Easy Greek-Key Trimmed Curtains

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I am just popping in today to show off a quick and easy project–the best kind! I have been moving curtains around as you saw in my Dining Room post. I wanted to share how I updated a simple set from IKEA with greek key trim for our front room.

The Greek key pattern is all the rage but it can be expensive to have curtains trimmed professionally.  Even if you purchase the trim and DIY them yourself, I found it was hard to find affordable trim, especially since I needed a large amount–more than 16 yards.


There is already enough going on in this room, so a simple curtain worked perfectly. These curtains are just simple ivory linen panels from IKEA, you can see them in our old house below. I just thought they needed to be a little more interesting to flank the bay window in our front Library.


fireplace view
This black and white greek key trim which is available at Hobby Lobby was the perfect solution.

full library curtains


Once I added the trim, these curtains got a new life. I just used this trim below (I ordered it online, sadly Hobby Lobby is an hour from me, so paying the shipping for these was well worth it) and I actually just hot glued it on to the edge of the curtain.


greek key ribbon

It takes about a spool per side of curtain, so I used a total of four–if your ordering be sure to get enough.


stock greek-key-ribbon

A little hot glue and in a few minutes these curtains were all trimmed out. I used paper clips to hold the trim to the curtain when I started so the glue could dry, but honestly it was such a quick process I found I didn’t really need it.




This bay window is all done up now–simple and easy, the best kind of projects!


complete curtains

 See more about this room including how we built the wall shelves from IKEA Billy Bookcases.

DIY Built-In Shelving Using IKEA Billy Bookcases

How to DIY Built-Ins

The Shelves Decorated

PS there are just days left to vote for your favorite IKEA hack in the HomeRight Bookcase challenge. Click HERE to vote…I’d be honored if you would take a moment to vote for my kitchen shelves {below}!


{See more about how I built them HERE}

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  1. Love how they turned out. A source for bulk ribbon, not sure if they have greek key, is JKM Ribbon. I used to order bulk ribbon for cheerleading bows from them.

  2. That gorgeous Greek Key trim added such beauty to the drapes to an already beautiful room….Love them!

  3. Beautiful! Great idea to order from HL as they don’t always have what I have in mind. 🙂 Just the right touch for your room.


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