Budget friendly window dressings for a home renovation project

DIY Shutters 27/08/2021 01:48:52 PM

DIY home renovations are a great way to improve your living space without spending a lot of money. One of the main ways to change the look and feel of a room in your home is to change your window dressings. Coverings for your windows can be expensive, but there are also many cheap window dressing options that will get the job done while still looking great.

Some cheap window dressing ideas are easier to install than others. Rolling on some frosted window film is easy, but it doesn’t always look great, nor does it give you a lot of control.
On the other hand, it’s may be a little more work to install budget shutters, but this option gives you optimum control over the light that enters your rooms. With our DIY shutters, you’ll have no problem installing them in an afternoon; it’s one of the easiest DIY projects that yield the most notable results.

Let's take a look at all the cheap window dressing options for your DIY home renovation...



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Roller blinds- englishblinds.co.uk


Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are relatively affordable, but the less expensive options can have issues with their moving parts down the line, making them frustrating to open and close, instead of an easy and smooth experience.
The major downside to roller blinds is that you have very little control over how much light gets in, beyond opening them or closing them; it's all or nothing.
They can be a cost-effective option, but be wary of low-quality roller blinds and shades that will end up giving you problems further down the line. Installation of roller blinds involves finding the correct size or choosing something close enough and mounting them to your window frame.


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Curtains- Curtains-2go.co.uk


Cheap Curtains

Cheap curtains can also get the job done, but they aren’t great if you have children or pets who can reach them.  You have some room to customise them or to make your own curtains using any fabric you like, but other than that, you’re fairly limited in sizes off the shelf.
Curtains are good at either letting in all the light, or blocking it all out, but like roller blinds- they can do nothing in between. Curtains also have the downside of being hard to clean, like a lot of home furnishings- spills, splashes and animal hairs are attracted to them like a magnet!

Curtains are good at creating a softer aesthetic and framing to your windows and can be paired very successfully with blinds and shutters for a layered look.


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Frosted window film- Idealhome.co.uk


Frosted Window Film

Frosted window film is really easy to attach to your windows. You simply measure, cut, and stick it on. It’s not versatile, but it gives you a little more privacy than if you didn’t have it However, once it’s on the window you aren’t able to adjust it or the amount of light that enters your rooms.

It’s the most affordable, easiest to install option, but it is the least versatile of all the window dressing options. It can, in some cases, pair well with another type of window dressing for a room where you know you’ll always want less light but complete privacy.


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Window Shutters

Budget shutters are the best cheap window dressing because they’re the most versatile, they’re easy to install, and they’ll fit your windows perfectly no matter what size they are. Also, these shutters can be paired with curtains and blinds for complete flexibility.

With window shutters, you’re getting a luxurious custom-made product that’s more affordable than you’d ever imagined, especially when you measure and install them yourself. We can help you take perfect measurements, we’ll custom-make your budget shutters and send them to your door, and then you can follow our simple instructions to install them and enjoy them for many years to come.
You can choose from many different styles of interior window shutters, with a wide range of colours and finishes to ensure that we’ll have a perfect fit for your home.

Why nor start your shutter journey today, by getting a quick online quote, or ordering some free samples.