Fake a full curtain with well-spaced panels

Instead of buying fabric to fully cover your windows, use small pieces to get the same look. Get tutorial here

Turn $5 bedsheets into long, billowy curtains

Buy a couple flat sheets to give your large windows a bright, billowy look on the cheap. Get tutorial here

Create these cute no-sew tie-up shades

This clever curtain hack will leave you with charmingly puffed window dressings, topped with bows. Get tutorial here

Cover drop cloth curtains in stencil designs

Paint pretty stenciled patterns across your plain drop cloth panels for a custom look. Get tutorial here

Pair slim curtain panels with bamboo shades

For the full designer look, pair an inexpensive curtain set with bamboo shades. Get tutorial here

Turn blinds into roman shades with fabric

Lay a pretty piece of fabric over your ordinary blinds to create very convincing roman shades. Get tutorial here

Or get the look with fabric and drapery clips

Break out your favorite fabric and cut 2 pieces to hang with drapery clips over small windows. Get tutorial here

Add length to short curtains with fabric

If you've found the perfect curtains but they're just a bit too short, add height with matching fabric. Get tutorial here

Use a shower curtain as a flowy added valence

Create accents for a boring window dressing by adding a valance or tie with a shower curtain. Get tutorial here

Edge plain curtains with colorful lace

Get this expensive, magazine-worthy look by adding lace table runners to regular curtains. Get tutorial here

Tie dye some fringed drop cloth curtains

Bring on the boho vibe with a dip dyed curtain that will give you some privacy but also let in sun. Get tutorial here

Line plain drop cloth with pretty fabric

Easily give plain drop cloth curtains a pretty edged effect using a bold, patterned fabric. Get tutorial here