Decorating & Design

July 20, 2017

Bring New Life To Windows With This Whimsical DIY

If you want to upgrade the look of your windows and bring life to it, you might want to spruce up a standard roller blind and cover the windows with pretty fabric, and echo the pattern on your drapes.

Some statistics suggest saving of energy up to 20%. Whilst a roller shutter can completely blackout a window, making it ideal for shift workers, the biggest benefits is how much more efficient it can make your air conditioning and heating, if you do have one installed yet, visit Peninsula Heating and cooling.

The use of window shutters is ideal for insulating your home. And if you need aluminum roller shutters, make sure to find yours at roller shutters croydon park. In addition to providing temperature control and insulation, they also offer weather protection by shielding you from winds up to 100 km/h without getting rattled. They can also withstand hailstorms and heavy rainfall and are made to deflect any debris such as branches to prevent damage to your windows.

Get step-by-step instructions below!


  1. Choose a fabric with an isolated pattern, which will make it easier to cut out the motifs for the drapes.
  2. Fully extend the blind and measure its dimensions. Add 3″ to 4″ to the width and length so that you have a bit of overhang on either side and along the bottom. Cut the fabric to size.
  3. Center the fabric on your blind, then attach it using spray adhesive. Fold the overhanging fabric along the length and bottom of the blind and use fabric glue to attach it to the back side of the blind, creating a crisp finished edge.
  4. Cut the motifs (here, feathers) from your leftover fabric and attach them to ready-made drapes using fabric glue.
Author: Stacy Lee Kong

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