Add The Finishing Touches To Your Decor With Beautifully Dressed Windows

Hanging curtains is often the last element of a new decor, the finishing touch that most likely matches the rest of the scheme. How the window looks, however, can make or break the scheme so it’s worth giving it that little bit of extra attention.

Look at the windows

Windows, particularly large ones, make a great focal point for a room so make sure they stand out. Rather than blending in and matching the rest of the room, why not allow them to lead the way? Create a bold statement with the window dressing for a memorable, stylish theme.

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Perhaps it is the view that is the statement. If so, use your curtains/dressing to ‘frame’ what’s beyond the window. Add some comfy seating and you could find yourself in an area that’s difficult to pull yourself away from. Get some great inspiration for dressing your windows from Houzz.

Focus on fabric

Whether you choose patterned or plain fabric for your curtains, make sure you pick an accent colour for cushions or rugs to tie the whole scheme together. Choosing the fabric is just the start.

There are three types of curtain:

• Tape top: a traditional option. Tape runs across the top of the curtain with rows of string allowing the curtain to be gathered creating pleats. Hooks go through the tape and then hang onto a track running above the window.

• Eyelet top: a more contemporary look. These have holes in the top of the curtain that allow it to thread directly over the pole. It creates a simple look where the curtains hang in ‘waves’ rather than pleats created by tape tops.

• Net curtains: quite old-fashioned these days, though still good for maintaining privacy. They allow light through, at the cost of disrupting the view. They are great for windows on ground floor levels beside roads however where the view isn’t that great anyway and you’d like to maintain privacy.

If you opt for eyelet top curtains, your pole will be on view so it is important to consider what it looks like. There are some very beautiful curtain tracks and poles around to complement the stunning fabrics available to complete your décor such as here http://www.dunelm-mill.com/shop/curtains/tracks-and-poles/

Purpose

Think about what your curtains need to achieve – are they just to look pretty or do they need to stop people looking in? Perhaps you need blackout material for a bedroom? Do they need to keep out draughts?

Choosing curtains can be a daunting so do your research and plan ahead. Get some tips for how to get it right from Elle Decor.

For a very modern option, you might choose to avoid curtains altogether and instead opt for blinds. Venetian blinds in metal give an industrial look that it currently popular, or roller blinds can be made of the same fabric that you could have chosen curtains in – it depends on the look you want to achieve.

Whatever you choose to do with your windows, make sure it is a definite decision and not an afterthought.

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  • Poppy Jones

    Great article! I’d definitely go with curtains, they give more warmth and cosiness to the home. Another interesting solution for windows could be folio decoration.

    Poppy Jones is a freelance writer at http://www.curtain-cleaning.co.uk/

  • http://www.thomsonscleaning.co.uk/ Bethany Thomson

    The room looks nice and cozy when you pick beautiful curtains. Regular cleaning is also very important, because curtains keep a lot of dust.

  • http://www.creativeblinds.com/ Katie – creativeblinds.com

    Anyone won’t throw butter towards your windows if you have well-designed, stylist and high quality curtains. Lots of types you can choose and keep in mind you can blend it right. Look at the image above, how wonderful it is. It can be your inspiration to get started.

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    Window blind cords and chains must be kept out of reach of babies. We at moonliteblinds.co.uk take child safety extremely seriously, that is why all our blinds are supplied and fitted with the appropriate Child Safety device.

  • Marita Sapinska

    I have the curtains in some rooms, simply because they make
    the room a cosy place. However, I was convinced lately to use vertical patterned
    window blinds which are also child safe (no cords etc.). This patterned blinds
    are also added cosiness to the room as well as are decorative enough, so I was
    able to use plain items around (not to overwhelm the rooms with patterns). I already
    mentioned in the other comment that I know family run company that offers such
    blinds in Glasgow area, so I can truly recommend them and the quality of their
    services is also impressive, not to mention that blinds are manufactured in Scotland
    and the UK: VUE Window Blinds: http://vuewindowblinds.co.uk/vertical-blinds/

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