Inexpensive Makeovers for Roller Shades

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Below are a few simple and creative ways to personalize any plain custom roller shade.For starters, roller shades are among the least expensive window treatments on the market. Available in multiple colors, the added option of room darkening or light filtering is always a great tool to control the amount of light coming into your home. If you’re the least bit crafty, adding a little paint or ribbon to your shade is an imaginative way to bring more of your personality to your space. Check out these great ideas and get inspired!

This simple tree design was drawn on with pencil then filled in with brown acrylic paint.

A few lengths of colored ribbon glued on to this shade create a nice visual border. Another swatch of ribbon is creatively used as a pull cord.

Photo Credit: Laurey W. Glenn (Southern Living)

To create this preppy monogram shade, the only supplies needed would be some black paint and a paintbrush. This simple treatment would easily add a touch of class to a bathroom or laundry room.

Imagine the array of designs that could be created with a basic stencil. As this shade exhibits, bold patterns in unexpected colors are especially striking.

Photo Credit: Isabella and Max Rooms

Photo Credit: Isabella and Max Rooms

The coordinating color and contour of the ribbon glued to these shades complement the other colors used throughout the room as well as the graphic patterns on the surrounding fabrics. Gold pull rings were added for a decorative finishing touch. While the roller shades are just one decorative element in this room, they really add interest to the space.

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Our BG designer, Katie, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Katie has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Katie reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Katie will make sure you love your windows.