What You Need to Know about Getting DIY Roller Window Shades and Blinds

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Image of a man installing Roller Window Shades and BlindsAre you thinking of installing Roman Blinds, but aren’t sure how to make a Roman blind for your home? These window shades are an excellent choice for window coverings and undoubtedly look better than conventional drapes and curtains. Unfortunately, these screens can be quite expensive although there are ways to mitigate such expenses.

How to make a simple window blind?

So how do you make a Roman shade for your window treatment? Although these blinds may seem complicated, they are relatively straightforward compared to most other window treatments in the market. Roman screens consist of a sheet of material that is a bit smaller than the dimensions of the window frame where it is to be fitted.

If you are looking to keep cost to a minimum, then you will be glad to know that you can make your Roman blinds by getting a DIY set from home improvement stores online. You can also reuse an old one by replacing the fabric for the shades. It is a good idea to use water-resistant fabric especially if you intend to use the blinds in damp areas around your home. A stiff fabric is also less likely to jam because it rolls up very neatly. The stiffened material also frays less quickly. If you want to get creative, then you can add things like lace, and tassels to make your roller shades stand out more.

Remember that there are some parts that you will not be able to create yourself like the spring-loaded roller mechanism. If you do not have one, the majority of kits come with double-sided tape to attach the material to the roller at the top. If not, you can use tacks or staples to connect it directly to the roller. In any case, the blinds ought to roll up with a slight pull if installed correctly.

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