Just Moved In? The Top Temporary Window Treatments For Your New Home

Have you recently moved? When unpacking your new home, one of the first things that may come to mind is the fact that you need new window coverings. Maybe you’re not in the market for new shades yet or you want some time to think about your options before making a permanent choice. Either way, you need to know the top temporary window treatments that you can use right away.  

Temporary BlindsTemporary Shade for Dorm-Apartment-New Home-New Construction-Room RedesigningBefore you decide what permanent window treatments you want to purchase, you can go to your local home improvement store and purchase ready-made blinds for short-term use for only about $5.00. Simple use a utility knife to cut them according to your window size and attach them with the sticky adhesive in the upper part of the shade. It only takes a few moments to do and will hold you over until you make a long-term investment in shades.How-To Cut and Install Temporary Shade

DIY Ideas

There are some DIY temporary window treatments you can use to cover your windows in the short-term as well. Take canvas drop cloths and clip rings and hang them over your windows for temporary privacy and light control. You can also purchase fabric and put it over removable screens and install them into your windows for a quick, functional solution. If all else fails, some thick, colorful bed sheets and curtain rods will hold you over until you make a permanent purchase.


Curtains behind cat on sofa on living room- photo by nathan-fertig

Bed sheets are a quick & nifty little trick to provide simple & temporary window privacy.