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."

Sheers over Large Window in Living Room Grey and White Ripplefold Drapery and Sheers                                                                                                                                                      More

Sheers over Large Window in Living Room Grey and White Ripplefold Drapery and Sheers More

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.

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 !

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.

Great tip!  They mounted the blinds higher on the window. Then used a little board between to make the middle trim appear to go all the way up and therefore the window looks taller.  When totally open the whole window is open and all the light comes in.  (This pic is before the little faux trim piece is added, click to see the blog) Excellent idea!

Great tip! They mounted the blinds higher on the window. Then used a little board between to make the middle trim appear to go all the way up and therefore the window looks taller. When totally open the whole window is open and all the light comes in. (This pic is before the little faux trim piece is added, click to see the blog) Excellent idea!

Curtains Curtains Double Window Curtains Designs For Double Windows Designs Home Design Double Window Curtains Designs

Curtains Curtains Double Window Curtains Designs For Double Windows Designs Home Design Double Window Curtains Designs

I love having the options of sheer curtains and solid curtains on same rod or same window up high!!

I love having the options of sheer curtains and solid curtains on same rod or same window up high!!

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