Curtains: 5 window dressing ideas
Curtains are back in a big way. Elevate your scheme with drapes in bold prints, colours and tactile trims, adding texture, warmth and personality to a space. Thick, cosy fabrics are a core part of autumn-winter decor, so for on-trend curtain ideas, check out this Good Homes magazine guide…
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Why not let your curtains become the focus of your room, with an eye-catching print or stand-out colour? Rather than blending into the background, a wow-factor fabric can become the star of the show.
Play around with decorative trims, tiebacks and headers to add a creative nod to your window dressing. Whether you’re looking to update existing drapes or add an inexpensive finishing touch, trims allow you to personalise your curtains – and can be added to your cushions, too.
Add personality to your curtains with these quirky tiebacks. Whether you prefer a stud holdback, a macrame-style natural offering or a gold touch with this pair of toucans, there are plenty of options out there…
Mix and match
Looking to incorporate more than one pattern into a scheme? The trick is to choose curtains in a similar colour or print to your existing upholstery for a seamless effect. Using different scales will help patterns work well together (for example, large florals mixed with ditsy prints), and stripes and florals are a great mix, too.
If you’d like your curtains to add a cosy element but would rather them blend into your décor than stand out, opt for a neutral design or ones that are the same colour (or similar) to your walls. Let the detail come from the heading instead – a double pleat top for example adds an elegant touch.
It’s not only the front of your curtains that you need to think about. If you can see the back of them from the outside, consider lining with a fabric in a contrasting print or colour to make them attractive from both sides of the window.
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