18 Stylish Ideas for Living Room Curtains to Transform Your Home

While living room curtains serve an important purpose in terms of providing privacy, they are far from just a functional item. The right drapes can add a real sense of style to a lounge, perhaps by making it feel light and airy or even by enhancing the room with a vibrant splash of color. These projects offer inspiration on the many ways you can tackle the issue, from simple tips on installation, to ideas on how to create exciting new designs.

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1. Create Custom Rods

Having window sizes which don’t suit standard curtain rods can be an issue when you’re trying to install living room curtains. However, Hometalker Amanda tackled this by

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2. Add Some Style to Your Rods

Curtain rods that feature decorative ends can bring a new sense of style to a living room. However, as this project shows, you do not have to spend lots on an expensive

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3. Make No-Sew Curtains

Making your own curtains is one way to get the design you want, but the idea of stitching and sewing can put some people off. Hometalker Julien got around this simply by

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4. Turn Sheets into Lightweight Drapes

Finding the right living room curtain ideas can be an expensive job, but Hometalker The Wicker House simply used cheap sheets from Wal-Mart to make lightweight drapes for

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5. Finish Your Room with a Striking Fabric

Living room curtains can often be as decorative as they are functional, and this project puts a spotlight on how the right design can perfectly finish off a room.

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6. Embrace Some Vintage Style

While Hometalker Jessica’s project is actually about her finding curtains for her master bedroom, it does offer some inspiration if you have large windows to cover in a

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7. Make Drop Cloth Drapes

When Hometalker Lindsey set about refreshing her living room, she knew that the right living room curtains could make a major difference to her efforts. Working to a

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8. Create Ruffled Curtains

Hometalker Deborah has admitted that her drop cloth living room curtains were time-consuming to make, but there is no doubting that the finished results were worth it.

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9. Soften Your Space

This project offers yet another fine example of how the simple addition of some living room curtains can make a huge difference to a space. Hometalker Tara opted for

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10. Stencil Your Own Designs

While many of the projects have dealt with hanging living room curtains in their existing form, Hometalker Megan offers some inspiration if you want to create your own

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11. Take Shortcuts to Style

If you are hoping to create curtains without sewing and also want tie-backs without drilling into walls, this project might be one for you. Simple Decorating Tips wanted

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12. Embrace an Airy Feel

This is another project which highlights the impact that living room window curtains can make. Creatively Living made light-colored drapes a priority during their

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13. Create Swiss Cross Curtains

Drop cloth drapes are a big hit with many Hometalkers, but Leigh Anne decided to bring a new sense of style to her living room curtains by adding a Swiss Cross design to

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14. Quickly Replace Blinds

Blinds are used in many different types of home, and Hometalker Engineer Your Space has come up with a great way to quickly replace vertical slats with curtains. She

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15. Add DIY Pleats to Your Drapes

Finding the right style of living room curtains in a store always feels like a major win, but what if they don’t have the stylish, pleated look that you were hoping for?

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16. Breathe New Life into IKEA Curtains

Even the most basic living room curtains can transform a space, but Hometalker Mimzy’s project provides some exciting inspiration if you want your drapes to ooze some

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17. Create a Faux Valance Feel

Valance curtains for living room use are always popular, and Hometalker Theredpaintedcottage created hers by using drop cloth purchased from Home Depot. Recognizing the

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18. Lengthen Short Curtains

Finding the perfect living room curtains only to discover they are too short can be a real pain. However, you could follow Hometalker DIYHIPCHICKS’ lead by adding some

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