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Custom Window Treatments: 4 Fabrics, 8 Styles

By: Rae McConville
The pros at HGTV Magazine share ideas for dressing your windows, whether you want a simple solution or one with all the bells and whistles.
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Photo: Marko Metzinger/Studio D. From: HGTV Magazine.

Custom-Made Curtains

Window treatments are tricky to make, so we used a professional seamstress for these. Before you hire someone, visit for sizing and fabric advice.

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Short: Relaxed Roman Shade

The slight curve along the bottom of the shade gives this style more flair than a standard Roman shade. We designed it with an inside mount (meaning it hangs within the window frame, not beyond it), so it uses less fabric. Fabric: Waverly Solar Flair in onyx/lilac, $15.50 per yard,

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Long: Panels + Valance + Roman Shade

A box pleat valance gives windows a formal, tailored look. For big impact, design your valance to show off your favorite part of the fabric’s pattern, like we did. A solid Roman shade underneath adds a little more color and privacy. Valance, panel fabric: Waverly Solar Flair in onyx/lilac, $15.50 per yard,; Shade fabric: Barry linen in lavender, $9.50 per yard,

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Short: Tie-Up Shade + Trim

Because you have to tie these shades by hand to move them up and down, put them in a room where you don’t open and close the shades every day. These have an outside mount, meaning the shade covers the entire window frame. Fabric: Robert Allen Chic Fret in willow, $10 per yard,; Ties: 1"-wide cotton webbing in kelly green, $4 per yard,

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