If you're a lover of color, show some love to your bedroom windows. With the right mix of patterns and texture, color can work wonders and make your bedroom feel balanced and welcoming. This bedroom is certainly dreamy with a cheery yellow, coral and apple green palette accented with pretty patterned curtains and luxurious bedding fit for a queen. Design by Sarah Richardson.
Bedroom window placement can create a tricky layout, requiring you to think outside the design box when planning the space. Here, designer Tobi Fairley framed a large window with two full-sized beds. A wall of pleated drapery panels anchors the beds and creates a cohesive, pulled-together look. Design by Tobi Fairley; photography by Nancy Nolan
Pop for Pattern
Patterned curtains are an easy way to create a focal point and liven up a traditional bedroom. Start by choosing a pattern that works with your room's color palette. Keep the rest of the bedroom neutral in design to let those fabulous curtains really pop. Design by Paula Grace Designs; photography by Bob Narod
A Neutral Contrast Combination
Create a bedroom that feels soft and serene with a subtle, monochromatic window treatment. This all-white treatment combines a geometric patterned shade with billowy drapery panels. The contrast in styles adds design depth. Design by Fig Studio; photography by Josh Partee
Most window treatments are hung by way of rod or track allowing them to easily open and close to control lighting and privacy. If your panels are purely decorative — after all, who would want to block this view? — consider hanging them instead with creative hardware like vintage doorknobs, pegs, hooks or drapery tiebacks like the ones used here. Design by Carla Aston; photography by Miro Dvorscak
These custom-made twig shades are so pretty and rustic, they're a perfect fit for this pied a terre in Mexico. Their earthy construction complements the surroundings while filtering the harsh afternoon sunlight and allowing for plenty of ventilation. Photography by Laure Joliet