Photography courtesy of Lisa Mallory.
If you’re looking to make a room feel more cozy, dramatic, or chic, window treatments just might be the answer. A perfectly selected shade or drape can also add style, personality, and sophistication to a space. Any of these styles can work for you adding drama or a focal point to any room.
Use drapery to define a space. Window treatments can add privacy or keep out light, but they can also help to truly define a space. In addition to creating a beautiful, soft focal point, this drapery (above) provides a backdrop for the key piece of furniture. Placing the drapery in front of a window and adding Roman shades on the windows completed the room, giving it a clean, cohesive look.
Photography courtesy of Tori Rubinson
Solve design dilemmas with style. When working with a space that has small windows, lower ceilings than one might like, or less than optimal architectural scaling, window treatments can really work magic. In the space above, this treatment added height and width to a window with a valance and panels surrounding a black-out-lined natural woven shade. In addition to perfectly framing the furniture, the fabric ties the room together with beauty and flair. Lovely! Don't you just love the sage green ceiling above?
Photography courtesy of Carolina
Choose drapery fabric wisely. When it comes to choosing the fabric for drapes, the options can seem overwhelming. Opt for cotton, poly, or blend of multiple fabrics, as they are less likely to stretch than 100% linen, which you might have to hem after a few months.
Photography courtesy of Providence Lane Window Treatments.
Know that water-prone areas require extra thought. When selecting window treatments for a bathroom, it’s important to keep in mind who will be utilizing the bathroom the most. A kid-friendly bathroom requires more attention to fabric selection, as water splashes can often damage certain types of fabric. A synthetic roller shade is a great option to combat excess moisture. Also, natural wovens, Romans, or stylish cafe curtains look great. A fabric material that has a higher polyester blend also works great; just stay away from 100% linen, which tends to shrink or stretch with moisture.
Explore high-tech options. There have been many advancements in window treatments over the years. One is motorized features, which Koellner notes can be useful in hard-to-reach places like skylights, but you might also consider them in spaces like a bedroom for a bit of luxury or a den for movie-viewing. A motorized component provides ease of operation and eliminates any additional hardware that would detract from the elegant lines of the window.
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