15 Stylish Window Treatments
Complete your room with stunning window treatments. Modern panels, over-the-top draperies or streamlined shades — find the treatments that work for your space.
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December 19, 2014
Photo By: David Tsay
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.
Elegant Yet Simple
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.
Layers of Pink
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
Sleek and Blue
Designer Lori Dennis maintains the contemporary look of the living room with sleek panels hung close to the wall. Hidden hardware gives the window treatments a streamlined look.
Full of Frills
Unique window treatments complete a room. Designer Shelly Riehl David creates custom puff-top silk draperies for this romantic and feminine bedroom.
Windows aren't the only place for beautiful draperies. Designer Tracy Morris fills a luxurious bathroom with soft pleated curtains hung along the walls to add warmth and to create different spaces.
Pretty and Practical
Combine panels with blinds for privacy and to add warmth to a room. For a natural and unique touch, designer Jennifer Duneier uses a bamboo rod to hang the panels.
Floral patterns don't have to look outdated. Look for ones with a large print, like the black-and-white Roman shades designer Erinn Valencich uses in this modern bedroom.
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.
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