase how appealing the aesthetic of a bedroom is lies in the decorative details. Even if the space is small or strangely laid out, things like beautiful curtains and really just increase how nice it is to spend time in tenfold. That’s why we love making custom curtains in each of our rooms! Sure, we can buy all kinds of nice curtain sets in stores, but making them ourselves always makes us feel more satisfied in how we’re putting the finishing touches on the room and tying it together.
Are you feeling just as intrigued as we were, if not more, by the idea of making your very own DIY curtains, especially for a bedroom? Check out these 15 lovely ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. DIY IKEA hack pom pom curtains
Do you actually already have a set of curtains that you like the base colour and style of but you can’t help feeling like they could use a little but of a colour pop or perhaps some extra detail and personality? well, if you’ve ever liked the whimsy of pom poms, then we think you’ll enjoy they way Wayback Machine shows you how to add some pom pom trim to the edges of your curtains very quickly and easily.
2. Pretty tea towel curtains
Are you the kind of person who will take just about any opportunity you can to do a little bit of upcycling or repurposing? In that case, we think you’ll get a kick out of the way Apartment Therapy turned some brightly patterned tea towels into curtains! They show theirs hanging in the kitchen, but we actually used this same idea in a baby bedroom that had smaller windows thank to an angled ceiling because the tea towels fit perfectly compared to standard sized curtains, which were far too long and gathered in a pile on the floor.
3. DIY stencilled drapes
If you’re the kind of crafting enthusiast who would always much rather customize your own patterns than limit yourself to just what’s available a the fabric store, then we’re pretty sure this next tutorial has just the kind of thing you’re looking for! Balancing Home walks you step by step through the process of making these lovely custom stencilled drapes and shows you how they made a repeating pattern to coordinate with the rest fo their room.
4. Washable striped curtains
The idea of washing curtains isn’t necessarily something every homeowner would take into consideration, but we find that we take ours down and wash them periodically because we have dust allergies and asthma in the family and doing so helps keep those from being quite so irritated throughout the year. That’s why we loved the way View Along The Way teaches you to add custom painted stripes to curtains using products and techniques that can withstand the occasional wash.
5. Sharpie script curtains
Are you feeling very intrigued indeed by this whole concept of customizing your own curtain print by hand rather than simply choosing a pre-printed fabric from the store and sewing the curtains yourself, but you’re hoping to find a slightly more delicate looking idea than the stencils and stripes you’ve seen so far? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza made these gorgeous script curtains done quite simply with Sharpie. You can even pick your own text!
6. Tablecloth curtains
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making your own curtains from upcycled materials, but the tea towel idea isn’t going to work because you do need longer curtains that reach from a higher ceiling to the floor? In that case, we think you’ll have a little more luck doing something like this tablecloth upcycling curtain project featured in detail on Just A Girl!
7. DIY curtains for beginner sewing enthusiasts
Have you actually been scrolling through our list and thinking about how you might just find it easier to sew your own curtains because you’ve seen plenty of beautiful colours and prints that you liked at the fabric store but you’ve never seen similar things in fully pre-made curtains being sold already finished? Then we think you’ll appreciate this curtain pattern from Two Twenty One that’s laid out so easily even beginners with a sewing machine could pull it off!
8. Fold and clamp tie dye curtains
Perhaps you’ve actually been staring at a set of white curtains you already have hanging up and thinking about how much you’d like to change both the colour and the visual texture of them, all at once? Well, if you’re down for a look that’s a little funkier than some of the things you’ve seen so far, then we’d totally encourage you to take a look at how The White Buffalo Styling Co. did some fold and clamp tie-dying with their curtains!
9. Lace covered window screens
Have you actually been scrolling through our list and wondering whether there might be a lovely alternative to curtains all together, since you’re just trying to give the room a little privacy from the outside rather than actually stopping any sunlight from getting in, thanks to where its situated in the house? Well, if you like vintage looking things, then we have a feeling you might prefer to see how Design Made replaced their screens with lace and left it at that!
10. Pretty ruffled curtains
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your own curtains, would you rather make something pretty and whimsical, even if it takes a little more time? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest checking out how Maison de Pax created these adorable cream coloured curtains with lovely layered ruffles gathered at the bottom! They’re easier to do than they look.
11. Greek key curtains
Are you still feeling quite interested in the concept of adding some custom patterning to your curtain, or the fabric you’ll make curtains out of, but you’re just not feeling convinced by any of the designs we’ve shown you so far? Then here’s another one for your consideration. We love how easily View Along The Way outlines the process for making these curtains that feature a straight minimalist border around the edge and a Greek key shape in each corner.
12. One-yard changeable window treatment
Are you actually looking for an alternative to classic curtains for a singular window that’s rather thin, but that will still block out the sun when you need to? Then we think you might have more success with something like this no-sew window shade tha can be hung up three different ways and only requires a single yard of fabric! Get the full details for making your own on In My Own Style.
13. Painted stripe curtains
Were you quite intrigued indeed by the idea we mentioned earlier of painting stripes onto your curtains, but you’re looking for a slightly less chunky, more frequently striped design and you’re not concerned about techniques that will make the curtains easier to wash? In that case, we’d suggest check out this alternative tutorial from Infarrantly Creative instead!
14. Fitted sheet window shade
Just in case you’re still interested in upcycling in order to create the curtains for your bedroom window but neither the tea towels nor the table cloth held your entire attention, here’s another concept that might work better! We love the way this tutorial from In My Own Style shows you how to created an adjustable gathered half-curtain using ribbon and a fitted sheet.
15. Beautiful flutter curtains
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across something truly unique and even more whimsical than any of the options we’ve shown you so far? Then we’d be willing to bet that this stunning “flutter curtain” idea featured step by step on Kojo Designs will be a little more up your alley! This photo displays it in a living room, but we can picture it perfectly in a calm, lovely bedroom instead.
Have you made other lovely styles of homemade curtains before that you were very happy with indeed and that would look beautiful in a bedroom but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!