Creative Window Treatment Ideas

Creative Window Treatment Ideas

November 01, 2018

Modifying your home’s window treatments is one of the easiest ways to breathe new life into your interior design. However, with more and more window treatment options now available, it can be difficult to choose which treatment option to go with. Fortunately, changing window treatments is typically much less expensive than redesigning an entire room and can therefore be an affordable way to spruce up your interior design. We have compiled a few popular ideas for updating your window treatments and have provided options for all budgets.




One of the most popular ways to update your home’s window treatments is by installing blinds. These can be vertical or horizontal, vinyl, wood, faux wood, and more. Maximum Impact Plus is one of the Winnipeg area’s premier interior design companies and we can help you make the right decisions when choosing your blinds. We carry the full line of window treatments from Hunter Douglas, which is a superior brand that will for sure bring your home a feel of elegance. We have several options to choose from and can help you choose what will suit your needs, your budget, and your home’s aesthetic from classic blinds to privacy sheers, Hunter Douglas is a great choice.




One of the most budget-friendly ways to update your home’s window treatments is the DIY method. There are several ways you can install new window treatments for well-under $25. You could consider creating your own curtain rods, hardware, or even curtains themselves. Some of the more creative DIY projects we have seen include using place-mats, sheets, or scrap fabric to fashion curtains. Even more unique ideas include not using curtains at all, but decorating the window with decorative jars, lights, and flowers. There are a number of ways to approach DIY window treatments and many are easy to do on a tight-budget.


Bring the Outdoors In


Another option for sprucing up your windows is by bringing the outdoors in. You can accomplish this by using wreaths, swags, or even shutters on the inside of your home to create a unique look. The best part about re-purposing items that are typically meant for outdoors is that they are built to last and you can often find them local rummage sales or even in your own attic.




Cornices are another great way of changing the look of your interior without spending a lot of money. Not only are cornices available at a wide variety of prices, but they are also a popular DIY item. This means that if you choose to go the DIY route, you will find plenty of videos and how-to’s to help you along the way. If you would rather purchase a cornice, there are a number of them available at low-cost to high-end stores and there are an infinite number of styles and patterns to choose from.


Knick-Knack Storage and Display


A great option for children’s rooms or for more bohemian homes is to use your window area to store and display knick-knacks, keepsakes, and toys. This is definitely an alternative approach to traditional window treatments but can be a great way to show off some of your (or your children’s) prized possessions.


Café Curtains


Using café curtains over traditional full-length curtains is another way to spruce up your home’s interior. Café curtains have been around for many years and their popularity rises and falls depending on the current fashions and trends. They are, however, a staple in the interior design industry and are a unique way of changing up your interior design.


Curtains and Drapes


Perhaps the most traditional method of changing the look of a home’s window treatment is to install new curtains or drapes. Since this method has been around for hundreds of years, it also has the largest number of patterns and styles available. From discount stores to high-end boutiques, homeowners can easily find new curtains or drapes to match their style and their budget.


Roman Shades


Ever since the mid-1990s, Roman Shades have been growing in popularity. What started out as a window-treatment option only available to clients with larger budgets has now become accessible to homeowners all across the country. There are a number of patterns and styles available on the market and homeowners can choose to purchase and install them themselves or hire an interior design firm to create more of a custom look.


Updating your home’s interior design can be as easy as installing new window treatments. No matter the budget, there is a treatment option for everyone. Whether you choose to install floor-to-ceiling blinds or Roman shades, or even update the curtains or drapes, homeowners can easily transform the look and feel of their homes by updating their window treatments.


 - Angie Kendel, from Maximum Impact Plus, is a CID Certified Interior Decorator and has vast experience with interior renovations and a passion for helping people increase the value of their home by recommending improvements to increase a home’s value and creating beautiful, aesthetic living spaces. As a CSP Certified Staging Professional, she is not only able to showcase a home for sale for that instant “WOW Factor”, she is able to increase the value of client’s home, helping them sell their home at top dollar. By applying universal design as a CAPS Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Angie is able to help clients with changing physical abilities today, tomorrow and anticipating their needs in the future, allowing them to maintain their independence and stay in their home longer.