Window treatments provide more than just shade, they are also a functional way to create a visual display in your home. Proper window treatments need to not only be functional, but they need to beautifully reflect your décor and style. Pulling off both might seem like a daunting task, but it is possible to have attractive and functional window treatments.
Make an impression by creating contrast. For example, a neutral background with a bold trim that contrasts with the rest of your décor. This creates an effect that both stands out and pulls the whole room together.
Draw the Eye
You can use your window treatments to make your room look taller or wider. For example, to make your room look taller you can put your curtain rod up near the ceiling and hang long curtains that reach to the floor. This draws the eyes upward and makes the room seem taller.
Window shades and curtains don’t have to be white or any other neutral color if you don’t want them to be. Do not be afraid to get bold with your color choices. Bold colors can work with the right décor. For example, a more neutral overall décor with pops of color here and there could really benefit from bold window treatments.
Using the right materials, especially fabrics, will make the biggest difference. Quality fabrics will give your window treatments a luxurious look. Your window treatments alone can give your entire décor a more upscale look.
Mix up your window treatments with different sized panels. This creates depth and contrast. For example, use a valance in front of a full-sized panel.
Patterns for Pop
If you don’t feel like a flat display of bold color quite suits your décor, try a pattern instead. You can use any coordinating color from your décor and make a big statement. You can choose any pattern that works for you and is as basic or bold as you please.
Pull in accents from all around your home and streamline your décor theme with your window treatments. You can do this by incorporating certain colors or patterns throughout your house with accents such as pillows, art pieces, frames, and other décor pieces. Pull it all together by incorporating that same pattern or color in your window treatments.
Another way to bring dimension to your room is to layer your window treatments. For example, a light, gauzy white curtain underneath your main heavier curtain not only gives you two options for function — but creates a great look.
All of these window treatment ideas can bring your home décor to a new level. Whether you are looking for ideas for your kitchen, living space, or bedrooms, you can use these ideas to bring depth and style to your décor. Now attractive and functional window treatments are just a decision away.