22 Amazing DIY Curtains That Look Expensive

Last Updated on May 27, 2022

DIY curtains are the best way to dress up your room without blowing your budget! These 22 tutorials for DIY drapes have great ideas and easy tips for creating your own beautiful curtains.

It is no secret I love curtains. I have said it before, and I will say it again (and again and again)…every room should have them! You can take our home tour to see the curtains we have used throughout our house.

We even recorded this entire podcast episode about the 2 things every room needs (spoiler alert–one of the items is curtains, but you'll have to listen to find out what the other item is). I think they scare people because window treatments can be so expensive. But I am here to tell you that you can have amazing curtains for a fraction of the price if you are willing to do a little work! I recently made some really fun and really easy tassel curtains (see below!) for our master bedroom and I am in love with them! There are so many amazing tutorials for DIY curtains out there, and I have put together my favorites for you. DIY drapes can be really easy–even if you don't sew! These options will give you plenty of ideas to get started.

Amazing DIY Curtains

tassel curtains and plant

Easy Colorful Tassel Curtains by Kaleidoscope Living. Inexpensive store-bought panels and colorful tassel trim make these DIY curtains among the easiest to make! I love that they add so much color and texture to a room. They are my favorite addition to our recent master bedroom makeover.

Stenciled DIY Drapes by Balancing Home. Stencils are such a great way to bring in DIY design (I've even stenciled a backsplash)! These stenciled curtains are gorgeous and surprisingly simple.

stenciled curtains

Simple Drapery Panels by Cleverly Inspired. Adding fabric panels to a piece of reclaimed wood trim is genius! And shockingly simple.

easy curtains with wood

DIY Curtain Update by 3 Little Greenwoods for Kaleidoscope Living. Use a pair of already made drapes and add trim and fabric to elevate your look!

easy DIY curtains with trim and fabric

How to Make Curtains (the easy way)! by Kaleidoscope Living. I love LONG curtains and was having trouble finding affordable ones I also liked. So I made my own for our dining room (which has since had a makeover–you can see the current version of the dining room here, but I do miss those beautiful curtains)!

easy curtains with pipe rods

Dress Up Curtains with Pompom Trim by Better Homes & Gardens. I never met a pompom trim I didn't love. Using them as stripes is unexpected and fun!

easy pompom curtains
easy fringe curtains in girl's room

Fabulous Fringe Curtains by love Maegan.com. Fabulous really does not cover these amazing (and amazingly simple) DIY fringe curtains!

 No-Sew Curtains the Lazy Way by Kaleidoscope Living. Updating plain panels is one of my favorite budget-friendly decor tricks. These from my daughter's old room are some of my favorites! Though I love her new room, I do miss those gorgeous curtains!

beautiful new sew curtains

Pom Pom Curtains by Oh Joy! This may be the most simple tutorial here. Grab your curtains and your pompoms and get to work! It's no secret I love colorful pom poms (check out this wreath I made), so I may have to give this a try soon.

easy pompom curtains

DIY Fold & Clamp Tie Dye by The White Buffalo Styling Co. Perfect for anyone who wants a touch of classy boho in their room, these DIY tie-dye drapes are beautiful!

lux tie dye curtains

No-sew Greek Key Curtains by View Along The Way. Can you believe these are a DIY? Follow this tutorial and create your own for a fraction of the cost!

easy greek key curtains

DIY Grommet Top Curtains Using Shower Curtains by Hey There, Home. Curtains don't have to be, well, curtains! Get creative and follow this smart tutorial.

shower curtains into drapes

DIY Faux Roman Shade by The Gathered Home. Roman shades can easily put you over budget (trust me–we finally invested in some for Attley's room and Avery's room and the cost was surprising even with them on sale)! This smart tutorial teaches you how to DIY your own.

easy faux roman shade

Striped Curtain Tutorial by View Along The Way. Stripes are forever a classic. These big bold DIY stripes are an awesome statement piece!

easy striped curtains

Lined Back-Tab Curtains by View Along The Way. Sometimes you need lined drapes–lots of people prefer them in their bedroom. This tutorial will show you how to create your own!

colorful lined nursery curtains

DIY Curtains with Easy Painted Stripes by Jenna Burger Design. Want a skinny stripe for a touch of interest? Use this simple DIY.

simple striped curtains

No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Ribbon Drapes by Life On Virginia Street. I love a DIY that looks chic and expensive. These ribbon curtains look exactly like the costly version at a fraction of the price!

pottery barn inspired ribbon curtains

DIY Pinch Pleat Curtains by The Grit and Polish. I cannot believe these are a DIY! Pinch pleats look hard, but this tutorial breaks it down step-by-step.

easy pinch pleat ikea curtains

No Sew Curtains by How To Nest For Less. A simple tutorial for creating your own simple panels.

colorful no sew curtains

How to Make Curtains Tutorial by Two Twenty One. Don't let cost keep you from dressing up your windows! This tutorial will help you stay on budget.

no sew curtains

How to Sew Curtains with Drapery Hooks by The Chronicles Of Home. I love the look of metal hooks–it looks like a little jewelry for your curtains! Check out this DIY to add your own.

teal curtains with brass drapery hooks

7 DIY Curtain Ideas by DIY Decor Mom. Why settle for one tutorial when you can see 7 DIY curtain options in one place! I love them all.

greek key curtains in neutral room

Easy-Sew Curtains by Hey, Let's Make Stuff by Cori George. Simple pocket curtains are easy to make!

pocket curtains out of fabric

Can you believe how simple these curtain options are? SO many great ideas. Please don't let curtains scare you–they are one of my favorite things to DIY! The possibilities are endless (lined, pompoms, ribbons, pinch pleats, I can go on and on!) and the results will complete your decor in the best way possible. Have your curtains and want to make cool tie-backs? We DIY'd these simple beaded ones and I love the added pop and texture they bring to Attley's room!

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