Nothing says elegance like floor-to-ceiling window treatments in a neutral tone. Designer Jamie Herzlinger gave this grand bedroom a Hollywood Regency look with dramatic ivory draperies adorned with a gold Greek key design on the valance.
To match the scale of the formal dining room, designer Lori Dennis hangs heavy brocade curtains right below the tray ceiling. A simple ring heading is used to balance the luxurious fabric, while silk ties hold the draperies back to allow natural light into the space.
A Breezy Look
Window treatments aren't only for indoor rooms. HGTV magazine experts suggest using them outside to create a relaxing indoor feel in a backyard. Pick outdoor-proof or easy-to-wash fabrics.
Layer a mixture of curtains to create an updated design. Designer Andreea Avram Rusu pairs vibrant striped sheers with deep pink panels for a bright and contemporary bedroom.
A grommet heading, rings inserted into the top of the curtain fabric, is a contemporary and clean solution for hanging drapes. Make a bold statement with black and white stripes, like the Horizon in Shantung panels from Wildcat Territory. Photo Courtesy of Wildcat Territory.
Valances provide a streamlined look by hiding drapery hardware. Designer Troy Beasley pairs a valance with cream panels trimmed in brown to add warmth to the bedroom while still letting in a little natural light.
Bold, Colorful Pattern
Roman shades aren't as dramatic as floor-to-ceiling window treatments, but they can add just as much color and punch. Pick a bold pattern, such as ikat, in a vibrant color palette. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn
Window treatments don't have to necessarily cover windows. HGTV fan Decorography flanked her baby girl's crib to create a dramatic focal point.
Keep It Simple
Simple shades and panels in a modern geometric pattern frame the view of this stylish study. Designer Troy Beasley says, "Keep windows open and light. Don't dress up the windows with jabots, swags or other old-fashioned, fussy treatments."
Give your window treatments a custom look without any sewing required. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn monogrammed this valance by simply using stencils and paint.