This space is so simple and sleek that exposing a bit of the outside view adds to its interest. Simple white café curtains create an enveloping feel around the banquette without completely obscuring the windows.
Paired with bistro-style bar stools, a brief linen curtain rounds out this kitchen and hints at the look of a Parisian café.
This bedroom turns the traditional look on its ear — its elements are classic at heart, but it's lightened with just a little quirkiness. Café curtains, which are less formal than full draperies, look right at home.
I love this idea for adding privacy to a narrow hallway while softening the light. Full, gathered café curtains on the windows add a pleasing note of softness.
Here's proof that café curtains can work in an industrial-style setting. The trick? Keep the color neutral, the material casual and the lines clean.
A gingham café curtain gives this breakfast nook the feel of a coastal cottage.
This curtain style often is paired with a valance to soften the upper window. Bright poppy pink lends this space a cheery punch of color.
Here, the valance helps to draw the eye upward, making the low ceiling feel less oppressive. The low profile of the headboard also sits below the curtain line, so it doesn't appear to take up excess space.