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Tips for Windows

Curtains or blinds?

Blinds are practical, allowing you to adjust the light that comes in, while curtains are more of a design element. What’s best for your space?

Install a non-traditional window

While most windows are square or rectangular, they can come in all shapes and sizes. Change things up with a circular or arch-shaped window.

Add a valance to your window

A window valance is a great addition to a window as it works to hide the bars or hardware that come with drapes and curtains.

Bring natural light in

Install a skylight or high window into a room to add natural light and provide ventilation.

Go green with your windows

Replace your windows to reduce utility costs by choosing energy-efficient options made from environmentally friendly materials.

Windows & Doors Ideas

Top Projects for Windows

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DIY Window Videos

DIY window video tutorials for you to enjoy. Don't forget to take notes.

DIY Window Bench With Storage

Today I’m going to show you how my husband built a window bench with storage for our master bedroom.I’ve had this project burning in the back of my mind for a long time. Initially, I really wanted a window bench with drawers, but we had an incident, you can read more about it on my blog ( so I decided to ditch the drawers and simply make a bench with a trunk instead.

How To Create Magazine-Style Farmhouse Windows

Do you have skinny window casings on your windows? Do you lack a window sill? Do you dream of those farmhouse window casings that you see in magazines? Your dream is about to come true.

Mirror, Mirror on the Window? Daylight Privacy Mirror Film Tutorial

**Update** I had some questions regarding using this on double pane windows so after a lot of research. I went to and found a quote that said it was safe for dual paned glass. There were a lot of reviews on Amazon and I couldn't find one that said it was a problem for their double pane windows but if in doubt, contact a professional window tint installer. ** When we bought this house a year ago, it was the house of many firsts. One first, was the fact that this house had windows on the garage. We had never had a garage with windows before. And you know what they say about first impressions. Every time someone walked to our front door, they would pass these windows first. When I set up the garage, I put a shelf in front of the window, because almost most of the other wall space had pegboards already on them. I put it in front of the window and I proceeded to load it with just about every paint can that I had. Every time I walked by the garage, I groaned but was too lazy to move the shelf and ALL THOSE cans of paint. So, I sent my husband to buy blinds. Either he bought the wrong size or I measured wrong and it was probably the latter. But, I hated seeing the inside of the garage so much, I attempted to put them up anyway. I don't know why we didn't take them back and get the right size. I think I just wasn't happy with how the blinds looked so it didn't matter. I am not sure how I came across this mirror window film but it looked like it might be the perfect solution for me.

Up-Cycled Window Blinds

Six months out of the year, we have the windows open in our home. We have blinds on most of the windows which are fine but I wanted to make them look prettier so here's what I did...

New Window Projects

Need some new window inspiration? Check out the new projects here.

Browse Window Projects

DYI Cornice Board Window Treatement

Headboards New Use

Privacy Window Film

Kitchen Window Replacement


Adding Texture With Bamboo Shades

More Glass Gems Made Into a Suncatcher!

Sliding Glass Door Vertical Blind and Valence Redo

Sun Catcher Inspired by a Hometalker

How to Create a Faux, No-Sew Roman Shade

How to Hang Drapery Panels the Right Way!

How we trimmed our windows and doors...

Casement Window and French Door Replacement

DIY One Hour Window Treatments!

DIY Stained Glass Containers From Yogurt Jars

Rustic Window Valance

How to Make Easy Curtain Panels

DIY Marble Window Shelf

Turn Bedskirt and Pillow Shams Into a Window Valance

Adding Depth to Casement Window for Mounting Mini Blinds

DIY: Custom Roller Shades (2 Ways)

Farmhouse Window Frame

17 Stunning DIY Window Treatment Ideas

Love It Or List It Home Upgrades

My custom purple shutters

How to Install Roman Shades

Poster Board Cornice!

How to EASILY Stain the Inside of Glass!

Pony Bead Suncatcher

Reused "look" Outdoor Shutters

Installing Easy Fit Conservatory Blinds

Good Bye Hot Sun

One Day Makeovers

Sewing Pinch Pleat Panels

DIY: Create Your Own Homemade Window Clings!

Flowing in the Sunlight: Eight Ideas for Using Fabric Window Treatment

Sneaky Roman Blind Makeover

Make a {faux} No-Sew Roman Shade {and Create Your Own Chevron Fabric}

Window Blinds Are Making a Boring Window to an Art of Imagination!

Dining Room Inspired by 'Once Upon a Time'

Making an Abalone Shell Sun Catcher

Film Slide Sun Catcher

Tablecloth Repurposed as Faux Balloon Shade

Adding a Little Punch~ Flowering & Fluttering Branches

Is the Curtain Industry Being Blinded Out By Blinds?

Vintage Tablecloths to Valances

Make Super Easy Farmhouse Shutters

Livingroom Window

Abalone Sun Catcher

Get the Hang For Stenciling Curtains

Easy Window Valances

Velux Update

Add Curb Appeal With DIY Board and Batten Shutters

Offset window fake out!

Black Painted Window Tutorial

London Shade Tutorial

New Window – Replacing a Door, Starting on Lodi’s Space

Faux Stained Glass Window

Cling Film Cutout Privacy Window!

Ruffle Valance With Tie Backs