DIY Striped Painted Curtains
Stripes are the simplest pattern to paint — just decide the width of your stripes, use painter’s tape to mark off your lines, and start painting! Using thick or thin stripes, or a combination of the two, on a portion or the full length of your curtains, you can create curtains that are just right for your decor.
SAS Interiors painted 4 thin stripes across her curtains to get the designer look she wanted:
while Sand and Sisal went for a more traditional wide stripe full length curtain:
Squirrelly Minds used a metallic paint to make her wide striped curtains even more eye-catching:
Using a set of thinner stripes to add interest to the bottom of a curtain panel helps the design stand out without competing with other prints in the room (from The Turquoise Home).
A full length colorblock striped curtain adds a lot of color to a room without adding too much competing pattern(by PBJ Stories).
A color-blocked section along the bottom of a curtain is great, too! (by Miss Information)
And you can vary the width and color of the stripes to make your curtains a centerpiece in your room’s color scheme (from Infarrantly Creative).
Solid color bands at the top and bottom of a set of curtains give the room some height and look lovely! (inspiration image via DecorPad)
And don’t forget – you can turn your stripes to run vertically, too! I love the banded look that Bliss At Home gave these simple curtains.
Herringbone and Chevron Striped Curtains
A very close (and trendy) cousin of the stripe is the chevron and also the herringbone. Chevron pattern has been popular for awhile, while herringbone is a more classic variation on the ages-old pattern. Both are easy to paint on wall or curtains.
Designer in Teal painted thicker two-tone chevron stripes:
While The DIY Playbook used a vertical herringbone pattern along the hem of her drapes:
These aren’t DIY (they’re by Serena and Lily) but these would make a great painted curtain — the imperfectly straight lines would make the handmade imperfections look designer-worthy!