It’s a sad fact that many people overlook their window dressing when they redecorate a room, with many having a tendency to simply put back up the ones they took down, irrespective of whether they co-ordinate or compliment the décor and style of the room. Your window dressing is an imperative part of a room’s design and overlooking it could mean that your newly decorated room lacks a little va, va, voom!
With so many different ready made window dressings to choose from there’s no excuses as to why you shouldn’t change your old and out-dated window treatment for something a little more modern. If you really can’t bear to part with the old then you can always up-cycle and use it in another room or turn them into cushions!
It’s also worth remembering that certain styles of window dressings are more appropriate in different styles of homes. For example, bright, bold sheers would probably look out of place in a home which has a traditional style and colour scheme, however, bold sheers are can create a stunning look in modern and contemporary homes.
Terrys Fabrics UK have a very comprehensive range of window dressings to suit all styles of homes and colour schemes. Plain or patterned, with traditional three inch pencil pleats or modern eyelet curtains, they have a vast array of beautiful colours and fabric choices.
Maybe you prefer to have window blinds rather than curtains or drapes and again you’ll find a wide variety of styles to choose from. Wooden Venetian blinds are ideal for harmonising with wooden floors, while ready made eyelet curtains can be hung from wooden or metal curtain poles to give a classical country or contemporary look to your windows.
Roam blinds are perfect for creating a homely look and can be made in matching or contrasting fabrics to the rest of your soft furnishings. If you’re looking for privacy then voile panels are a modern replacement for traditional nets, alternatively you can use a combination of Venetian or vertical blinds and curtains.
It isn’t solely the colour which will enhance the look of your windows, the right type of heading can also make a huge difference to the end result. Fancy headings such as goblet, triple or French pleat, inverted pleat can also be used, however these will have to be made to measure rather than ready made.
Likewise, the method in which you hang your curtains can also make or break the overall look. If you like standard pencil pleat styles but want to use curtain poles rather than tracks then you simply need to use curtain hooks and rings. If you have eyelet curtains you really don’t have an option other than to hang them from curtain poles, but as they hang in evenly spaced wave effect pleats they’ll look stunning anyway!
Awkward shaped windows are also catered for, bow and bay windows are no longer restricted to very few choices, today you can use blinds, curtains or both to dress your bay windows beautifully.
Originally posted 2012-08-31 05:59:47.