The Fix: Big windows can be both a blessing and a curse, especially if there are neighboring homes close by. Blakeney's practical-yet-chic tip? "Get a double curtain rod and hang a heavy fabric on the outside — I like to use kantha quilts as black-out curtains," she says. " Then hang a romantic voile or linen on the inside for daytime privacy."

8 Clever (and Cozy!) Fixes for Every Major Bedroom Complaint

The Fix: Big windows can be both a blessing and a curse, especially if there are neighboring homes close by. Blakeney's practical-yet-chic tip? "Get a double curtain rod and hang a heavy fabric on the outside — I like to use kantha quilts as black-out curtains," she says. " Then hang a romantic voile or linen on the inside for daytime privacy."

Second or double curtain rod solution tip and trick.  You just need an elastic hair band to install it ! Credit goes to my dad !

Second or double curtain rod solution tip and trick. You just need an elastic hair band to install it ! Credit goes to my dad !

Vcny 4-pack Barcelona Double-Layer Curtain Set, Gray ($32) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, home decor, window treatments, curtains, grey, jacquard curtains, grommet window panels, window curtains y gray window curtains

Vcny 4-pack Barcelona Double-Layer Curtain Set, Gray ($32) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, home decor, window treatments, curtains, grey, jacquard curtains, grommet window panels, window curtains y gray window curtains

Another temporary option for the colder months of the year is to use curtain clips to hang a thick insulation behind summery curtains.

Another temporary option for the colder months of the year is to use curtain clips to hang a thick insulation behind summery curtains.

Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, and matches existing decor—can be tricky. As a solution, some homeowners opt for creating their own alternative window treatments, in the process saving money and injecting personality into their spaces. Check out 12 of our favorite DIY window coverings from around the Web.

Lose the Drapes: 12 Better Ways to Dress a Window

Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, and matches existing decor—can be tricky. As a solution, some homeowners opt for creating their own alternative window treatments, in the process saving money and injecting personality into their spaces. Check out 12 of our favorite DIY window coverings from around the Web.

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