Window Treatments: Long Drapes
Becky Harris October 27, 2010
Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe... More
Window treatments are often the last thing we add to a room in our decorating process. Not only are they functional, but they can really tie a room together, bring in print and pattern, draw the eye up to emphasize verticality, and, in a pinch during wartime, be whipped up into a dress. Let's take a look!
This graphic, DNA chain-like pattern on the curtains ties in the rug to the sofa to the throw pillow.
A classic lattice pattern works when the drapes are drawn and when they are open and pleated.
The bold chevron pattern on these walls are a great contrast to the horizontal stripes.
A door like this can through a wrench into your window treatment plans. Here a few clips keep it open.
Floor-to-double height ceiling zig zags make a strong statement.
How great are these sophisticated drapes in a nursery? They have a fun animal pattern and coordinate perfectly with the polka dot rug.
Windows like these can present a challenge, but by hanging curtains from one long rod across the arches, the designer made it work.
There's something very Dorothy Draper about this fabric paired with the shapely valances.
These drapes bring in pagodas!
These long drapes have the most bold graphic pattern in the entire room, and they draw the eye up to appreciate the transoms over the French doors.
Scads of Scandanavian style is brought in via these graphic black and white drapes.
Bay windows can be tricky - these are a perfect example of how to do it right.
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