Window dressing might not be the first thing that comes to your mind while remodelling a room. You prioritise spending on expensive furniture, a complementary rug, and other decorative fixtures. Everyone wants to design the room in a comfortable and relaxing manner, whether it is a bedroom, living room or dining room.
Understandably, window dressings do not add comfort to any room, so they are most often ignored when it comes to decoring your place. However, window treatments are every bit as functional as any other decor essentials.
Curtains and blinds create a barrier between the inside and outer environment, preserving privacy. What’s more? They block out the external lights that help maintain a steady room temperature which ultimately saves energy. Over and above that, there are now available myriad fire options in curtains and blinds in every style that will surely stun you and dress up any room.
If you are considering transforming your room decor, try out these stunning window treatment ideas and finish your room decor with blinds and curtains, making it the front and central point.
1. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH A RICH HUE
Rich and darker shades overpower any place and make the smaller spaces look more compact and incisive. On the other hand, larger rooms go just perfect with darker colour curtains.
Make sure to have a white drop back, hang the darker shade curtain or blinds against it and see how it complements the other furnishings and fixtures. The darker shades draw everyone’s attention to the windows, making an accent statement to your space.
2. USE BLACKOUT CURTAINS TO BLOCK OUT SUNLIGHT
Blackout curtains block all light coming from external environments. The blackout curtains come in a variety of high-quality fancy fabrics coated with a blackout foam that gives it light-blocking power.
This feature also helps to filter the harmful UV radiations and maintain the room temperature by blocking the heat and cold air coming in through the windows.
You will enjoy the darker room for peaceful sleep all night long. You sure need blackout curtains in your bedroom, so why not settle for something that injects a gorgeous flair besides just making it darker.
3. ADD WHITE SHEERS TO BRIGHTEN UP A DARK ROOM
A sheer curtain is known for its classic, light, semi-transparent fabric. It absorbs a little bit of light and adds privacy to some extent, but they are not as practical as blackout curtains.
Sheer curtains are the perfect option for adding a touch of class to any room. They're delicately light and airy, so they filter natural light and keep your space feeling fresh and open.
They also work well with many other types of window treatments, so you can pair them with blinds or drapes or use them alone for a more elegant look. If you want to take it one step further, try adding sheer panels on both ends of the same window for a layered look.
4. TURN YOUR ROOM BRIGHTER WITH LIGHT FILTERING CURTAINS.
Light filtering curtains are a contemporary window treatment option that is a little heavier than sheet curtains and adds texture and a touch of colour to any room.
They also provide a good amount of privacy in your space and filter natural light into the room, not making the room darker as blackout curtains do. Light filtering curtains offer slight coverage that you can see through the other side of the window effortlessly.
Light filtering curtains are available in a variety of fabrics, so they blend well with any existing furnishing scheme. If you have floor-to-ceiling windows or doors in your home, and privacy is not your first priority, light filtering blinds can help fill the space with style and texture.
5. OPT FOR LUXURY WITH CRUSHED VELVET CURTAINS
A velvet curtain is a pure luxury. The richness of the fabric makes a statement in any room, but particularly in a bedroom where it can add drama and opulence. Think of the velvet curtain as an accessory, one that can contrast with or complement your furniture. A velvet curtain can also help to muffle noise.
Crushed Velvet Curtains are a quick and easy window treatment that can make a big difference in your decor. Use a bold colour like the teal in the room, or pick a neutral colour like beige.
Either way, they will add depth and richness to any space. Crushed velvet curtains in blue from Imperial Rooms are ready-made and are a great option to add a harmonising touch to your windows.
6. PICK UP PRINTED CURTAINS FOR A COUNTRY FEEL
Printed curtains are the ultimate low-risk, high-reward window treatment. The pattern and colour can completely change the feel of a room — and if you get sick of your new look in a year or two, it's simple to swap them out.
If you're going for a classic country look, opt for simple floral patterns, ginghams and plaids in bright pop colours. To add interest to a window, layer your curtains with prints in coordinating colours.
7. GIVE THE ROOM A VIEW WITH ROMAN BLINDS
Roman blinds lend sophistication and nostalgic touch to the space. Roman blinds can be made from any fabric or simply using softwood such as bamboo, a renewable resource.
When raised, they fold up into the shape of exquisite pleats which reflects elegance. They can be raised to a certain extent to provide some level of seclusion and to filter out some light.
However, unlike the sheer curtain, there is no way to look through them when they are lowered. These muted designs and classic hues can be used in a variety of settings.
8. KEEP THINGS SIMPLE WITH LINEN CURTAINS
For a breezy, casual look that lets natural light filter into a room, linen curtains are an attractive option. They can be dressed up or down depending on your needs: add metallic curtain poles, grommets or rings to transform them into a more traditional curtain style, or leave them as-is for a low-key vibe.
Many homeowners love the idea of natural linen curtains. They’re airy and soft, without being too fussy, which makes them a perfect fit for modern spaces. If you’re looking to keep things neutral, try a pair of white linen curtains in your living room or bedroom.
9. EMBRACE A MIX OF PATTERNS AND TEXTURES
Expert interior designers suggest that mixing patterns and textures is a great way to bring personality into any room. She suggests trying a bold geometric patterned curtain with a solid-coloured valance on top, or choosing embroidered or textured curtains for a more subtle approach.
A similar tip from New York City-based interior designer Danielle Loven: "Mixing patterns is an easy way to add visual interest to a room. Pairing stripes with florals, solids with velvets, or prints with plaids will add texture and dimension.
10. DON'T FEAR THE BOLD VALANCE
To put it another way, the valance is a narrow strip of cloth that drapes from the top of a window. Because it doesn't provide much seclusion or light filtering, it's mostly utilised for aesthetic purposes.
When privacy isn't a concern, valances can be utilised to brighten up windows in any room. For a more ceremonial effect, they can be draped over curtain panels.
If you have sheer or semi-sheer drapes for your windows, consider using laced striking valance shades above them. That way, you can still see through the window covering but still get that pop of colour and texture in the window treatment.
11. GO LONG IN SMALL SPACES
If you have a small room or one that’s awkwardly shaped, go along with your window treatments. When window treatments are too short, they can make the whole room feel off-kilter.
Go for floor-length window panels to make the space feel taller and more balanced. This will make the room appear larger. It also gives the illusion of a taller window, which can be quite flattering. The longer drapes will also help conceal any flaws at the top of the window.
12. ADD DIVINE TOUCH WITH PENCIL PLEAT HEADING
If your home is bursting at the seams with patterns and textures, it’s time to embrace the chaos by introducing a divine touch through pencil pleat heading style.
For instance, if your living room already has a few carefully curated accent pillows and throws spread out on the sofa and chairs, it’s time to expand that same design aesthetic to windows. And pencil pleat heading style curtains will do nothing less.
13. CURTAIN LACES FOR A RELAXED VIBE
Instead of putting the same old drapes or shades throughout your space, style the window treatments in each room. In the living room, for example, if you want to add some relaxing vibe through simple and plain curtains, you can lace them with beautiful net and shuttle laces to frame the windows and let in as much richness as possible. In this case, it's not only about plain and simple curtains, you can embellish patterned and textured curtains with laces too.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE IS IMPORTANT
Picking the right curtain length is crucial, but it's not the only thing to consider. You also have to think about the size of the curtain rod and poles. In spaces with low ceilings, a long curtain panel may not be ideal depending on your window size and height. Also keep in mind that you can hang rods and panels higher than your actual window frame, which will give the illusion of a bigger window.
Rather than having the curtain puddle on the floor, try hanging a rod about two inches above the top of the window frame (or closer to the ceiling).
This gives your room a taller feel, and it makes any wall look taller as well. If you don't mind your curtains touching the ground, that's fine too — just make sure they're not dragging.DO NOT SETTLE FOR THE LESS
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