Hey y’all! I’m Chaney and I write over at May Richer Fuller Be where I share about my adventures in DIY projects, and graphic and interior design along with bits about life along the way. I’m excited to be sharing a DIY project with you while Carrie spends some time with her new (adorable!) baby boy.
Today I want to share a project I recently completed for my office in our little circa 1850 row house rental in Philadelphia: an easy faux roman shade. I work from home for my day job in healthcare, so that means I spend about eight hours a day in my office. Over the year we’ve lived here, I’ve had a blast turning it into a space that I love. It’s light and bright – my favorite combination! And while bright is almost always a good thing, for a couple of hours in the afternoon the sun shines so brightly that it’s blinding. I was in desperate need of a window treatment that would filter that bright sunlight, but not take away too much of that precious natural light from the one window I have in there.
Since my desk sits under that window, traditional full-length curtains weren’t an option, so I decided to DIY a simple faux roman shade for it. Y’all, this was such an easy project – and it’s renter friendly for those of you in that category! This faux roman shade is perfect for a window where you don’t necessarily need privacy, but do need to block some light. You’ll see why in a minute.
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make a faux roman shade:
- A piece of fabric cut 2″ wider than the width of your window and 4″ longer than the height of your window
- Sewing machine or hem tape (*affiliate link)
- Small tension rod (*affiliate link)
- Adhesive Velcro squares (*affiliate link)