Dramatic Window Treatment Treasure Trove of Ideas

Just as the ‘eyes are the Windows to a soul’…so are windows equally critical to enhancing the appeal of your home.  However, the importance of window treatments is often overlooked. Indeed, window coverings can be functional, purely decorative, or strike a balance between the two, depending on your space and the amount of natural light you receive and prefer. Whether it’s full and flowing drapes, modern coverings, classic curtains, Roman shades, or laidback shutters, the ideas ahead are sure to inspire a better view at home.

Sheer White Curtains

If your windows are few and far between…try sheer panels for maximum light. They will help keep the room from feeling too closed off.  The space in this photo…designed by 2LG Studio…shows them stretching all the way up to the ceiling.  Photo: House Beautiful – 2LG Studios (opens in new window)

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Fancy Frames

This living room, designed by Thomas Jayne and William Cullum, shows Color stretching all the way up to the ceiling rafters. We love how they chose to frame the windows with a gorgeous drapery that draws your eye up and doesn’t encroach into the space too much. The red and blue work nicely, too, as the red is featured in the carpet, coffee table, and sofas, blending everything together beautifully. All together, the room feels traditional and formal, country chic and casual.  Photo: House Beautiful – Francesco Lagnese (opens in new window)

Double Up

If window blinds are already part of your home…one way to make it feel more personalized and refined is to complement them with coordinating Roman shades. The green shades in this bedroom designed by Andrew Flesher are a fun pop of color and ensure late morning sleep-ins.  Photo: House Beautiful – Paul Raeside (opens in new window)

Full Floor-to-Ceiling Curtains

The master bedroom in designer Janie Molster’s home is anchored by a dramatic suzani behind the illustrious pink velvet headboard. Those curtains contribute to the sense of fullness, warmth, and energy, while the clean linens and classic chairs bring in a timeless touch. Use this space as inspiration if you think your room could use a little more depth and dimension.

Photo: House Beautiful –  Bjorn Wallander (opens in new window)

Printed Roman Shades

Use a Roman shade to add pattern to a room, or to play up an existing print. If you’re wary of it feeling too bold, keep the wall a neutral tone. Take note from this inviting living room designed by Andrew Flesher.   Photo: House Beautiful – Paul Raeside  (opens in new window)

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