These drapes look a bit different from the first set of drapes we looked at but the overall impact is the same. There is a lightness that brings sunshine into the room but the drapes are heavy and textured. The wonderful old-fashioned drapery cords around these drapes really add to their appeal. I also love the two-toned striped color of the drapes and the way that this color is mirrored in much of the room's decor.
Never underestimate the value of choosing the right color for your drapes. The choice of red here is perfect because it brings together all of the red in the rest of the room (such as the bookshelves and the furniture). This creates a total polished look for the space.
If you want to create a room that is really dramatic in appearance then you can choose dark drapes. The use of mirrors in the decor here makes the room open up despite the dark and heavy choice of drapery here. What a modern look!
If that last room was a bit too dark and masculine for you then perhaps you want to look into some more flowery and feminine drapes. These really make you feel like you're living inside of nature. I love the way that the drapes were added to the sides of the bed even though there don't appear to be windows there. What a neat touch!
Drapes don't have to be something that hangs on the wall at all. If you have a four-post bed then you can choose to use heavy drapes around the bed to close it off from the rest of the room. That's a great way to use drapes to make a private space in your home.
It it important to point out that drapes don't have to be the only decor piece for a window. These windows have both blinds and drapes which allows you to let in varying degrees of light. What I really love here is the heavy top piece on the drapes which connects all of the windows and adds that much-desired texture to the room.
The top of the drapes may get overlooked by a lot of people but it shouldn't. The pole that you choose to hang the drapes from and the decorative method you use for draping can make a big difference in the design of the piece. It's all in the details as we can see here.