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In the season of warming up the home atmosphere, draperies can do much to keep out the cold. If you don't normally hang drapes, the winter season is a great time to try some out; if you already have them hung around your dwelling, hanging heavier seasonal drapes such as velvet can change the entire atmosphere. Hanging out just got a lot warmer.
What a wonderful way to, aside from shutting out all light and nighttime chill, tie in colors from around the room.
An unexpected bright color such as this scarlet can add warmth visually as well as physically.
Another example of similar color palates.
Yet even discreet white or neutral drapes can add extra texture to a normally sleek room, suggesting a warming winter version of the room.
Drapes, as seen here, can also help to block an area from the cold and visually segment spaces within the room.
Neutral and luxurious. Create that luxury by considering the type and weight of fabric (for instance, you might want to go more sheer and less heavy in the summer months...)--and consider adding extra yardage so the bunch and gather is greater.
Another view of the same room by Olga Adler.
And the entire room, exhibiting what room the curtains are adding luxury to. Beautiful.
Consider drapes in places other than the window, such as this poster bed.
Unexpectedly dark curtains ground this room and give it a very modern warmth.
More luxury, this time found in what is, other than the chair and ottoman, the only pattern in the bedroom. So classy.
Another unexpected area: dividing and sectioning a small area for privacy. This side room now becomes an extra guest bed (or a place to quietly sneak off to for reading).
Traditional form and pattern take on a new look when the two fabrics are interspersed.
Creamy and wonderful. These curtains are discreet yet give the needed warmth for this corner.
Another unexpected use: dividing a room softly.
Another unexpected use: hiding the media center.
These two layers of curtains provide a sheer cover and privacy for daytime, and a heavier coverage for night. The curtains are only one of countless examples of beautiful structure and texture to create this room, yes this room that I could live in and never leave.
Sheer, discreet, necessary.
This blue-gray shade draws in perfectly the look from around the room. The curtains are full, warm, but not overdone. Perfect balance.