Monday, 17 June 2013

Which window dressing suits your room?

Besides the decorative aspect, window dressings can benefit your home and each room in many different ways: provide privacy, offer draft exclusion, filters daylight, assist with acoustic levels and allow us to control light into our home. 

Window dressings come in a variety of forms and materials. Which one suits your room?

How To Hang A Scarf On A Bay Window by Bay Window ValancesSturbridge Fishtail Curtain Swags from The Country PorchOlive Solid Sheer Scarf from Bobby's Dept. StoreCaprice Sheer Scarf Valance from Bed Bath & BeyondClassic Chiffon Window Scarf from Bed Bath & Beyond

Window Scarf
Trailing fabric placed along pole. Can be placed over drapes but above examples show the modern way to use scarves.

5-modern-curtains-by-contempocurtains on  Home Interior Design, Kitchen and Bathroom Designs, Architecture and Decorating IdeasPlumo Vintage Pencil Pleat Curtains from Chic at HomeWindows Curtains Design Ideas 2011 Photo Gallery from Modern FurnitureHorizon Eyelet Curtain from Towels pleat voile curtains from Junelle Curtains

Curtains / Drapes and The Natural Curtain Company offer explanations of the different types and style of curtains.

North Wales ShuttersShutters by Apollo BlindsPlantation BlindsComposite Wood Plantation Shutters by Gator BlindsTier on Tier Shutters from Richmond Shutters

Plantation Shutters & Blinds
Blinds are made to measure, whereas Plantation Shutters are pre-made.

B B OriginalsFabrics & PapersRowley CompanyPhoto by Eric Piasecki shown on House BeautifulCarols Curtains and Blinds LtdSarah Yates Interiors

Both the top pelmet board and the sides are attached, creating a box frame; unlike a pelmet which is only attached at the top.

Sonoma Style: Beautiful wine country home; Kirsten Lindquist on Todays Wine Country Lifestyle Isabella and Max RoomsBali BlindsBlinds to goStenciled Roller Shade by Martha Stewart

Pull-down Roller Shades
Can be decorated with curtains to front.

The Natural Curtain CompanyBlind SaleBlackmore Vale BlindsTrade de SignCreative Blinds & Shutters

Roman Blinds
The blinds are open and closed by a pulley-system.

Valances Window TreatmentsFabric WorkroomCurtains & BlindsBedroom Decorating : Choosing Window Valance on Hecko.comCurtains & BlindsTexeuro Drapery Ltd

Valances can be boxed and span the length of the curtail rail.

City Never Sleeps by Pixers BlogAli ExpressPurl FrostReflectiv

Window Films
Can add a stained glass effect or city landscape.

I am sure that there are many other forms of window dressing, including pelmets. In time, we will be featuring blogs on how to make window dressings for your home made home.

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