Custom Black Curtains & Window Drapes

For your Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen & Beyond

If you’ve decided to dress your windows in black curtains & drapes, you are making a bold move. No doubt you’re all out to bring in some great drama and a mood-setting ambiance!

Black never fails to convey strength, seriousness, authority and power by its ability to visually dominate other colors. But black is also intrigue and sophistication…remember the formalness of the black tie and the glamour of the little black dress? No wonder, black drapery continues to be ‘trend-right’ for formal living rooms and grand dining rooms.

Black is a statement color. Its aura is eternal. And a set of black drapes is guaranteed to be a showstopper. Technically, black is nothing but the absence of color, but for a bold stylist, it’s a tabula rasa ready to light up with vibrance on the calling.


CONSIDER SPACE: Not instantly ideal for small spaces or against dark walls, black drapes are best used in large spaces with high ceilings. Think double-height living rooms, formal dining rooms, and spacious and luxurious bedrooms. That said, if you’re working to create a dark, moody ambiance for your study or home movie theatre, then black drapery might still prove well-suited regardless of the size of your space. Black drapes also work well in open-plan residences where spaces have to be demarcated as per usage.

CONSIDER PALETTE: Black itself has several sub-shades like onyx, charcoal, ebony, and soot that you can choose from. Whatever shade of black you choose for your drapes, we recommend keeping the walls light-colored. Consider whites, paler shades of grey, greens, and blues – to balance the depth of black. Also, since solid black curtains offer the advantage of drawing attention away from the windows, they also allow you to showcase any accent color statement pieces you might have in the room.  Imagine that dusty pink velvet couch and your brass mantelpieces against a set of black silk curtains. So dramatically chic!

CONSIDER PATTERNS: You can strategically pick your drapery to bring harmony and balance between elements in a space.  For example, our stylists recommend using solid black drapes to emphasize a colorful, patterned wallpaper or printed upholstery in a room. Similarly, black drapes with a bold pattern work wonders for a space with solid walls and furniture. Black floral curtains, for example, look fantastic when paired with white couches and black floral cushions. Or consider the chic ambiance when a white, shabby chic chalk-painted dining table is backdropped by a set of classic black drapes.

CONSIDER LIGHT: Black has a tendency to absorb light – and therefore choice of fabric becomes critical when picking black curtains. Black velvet, for example, is an excellent backdrop for candlelit dinners and late-night movies, but probably not the best choice for a living room you’d like filled with natural daylight. Black sheers or loosely woven linens would be a better fit for this purpose.  Similarly, black blackout curtains are well-suited for bedrooms and nurseries where you’d like to be able to block out sunlight and outside noise.  A combination of black blackout drapes paired with lighter sheers is therefore quite popular for bedrooms as it allows for optimal control of privacy and light control.

CONSIDER CONTRASTS: If you’re afraid that the black drapes can take your design overboard if used alone, you can add framing panels in a bright hue on the sides. Or consider breaking the monotony of plains and pair them with floral or geometric curtains with black detailing. For a monochromatic interior, you can safely go for the high-contrast combo of black and white. Another way to lighten the intensity of black is to use contrasting trims in solid tapes or braided gimps or geometric patterns. Let the hardware and accessories also depict the play of contrast. Drapery poles that don metallic hues like bronze and silver or pale wood are great to go with black drapes. Tie-backs offer another excuse for both contrast and drama. A large golden tassel tie-back does not just spell rustic glory but also instant glamour for a black beauty.

Our collection of black curtains is rich with choices. From solids to patterns, from lazy linens to resplendent silks, you’re sure to find a fabric that meets your purpose. Furthermore, we offer over a dozen heading styles – ranging from casual grommet tops to formal pinch pleats – so you can get your curtains handstitched in a pleat style that suits your exact space.

So go on, browse through our black drapery range to endow enviable style to your interiors!