Affordable ideas for covering a very large window?
February 27, 2012 6:12 PM Subscribe
What is the cheapest way to attractively curtain a very large window?
posted by JoannaC to home & garden (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I just moved into a place with a massive window that is partially 'curtained' in very run-down venetian blind type stuff that is broken and doesn't completely cover the window. It does not have enough string to lower and cover everything and the rods to lever it are missing. It is also a huge eyesore. I want to improve it, but money is really tight.
The window runs from about half a meter off the floor straight up to the ceiling and spans an entire wall of a room about 10 metres long. I am worried that proper curtains for a window that large will be really expensive. Is there something I can look for that is cheaper? Or alternatively is there a DIY I can do short of covering it with white poster board? Anything at all that will be affordable here?
Boyfriend doesn't care; he is not into decorating. So I am on my own both in terms of money and effort. There may be an IKEA gift card from my mother in the future, but I am not sure what they would have. I just really need to narrow it down to what I should look for in the somewhat affordable category.