Winter washes away, fall turns the leaves, summer slowly steals the cool, vibrance of spring and leaves us in the current transition. We stare out our windows all year long lamenting bad weather, praying for rain or protecting our lawnscapes and conversely, enjoying sunspots through the trees and the blooms in the yard. Regardless of the weather, the view from the window stays the same.
The goal of this “staring” exercise is to see through the glass panes, to see what’s happening beyond the confines of your home. You still see the drapes though, right? Dated, dusty, design-free drapes. Let’s change that! Clean up your window dressings, spruce up your decor and have a more soothing and relaxing picture everytime you look outside, regardless of what you see. Play to the seasons or the general decor of your home, either way, revamp!
To help inspire a design update, we want to show you some great window treatments.
These velvet, over-sized drapes give an open space a cozy and homey feel. From Pottery Barn:
These two-tone drapes utilize both texture and color, add a lot of dimension to this wall.
Perhaps you like colors and patterns? This comes from The Little Corner:
You can creatively accessorize your curtains – Urban Outfitters sells an antique doorknob to be used a curtain tie-back. You could certainly come up with a DIY version of this though!
Everything at interiordezine.com is beautiful, especially their curtains design page. I particularly like the stark contrast between dark, busy exterior and the light, bright treatment to counter it for this recessed palladian window.
How about a soft hue from Roman shades? This comes from DecoriusWindows
This curved rod makes a large windows looks like it goes on forever! From Better Homes and Gardens.
This vallance dresses up the whole room and pulls the furniture together nicely. AllThingsThrifty has great how-to on their site.
This layered window dressing adds a lot to the window! And the different patterns give you something to look at. From S.A.S. Interiors - they have some great tips on how to layer a window like this without looking too cluttered.
We love feedback and want to know what your new window dressings look like (if they weren’t already fabulous!).