Guide to Window Treatment Designs
Window treatments give you the chance to put together a defined theme. You can also bring in a lot of color and style. It’s an easy way to freshen up a room without spending a lot of money. Here are a few ideas for a window treatment design.
Consider the surrounding colors. You might want to match your shades directly to the paint color of your walls. This is perfect for a monochromatic look. However, in this situation, you’ll want to bring in a fabric with a little bit of a shine or luxurious feel to it such as a faux silk. This way it will still stand out from the wall while blending in. This adds texture to a room that is just one color. Another color you’ll want to consider is the actual casing of your window frame. You can bring out the beautiful wood tones or just choose a bright white linen to blend in with the frame.
Find ways to change up store bought window treatments. This will give you a custom design and you won’t even have to know how to sew. You’ll be able to incorporate the exact colors of your room, and it will just take a few minutes. This allows you to get a designer touch on a budget. You can sew buttons to the top of tab top curtains so that they match the other metallic elements in your room. The buttons don’t even have to match. This will lend a lot of fun and interest to the pieces.
Another place where you can get a custom look is with your curtain tie backs. You don’t have to use official ties. In fact, for a masculine touch you could even use neckties. It will bring in a whimsical element and at same time they are usually made from silk fabric. You can also crochet your tiebacks or show off any of your crafting hobbies such as beading.
Depending on your fabric you might be able to use paint. You could even stencil if you aren’t artistic. For a French feeling try a simple fleur de lis. You’ll want to use oversized stencils. Stick with just one color. This will create more of a dramatic effect and won’t look sloppy or country. You could also stencil a monogram that could coordinate with your pillowcases. For more of a modern touch you can use your curtains as poetry. Just stencil a few of your favorite emotions or feelings onto the fabric. It would definitely be a conversation starter. You could use graphic, black letters to keep things looking contemporary.