Custom window treatments are great, but who can afford them? For large span windows, especially those of modern architecture or of converted historic warehouse lofts, there is a DIY industrial solution that will add a chicness to the space and will fulfill the need for function as well as form. Hanging from galvanized steel pipes and KeeKlamp brackets, canvas curtains counter the hard lines with a little softness, help anchor the room, and invite comfort to the living space. They are heavy duty, will keep the harsh sunlight out without blocking out too much light, they will not fade, and they will hold up wash after wash. Hinged rings make installing and upkeep a snap. Canvas on the roll can found in discount fabric outlets and is very inexpensive. If there are no fabric outlets near you, no worries—go to the local hardware store and buy painter’s drop cloths. They come in various sizes, so just pick the size you need.