Aug 12, 2014

When you think about the phrase “well dressed” usually fashion and food come to mind, but what about windows? Windows have the ability to transform a good space into a great room. They let in light, breezes, and gorgeous views. However, as any home stager or designer will tell you: curtains matter too. Although the scenery your window overlooks has a huge impact on its effect in a room, the way it’s dressed does as well. Are you suffering from window woes? Does your window need a new treatment? The doctor is in! Check out the curtain couture below and get inspired.

6 Wonderful Windows & Why We Love Them

1. Simplicity - These classic roman blinds flow nicely with the primarily white bedroom, and don't overpower the space.

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2. Layering - Try mixing curtains with your roman blinds; this will add some depth (and drama if you use a bold pattern like they did here).

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Note the "puddling" (the excess curtain fabric on the ground) - your curtains should fit this way, it'll help to make your room appear more spacious

3. Multi-use - If you have two windows close together, why not use one blind instead of two? This helps add clarity instead of clutter, especially when you're using a loud print.

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4. Fabric - Sometimes a fun pattern is all you need to make your window pop. We love the bright floral fabric used for the curtain below; it really brings the room together.

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If they had these curtains in The Sound of Music the von Trapp children would have looked fabulous!

5. Division - If you're feeling challenged by the idea of finding a proper treatment for bay windows, try decorating window by window. We love the way they've divided the windows below. There's symmetry and continuity without over-decorating. 

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6. Definition - If you have a particularly irregular-shaped window, you're probably all too familiar with the difficulties of dressing it. Instead of using a custom blind or curtain, try creating your own shape like they did below.

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Do you feel ready to tackle your curtain conundrums and create a winning window? Let us know how you plan to decorate your dormer below. 

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