Looking to dress up your windows and add privacy but don't have the budget for expensive Roman blinds? Here are seven clever and stylish DIY Roman shades that will bring in the pretty on a budget. These ideas are such a fabulous way to add instant impact, color, and pattern to a room!

By Heather Luckhurst
July 05, 2016
Roman Shade Makeovers

These high end looking bamboo Roman blinds are actually made from bamboo fencing! Such a thrifty project -- only $10! These are beautiful on their own or paired with drapes. See how to make them at Bigger Than The Three Of US.

2. Miniblinds Transformed into Roman Shades

Roman Shade Makeovers

Convert those miniblinds you already have in your home (or buy them new -- they are so inexpensive!) into stunning fabric Roman shades with a designer look! Choose a fabric that will coordinate with your room to personalize your space! See Maryann's easy to follow step-by-step instructions at Domestically Speaking.

3. No-Sew Relaxed Roman Shades

Roman Shade Makeovers

Roman shades with a Restoration Hardware appearance for just $15! The bonus part is that they are no-sew! These shades are made using a vinyl roller shade as the base so you can pull them up and down with no annoying cords, too. See how they are made at In My Own Style.

4. Faux Roman Shade

Roman Shade Makeovers

In just over an hour you can make a gorgeous faux Roman shade like this! I love the ribbon edging and that they are made with glue -- making this a great project for anyone who doesn't have a sewing machine. See the supplies and easy instructions at Inspiration for Moms.

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5. Lined Roman Shade

Roman Shade Makeovers

This black-and-white faux Roman shade will add a fresh pop of style and pattern to any kitchen window! The black ribbon border adds such a pretty detail! No fancy or complicated mounting hardware is required -- just use picture hanging hooks, making this so easy to mount on your window. See Jessica's step-by-step instructions at Decor Adventures.

6. 2-Yard Roman Shades

Roman Shade Makeovers

Two yards of fabric is all it takes to make these custom Roman shades! With such a small amount of fabric required, you can splurge a bit and use designer fabric for this gorgeous window treatment! See all of Shauna's instructions and supplies at Satori Design For Living.

7. DIY Balloon Shades

Roman Shade Makeovers

The perfect window topper for a nursery or little girl's room, these DIY balloon shades use adorable flower rod finials to hang! Balloon shades are a more feminine, relaxed version of Roman shades and look so summery made in this white eyelet fabric. See how to make them at Simple Practical Beautiful

Simple DIY Roman Shades


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