It's Curtains for You

I’m a small fabric so adoring curtains makes sense. But it is not merely that; it is also that I’m somewhat scared of window treatments that are complicated. Fancy, layered drapes and taffeta balloon shades make me nervous.

I enjoy the easy, vertical fall of a curtain. I like how readily they may be changed out and what a huge difference they could make in a room.

A curtain may be an architectural element in addition to a design option: helpful, beautiful and relatively cheap. And they always make your ceilings seem higher.

Here are 14 examples of curtains put to great use.

The Yellow Cape Cod

These bold horizontal stripes add interest and weight to seemingly bland design and low ceilings.

Tucker Design

Here the same curtains, while still striking, are part of an eclectic jumble of layouts and colours. They perfectly frame the mattress.


At a simple room curtains may be the focus. These add a mild, cheerful feeling to this room.

Andrea Schumacher Interiors

These intricately patterned curtains add feel to the room but do not stand out. Lots of other colours and patterns absorb the eye.

Mustard Seed Interiors

Just because a room is more formal does not mean it needs complicated window treatments. These easy curtains are perfectly in the home and add a little color to the buttoned-up living room.

These bright pink amounts add a little play to a kid’s space and create a wonderful linear contrast with the flat beds.

Olga Adler

Who needs an accent wall when you have accent curtains? These boldly pattered, bright red curtains match the couch and the throw pillow, helping establish the room’s color scheme and save it out of boring beige.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Another richly textured curtain which is over a window remedy; it’s an integral piece of the room’s design scheme.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques

Outdoor curtains billow in the wind and add a touch of love to the simplest space. They can also do double duty by keeping bugs at bay.

A window seat is fantastic enough, but using a curtain you’ll be able to end up off from the entire world. I could hide in here with a good book for hours.

Harrell Remodeling, Inc..

Curtained-off reading nook, no window required. Here, the curtain becomes structure.

Dena Brody Interiors

Curtains as design. These set a room in a room and add drama to the mattress.

Anticmistic – Old Europe Lifestyle

The curtain as artwork. That is here for no other reason than that it seems great, softens the hard edges of this design, and helps establish the color scheme. On second thought, this tiny curtain is working pretty hard.

Stacy Curran

The curtain as door. If space is at a premium, curtains rather than closet doors can help. They have no footprint and they can add texture and color at which there was not one.

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