Conversion Van Window Treatments

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If your conversion van windows are a little bare, spruce up your van's windows by adding a window treatment or two. Because of the typically small window size, simple window treatments tend to work best in conversion vans. Window treatments in vans should be held in place by hardware or other items, so they don't move around during travel.

Panels

  • For a bit of simple style, stay basic and use short window panels. You can pick up window panels from a retail store or make them yourself. Panels come in a variety of colors and patterns to match your decor. If the curtain panels you find are too simple for your taste, spice up the look with some ribbon, beading or other fabric. Panels typically feature a pocket for a curtain rod at the top, but to keep your curtain panels in place in your van, you'll need a pocket for the rod to slip through and a curtain rod at the bottom too. Use the hem to create a second rod pocket, if possible, or fold the bottom of the curtain up an inch or two and sew to create a second pocket.

Valances

  • If you don't want to block the light coming into your van, go with a valance. You can purchase a single valance from a store that carries curtains and install it on a rod above your conversion van window. Valances, which typically fall only a few inches down the window, come in a variety of styles, colors and patterns. Unlike other conversion van window treatments, a valance does not have to be tied down due to the shortness of the window treatment.

Shades

  • You can block out the sun and get a high level of privacy in your conversion van by using shades instead of curtains for your window treatments. Pick up a basic, old school roller shade or two and decorate it to fit your style. Use paint, fabric, buttons or anything else you can think of to complete the look. To keep the shade from rolling up or swinging around, attach a loop of ribbon or rope to the bottom center of the shade, then add a button or hook underneath the window for the loop to slip over.

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