Make your own no-sew faux Roman shade!


Need an easy window treatment? I developed a way to make a faux Roman shade by using a piece of fabric and humble tension rods! For more information and a full tutorial, click here: http://www.impartinggrace.com/2011/05/faux-roman-shade-tutorial.html
make your own no sew faux roman shade, diy, home decor, window treatments
make your own no sew faux roman shade, diy, home decor, window treatments
First you create a doubled-over piece fabric the size of your window, then hang it from a tension rod inside the window.
make your own no sew faux roman shade, diy, home decor, window treatments
Next you hang a tension rod on the outside of the fabric and drape the top portion of the fabric over that rod.
make your own no sew faux roman shade, diy, home decor, window treatments
You continue adding rods and draping until your shade is of the size and fullness you like.
make your own no sew faux roman shade, diy, home decor, window treatments
Here's the finished product!
make your own no sew faux roman shade, diy, home decor, window treatments
The possibilities for this kind of shade are endless. I created another one using a tablecloth for fabric!
Richella Parham

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2 questions
  • Candis
    on Sep 5, 2016

    How many tension rods did you use ? For window shown. I can't sew a lick so this is so exciting. I have 9 windows in my living room that would have to be closed for privacy at night, how hard is it to put them up like you had them each day? A lot of work ? Is this treatment mainly for those that want to leave them up? he help !! Will appreciate your answer. Thank you & God bless, Candis

    • Richella Parham
      on Sep 5, 2016

      These are not workable Roman shades; they're faux Roman shades. So they're always up--you can't lower them for privacy. I used three tension rods to create the shade shown here.

  • Pat Wells
    on Oct 15, 2017

    How do the shades go up and down?
    • Richella Parham
      on Oct 16, 2017

      These shades don't go up and down. Note that they're faux Roman shades--they are stationary window treatments, not working ones.

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  • LaToya Brake
    on Nov 16, 2015

    I've been looking for something like this! I can't wait to try it, thanks!

    • Richella Parham
      on Nov 16, 2015

      @LaToya Brake Hope it works well for you! Lots of people have used my tutorial over the years and we've all had good results. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Pat Light
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Super nice, I am going to try it on my kitchen window...thank you
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