Drab Drapes? Dress Your Windows With These 8 Curtain Alternatives


Curtains are a staple in many homes but the new interior decoration is choosing an alternative that is a far greater value-add for the home. But there are times where you feel bored with the curtains you have and feel it’s time to update the style, they can be very expensive to replace. There are a number of alternative replacement curtain, but still can give you privacy and also added value for your home.

Window Shelves

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Some windows do not require full coverage. For this window, homeowners may choose to install a set of glass shelves instead of curtains. This approach allows them to meet their privacy needs while displaying decorative accessories, herbal collections, or anything else that interests them.


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Shades are an excellent choice for those looking to forget about drapes. They are similar enough to drapes but have a lot more functionality and designs.

Indoor Shutter

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If you are looking for a more permanent solution, consider indoor shutters. They may be costly, but they will add value to your home and are a fantastic way to keep out light and neighbors.

Fabrics Garland

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For a light and fancy window treatment, knot a selection of fabrics over a cord or dowel to form a garland. The color, pattern, and length are completely customizable, and DIYers can mix different textures to create a one-of-a-kind fashion statement.

Stained Glass

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A pretty and easy way to cover your windows, stained glass panels come in varying sizes and designs, allowing you to find one that fits your decor and individual personality.


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Blinds are a fairly simple mechanism, allowing you to give the room as much light or shade as you prefer. They come in a variety of different styles so it is (mostly) quite easy to find a style to suit your interior décor, but we love the look of this wooden blinds because they gave a warm impression to the room.

Laser Cut Wood Panels

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These wooden window panels can make a real statement in the home, as the wood is cut to your specifications and design needs. Depending on the design you choose, you may or may not need the window behind the wood to be frosted for additional privacy.

Frosted Glass

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If you don’t want anyone looking in, but still want some light pouring in, then use frosting to artistically cover up the windows. You can use either frosting spray or frosting contact paper.


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