I’m always on the look-out for window treatment ideas as most of the windows and sliding glass doors in our home are as bare as the day they were installed. And…I guess you could say it’s been pretty daunting for me to think about what to do with all of them at once. So instead, I’m going to break them down room by room to see if I can tackle this project once and for all.
So, if you’re in a similar boat, next question…where do we start? Should we go with blinds or do we go with curtains? Or maybe a combination? Do we make them or is it more economical to buy?
There really are so many questions. But have no fear…as with all design dilemmas, the Internet will save us 😉
Below are some window treatment ideas definitely worth exploring. First up, we have these beautiful colored blinds as shown by Apartment Therapy. I like this look, especially for a room filled with lots of bright light where you could tie the color of the blinds in with accessories like below without having them get lost in darkness.
I could definitely see this look in our master bedroom or one of the guest rooms. How about you?
Next up there’s the option of fabric shades such as the ones below from Better Homes & Gardens. Now, this option would be one where I think it would be more economical to make than buy as they are not as popular as some of the other window treatments. But they are a very nice look. I could see these in the guest baths.
In the example below from Cote de Texas, this lovely option of Bamboo blinds combined with a fabric roman shade that acts as a valance is really quite appealing.
I am in LOVE with these gorgeous matchstick blinds, especially in this room featured below. I’ll take the whole thing! Again, the lightness of this room from House Beautiful really helps make the design a success. But even if you don’t have all this light, combining blinds like these with white framed windows or even white curtains, you can achieve a similar look.
Going the traditional curtain route is a great option such as the patterned curtains below from Houzz, especially if you are trying to save money as there are so many places you can get incredible deals these days. Believe it or not, it’s often less expensive to buy curtains now than to make them. I know, amazing…right?
Of course, if you have windows like these below from Inspired M Stevens you really don’t need to do anything at all.
I really like the idea of layering different window treatments together, especially if you have a small space which you are trying to make look bigger. I know…sounds crazy to say more things makes something look bigger. But it does. Case in point, see the room below from Kara Paslay Designs. Go to her site and see what the room looked like before. Do you believe me now?
In the option below from Lonny Magazine we have another layered look with Bamboo blinds and traditional curtains. I think this look is very clean and classy and I’d love to see it in our craft/game room.
Using something different to do any kind of design is right up my ally. Especially if it involves re-purposing and very little expense on my part. The example below from Nesting Place is just such an option of finding something old and breathing new life into it. Isn’t this old-wooden-gate-turned-window-shade option a brilliant idea?
Aren’t these Roman Blinds featured in the room below from My Home Ideas just beautiful?
Using shutters inside as seen in the example below from Better Homes & Gardens has always been a favorite of mine. It’s a very comfortable look, don’t you think? I think this would be a perfect choice for our master bath.
The look below as seen on Nesting Place has a very luxurious yet casual and comfortable feel.
There you have it, my take…(with the help of the Internet and all the Fabulous design publications listed above)…on gorgeous window design options.
So…how do you treat your windows?
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