Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home
Itching for a quick home makeover? One of the easiest ways to revitalize your décor is through changing your window dressing. The good news is that there are different ways to do it, so there’s always something that’ll suit your style—whether you prefer simple treatments or something that demands attention. Here are some inspirations you can consider:
Go with Bold Prints
You can go with something bold but subtle like stripes, or go even bolder with prints like bright florals and geometric patterns. Make sure that it complements the overall look you’re trying to achieve, though, so it won’t look out of place. Florals add a feminine touch, while geometric patterns offer a youthful spunk to any space. Also mind the color so it won’t clash with other style elements in the area.
Mix and Match Different Shades
It’s probably not for everyone but when done right, this can add an unexpected design element or even serve as a room’s focal point. Try to mix and match curtain in fun colors like pink and orange to have that fun and energetic vibe. If you have curtains with bold patterns, you can try to offset it by choosing another curtain with colors that will complement the print. This works well especially if you have a neutral interiors so it’s easy to play with other tones.
Floor to Ceiling Drapes
Using long curtains is a simple and classic way to make any space look more sophisticated. You can make a window look taller by mounting the rod at least four to six inches above the window frame. Mounting it halfway between the frame and the ceiling molding will also have the same effect. Remember that the curtain should just touch or at least hover an inch above the floor. This is perfect for windows in the living room and your bedroom as it’s not practical for areas like kitchen or bathroom.
A café curtain refers to a curtain that is hung only partway up the window. It’s basically how a lot of old roadside cafes used to cover their windows. They’re hung halfway up the window (nearly at the top), or close to the bottom of the window. The height of the curtain is usually made to match a dividing line in the window. The advantage of using this type of curtain is that it adds privacy as well as light control without completely blocking all the light.
Try Beaded or Crochet Curtains
This may not work for all types of style but it definitely adds some interesting and personalized decor to your space. Beaded curtains (or those with similar appeal) work best for homeowners who are into bohemian style, especially if the windows look a little too bare. You can instantly brighten up any room by choosing a curtain with cheery colors, or keep it neutral just like the photo below.
If regular curtains and rods seem too blunt for your style, don’t be afraid to experiment a bit. You can try having a tree branch as your curtain rod to add a rustic element to your room, or update a sporty kids’ room by hanging his or her favorite team’s pennants. Unique window treatments look captivating and instantly add character to your space. Just make sure to choose the right one that will complement the overall vibe of the room.