How long have you been eyeing those expensive drapes at West Elm? Stop drooling and make some that only look expensive and that doesn’t hurt your wallet. You can make them on the cheap with plain fabric, your favorite stencil pattern, paint, and grommets. Stenciling your OWN curtains is a fabulous way to find a design/pattern you like and have the opportunity to use ANY color your heart desires! Let’s check out these 12 DIY curtain ideas that will inspire you to stencil and save money:
Chippa Sunshine previously thought she would have to nix the idea of designer Ikat patterns. Using our Ikat Khanjali Stencil, an inexpensive roller shade, and several paint colors, she created the look she envisioned when she first planned the bedroom makeover – and it turned out better than she expected!
H2O Bungalow wanted to keep the functionality of her vertical blinds, but needed some extra style. She decided stenciling directly on them would be the perfect DIY project. Our Morse Code Stencil definitely the perfect pattern choice for her beach home!
With the price of attending college being what it is, House on the Way knows it’s important to think frugally when planning her daughter’s dorm décor. She cut a twin sheet in half, painted on a modern pattern with our Step Up Triangles Stencil, and hung it with Command Hooks to not damage the dorm room wall. SO simple and stylish!
The Hunted interior stenciled our Cheetah Spots Stencil on plain IKEA drape panels to add ferocity to her chic living room. She used acrylic paint to stencil these curtains and recommends mixing it with a textile medium to lessen the “crunch factor”.
Stencils are perfect for all surfaces! We know the Moroccan Scallops Stencil can create an allover wallpaper and faux tile look on walls, ceilings and furniture, but it can also add pattern and color to plain fabric drapes, too. This fun stenciled curtain project is by Tatertots & Jello.
While They Snooze needed to liven up her “yawn” fabric curtain panels from IKEA. As soon as she spied our Moroccan Key Stencil, it was all over for her plain-Jane curtains. “I knew I could make them cooler for very little money with paint”, she shares. What a difference!
The Cards We Drew didn’t go running to the home good or fabric store because she would either find really expensive fabric in the right color… or fabric that was in her price range in the right design, but wrong color. She immediately knew stenciling DIY curtains with our Chain Link Stencil was the way to go for her home office. It looks so good!
Mabey She Made It’s living room gets a lot of good light due to three large windows. Curtains for these large windows would cost a lot though, and she didn’t really want to spend a lot. She turned to customizing inexpensive white curtain panels with our Adana Abstract Floral Stencil.
Home Stories A to Z was swooning over designer curtains that she couldn’t afford. She turned to Plan B and decided to stencil on plain Ikea curtains. She had an array patterns to choose from at Royal Design Studio, and she chose our Casablanca Trellis Moroccan design that was similar to that of the designer curtains.
Sondra Lyn at Home loved how stenciling her DIY curtains allowed her to coordinate with her bedroom headboard with any color scheme she wanted. With the sleeker look she had in mind, our Fabric Damask Stencil brings the right amount of pattern and elegance to her bedroom makeover.
If you can’t find the color of fabric you want, or you’re still lusting over those too-expensive designer curtains, head on over to the world of stenciling! You can use any color scheme you like when stenciling DIY curtains, and you can also mimic those West Elm fabrics without going over budget. Have you made your own stenciled curtains? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.