When it comes to windows, the decoration possibilities are endless. Curtains and treatments come in all shapes, sizes, and textures, ranging from bold and bright to subtle and classic. The right treatment can turn windows into the focal points of a room. Homeowners can also use them as accents to complement the rest of the room’s decor. Additionally, not only do they act as decorative accents, they also provide homeowners with privacy. Current trends in decorations include bamboo and natural materials, velvet, bright patterns and bold prints, and sleek lines.
Bamboo and other natural materials, such as wood grains or woven fibers, are ideal if you want your home to have a natural look. Decorating the rest of the room in shades of navy and white or off-white will give the home a nautical look. A bowl of seashells or painting of a seashore will complete the look. Wooden blinds or bamboo accents are also ideal for decorating a lake or beach house, which often have nautical themes because of their proximity to the water.
Velvet curtains are ideal if you want your windows to have a formal, ornate look. They would go well in a formal dining room or living room, and would go well with solid couches or dark, polished wood. Hanging velvet curtains will give the room a more sophisticated, polished look. The key is to make sure the window decorations do not overpower the rest of the room. For example, if you have patterned wallpaper or furniture in the room, stick to solid velvet curtains. If you only have solid colors, a daring pattern will add variety to the look. Just make sure the colors in the pattern match or complement the colors in the rest of the room.
Brightly patterned curtains or drapes will make the windows the focal point of any room. However, if you choose curtains that are too bright or a pattern that is too bold, the decor will look haphazard and mismatched. An important thing to remember is to choose a pattern or color that accents the rest of the room. You don’t need an exact match, but should look for curtains in the same color family as your walls or furniture. That way, the room’s decor will look consistent and the different colors in the room will complement one another instead of fighting for attention.
The final trend in decorating is a sleek, simple line, such as a striped curtain or a treatment that consists of a single woven panel as opposed to horizontal blinds. Sleek lines add a simple touch that can complement a wide range of different home decorating styles. Once again, the key is to choose curtains or treatments that complement the rest of the room. Sleek lines are a good choice if the rest of the room is decorated in a very bold style, because equally bold windows could be overwhelming.