Create Your Own Gorgeous Roman Shades with Wooden Blinds

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When you cannot completely redecorate your space but you’re itching to add colors and inject a bit of your personality into it, it can pose quite a challenge. As much as possible, you want your space to reflect how fun, bright, and creative you are as a person. Challenging, though, as it may seem, it’s not that impossible. After all, there are plenty of design and decorating hacks that you can make that don’t require drilling holes, tearing down walls, or renovating wood floors.

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You can completely change how a space looks just by changing your window blinds. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on those fancy Roman blinds, you can just buy your materials and do them yourself! This video tutorial from Better Home and Gardens will show you just how you can make those beautiful and trendy blinds without causing a serious dent in your wallet.

Here are the things that you’ll need:

White faux wood blinds

Upholstery fabric

Decoupage medium

Small bowl for the decoupage

Foam brush

Pencil

Clothespins

Tape measure

Iron

It’s important that you determine the length of your window blinds. Once you have the length measured, lay down the window blinds flat and then snip away the latter strings (it’s that string that connects the blinds). Whatever you do, do not snip away the other cord that moves the blinds up and down.

The wooden slats also need to be about 7 inches apart, so just keep 7 wooden slats and remove the rest. Start laying out the wooden slats beneath your upholstery fabric, with 7 inches gap between each slat. This gap between the slats will provide your Roman blind with a nice fold when you pull it up. For a more detailed and step-by-step instruction, check out the video here.

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