These bold horizontal stripes add weight and interest to seemingly bland architecture and low ceilings.
Here the same curtains, while still dramatic, are just part of an eclectic jumble of patterns and colors. They also perfectly frame the bed.
In a simple, modern room, patterned curtains can be the focal point. These add a light, cheerful feeling to this room.
These intricately patterned curtains add texture to the room but don't stand out dramatically. Lots of other colors and patterns absorb the eye.
Just because a room is more formal doesn't mean it needs complicated window treatments. These simple curtains are perfectly at home and add a little color to this buttoned-up living room.
These bright pink numbers add a little drama to a child's space and create a nice linear contrast with the horizontal beds.
Who needs an accent wall when you have accent curtains? These boldly pattered, bright red curtains match the sofa and the throw pillow, helping to establish the room's color scheme and save it from boring beige.
Another richly textured curtain that is more than a window treatment; it is an integral piece of this room's design scheme.
Outdoor curtains billow in the wind and add a touch of romance to even the simplest space. They can also do double duty by keeping bugs at bay.
A window seat is wonderful enough, but with a curtain you can close yourself off from the world. I could hide in here with a good book for hours.
Curtained-off reading nook, no window needed. Here, the curtain becomes architecture.
Curtains as architecture again. These establish a room within a room and add drama to the bed.
The curtain as art. This is here for no other reason than that it looks good, softens the hard edges of the architecture, and helps establish the color scheme. On second thought, this little curtain is working pretty hard.