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Curtains for Closet Doors: Ideas & Tips

Double Panel Closet Door Curtains

 

Small spaces are challenging to decorate, and shutting off all the clutter often feels like untying the Gordion’s knot. But not all clutter is real clutter, and the wisest way to handle it sometimes is to improvise storage solutions from an aesthetic perspective. In this blog post, we discuss one of these improvisations to help you hide the clutter of an open-shelf closet by using curtains as a closet door.

So if you happen to have an open shelf closet you’re looking to cover, explore these closet door curtain ideas to ensure your curtains perfectly fit your closet opening, are simple to use, and match your space.

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Hardware Selection

 

Bathroom Closet Curtains

 

The first decision to be taken is not regarding the drapery itself, but its hardware. You can choose between poles and tracks, depending on your convenience and taste. Just remember that tracks are best hidden behind the drapery whereas poles look good whether exposed or concealed. Both are easy to operate. Choose sturdy hardware that can withstand the frequent operation that a closet is bound to have.

The next decision is regarding the point of installation. You have four options before you:

  • If it’s an inset closet with sufficient breadth, you can mount the hardware inside the closet behind the wall frame. In this case, the curtain will stack within the closet when it is opened. If there isn’t sufficient stacking room on the sides, the side portions of the closet will always be covered, and possibly leave some closet areas dark. But, being tucked away, the curtain takes no space from the room.
  • You can also mount the hardware on the frame, much like a tension rod. However, a tension rod would not be a great selection for this project, as constant use can make the rod’s tension dissipate quickly. Plus, tugging too hard can cause it to fall. The curtain’s stacking room will be within the frame, and it takes nothing away from the room’s available space.
  • The most commonly practiced solution is to mount the hardware outside on the frame or above it. You can extend the pole/track to a few inches beyond the trim so that the curtains can stack on the sides when opened, exposing the entire closet. The accessibility of the drape is also much better but it takes away some space from the room.
  • Another option is to ceiling mount the hardware above the closet. It has the same advantages and disadvantages as of outside mounting the pole/track. It’s a good solution when you want to place the curtain hardware outside the closet but the ornate molding or casing of the frame comes in the way.

 

Choose the Right Fabric Material for Closet Door Curtains

 

Closet Blackout Curtains

 

You may wonder why the right material is so important when it’s not about a window. The reason is that everything that is going into that closet is your precious treasure. It needs protection from dust and excess sunlight. Excess heat and light can dampen the quality and dim the colors of your clothes and other belongings.

In case your closet gets plenty of sunlight, it may be nice for you to consider thick woven curtains. They don’t just protect your belongings from heat, harsh sunlight and dust, but also show no sign of what’s beyond. 

Despite the affordability and light feel of sheers, it may be better to avoid them for closets since they fail to block dust. Besides, if you intend to hide clutter of a possibly disorganized closet, then covering the closet with an opaque treatment is better than see-through curtains.

 

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Be Wise with Palette & Pattern

 

Striped Closet Curtains

 

If you don’t want the closet to call for attention, go for solid neutral curtains. If they match the wall color, they’ll blend into the interiors perfectly. 

But if you want them to stand out, go for contrasting drapes. You can take cues from your existing decor items such as the duvet or furniture. And let your closet door curtains act as the accent.

If you want them to get serious attention or want to introduce a fun element, consider patterned drapes. However, you might do well by avoiding busy patterns since the very purpose of hanging these curtains is to avoid the cluttered look.

 

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Choosing the Heading Style for your Closet Door Curtains

 

Closet Curtain Heading Style Guide

 

Maximize the functionality of your curtains by ensuring the right heading style. Your heading style affects how easily you can maneuver your curtains. Whether you decide to use a curtain track or a single curtain rod, we recommend the following heading styles for closet door curtains:

  • Pinch pleats
  • Flat-panel tops
  • Inverted box pleats
  • Pencil pleats

These are the only heading styles that work for curtain tracks. They make the best options for single curtain rods as well, because they’re hung by metal rings or hooks that are less likely to get stuck as you pull them across the rod.

However, if you’re installing drapery poles, grommet curtains are also excellent for frequent use.

If you’d like to learn more about curtain heading styles, explore our Headings Style Guide!

 

Get the Right Size

 

White Closet Curtains

 

Since curtains are being used instead of doors, getting them to cover the opening properly is key. And where else can you meet your exact requirements of length than in custom curtains. You’ll thank yourself a million for choosing custom curtains for your closet door.

In terms of length, your curtain closet door should ideally just touch the floor. If they are longer than that, they’ll be more difficult to slide across and also get frayed at the bottom too soon. If your curtains are too short, they’ll expose the contents of your closet. Be sure that you measure carefully to ensure you get the length just right. This is imperative so that your curtain door will look great and function properly!

As regards width, you can design your closet door curtains with more fullness like drapes usually have. We generally recommend 2.5x to 3x fullness for drapes to look their elegant best. If you want your closet doors to look just like ordinary drapery, this level of fullness should be specified. 

But if you would like your closet doors to look more like a door and less like a curtain, go for a more sparse look with about 2x fullness. The pleats will be quite minimal and the drapery will be more flat and light. The lesser the weight of the curtain, the easier they will be to operate. So, closet doors might benefit more from the second option.

For further tips on how to measure with ample fullness, read our curtain measurement guide

 

Single or Double Panels?

 

 

Another design element you’ll want to consider is whether you’d like to hang single panel or double panel curtains. Single-panel curtains will cover the closet opening with one, sweeping piece of fabric. Double-panel curtains consist of two separate pieces of fabric that will rest on either side of the closet when open.

The primary point you’ll want to consider when making this decision is the width of your closet:

  • If your closet is narrow, there will likely not be enough space for double panels. If you do try to hang double panels over a small opening, the curtains will appear cluttered and out of place.
  • If your closet is wide, you should have the capacity to hang either single or double panels curtains. In this case, the choice ultimately comes down to a matter of preference.

 

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope that the design tips discussed in this blog will be helpful to you to get a curtain closet door that is highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom curtains that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 3,000 fabrics and patterns. Explore our site to find options that will work perfectly as a closet door—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have along the way!

 

READ MORE: HOW TO DIVIDE A ROOM WITH ROOM DIVIDER CURTAINS

Sheer Bedroom Curtains: Ideas & Tips

Sheer Bedroom Curtains

 

Soft, whimsical, and elegant, sheer curtains are a beautiful, serene selection for your bedroom. Their versatility provides you with plenty of styling options, and they offer a timeless look that matches all kinds of décor. If you’re planning on enhancing your bedroom’s aesthetics with a delicate decoration, look no further than sheer curtains. Use these top sheer bedroom curtain ideas to help you select and style sheer bedroom curtains that enhance your space.

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A Fairytale Bedroom with Sheer Curtains

 

Fairytale Bedroom Sheer Curtains

 

We love to decorate our bedrooms like a fantasy land with all the little things that pique our fancy or have a story to them. And all the splurging gets justified for this ‘me space’ since we rest and revive here. But when it comes to adding sheer bedroom curtains, the good news is that it does not only have great designing potential but is also kind with your pockets.

One look at a sheer fabric and a creative’s mind floods with ideas. The way sheers blur the view and soften the light lifts the whole bedroom with cheerfulness. There are many ways to plan sheer curtains, no matter what your personal decor style is. Here are some of the top recommendations from our home decor specialists:

 

Layer Your Sheer Bedroom Curtains

 

Layer Curtains in Bedroom

 

While great looks are guaranteed, what sheers don’t provide is privacy during the night. But in a bedroom, that aspect might be key. Besides, at night, sheers also fail to bar the city lights from peeking into your bedroom. So, layering sheer curtains with opaque treatments is highly recommended for bedrooms. While sheers provide privacy during the day and soften the daylight, the second layer provides privacy and insulation during the night.

Besides, sheer bedroom curtains look fabulous when layered. For a fully dressed-up look, our stylists recommend layering your sheer selection with curtains or shades. Not only does this provide an elegant effect, but layering offers flexibility on light and privacy control as well, which is important to keep in mind for your bedroom. If privacy allows, you can even layer multiple sheers for a more dramatic and graceful look.

When going for double-layered treatment, you have the opportunity of bringing solids and patterns together. This combination is eye-catchy and shows how much forethought has been invested into the designing process. It is important to match the solids to the accent hues of the pattern. Alternatively, you can also mix two colors or two textures for a grand appeal.

Need assistance on styling your sheers with other window treatments? Be sure to read our blog How to Layer Curtains for Perfection!

 

READ MORE: HOW TO LAYER SHEER & BLACKOUT CURTAINS

 

Use Standalone Sheers

 

Pattern Sheer Curtains

 

If your windows are not accessible to view and city lights are no hindrance to sound sleep, sheer bedroom curtains as standalone are a great idea. Being lightweight, they never overwhelm the window while still distributing light across the bedroom. They are easy to maintain and look fantastic, to say the least. 

White sheers are a classic choice, but sheers also come in a full variety of fabulous colors and patterns that can complement the design of your bedroom. No matter what colors or patterns you choose, all sheers are soft and light-filtering, bringing an airy feel to any space. If you’re looking to brighten up your bedroom, adding delicate sheer curtains may be exactly what you need.

Stylist tip: When ordering your selection, don’t be stingy on fabric. Sheers need more panel width than regular fabric drapery to achieve the same rich and full look. We recommend 3x fullness factor for sheers. For detailed guidance on measuring for your custom drapes, see our Sizing Guide.

 

Divide Your Bedroom

 

Sheer curtain room divider

 

One of the things we learnt the hard way during lockdowns is that bedrooms can also become offices. It is not unusual to find a dedicated area within the bedroom for a totally off-beat purpose. Crammed cities can often afford only small homes where each room has to work very hard to meet the family’s needs, even the bedroom. Such situations are comprehensible, while it is also important to mark off these areas clearly for a more organized way of life.

Sheer bedroom curtains work well for dividing spaces and your master suite can also benefit from this technique. Bifurcate the room into smaller zones with splendid floor-length sheer curtains. Hang them on easily available drapery rods or set them on ceiling-mounted tracks for a more wholesome division.

With their light and airy feel, sheer curtains may appear to be part of your décor rather than an intrusive wall. They will help provide the separation you’re looking for while adding to the visual appeal of your bedroom.

 

An Easy Addition

 

Layering Sheer & Blackout Curtains

 

If you already have curtains, simply adding sheers to them will instantly transform the window treatment. This eclectic mix of the hardy and the flimsy in two color tones will become an attractive feature in your den. 

There are umpteen ways to achieve this eye-catchy mix. Arrange opaque panels alternately with narrow sheer panels. Or design wide sheer panels interspersed with narrow opaque panels. Determine which layer takes the bulk of the share depending on the level of light control and privacy you wish to ensure.

Another way to pair sheers and regular curtains is to let one frame the other. So, you frame sheers curtains with opaque curtains or vice versa; both look excellent. The thumb rule is to design the layer in the center with the neutral or less bold hue of the two.

If you have a double pole configuration in the hardware, you can hang the sheer curtains behind and the opaque curtains on the front. When the opaque curtains are drawn, you don’t see the sheers. This way you can create a different look for your bedroom by the mere drawing of the front layer of curtains.

Another idea is to hang the opaque drapes behind the sheer curtains. Here, sheers are fulfilling a major decorative role of softening the colors and/or patterns of the inner curtains. If your opaque drapes are designed with colors that are not the best fit for your bedroom, this technique will help to calm their austerity or their boldness fittingly.

Since sheers are so versatile and classic, you can trust they will match your space flawlessly without seeming like a retrospective add-on. Whether you’re looking to enhance a girl’s bedroom, a boy’s bedroom, or even your own master bedroom, you really can’t go wrong if you choose sheer bedroom curtains. Just be sure that you keep privacy in mind!

 

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A Cozy Whimsical Bed

 

Poster bed sheer curtains

 

If you love the look of sheers, don’t stop with the curtains. Go for a whimsical bed canopy with sheer curtains. It gives off a very cozy vibe and creates a more private zone within the bedroom. And the looks are just awesome. On occasions, you can hang faux vines or fairy lights to pep up the space further. 

If you’re yet to invest in a bed, get a four-poster bed with a view to envelop your bed with sheer curtains. If you have a bed already, there are creative ways of making a bed canopy easily by yourself. For example, you can ceiling mount drapery rods or tracks and hang the sheer curtains on them. Or put your hula hoop to the best use for a sheer canopy that hugs you as you go to sleep.

 

Featured Sheer Bedroom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

Spiffy Spools offers a variety of sheer bedroom curtain options for you to choose from. Here is a selection of our popular sheers:

 

Spotlight On: Aklamak

Sheer Custom Long Drapes

Aklamak is no ordinary sheer. Its white backdrop is dashed with a shimmery silver metallic to further add to the sophistication of the fabric. Aklamak curtains make a wonderful standalone option, but they can also be layered with other fabrics as well.

 

Spotlight On: Bumble Bee

Yellow Sheer Custom Window Drapes

Add a fun pop of color to your bedroom with our Bumble Bee curtains. The sheer, pale-yellow fabric features a thin stripe weave pattern and simply exudes cheerfulness. When natural light hits these curtains, it combines perfectly with the yellow color to create a gorgeous sunlit effect.

 

Spotlight On: Folha

Floral Custom Drapery & Roman Blinds For Bedroom

Folha curtains are a semi-sheer option that would look fabulous standalone or layered. The backdrop is a pale beige that’s embroidered with a stunning floral vine pattern in teal blue. If you’re a fan of floral designs, you’ll certainly fall in love with this fabric!

 

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope you’re inspired by these sheer bedroom curtain ideas! If you’re ready to start shopping, order your custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. With over 1,000 fabrics, we make it easy to design curtains that fit your exact specifications and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your bedroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

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Divide a Room with Room Divider Curtains: Ideas & Tips

Room Divider Curtains

 

While open plans have their own fanbase, sometimes, it becomes essential to section out spaces within a room with visible distinction. Whether you want to divvy up a spacious master bedroom, dorm room, attic, or basement, curtains are a great way to do so. 

Rather than feeling like an intrusive wall, curtains can actually appear to be part of the décor. They are easy to purchase, install and maintain, make no demands on the architecture, and can be easily fit into your next home in case you move out. So, if you’re thinking on this line, view this guide on how to divide a room with curtains to get started.

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Simple, Elegant & Cost-Effective: Room Divider Curtains

 

Room divider curtains

 

If you cannot make structural changes to your home, or if your stay is temporary, curtains are practically the easiest way of dividing a room. The advantage of this method of room division is that you can easily slide them open and enjoy the space as one whole. It neither needs professional help nor a ton of money, plus you get a decorative accessory to adorn the space.

There are a few factors to take into consideration when you purchase curtains to be used as room dividers. Let us take you through them one by one.

 

Consider the View on Both Sides of Room Divider Curtains

 

Dividing Room With Curtain Panels

 

When planning for room divider curtains, the first and most important consideration to be made is regarding the aesthetic appeal of the rear side of the curtains. Well, curtains being curtains, hems on the backside are an unavoidable sight. But most other factors can be altered to suit the purpose.

If you choose curtain styles that use header tapes on the back, the tape and the rings or clips will be visible too. Hence, if both sides of the curtains are to be visually appealing, we recommend curtain styles like rod pockets, tab tops or tie tops that look just the same from both sides. Whereas, for example, pinch pleat drapes will have all the pleats on the front and only the header tape and rings on the back.

Another aspect that needs consideration is lining. While we recommend window drapes to be lined for better fall and protection from sun damage, room divider curtains might profit from the lack of it. Lined curtains can only show the lining on the back, not the face fabric and that may not be a desirable look.

The next consideration to be made is regarding the drapery fabric itself. We recommend picking a drapery fabric that has the same finish on both sides. Or, at the least, the rear side should be a presentable color or print. Therefore, you may do better by avoiding embroidered fabrics or one-side print fabrics among others.

 

Plan Hardware for Room Divider Curtains

 

Room Divider Curtains

 

 

One of the challenges when it comes to using curtains as a room divider is figuring out how to hang them. The method you should choose depends on where you need them to be placed:

  • If you’re hanging curtains across a cased opening, install the hardware over the frame. This method will allow your curtains to beautifully cascade over the frame and easily open and close.
  • If there is no wall space to hang the curtains, mount the hardware onto the ceiling.

The second decision to make is regarding the hardware itself. You can install drapery poles, the most commonly found method. Or, you can go for the modern curtain track system. Both have their own unique traits.

  • Curtain rods are hung on brackets and closed with finials on both ends. They can be mounted on both walls as well as ceilings, although the latter is uncommon. In this method, some gap will be visible between the ceiling and the curtain.
  • Curtain tracks are generally mounted to the ceiling. This method keeps the curtains as close to the ceiling as possible for an uncluttered, integrated look with its sleek, minimalistic lines.

 

Choose Material in Relation to the Purpose

 

Blackout Room Divider Curtains

 

 

The purpose in general is clear – that you want to divide the room into two sections. But, make the definition more clear and precise because that can help you pick out the best fabric to design them in. 

For example, if it is only to specify the zones without strict visual segregation, then semi-transparent curtains will do. On the contrary, if you’re looking for clear-cut separation, then tight-knit heavier curtains are required. 

Here’s a quick guide to picking the right fabric:

  • If you’re hanging curtains for privacy, be sure to pick an opaque fabric, such as blackout fabric or thick velvet. These will ensure that not even your shadow will be visible through the curtains. 
  • If you’re hanging curtains to create a boundary, sheer and linen fabric are wonderful selections. They create an apparent separation between spaces, but their light and airy appearance make the distinction more relaxed.
  • If you’re hanging curtains to define an entryway/foyer, any fabric will work nicely! This selection will ultimately come down to a matter of preference and what best matches the rest of your décor.

 

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Spotlight On: Berrisford

Berrisford Custom Curtains

Our Berrisford is a dimout fabric featuring a color palette of greys and a chic, abstract pattern. The shades blend together for a contemporary-elegant effect, making Berrisford perfect for curtains in spaces where you need to block outside light. If you are aiming for privacy, this fabric is the one for you, blocking out the entire view, and becoming a fabric wall separating two spaces.

 

Spotlight On: Sade

Sade Sheer Curtains

A textured sheer fabric in an ivory on ivory, warm monochrome palette. The backdrop is sheer to let in light. It is woven through with randomly wavy horizontal lines in opaque thread. The overall effect is quite charmingly bohemian. If the goal is to simply delineate two spaces without the concern of creating two rigidly private zones, Sade is the perfect fabric. It will become the screen while also adding an element of visual aesthetic to the room.

 

Select Suitable Curtain Style

 

Office and Bedroom Divider Curtains

 

All curtains might look just the same to the untrained eye, but observe the top portion and you’ll know that curtains have more varieties than you ever imagined. The header of the curtain has the tape behind it onto which the rings or pins are hooked. Or, it may have fabric loops or grommets through which the drapery pole can pass. The front portion of the header holds the pinched pleats, if any. 

The heading style of the curtains are to be selected with care because that will determine how they hang, gather in folds and move on the pole. It will also impact the overall appeal of the space. Again, it’s the purpose of the division that will inform the choice of the curtain style.

In many cases, when curtains are used as room dividers, they are not operated often. Curtains that don’t ply on the pole too easily such as rod pockets or back tab tops will do well in these scenarios.

But, say, you divide the office area from your bedroom with the curtains and draw them only when on a video conference. You may want to open and close the curtains very often, so you certainly need curtains that function smoothly. This calls for heading styles that employ rings or grommets such as pinch pleats, grommet tops, flat panel tops, or the like.

Similarly, if it is a sleeping area that you have set apart with your curtains, you might wish curtains that provide better light control. Even if you choose blackout curtains for this purpose, if the heading style does not support the cause, the plan will fail. You need curtains with headers such as pinch pleats, rod pockets, or back tab tops. And avoid styles that have gaps for light to pass such as grommet tops, tab tops, and tie top curtains. Read our blog post here for further tips on how to avoid light leaks from your curtains’ edges.

So, choose the curtain style depending on the area that you’re enclosing and the predictable frequency of operation. Also bear in mind the guidance shared above on picking styles that minimise visibility of hardware and header tapes.

For more information on curtains styles, check out our drapery heading style guide.

 

Have a Well-Considered Plan for Lighting

 

Dividing Room with Curtains 

When separating a room into sections, it is important to consider the window position, especially, if there is only one. If the curtain covers up the only source of light, will it be difficult to work on the other side of the curtain? Or, will it be much better when shut off that way because it’s a sleeping area or a walk-in closet? 

If shutting off the light passage from the window can be troublesome and the curtains don’t need to provide privacy, consider hanging sheer curtains. These will provide segregation while still filtering in light. 

Or, if you cannot compromise with privacy, hang regular curtains and make another arrangement for lighting. You can provide additional light sources in the zoned off section with a well-considered mix of ambiance lighting and task lighting.

Another option is to rearrange the layout of the room and then divide the zones. This way, you can section off the area that needs least daylight and make full use of the window as a light source. The curtains will portion off the room as it should and will cut off light only to areas that profit from the same.

 

Decide on the Decor Value

 

Decorative Divider Curtains

 

Do you want your curtains to divide the room and do no more? Or, do you want them to act as a feature piece? The answer to this question will help you decide on the palette and the design.

If your room has no focal point, and you would love your curtains to be that, go for a bold patterned drapery. Patterns draw attention, especially if they employ attractive colors, large or medium scaled motifs, intricate shapes, and striking contrasts. They can also overpower the room if overdone. So, always mind the scale and the level of detail. Going for medium or tiny scaled motifs or less saturated palettes are a safe take on patterned room divider curtains.

The other possibility is that you want them to blend in with the space rather than stand out as a striking statement. They’re meant to simply draw a boundary rather than act as the centerpiece of the room. In such a case, it is better to stick with a solid color that matches your current color scheme. Or choose curtains that match the walls perfectly, and they’ll seamlessly blend into the architecture. 

 

Spotlight On: Gristage

Green Custom Roman Shades & Curtains

One of our finest linen-cotton blends. Part of our Somera collection, this pale green linen has all the cool of a fine linen with the easy wearability of cotton. Mix and match it with one of the other tone linens in a color block style. Or use it as is. This classic medium-weight fabric has a beautiful hang and drape which is sure to fit in any room as a functional decor element.

 

Be Wise with the Length

 

Floor to Ceiling Divider Curtains

 

We suggest designing your curtains so that they hang either slightly above the floor or barely graze the floor. This is because if your curtains are too short, they’ll lose their appearance as a decorative wall or door. Plus, if you’re hanging them for privacy, short curtains will reveal what’s on either side of the divided space.

If you hang long curtains that spill onto the floor, such as puddled curtains, they’ll drag across the ground as you open and close them. Not only will this make them more difficult to maneuver, but they’ll likely become dirty and damaged quickly.

 

Decide on the Number of Panels

 

Double panel divider curtains

 

Another consideration to be made is regarding the number of panels to order. 

  • Double panel curtains can work like an entryway when drawn open from both sides. If you plan to keep the curtains half open in this manner and close them fully only on occasions, this option is great. If the area to be covered is wide, it is always better to go for a minimum of two panels so they are easy to operate. 
  • Multiple panel curtains is an option to be considered where the area to be covered is extremely wide. Too wide curtains can be overweight. So, going for multiple panels facilitates easier maintenance.
  • Single panel curtains are best for defining areas that are not meant to be passed through often and/or where the opening may be too narrow to need a pair. 

 

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

 

Room Dividing Curtains

 

Now that you know how to divide a room with curtains, if you’re ready to start shopping, order your custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. With over 3,000 fabrics, we make it easy to design drapery that fits your exact specifications and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your space, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

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Country Kitchen Curtains: Ideas & Tips

 

Kitchen Curtains with Valance

 

The kitchen is literally the heart of the country home. From the quotidian small talks over a sumptuous table of farm-fresh fruits and just-baked bread to the finishing of chores, both mundane and ingenious, country kitchens are bubbling with life. It’s only fair to decorate this favored space in the best possible way, and the right selection of curtains can do wonders to pull together your kitchen’s look and design. In this blog, we invite you to explore country kitchen curtains ideas that will help add that homey touch country kitchens are known for!

 

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Country Kitchen Curtains: Warm, Cozy & Homely

 

Country Kitchen Curtains

 

The infectious charm of the country home is best relayed through informal fabric accessories loaded with a homey aura. In country kitchens, it’s not just the stone hearths and wooden kitchen islands, but also the cozy curtains that spell rustic charm and warm nature vibes.  If this is exactly the picture you’re trying to paint, the tips coming ahead are going to be very handy.

 

READ MORE: COUNTRY CURTAINS: OLD WORLD CHARM WITH HOMELY VIBES

 

Choose the Right Fabric

 

Burlap Kitchen Curtains

 

Country kitchen decor features a welcoming and down-home feel that often incorporates rustic materials and stylistic elements from the past. Jagged and rugged details are not embarrassing moments of the design, but badges of honor worn with pride, registering the affinity with nature, seasons, and time.

When selecting your country kitchen curtains, stay true to these fundamentals that signify not just an aesthetic preference but the lifestyle of which it’s an offshoot. So, consider fabric options such as linen, cotton, and burlap that are directly sourced from nature. Their breathability enables the funky cooking odors to leave your territory without working too hard for it.

  • Linen curtains do not just lend textural richness with their slubby weave but also help to create a pleasant mood by filtering light softly. The abundance of natural light and fresh air is characteristic of the country style which, we may say without exaggeration, is married to nature. Besides, its characteristic crinkliness gives away the lived-in feel inadvertently through those natural roll-out-of-bed looks.
  • Cotton curtains are the next best alternative offering a design-efficient mix of breathability of linen and a refined demeanor of non-natural fabrics. If your kitchen is open to the formal living room or dining room and you mind the casual look of linen, cotton curtains are the solution. Their crisp finishes are fit for a semi-formal mandate.  Lightweight cotton curtains are recommended for garnering the summery look of a sun-kissed kitchen.
  • Burlap curtains are the right fit for rustic country kitchens that are looking for beige tones to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with their wicker trays and seaweed baskets. Their textural richness adds warmth and rich character to the kitchen. But unless you’re aiming at a color that falls within the range of beige to brown, their rigid palette may have to be factored into your design plan.

 

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Welcome Country Palettes and Motifs

 

Buffalo Check Country Kitchen Curtains

 

Another striking feature that contributes to the homey appeal of country kitchens is their earthy palette and generous layering of signature patterns. 

Colors that are inspired by nature and take the mind from the indoor space to the outdoor landscapes are specific to country home decor. Brown, beige, green, and gray in all their varied shades decorate the country kitchens generously. Reds, yellows, and oranges in accent tones spread cheer as they bond with the fresh berries and veggies on the platter.

The kitchen is the most happening place in a country home, and the curtains here do reflect that vibrance. Printed drapes and patterned towels happily sit around the copper saucepans and galvanized tubs, offering much-needed respite from the monotony of these utilitarian items. Traditional fabrics like gingham, stripes, and florals help bring a cozy country vibe and also add personality to the kitchen.

Countering the round pots and pans, gingham curtains provide a beautiful contrast with their simple sharp-edged design. Striped curtains are reminiscent of those yesteryears when patterns used to be simplistic because of being produced by the weave rather than the print. These two traditional patterns immediately bring a nostalgic touch to the kitchen.

And floral draperies are the signature decor piece of country homes where every artistic detail is in some way a throwback to the gems of nature. The organic shapes and nature-inspired art in these curtains find their rightful place in kitchens which celebrate their symbiotic relationship with flowery meadows and fruit-laden trees. 

 

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Select Befitting Heading Style

 

Rod pocket kitchen curtains

 

Country decor, in essence, was never a pre-meditated style of decorating a home. It was but an artful presentation of simple household goods that fulfill a function but have an aesthetic appeal nevertheless. The interior decor style that emerged from this pragmatic lifestyle appreciates handmade goodies, often repurposed or upcycled from fraying and weathering scraps. So, when selecting your country kitchen curtains pick a heading style that speaks to that homespun charm. We recommend the following heading styles to add to the rustic feel of your country kitchen:

  • Rod pockets: Curtains can’t be simplified further than rod pockets, and yet, their visual appeal, especially of those with frilled headers, speaks sheer beauty. The ruffled headers soften the space with their delicate bearing. Also, since they do better with less fullness, they perfectly fit kitchens that don’t necessarily want to curtail light.
  • Flat panel tops: Simple in construct and light in design, flat panel top curtains often are hung with clips and gel beautifully with the casual mood of a country kitchen. They are typically stitched with less fullness which comes in handy for small kitchen windows.
  • Tab tops: These curtains hang on fabric loops stitched at regular intervals on the header. Their well-rounded pleats exude a warm casual vibe that works well for kitchens. The tabs also allow light to pass through, adding to the bright and airy appeal of the country kitchen.
  • Tie tops: Hanging on noodle straps tied to the drapery pole, tie-top curtains ring in the vintage country look with perfection. The knotted strings attract the eye with their simple presence and informal appeal.

These headings offer a relaxed, traditional look that will best match the country aesthetic you’re aiming to achieve. If you want to look up for more guidance on these styles, explore our Headings Style Guide.

 

Pay Attention to Hardware

 

Country Curtains Hardware

 

 

Not just the curtains, but the hardware that hosts them must also vouch for a vintage vibe. Raw wooden poles and deftly crafted finials speak to the style’s obsession with nature-sourced materials made magical by human touch and labor. If they are imperfect, all the better for nothing can convey the handmade feature better. White chalk-painted drapery poles sanded down to mimic peeling paints work well to divulge the kitchen’s graceful aging.

Or, go for antler brackets or a piece of driftwood that brings nature’s raw beauty indoors. Even the branch of a birch tree can serve as a drapery pole and bracket if you’ve got that taste and will to DIY. Be careful, though, to choose such curtain styles that expose this show-worthy hardware.

 

Café Curtains & Valances

 

Kitchen Cafe Curtains with Valance

 

Fun, cozy, and versatile, café curtains and valances are staples in country kitchens. Mounted usually within the window recess, the pair beautifully adorn the window and cleverly stay away from potential splashes from the hob and sink. Let’s give you a detailed account.

Café Curtains

Café curtains are about half the length of a window and are traditionally hung across the center of the pane, covering only the bottom half of the window. With their short length, café curtains are perfect for maintaining privacy while still allowing plenty of natural light into your kitchen.

When styling café curtains, you can choose to use a single panel or double panels that rest on both sides of the window when opened. If you prefer to have more light control, we recommend using double panels, which can be opened and closed more easily. However, if you’d like a more uniform look that showcases your curtain pattern with less distortion, consider a single panel design.

Valances

Valances are decorative pieces placed at the top of the window frame, covering about a fourth of the pane. These window treatments add a nice pop of color to your windows and can help to soften incoming light. They are available in a variety of heading styles, fabrics, and patterns so you can design them to match your country kitchen perfectly.

While you can use valances as a standalone look, they’re also fabulous paired with blinds, shades or curtains. Valances can be used to conceal your curtain hardware and maintain your heading style, even when your main window treatment is open.

 

Country Kitchen Curtains: Inspiration on a Platter

Since pictures speak a thousand words, we’ll let you have a sneak peek into our collections for some inspiration. Our collection of curtains boasts natural fabrics and nostalgic signature patterns of the style. Whatever be your personal favorite, plains or patterns, neutrals or colors, you’re sure to find one that piques your interest and imagination.

 

Spotlight On: Zafaron

Yellow Checked Custom Curtains For Living Room

Featuring a lemon-yellow and pure white Zafaron buffalo check pattern, our Zafaron curtains exude cheerfulness. This classic country kitchen style will create a bright, upbeat feel in your space.

 

Spotlight On: Relaxed Navy

Striped Custom Window Shades

Blues, browns, and taupes stride in brush-textured vertical lines, breathing country aesthetic through their earthy tones and unrefined lines.

 

Spotlight On: Rustic Charm

Custom Drapery And Roman Blinds

Beige white striped curtains in a washed-out look relate to the country lifestyle both as regards the palette and the worn-out looks of a home that’s aging gracefully.

 

Spotlight On: Summer Lark

Birds print curtains

Featuring bright oranges, yellows, and beiges, Summer Lark will bring a lively natural feel to your kitchen. These curtains feature a quaint, vintage-inspired pattern with lark birds, serene foliage, and flowers, offering a delicate, airy look that’s perfect for country kitchens.

 

Spotlight On: Amabel

Amabel Curtains

 

Amabel curtains are the epitome of rustic chic, perfect for any country kitchen. The print showcases a collection of quirky yet edgy cooking graphics that rest on a beige, brown, and black color palette. Though the colors are rather neutral, they’re warmed up by the funky images of rolling pins, salt shakers, ladles, and more!

 

Spotlight On: Allura

Cafe theme curtains

 

If you look forward to starting your day with a delicious cup of coffee, you’re sure to love our Allura printed curtains. This fun, themed curtain features names of coffee variants that are printed across the swathe in an interesting mix of fonts. Plus, the color palette is a frothy beige, arabica brown, and charcoal black—reminiscent of your favorite caffeinated beverage.

 

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We hope these country kitchen curtains ideas have helped you find the perfect inspiration for your home. If you’re ready to shop for gorgeous drapery, order custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom curtains that fit your exact specifications and design style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your kitchen, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

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DINING ROOM CURTAINS & DRAPES: IDEAS & TIPS

Dining Room Curtains Ideas & Tips

 

The dining room is often a special place in the home. It’s a gathering space for friends and families to celebrate important occasions, enjoy the company of one another, and indulge in delicious meals. However, your dining room needs to be decorated in a thoughtful manner to serve as a welcoming backdrop for these special moments! 

With this goal in mind, we welcome you to use our top dining room curtain ideas & tips below to dress your dining room windows.

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Top Five Tips for Dining Room Curtains

 

Modern Dining Room Curtains

 

When shopping for dining room curtains, one can often be fazed by choice overload and the bombardment of visual inspiration. What you need though is guidance on how to interpret designing rules for your situation. We have simplified the process for you by explaining the five important matters to be addressed when choosing dining room curtains. 

Ask yourself five questions given below, and when you’ve finished with the fifth one, you’ll have envisioned your perfect dining room curtains. You then only have to go forth, browse our extensive collection and find the drapery that fits that vision. So, take a notepad, and start jotting down the answers and ideas that cross your mind as you read further.

 

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Formal or Casual?

 

Formal Dining Room

 

When designing curtains for the dining room, you first need to identify whether the space features a more formal or casual feel. Is it a space where the family gathers for meals every day and which doubles up sometimes as a home office or homework zone for kids? Or, is it a more grandly arranged tucked aloof room that’s set apart for festive gatherings while daily dining happens on the kitchen island or the like? Or, is it a dining room that works very hard to meet the two diverse demands? Answering these questions can help you decide on a suitable style of curtain that best matches the atmosphere of the room: 

  • For a formal dining room, velvet and silk are the most opulent fabrics. They exude elegance and can be styled suitably in standard floor-length pinch pleat headings. Complete with ruched valances and glam hardware, this inviting and show-worthy window dressing is just right for a space meant to entertain. Our Blue Regal velvet curtains, for example, are perfect for a dressed-up dining room.
  • For a semi-formal dining room, cotton curtains can easily be dressed up or down to perfectly match your current décor. When designed correctly, they can offer a well-balanced look that’s not overly formal yet still slightly more structured. For example, see geometric patterned Oymak curtains from our collections which when styled in full length flat panel tops exude a pared back elegance. Or get self-striped Daybreak curtains in back tab tops for a slightly more dressed up look.
  • For a casual dining room, linen and sheer curtains are gorgeous options. Stitched in one of our casual heading styles, they’ll keep the space feeling light and fresh to add to its laid-back design. Like our Acik linen curtains that when styled as tab tops add casual flair to the space. Butter Cream curtains with their light weave and tiny embroidered floral patterns are both easygoing and light filtering.

 

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Short or Long?

 

Floor to Ceiling Dining Room Curtains

 

Next, you need to decide on the length of your curtains for the dining room. 

Short curtains include cafe curtains, sill-length curtains, and apron curtains. These are perfect for casual spaces like kitchens and dining rooms and their length proves handy in bathrooms and kids’ rooms. This is how we define them based on the length –

  • Cafe curtains are hung at half the length of the window and brush the sill.
  • Sill-length curtains cover the whole window and brush the sill.
  • Apron curtains reach a few inches below the sill.

Long curtains reach the floor and bring out the elegant best of drapery. They can further be classified as floor-length drapes that float, kiss, break-puddle, or puddle.

  • Floating curtains stand an inch above the floor.
  • Kissing curtains barely brush the floor.
  • Puddled curtains touch the floor and extend anywhere between 1 -16 inches. For more guidance on the various styles of puddling, refer to our blog post here.

Now that you know the various standard lengths in which curtains can be stitched, take note of how they suit particular situations better.

 

You should hang short curtains if:

  • Your dining room gets a lot of foot traffic. Long curtains can present a tripping hazard. If you have children and pets who like to run around the house or many people pass through the area, short curtains that end at the windowsill can eliminate this potential danger.
  • You’re concerned about wear and tear. Curtains that touch the sill will encounter much less abrasion than long curtains that touch the floor.
  • You don’t mind a slightly more casual look. Short curtains are generally more casual in design. That’s not to say they can’t work at all in formal spaces, just note that there are other more formal lengths out there to choose from.
  • The space beneath the window is engaged. You have a seating arrangement or radiator right below the window that hinders floor-length drapes. 

You should opt for long curtains if:

  • You want a completely formal look. Long curtains that touch the floor make a dramatic statement that’s undeniably regal. This is especially true of puddled curtains that allow the fabric to rest on the floor in gorgeous bundles.
  • You want your dining room ceiling to appear bigger. Having one design element in the room that guides the eye upward helps to grasp the vertical space. Thus, hanging long curtains is known to make smaller spaces appear larger than they are. You can intensify this effect by hanging extra-long curtains higher than the window frame, or even going with floor-to-ceiling curtains.
  • You don’t mind washing your curtains more frequently. Since long curtains hang close to or on the floor, they may need a bit more maintenance, requiring you to wash or dry clean your curtains on a regular schedule.

 

Stand Out or Blend In?

 

Merging Dining Curtains with Walls

 

Another point you need to consider is whether you’d like your curtains to be the focal point of the dining room or blend in with your surrounding décor. If you already have an arresting feature such as a rustic fireplace or grand wall art, you may want your curtains to step back and sink into the design. But if your dining room lacks a focal point, you can make your windows one.

Here’s how to make your curtains stand out:

  • Select a bold color. Going with a unique, rich, and vibrant hue that stands out amongst the rest of your décor is a great way to ensure guests’ eyes are drawn to your curtains. You can pick a color from the tableware or the upholstery and echo that in a stronger tone through the curtains. Like, Mandarino silk curtains whose strong orange tone knows how to get attention.
  • Select a medium to large-scale pattern. Patterns always arrest the eye, and more so, if they are grand-sized. If you’d like to hang patterned curtains, a medium or large-scale pattern such as London in Blue cotton curtains will make a bold statement in your space.
  • Layer your window treatments. This method is a foolproof method to make your curtains a showstopper. You can make a combination of a highly functional pair such as roman shades and curtains or a mix of functional and decorative such as curtains and valances. Or let the curtains take up the ornamental role in stationary mode and let fully functional roman shades take up the whole responsibility of providing light control.

Here’s how to make your curtains blend in:

  • Select a neutral solid color. Neutrals such as white, grey, beige, tan, and brown will tone down the look of your curtains, ensuring they blend nicely into the space. Notice how Tapakiri linen curtains’ light beige sync into your decor letting other elements to be the star of the show. And, if they are the same color as the walls, they will seem like a part of the architecture itself. 
  • Go with small-scale patterns. Even if you want your curtains to blend in, you can still select a gorgeous pattern. Simply ensure that it’s a small-scale pattern that features a more delicate design. For inspiration, check out Morlaix cotton curtains that has a slender vine motif with subtle tonal variation.

 

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Frequently or Rarely Used?

 

Dining Room Curtains

 

When it comes to functionality, light control might be more important than privacy in a dining room. And if your window is not too exposed to the hot sun, light control might have to only go as far as cutting off the glare. And there are times when the sun’s glow is soft and soothing and you want to draw open the curtains to enjoy it in your dining space. Therefore, understanding how frequently you will operate your dining room curtains also plays a key role in your curtain choices:

  • If you will rarely operate your dining room curtains, and privacy is not a major concern, consider opting for two stationary curtain panels that hang on either side of the frame serving purely as a decorative element. Stationary panels will beautifully accent the window and never cover it off, blocking light or air. 
  • If you will operate your dining room curtains often, we suggest hanging standard, fully operational curtains. Remember to measure length accurately and order panels that are wide enough to have full gather and sumptuous pleats. Also, consider curtains that employ rings/pins or grommets so they may glide easily on the drapery pole. Whereas, you may avoid styles like rod pockets and back tab tops that hang on fabric loops and may not afford such ease.

 

Detailed or Simple Heading?

 

Dining Room Curtains Heading Style

 

Not just the functional aspect, but also the visual appeal is affected greatly by the heading style of the drapery. That also has an impact on the overall bearing of the dining room. Depending on the overall design and the nature of the space, you may select a suitable curtain heading style.

  • Detailed and ornate: Traditionally designed homes have a befitting find in curtains that have elaborate details. Curtains like triple pinch pleats have an architectural construct and flowery pinch folds that are most suitable for formal rooms. Goblet pleated draperies that look still more grand are apt for classically-designed, ultra-formal spaces. Whereas, more pared-down traditional spaces and transitional styles are well served with double pinch pleats, Euro pleats, or box pleats draperies. In a country-style dining room, frilled header rod pockets and pencil pleats draperies with their ruched headers are a perfect fit.
  • Simple and delicate: Homes that worship modern design ethics of clean lines and minimal details should ideally go for heading styles that are simple in their construct. For example, flat panel tops have no pinched pleats on the header and are stitched with less fullness, rendering a very simplistic appeal. Grommet tops, tie tops, and tab tops are other such examples. Formal dining rooms look right in more architectural styles like ripple folds and back tab tops.

 

READ MORE: CURTAIN HEADINGS STYLE GUIDE

 

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We hope these top dining room curtain ideas & tips inspire you! If you’re ready to shop, order your custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to design a window treatment that fits your exact specifications and design style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your dining room, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

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BATHROOM WINDOW CURTAINS: IDEAS & TIPS

Bathroom Curtains Ideas

 

One of the first rooms in a new home to get a window dressing is the bathroom because privacy is beyond compromise. If you’re planning on introducing curtains, you have the additional advantage of being able to introduce striking design elements like colors, textures, and patterns. Assured privacy, excellent light control, and a touch of style – that’s what bathroom curtains are all about. So, stick on if you want to explore some great ideas and tips for inspiration!

 

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Bathroom Curtain Ideas & Tips

 

Bathroom Curtains with Valance

 

Curtains are the most preferred bathroom window dressing for many because no other treatment fares that well in enabling privacy with opulence and style. In many cases, curtains might be the only element that lends an element of chic to this highly utilitarian space. Hence, wanting to introduce some color, pattern, and a stamp of one’s own personality in this decor accessory is understandable and highly recommended. 

However, getting the right set of bathroom curtains is easier said than done. Given that they are constantly exposed to water and moisture, they warrant serious forethought to prevent the elements from tarnishing their charm. So coming ahead are tips and tricks to make this task much simpler and enjoyable. 

 

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Be Wise with the Material

 

Beige Linen Blend Bathroom Curtains

 

When selecting the fabric for your bathroom curtains, give prime importance to the privacy factor. Refrain from using flimsy sheers and loosely-woven fabrics that may compromise privacy. If you do want to include a sheer or linen option, consider layering them with a thicker, opaque fabric on the front with sheers in the back.

Another factor to be considered is the dimensional stability of the cloth; some fabrics will stretch and others will shrink when they are exposed to water constantly. You need fabrics that are indifferent to water and retain their original size and shape. The chosen fabric should also dry fast, resist mold formation and retain the least moisture. 

So, polyesters, cotton blends, and linen blends often become the natural go-to fabrics for bathrooms. However, if you prefer pure natural materials, make sure that you do everything possible to reduce their exposure to water splashes.

What you must try to avoid in bathrooms are delicate fabrics like velvets and silks. They are high on opulence and have irresistible charm, but for all their class and goodness, they fare low for damp areas. Velvets trap moisture and dust like no other, and silks are not forgiving toward water stains.

 

Mind the Length

 

Bathroom Cafe Curtains

 

Part of the task of protecting curtains from unpleasant molding is to be wise with their length. Here are our stylists’ suggestions:

  • Floor-Length Drapes: Long puddled drapes in baths run the risk of catching mildew, but they are a luxury well-deserved in large opulent spaces. With sufficient distance between the wet area and the window, floor-length drapes are safe. Small bathrooms, however, should avoid long drapes as they clutter small, enclosed spaces and cannot be protected from splashes.
  • Sill-Length Curtains: Short curtains that frame the window will best avoid wet zones. You can either make them touch the sill or reach a few inches below the sill. Covering the entire window, they guarantee full privacy. Besides, you can trust that they won’t overwhelm a small restroom.
  • Cafe Curtains: Café curtains are the other sought treatment for bathroom windows. About half the length of a window, they are traditionally hung across the center of the pane. For large windows, this would mean covering up to the overhead level. Since they provide natural light as well as assure privacy, they don’t need to be operated often reducing the fuss over preparing the bathroom for the ablution ritual.

If your bathtub or shower is located close to the window, short curtains and cafe curtains present a safe option. Besides, the relatively lesser use of fabric reduces the weight of the curtains, making them that much easier to operate. But if it is luxe decor that you’re looking for and the bathroom size works in your favor, long drapes are the default choice.

As compared to cafe curtains, sill-length short curtains offer more privacy, making them the best candidates for bathroom windows facing busy lanes. Whereas, if you’re not in a crowded locality and the climate is very hot and humid, cafe curtains are a respite since the floors and surfaces can dry faster and smell fresher with good air circulation.

 

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Aesthetic Considerations for Bathroom Curtains

 

Custom Curtain for Bathroom

 

The aesthetic value that curtains add to the bathrooms is unparalleled by any other window treatment. So, make full use of their potential to bring vibrance, variety, and chic. 

PALETTE

Since bathrooms are a private space meant for rejuvenation, consider the mood you like to foster here when you decide the palette. Color can influence mood, and there are few things in a bathroom that can bring color vibrance as the curtains.

For example, use contrast if you want to make a visual impact and a break from the monotony. If the bathroom happens to be a clinical white, pack it with a punch of color to bring it to life. If it is skewing dark and gloomy, bring bright-hued curtains to the windows to introduce a speck of cheeriness. In a small bathroom, however, continuing with the color of the walls establishes a sense of continuity that elongates the space. 

You can let your curtains define the palette of the bathroom by binding all the accent hues for cohesiveness. Pick cues from the marble veins and vanity desk, for example, to make the bathroom decor come together as a whole. 

PATTERNS

A moderate dose of patterns can give an unexpected facelift to the space, a much-loved surprise in a small area such as a bathroom. It is especially recommended if your bathroom is covered with solid-colored surfaces. The play of shapes and hues in the motifs bring dynamism and a fun element to a space otherwise dominated by the austerity of stone and marble. 

Imagine a vivacious botanical print or a playful polka-dotted fabric contrasting with the boxy layout of the tiles. Or a set of trend-right geometric patterned curtains offering the erratic marble veins a visual contrast. So full of potential! 

ACCESSORIES

Since the bathroom is your most intimate space, letting it rub with a touch of your personality is appreciable. 

Curtain trims, though so small in size, are laden with color, texture and character. Pompoms bring whimsy, tassels add a regal touch, fringe trims look dressy, and ribbons have a sophisticated flair – and each fosters a unique mood. 

Whether your curtains are plain or patterned, these decorative bands can make them more visually representative of you in your beloved ‘me space’. As for use with plain curtains, trimmings are almost indispensable for an allure. 

What you have to consider carefully though is how much you can keep them protected from mildew. Given that the curtains are far from the wet area, bathroom curtains with trinket trims are nothing but pure delight. But if they are in close proximity, go for flat-surfaced ribbon trims that are easy to maintain.

 

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Heading Styles for Bathroom Drapes

 

Bathroom Curtain Heading Style

 

Choosing a heading style that supports the functional aspect of window treatments is crucial. Many of us leave the bathroom windows wide open so that sunlight and fresh air can take over and sanitize the space. But when it’s time for a shower, the curtains must be efficient enough to move without hassle so they can be closed promptly. If this ritual takes a ton of time or if the curtains don’t close well, it’s going to be immensely bothersome.

Considering that bathroom curtains need to be operated often, going for styles that incorporate rings or eyelets is highly advised. They glide easily on the drapery rods, making the business that much smoother especially when you’re running short of time. Therefore, grommet tops, flat panels, and pinch pleats are advisable since they are easy on the pole because of the accessories involved. 

An exception is made for cafe curtains that don’t need to be operated often. Rod pocket curtains are ideal for them so they bunch up making beautiful frills and stay intact on the pole, promising privacy without a slip.

 

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Inspiration Corner for Bathroom Curtains

With the above tips in mind, explore some of the top client favourites from Spiffy Spools!

 

Spotlight On: Summer Ferns

Summer Ferns Custom Curtains

Our flamboyant Summer Ferns curtains will make a tropical statement in your restroom. They feature a motif of fern fronds in fabulous colors like periwinkle purple, sapphire blue, pale gray, mint green, and olive green. Plus, the layered watercolor print adds another unique and interesting element to these beautiful floral curtains.

 

Spotlight On: Hush Hush Mauve

Hush Hush Mauve Drapery Fabric

Evoke an elegant feel in your restroom with the addition of Hush Hush Mauve roman shades. This regal fabric is embroidered in white thread on a lilac mauve backdrop. The alternative print combined with a delicate color palette come together to create an alluring look.

 

Spotlight On: For the Love of Blue

For the Love of Blue Curtain Fabric

For a subtle coastal look, consider our For The Love of Blue fabric for your bathroom roman shades. The gorgeous azure, ultramarine, pale blues, light browns, and hints of gray beautifully mimic the colors of the sea. These lovely hues in a washed watercolor effect further add to the oceanic feel of this inspired fabric.

 

Spotlight On: Alcamo

Alcamo Custom Drapery Fabric

Our Alcamo curtains will bring the cheery feeling of spring to your bathroom. The gorgeous print of blooming wildflowers and chirping birds is both playful and relaxed. The pattern paired with vibrant turquoise, indigo, fern green, and corn yellow on the white backdrop looks absolutely stunning!

 

Spotlight On: Cool Sabz

Green Custom Roman Shades & Curtains

Maintain a simple, casual look in your restroom with Cool Sabz curtains. This straightforward, no-nonsense fabric is a lovely cotton-linen blend that’s both sleek and stylish. The unique, cool green color adds an extra design element that sets these cotton curtains apart from traditional solids.

Spotlight On: Cosenza

Cosenza Custom Curtains

Give your bathroom a fresh new look with our Cosenza printed curtains. They’re adorned in a classic Fleur de Lis print, but given a modern twist with a color palette of brilliant blues and soothing greens. These French-inspired curtains are sure to liven up your restroom!

 

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope you enjoyed these bathroom window curtain ideas! If you’re ready to shop, order custom curtains for your bathroom from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom window treatments that fit your exact specifications and design style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your bathroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

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SUNROOM CURTAINS: IDEAS & TIPS

Sunroom Curtains

 

Sunrooms are a favored spot in the home because of the way they blur the indoor-outdoor distinction. Whether it’s for lounging on a warm day or reading a book, this sunny nook is handy. Come Spring, and we’re all cleaning and decorating the sunroom to hang out with our family. 

One of the ways to create an inviting look in your sunroom is to add curtains to the windows. Beyond the aesthetic purpose, curtains also control incoming light as needed so you can make the most of this lovely space. With these goals in mind, in this blog, we bring you some of our top sunroom curtain ideas.

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Cozy Sunrooms: Our Escape

 

white custom curtains for sunroom

 

As the name suggests, the sunroom is bathed in warmth and light, making it the finest escape after a hard day. Outdoor views made accessible by the grand windows allow you to rest awhile in the laps of nature. Here, over a cup of steaming coffee, one can forget their niggling qualms – sunlight washing away all the worries, even if for a short time. 

Sunrooms become our escape not just whimsically, but also practically. They work too hard for the footprint they occupy, doubling up as work stations, board game zones, dining areas, homework stations, reading nooks and what not. It’s a room that can wear many hats with the least demands. 

Designing or redesigning our sunrooms is always worth the ordeal because this space truly deserves to be steeped in elegance and natural beauty. And adding curtains is a great way to begin. 

That is not to take away the very purpose of the sunroom, but rather to empower it to do more. The curtains can step up the versatility and personality of the space and usher in charm without sacrificing light or privacy nor even the picturesque views. So, if you intend to follow this inspiration, here are some splendid sunroom curtain tips & ideas.

 

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CONSIDER EARTHY, SUNNY PALETTES

 

Sunny Palette Sunroom curtains

 

The palette needs a strict watch when it comes to sunroom curtains especially because you don’t want to trade off the cheery spirit of this space or its outdoorsy vibes. Curtains take up much optical space, and therefore, designing them in earthy and/or sunny colors helps to anchor the space in a refreshing tone. Go for a punch of colors pulled out from the natural surroundings such as yellows, greens, and blues. Fun, cheery hues will add flair to this unique space.

If you like neutral palettes, go for white curtains that are a timeless addition, look modern, and are never overdone. They will let you make the most of the available sunlight by not just filtering it into the room but also reflecting it the most.

 

Spotlight On: Heavrth

White Linen Custom Window Curtains

Treat your sunroom windows with these snow-white linen blend drapes. As the beautiful sunlight pours in, they’ll light up like flaming angels. If you have white walls, they’ll blend in serenely, adding some softness and chic.

 

Spotlight On: Aasma

Blue Cotton Custom Drapery

Our Aasma curtains feature one of our finest linen-cotton blends. The high-quality fabric paired with a vibrant turquoise blue make these curtains truly radiant. Although they are a simple solid, the strong color is enough to make a bold statement on its own.

 

CAREFULLY SELECT YOUR FABRIC COMPOSITION

 

 

Sunrooms are meant to exude a bright and cheery atmosphere. To ensure your sunroom curtains match the feel of the space, we recommend avoiding heavy and gaudy fabrics such as velvets and silks. 

Instead, sheers, linens, and cottons are ideal fabric choices for sunroom curtains. These lightweight fabrics will keep your sunroom feeling airy and fresh. Plus, sheers and linens gorgeously filter sunlight and will provide a lovely, ethereal glow when drawn.

 

Spotlight On: Bumble Bee

Yellow Sheer Custom Window Drapes

Add a fun pop of color to your sunroom with our Bumble Bee curtains. The sheer, pale-yellow fabric features a thin stripe weave pattern and simply radiates cheerfulness. When natural light hits these linen curtains, it combines perfectly with the yellow color to create a gorgeous sunlit effect.

 

Spotlight On: Yamini Nakuru

Green Cotton Custom Curtains

Our Yamini Nakuru cotton curtains sport a two-tone, narrow weave in turquoise and navy, which work together to produce a stunning teal hue. The medium-weight fabric falls beautifully to create a flowy effect that works wonderfully with the rich, vibrant, yet simplistic color.

 

DECIDE PLAINS OR PATTERNS

 

Pattern Printed Sunroom Curtains 

Closely tied to the aspect of the palette of sunroom curtains is another important design decision – the plain versus pattern one. While it relays to a great extent one’s own personal tastes and preferences, some designing tips can serve as a guide. 

Solid-colored drapes have a sophisticated flair and attract attention only when sewn in colors that make them pop out of the background. Solid neutral-colored drapes blend into the design and act as a background for colored and patterned elements in the room to have their say. 

Whereas, patterned drapes grab attention with ease. The play of colors and shapes, the contrasts and blends, all add depth and presence to the room. They can be as simple as stripes and as intricate as paisleys or as traditional as ditsies and as modern as abstracts. But, what they do in essence, is to anchor the eye and make a statement.

Solids and patterns enhance each other’s beauty and make for an attractive decor when used in balance and harmony. Hence, if you have pattern play in the sunroom, we suggest going for solid drapes. Whereas, if solid elements dominate, use your curtains to introduce patterns.

Patterns that point to nature and bring in a little bit of that outdoorsy charm are ideal for the sunroom. Consider tangy botanical print curtains that bring in effervescent greens or autumnal fiery hues into the space.

 

Spotlight On: Autumn Ferns

Botanical Pattern Custom Drapes

This beautiful cotton drapery features fern frond motifs in bright reds balanced off by soothing grays and oranges. Enhance your sunroom’s nature-kissed looks with this botanical print drapery flanking the windows.

Or, go for more light hearted patterns in floral patterns that evokes a Spring morning’s joy and cheer. Sitting in the sunroom must feel like a stroll in the garden with drapes such as this one dressing your windows:

Spotlight On: Teramo

Teramo Peacock Pattern Curtains

Peacocks with their multicolored plumage adorn boughs laden with flowers and buds, bringing a delightful freshness to the space with its organic layout and nature-inspired hues. This pure cotton drapery with its beautiful countryside vibe is a good fit for a lovely sunroom. 

 

DECIDE ON LENGTH

 

Sunroom Curtains 

Curtains always look their very best at full length. If you can go floor to ceiling, so much the better. The eyes are automatically drawn to the ceiling, making the sunroom look more spacious and luxurious. Besides, if you are blessed to have those bewitching oversized windows that make anyone’s day, sweeping drapes just add to the glamor and the relaxing vibes.

However, what you must keenly avoid in the sunroom are puddled drapes. Since you need to operate the curtains often, ensure their easy motion on the drapery pole by keeping them strictly at floor length. If you want lesser maintenance, let them float, falling short of an inch from meeting the floor. This way,  you get the killer looks with maximum functionality and minimum upkeep.

In case you have a small sunroom with furniture almost touching the walls, you need a more practically efficient solution. Consider short curtains that brush the sill or, at best, follow a few inches below the sill. These can underscore the casualness of the space and are incredibly easy to maintain, especially if you have kids and pets. Go for simple styles like tab tops or tie tops that load it with more informal aesthetics.

Whatever be the length, pay attention to the heading style because it adds to the functional efficiency or inefficiency besides the length. If you’re going to operate your curtains often, select styles that employ rings, pins, or grommets as they glide easily on the drapery pole.

 

LAYER FOR VERSATILITY

 

Curtains with Roman Shades

 

If adding some softness and daytime privacy is the goal to installing curtains in the sunroom, sheer drapes work best as standalone treatment. But, if you’re looking for a versatile control over light, you must consider layered window treatments. These are some of our favorite combinations:

 

Sheer Roman Shades & Curtains

Transform your space by including sheer roman shades in your sunroom. And then add curtains to enhance the look and functionality. One layer operates horizontally and the other vertically, adding to both the ease and the elegance. Here are our top three suggestions for styling sheer roman shades with curtains:

  • Sheer shades and stationary drapes: Sheer roman shades can be used as the main treatment with narrow decorative drapes flanking their sides. This combination looks grand, especially if the windows are tall. Here, the curtains are stationary and the functional aspect is entirely handled by the sheer shades.
  • Sheer shades and functional drapes: For a more functional solution, layer sheer roman shades with fully functional curtains. In this method, you can use European/relaxed style shades and keep them stationary while the curtains can be operated primarily for light control. If you choose the front-slatted style for the shade, both the layers will be functionally efficient for easy operation.
  • Sheer shades and blackout drapes: You may consider choosing blackout curtains if your sunroom is a multipurpose room. For example, when you work on your laptop here, you may want to cancel harsh glares and also minimize external noise for greater focus. Blackout curtains have other benefits as well which you may consider great for a space subjected continuously to intense heat and light. For instance, they protect your furniture and fabric accessories from harsh rays that can cause discoloration and wear. Plus, sunrooms can get quite warm in the summer and cold in winter. With blackout curtains, you can better regulate the temperature of the room. They block out the sun’s heat and work to insulate chilly spaces.

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Woven Wooden Blinds & Fully Functional Curtains

If your home has leanings towards country style or if you want to introduce wood tones to the space, consider faux woven wooden blinds. It’s a nice way to incorporate a touch of nature with all its rawness and organic beauty. 

The sheerness of the woven blinds allow light to stream in through the striated gaps while maintaining privacy at the same time.  Layering them with fully functional curtains helps you to control the light inflow when you don’t want it. And, it guarantees foolproof privacy for the night. Besides, on a cold day, you’ll thank the curtains for having retained the thermal energy of the room which could have been otherwise lost through the crevices of the blinds.

 

Spotlight On: Rhythm

Beige Blackout Custom Curtains

Create a harmonious feel in your sunroom with the addition of Rhythm blackout curtains. The soothing cream-colored fabric pairs wonderfully with a chic embossed pattern for a clean, understated look.

While blackout curtains come in a variety of fabrics, colors, and patterns, if you’re not completely sold on the look, go for a drapery fabric of your choice and order blackout lining.  

 

ACCESSORISE YOUR SUNROOM CURTAINS

 

Sunroom Curtains with Trims

 

The soul of design lies in its details. So, accessorizing your sunroom drapes cannot be an afterthought. Curtain trims soften the stark edges and bring great personality to the room. They help you marry colors, textures and patterns without going over the top.

These tiny bibelots have many an achievement, but we love them most for the way they upscale your room dramatically. For example, if you order solid neutral curtains, they have every chance of seeming to be a big box store find. Why should your custom drapes end up looking like a mass-produced product? Trim them suitably and they look one-of-its-kind instantly. Trims air the bespoke character of the curtains out-and-out. 

Besides, such a fun space as a sunroom must not miss out on the fun part of designing. Since sunrooms are casual spaces, you can add pompom trims to their curtains. If you like the aesthetic of winds brushing loose fabric strands, consider tassel trims or fringe trims. 

Or if it is adding a color, texture or pattern that you’re looking for, ribbon trims provide the opportunity. If it’s a special decorative touch you’re looking for in the holiday season, consider beaded trims and enjoy seeing the colorful baubles sparkle in the daylight. Let trimmed sunroom drapes top up the charm of your lovely escape. 

 

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Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope these top sunroom curtain ideas have provided you with some inspiration! If you’re ready to shop, order your custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom drapery that fits your exact specifications and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your sunroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

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HOME THEATER CURTAINS: IDEAS & TIPS

Blackout Curtains for Home Theatre

 

Movie nights are no more a nightlife event, thanks to home theaters. We chill out here with our families, children, and friends watching our favorite movies and shows. If you’re trying to make your home theater look like an authentic one, don’t stop with the giant screen, surround sound speakers and reclining chairs. Get the plush curtains that really make the space look like a theater. Curtains are a key element in creating a cool, dark, regal space that’s perfect for media viewing. In this blog piece, we bring you our top home theater curtains tips & ideas to help you have an immersive media experience!

 

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Curtains that Make the Home Theater

 

Perfect Curtains for Home Theatre

 

In home theaters, curtains don’t just become decorative accessories, they also have a huge function to deliver. They block out light inflow so that you can see the picture on the screen with all clarity and see nothing other than that. 

They also absorb the sound amplified by the speakers, canceling echoes and preventing vibrations from escaping from the theater. Besides, they also restrict outside noises from entering the theater. This way, you can focus your attention fully on the show. Home theater curtains shoulder a big share of the acoustic function of the theater along with other soundproofing agents such as cork walls and carpets.

Having understood well the role of curtains in your home theater, let us quickly go through the types of curtains required here and their unique purposes. You may incorporate all of them or a few of them, depending on your aesthetic vision and specific requirements. The following are key curtain placements options in a home theater:

  • The Grand Drape: This is the signature piece of cinemas – the sumptuous red velvet drapes that open majestically only at show time. Concealing the screen and all other gadgets behind it, the grand drape creates a sense of mystery that adds to the ambiance. 

If you don’t want such a heavy drapery to handle, go for stationary red velvet panels that frame both sides of the screen. These will rest on curtain rods that are placed on either side of the screen. It will seem like fully functional grand drapes that have been drawn open for the show. Only be sure to order your panels with enough fullness and gather so that your curtains fall in loose folds, just like in your local theater. 

  • Screen cover curtains: Curtains made of thick fabric are placed in front of the screen to protect it from dust. These are opened only when the screen is used. This is nothing but a sleek version of the Grand drape, less sumptuous and less majestic, but fulfilling the purpose.
  • Wall curtains: Curtains are used to cover all the walls of the theater for the acoustic benefits. These are stitched from heavy fabrics to maximize the sound absorption.
  • Window curtains: These are indispensable because light coming from the windows can cast glares across the screen disrupting the show.
  • Door curtains: Curtains are hung at the door not only to block light and sound when they are opened during the show, but also to act as a welcoming feature at the entrance.

Now that you know all the types of curtains that you may need for your home theater, let’s help you with tips to get them done right.

 

Choose the Right Fabric 

 

Red and Golden Color Block Velvet Curtains for Home Theatre

 

Since the acoustic function of drapes is extremely important in a home theater, curtain fabric selection is the first and most important step to designing home theater curtains. 

Red and black velvet curtains have been the staples in theaters both for the drama and the acoustics. Velvet’s plush naps are capable of absorbing sound like no other fabric. Besides, its thick multi- layered weave blocks all incoming light very efficiently.

The other default choice for home theatre curtains are blackout drapes. These fabrics are chemically treated to handle sunlight with extreme competence. They also muffle echos and absorb sounds, canceling exchange of indoor-outdoor noise. Blackout drapes are preferred both for their room darkening and acoustic abilities.

In case you don’t have a dedicated home theater but have an area that works as a media space, both of the above options are workable. And yet, if you don’t want the space to stand out like an exclusive media space, or go for the opulent show of velvet, opt for heavy cotton drapes with blackout lining. 

Unless for a decorative purpose as a second layer over the main drapes, avoid sheer drapes by all means. They can neither contain light nor sound and are not suitable for functional use in home theaters at all.

 

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Go for Theater Ambiance Palette

 

 

Home Theatre Blackout Curtains

 

Theaters are cozy dark dens meant to give an intimate enveloping feel as you watch your favorite movie. The darkness around serves to forge a one-to-one relationship between the silver screen and the viewer. If this is the experience you want in your own home theater, pay close attention to the palette of your drapes.

The grand drape is no better done than in red to keep up with the grandiosity of the ambiance. No aesthetic is more fitting for a home theater than the look of red velvet curtains. The fabric and color combination provides a classic, show-stopping effect that indicates the room is meant for movie-viewing. Golden fringe trims complete the red drapes on a regal note and pure theater vibe. 

All other drapes that decorate the theater are usually designed in black, brown, gray, or other dark shades for the highest level of light control. In case you lack an exclusively set-apart room for media and need to avoid gloomy tones, go for the next best alternative. Ensure blackout lining though, so that you don’t miss out on the acoustic function too.

As regards the solids versus patterns decision, solid neutral drapes are preferred since they don’t call for attention. In home theaters, curtains are meant to recede into the background, rather than become the feature. Hence, patterned drapes are at best avoided.

 

Spotlight On: Tanager

Red Velvet Home Theater Drapery

Nothing fits the decor of a home theatre as Tanager with its luxurious deep red color. The opulence of velvet adds to the aesthetics of the movies, creating the perfect ambience you need with its blackout and sounproof quality.

 

Pick Suitable Curtain Style

 

Home Theatre Curtains Heading Style

 

After choosing the best fabrics and palette, if you fail in this step, it will be as bad as spilled milk. Heading styles have a say in the light blocking and acoustic function of the drapery. Besides, they also decide how smoothly the curtains will glide on the pole/track. All of these factors are the parameters for the selection of the curtain style.

It’s important to choose a heading style that features no holes, gaps, or looks for light and sound to escape. Pinch pleats, pencil pleats, and box pleats are some examples of curtain styles that don’t feature any holes, loops, or gaps. So no light will come through the top of your curtains.

Another factor to be considered is the mobility of the drapery on the pole. Curtain styles that employ rings are the best for easy movement. These include pinch pleats, flat panel tops, grommet tops, and ripplefolds. 

Our top recommendation for home theaters is the pinch pleats curtains because they tick all the boxes. Pinch pleats in all their various subtypes do well in home theaters. They rhyme with the gravitas of the space, leave no gaps for light or sound to escape, and glide smoothly on the pole. There is also an added advantage that pinch pleat drapes usually employ more fabric in the width. That enhanced fullness will guarantee  better room darkening and acoustic performance than most other styles.

If pinch pleats seem a bit too formal and dressy for your modern home, you can opt for ripplefolds. With their compact headers, uniform pleats, and easy movement, they are excellent choices for home theaters. Remember, though, that they need special hardware suited specifically to hang ripplefolds. Hence, you need to install them before you order the curtains.

 

READ MORE: SPIFFY SPOOLS’ CURTAIN HEADINGS STYLE GUIDE

 

Pay Attention to the Dimensions

 

Home Theatre Drapery

 

While curtains offer acoustic benefits, they do this good thing with the highest efficiency only when their measurements are done right. Their ability to block light and absorb sound is accentuated by the volume of fabric employed in their construction. The greater the fullness, the better the room-darkening and sound absorption. Hence, take care of the following matters when you take measurements for the curtains.

Width: Make sure that you order curtains that are wide and use a generous amount of fabric width to form dense pleats and gather. If possible, go for 3x fullness for window, wall, and door curtains. This means that for every 1 meter to be covered, the fabric width used to stitch the curtains should be 3 meters. The surplus fabric helps to make sumptuous pleats. The wavy silhouettes thus formed, retract sound waves and the excess fabric absorbs sound effectively. For ensuring they are not overweight, go for multiple panels instead of one sweeping panel. But in case you’re motorizing the curtains, the weight should hardly be a problem.

Length: For best performance, ensure that curtains are floor-length. Avoid puddled drapes though for maximum ease of movement. The drapes should barely graze the floor gently so that no light rays can enter from below the curtains at the doors and entryways.

Position: Hang your rod 8 inches above the window or door frame to prevent light from peeking through the top of your curtains. Or, better still, hang the curtains where the wall meets the ceiling. 

Apply the same logic to the horizontal span as well. Extend the rod 10 inches on either side of the frame to eliminate the sun from entering around the sides. The extension also provides room for stacking the curtains when you open them. This way, they will clear the entire window when opened. Remember to account for this excess in the width of the curtain panels when you place the order. 

All-round treatment: For best results as regards functionality as well as aesthetics, we would recommend curtains covered seamlessly throughout the vertical space barring the screen. Doors and windows get included in the scheme, but once inside and the curtains are drawn, it will be hard to tell where they are located. It is important to break the panels where doors or windows are located so that access may not be challenged. The home theater looks absolutely ready for its job with such a boundless treatment. Besides, every inch of the wall is covered by thick fabric, ensuring perfect acoustic functionality. Don’t forget to carpet the floors to enhance the aesthetics as well as the acoustics.

 

Consider the Role of Add-ons

 

Theatre Curtain Add Ons

 

If you can’t get over the traditional movie theater look, we suggest you make the grand drape a feature. Go for the gorgeously pleated red velvet curtains with golden fringe trims that are as regal as dramatic. Gird them with golden ropes and grand-sized tassels to match the look of the drapery. 

Not over! Install a board-mounted swag valance in front of the grand drape to garner the real theater-like ambiance. And, as regards the other curtains for the door, windows, and walls, tie a thick gold rope with opulent tassels around the center of the curtain panel. 

Make use of the traverse rod and curtain pulley system to open the grand drape, pulling both curtain panels simultaneously away from the center, stacking on the two sides. Just watching this event gives goosebumps, and the mood is made for the show that will follow.

In a modern setup, you can give up the bright palette and go for contemporary styled gray, brown, or black curtains with fabric loops made of the same fabric. Keep them tied up when not in use making a decorative feature of their relaxed look. Or, just leave them as is, sparing their use for rare occasions. Avoid decorating the drapes with trims to keep up the minimalist approach of modern decor styles.

Whether you go for the traditional or the modern style, avoid trimming the drapes’ edges so as not to hinder the continuity if you’re opting for a seamless wall to wall arrangement.

 

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We hope these home theater curtain ideas help you create the perfect media-viewing space! If you’re ready to dress your room in one of these great looks, Spiffy Spools makes it easy to create custom curtains to your exact specifications. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your home theater in any style—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

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Farmhouse Curtains: From Classic to Modern

Rustic Farmhouse Curtains

 

What woos most homeowners to the farmhouse style is its timeless appeal and refined neutral palettes. But beyond the visual elements, what all of us here at Spiffy Spools really love is that farmhouse style is a perfect melange of form and function, traditional and modern, simplicity and sophistication – breathtakingly elegant and practically efficient! While decorating your home in this calm and coveting aesthetic, if you’re contemplating the right window treatments for your farmhouse – whether modern or rustic – let this blog enrich you with ideas on farmhouse curtains.

 

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Synergizing Rustic Charm & Modern Sophistication: Farmhouse Curtains

 

Rustic with Modern Farmhouse Decor Style

 

Warm and inviting, the farmhouse style seems to get better with age because it knows how to meet evolving needs and step up to changing trends. The style keeps reinventing itself based on the locales it adorns, never losing its essence or tarnishing its soul. That explains why you find homes going cozy in this iconic style in a bustling metropolis as much as in a quieter countryside.

When adorning your windows with farmhouse curtains, therefore, you have a vast spectrum of choices – from rustic traditional to the minimalistic modern farmhouse. And whatever your leaning, you’ll find the right one today at Spiffy Spools. But before you get on an exciting spree, get hold of some styling tips so you can nail it in the first shot.

 

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Choose Natural Fabrics

 

Natural Fabric Curtains for Farmhouse Style decor

 

Farmhouse style never purges its deep-seated love for nature-sourced material, no matter how modish it gets. The idea is to point to the source – nature – which cradles the rural home within its seams! So, choose natural fabrics for your farmhouse curtains, keeping in mind the overall material and color palette of the home.

In more rustic settings, farmhouse curtains made from burlap can shake hands with the rattan shelves and exposed wood beams. A more evolved, modern farmhouse can go for cotton and linen drapes. The hardwearing nature of these natural fabrics meets the style’s mandate for long-lasting materials and alludes to the simpler lifestyle of the past. 

In addition, natural fabrics like cottons and linens facilitate better air circulation, letting your home smell fresh even with a very hard-working kitchen. Their moisture-wicking capacity and hypoallergenic traits assure safety and eco-friendliness that’s key to sustainability – the essence of the farmhouse style.  

Modernists can also opt for sturdy blends to tap the feasibility of synthetic fibers without losing the aesthetic and earthy vibes of natural yarns.

In more informal rooms where nighttime privacy is not a concern, introduce sheer farmhouse curtains to the breezy precincts. The softened glow of natural light which keeps the interiors airy and bright is the touchstone trait of this style so innately connected with bucolic terrains and blowy farms.

 

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Pick Skinny Palettes & Delicious Neutrals

 

White Farmhouse Curtains

 

White and its variants like cream and ivory as the main neutral base make the farmhouse-styled home look neat and bright. The wood tones, stone textures, and black accents pop up in this extraordinarily clean slate, offering tonal contrast and warm, welcoming vibes.

In a contemporary setup, the modern farmhouse curtains can resume the obsession with white and its subtle variations, allowing textures to be the game-changer. Cream Caress from our collection is an apt example with its off-white palette, linen-like texture, and cotton-blend making. 

Stepping out of the adulation for white, farmhouse curtains can also don the accent hues of the decor like beige, tan, soft grey, and their variants. Like pale beige Tapakiri linen curtains or abalone grey Ena sheer curtains, it’s easy to find tones that define the style with ease. The solid palette helps accentuate the style’s preference for svelte details and clear lines.

 

Let Rustic Motifs Bring on the Nostalgic Flair

 

Rustic motifs Farmhouse Curtains

 

In more rustic, classic farmhouses, patterned farmhouse curtains fit the scheme and beautifully break the monotony of solid-colored elements with a visually stimulating recipe. Simple patterns like stripes and iconic ones like buffalo plaids speak to the country’s aesthetic and stride with pride in several fabric accessories including curtains. 

Check out Trigo and Apple Blossom exuding rustic charm in beige-white checks and red-white ginghams. Trambone, in unsaturated beige-white awning stripes, stays true to the lived-in feel of the country home.

More embellished and relaxing patterns associated with the farmhouse style takes inspiration from nature. Soulful paisleys and dreamy florals with their artful curves and organic shapes throw back to the marvels of creation that the countryside teems with. They keep the decor visually engaging with their varied hues and dramatic motifs and draw a full circle connecting the indoor space with outdoor themes. 

Do take a peek at our floral curtains collections. Cotton Wool hangs like a fantasy with embroidered slender leaf vines. Amber Lark’s bird motif laid out on a peachy white backdrop brings the springtime chirpy buzzes to your fancy. Basma is dripping with a vibrant garden theme, red accents, and embroidered details that spell affinity with the handspun charm of country homes.

 

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Pick the Right Heading Style

 

Farmhouse Curtains Heading Style

 

An important detail that contributes to the informal nature of farmhouse homes is the heading style of the farmhouse curtains. It influences the way the curtains look, fall, and drape, their mobility on the pole, and the visibility or invisibility of the hardware.

The most traditional farmhouse curtains feature casual, low-on-structure styles. So, tab tops, tie tops, rod pockets, and frilled-header rod pockets are the styles that spell ‘farmhouse’ most explicitly. Their easygoing looks and organic pleats make the space light up with homeliness and unassuming charm. Modern farmhouse fans can go for the same feel with grommet tops that characteristically let the pole pass through the header. 

It is important to note that curtains that employ rings or grommets glide more easily on the poles. So, opt for such heading styles for frequently used windows. Whereas, lightweight curtains and windows of random use can go for heading styles that glide on fabric pockets or tabs, as they offer more groundedness.

Formal spaces, in both the traditional and the modern, can benefit from more dressy styles such as pinch pleats drapes. Their stitched-in pleats and tailored look offer the grandness of elaborate handwork. And the varying levels of intricacy they offer from version to version make them adaptable to both ornate surroundings as well as pared-back spaces.

 

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Choose Hardware that Says Farmhouse

 

Farmhouse Curtains Hardware Selection

 

During the design project, often homeowners invest all their time and energy in getting the right drapery to match their decor style but fail to take into account other related details. Not just the draperies themselves, but also all the accessories that support them must bear the essence of the farmhouse style. Depending on the version of the farmhouse style you’ve adopted, the hardware choices will vary.

If you’ve taken a path closer to a pure country look with generous use of wood, rattan, and burlap, let the hardware follow suit. Drapery poles, finials, and rings/grommets that show their affinity to nature forthrightly in wooden accents and deft craftsmanship are apt here. 

Imply the ruggedness of a lived-in countryside home by making a feature of peeling paint and warping wood. Let your farmhouse wear the patina on its sleeves as a telling sign of a house that’s growing with its owners. White chalk-painted wooden hardware sanded to allude to the evolutionary process of the house is a great way to enhance the character of your farmhouse.

The modern adaptation which flaunts dark or glossy overtones in black home appliances and metal accessories can echo that striking contrast in the drapery hardware. Solid black poles and sleek oversimple finials comply with the clean lines mandate of modern minimalism. If you have intricately designed black wrought iron furniture and fixtures, echo that ornate feature in skillfully constructed bulbous finials.

Or, if your home is characterized by strong steel accents as in kitchen appliances, benchtops, or light fixtures, go for steel or matte grey drapery poles and svelte finials.

 

Never Miss the Creative Part: Add Artful Details

 

Adding Artful Details to Farmhouse Curtains

 

 

Little details in the design are what steal the show often, and sometimes it takes an adventurous spirit to get them right. Let all your creative instincts flow in the design project as you explore opportunities to step up color, texture, and pattern on your farmhouse curtains.

 

Trims

Change the appeal of the entire room with delicate flourishes for your window dressings. Trims sewn on the lead edges of the drapery display the fervor and labor invested in the process of dressing the home. Chosen wisely for a farmhouse-style home, they aptly air the homespun feel and aid draperies in living up to the natural ambiance. 

So go on, explore the world of Spiffy Spools trims! Farmhouse curtains benefit from add-ons that engage contrasting colors, labyrinth details, and casual vibes. Avoid reflective viscose and velvet ribbon trims that are too ritzy for the decor style. Go, instead, for intricate handwoven passementeries like fine tassel trims or cotton fringe trims that spice up the space with distinguished character and elegance. Lighthearted beaded trims and pompom trims are a great way to enhance the relaxed homely atmosphere of casual rooms. 

In more modern homes and formal setups where solid-colored curtains are more relevant, trims can do the job of bringing a second tone or texture without infringing on the original drapery fabric. Ribbon trims are a fitting adornment here for they allure the eye without going over the top. 

 

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Color Block

A unique way to add more personality to the room is to customize your drapes with an assorted mix. Color blocking is a technique by which you can integrate two different drapery fabrics in a curtain panel in any one of four prescribed positions. Farmhouse curtains can make the most of this opportunity to blend solids, patterns, and textures for visually compelling chemistry. 

If you have a struggle finding a farmhouse drapery fabric that fulfills your color scheme perfectly, get the job done by choosing two solid-colored fabrics. 

Color-blocking also comes in handy when you want to introduce patterns to the room with restraint. For example, if you want to inject a rustic motif like houndstooth into your modern home, feature it in an elevated color block over a solid-colored drapery. Only make sure that their palettes agree with each other. 

In less color-oriented farmhouse settings, where textures play a huge role, you can mix two types of textures – tight-knit cotton and flimsy sheer, for example. Benefit from both types of weaves – one providing hard and fast privacy, and the other, transparency for light inflow.

 

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Coordinated Treatments

Trims and color-blocking help to customize your drapes to your preferred tastes and the nitty-gritty of the farmhouse style. But getting them to synchronize with the rest of the decor accessories goes a long way to foster a customized look for the entire room. Say, your squishy throw pillows feature the same floral fabric as the drapery. What can be a more outright way to say that you went bespoke?

Let your bed runner and bedroom drapes talk to each other donning the same fabric. Or let your table runner divulge the ‘long lost twin’ secret by showing affinity with your dining room curtains. 

The cohesiveness that comes about, as a result, makes every element in the room come alive as a whole rather than as individual components that happen to congregate. It’s like a poem that not only opens new vistas of thought but also rhymes like a chime with the perfect meter!

 

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Cafe Curtains and Valances

 

Cafe Curtain

 

Like every country-styled home, a farmhouse in all its varied versions cares to integrate more textile accessories for that soothing visual effect that it imparts with ease. So, in spaces that don’t need a full-length window dressing from a practical perspective, introduce valances. They occupy very little optical real estate and yet make a considerable impact!

Dressing up the top of the windows in this decorative attire, you can tie the whole house decor as a cohesive whole, even with varied window treatments in each room. Besides, they offer an excuse to layer the space with color, texture, and pattern without going overboard.

Go for ruched and scalloped valances in period homes, exuding the rural aesthetic and soft, homey vibes. Besides, their curvy bottoms help to make the space feel more informal and relaxed. 

In formal rooms, go for board-mounted tailored valances that render an architectural look. Whether pole-mounted or board-mounted, choose flat-bottomed valances to comply with the clean-lines obsession of modern farmhouse styles.

Valances don’t just do a great job as stand-alone, they are also splendid decorative toppings to curtains. They offer an opportunity to blend solids with patterns, something that farmhouse-styled homes don’t like to miss. And when you’ve drawn the curtains open for the outside view, the valance still covers the drapery hardware, letting the window be steeped in its dressed-up looks.

While valances dress the top fourth of the window, cafe curtains cover the bottom half. Kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms in farmhouse-style homes are the domain of cafe curtains. Frilly cafe curtains are in fact, the signature style of farmhouse kitchens. Stitched with less fabric yardage, farmhouse cafe curtains are functionally efficient as they provide privacy and light simultaneously. 

If you want to open and close the curtains more frequently, go for heading styles that employ rings. If you’d prefer that they stay static to accord more privacy, go for styles like rod pockets. For a style that rings the farmhouse vibe in nostalgic flavor, opt for tie tops or tab tops.

Cafe curtains and valances work together as a great pair, especially in rustic farmhouse kitchens. Make sure that you get them both done in the same drapery fabric.

 

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In Closing

 

White Farmhouse Curtains

 

We hope that this blog has taken you through a journey that leads to your destination. The farmhouse style has defied aging by making itself relevant to all decades and locales. In time, you’ll find that the trouble you took to get the right farmhouse curtains for your home has landed you with a timeless decor piece. And that will be our pride, at Spiffy Spools.

 

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If you are ready to dive into the world of show-stealing draperies, browse through our collection of 3000+ fabrics and find your window’s soulmate. For any further help regarding window dressings, feel free to reach out to us. Happy shopping!

 

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TOP GIRLS BEDROOM CURTAINS: IDEAS & TIPS

Girls' room Curtains with Valance and Roman Shade layering

 

Home is where our young ones weave fond memories of earnest love and family warmth. Therefore, wanting to dress their rooms just right is every parent’s dream. But it doesn’t take long before the most exciting project turns to the most daunting one for lack of proper guidance.  

One of the first considerations to be made when decorating girls’ bedrooms is the soft furnishings, which are most reflective of feminine personality. Curtains can add a beautiful touch to your daughter’s bedroom and ring in softness and visual interest in a single stroke. So here are our top girls’ bedroom curtain ideas from our stylists to provide you with plenty of inspiration for your custom drapes, designing and styling.

 

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Trendy or Timeless?

 

Timeless Girls Room Decor

 

One of the first things to be considered when picking girls’ bedroom curtains is to define how long you envision their tenure to be. Do you plan to change the curtains when you revamp the room from time to time or do you want a setting that grows with your girl’s coming of age?

If your home goes through deep makeovers to stay abreast of changing trends or you have to change homes due to job transfers, get your girl’s bedroom curtains to suit her potential taste for a time period. 

For example, curtains featuring her favorite cartoon characters can make a little girl merry, while whimsical floral sheer curtains might interest a tween girl, and solid-colored curtains with tassel trims might sync with a teen girl’s tastes.

If you’re planning on a room decor that accompanies and grows with her journey from girlhood to womanhood, you certainly need timeless curtains. Curtains with colors that she’ll not outgrow and/or patterns that don’t yield to changing fashions are ideal. 

For example, the little girl may love polka-dotted curtains but be less proud of them as she passes adolescence. A solid-colored baby blue curtain, or multi-colored pin-striped curtain, on the other hand, would have been the pride of her room from the time she’d play with her dollies till she’d be engaged in undergraduate assignments. 

Another motif that mirrors the feminine persona perfectly and which a girl will most likely never outgrow is floral. Nature-inspired, organically shaped, and symbolic of prolificity, floral prints fit flawlessly in any girl’s room. Floral curtains have made a strong comeback in recent years, as designers have begun to put modern spins on these traditional prints. 

 

Spotlight On: Amarela

 

Girls Room Curtain

Amarela curtains keep it simple with a traditional vertical stripe pattern in lemon yellow, ash gray, and pale gray. However, the stripes vary in width to add a detailed twist. The subtlety of the print makes it a very sophisticated yet relaxed option for a girl’s room.

 

Spotlight On: Alfold

 

Embroidered Girls Room Curtains

Our Alfold curtains are manifestations of grace and beauty. Pretty vines and florals are embroidered with pastel pink and green shades over a white backdrop with accentuating beige threads, giving just the touch of regality that a girl wishes for in her room. 

 

Spotlight On: Azure Afternoon

Azure Curtain

If you’re looking for an elegant, eye-catching print, look no further than our Azure Afternoon curtains. With flowers delicately designed to splash across the fabric, their bright fuchsia pink and azure blue colors pop against the white backdrop. These whimsical curtains provide a dreamy feel to any room they’re placed in.

 

Discern Suitable Palette

 

Orange Curtains for Girls Room

 

If you’re picking your girls’ bedroom curtains around a color theme that is already in place, air it through the curtains. Let it feature the dominant and secondary color of the overall palette or bind all the accent hues together. But if you have the luxury of starting the project with the curtains, you’d do better by choosing a palette that appeals to your girl personally.

Pink as the ‘girly’ hue has long been the notion, but let it not constrict your creative vision. The horizon is ever-changing and your little daughter’s room is waiting for you to step out of the box. 

Explore energetic oranges, refreshing blues, bold reds, and seductive purples, following cues from your child’s favored picks for her proud wardrobe. Since curtains take a huge share of the optical space, choose the hues that swell her pupils euphorically; and don’t be surprised if pink is not one of them!

In our opinion and without exaggeration – yellow is the new pink! Yellow provides a fun and unique pop of color that brightens up any room! Warm, bright, and summery, it is just the right hue that can wrap your baby with cheerfulness and hope when she battles her teenage blues. 

 

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Spotlight On: Polka

 

Yellow Custom Curtain For Girls room

Evoke a classic fairytale feel with our Polka curtains. The mellow yellow color with birds, blossoms, and willow trees feature in this lush Toile print curtain, making them stand out alongside accents of red, royal blue, and deep orange.

 

Garnish with Tasteful Trinkets

 

 

The dainty details that go into designing are often what arrest a child’s eyes and draw her into the world of wonderment. If your little angel loves collecting tchotchkes, she’s going to admire the adorable accessories that you ornament her curtains with. 

When picking girls’ bedroom curtains, therefore, we suggest adding curtain trims to your selection. These playful elements add a little extra flair for girls who like to accessorize! Little shiny baubles and colorful pompoms can enliven their space with the juvenile spirit they possess and long for.

Tassel trims and fringe trims that exude a royal flair and a dressy appeal to the curtains might fit well in an older girl’s room. These decorative flourishes might echo her own fashion tastes and enable her room decor to be an extension of her unique personality.

Girls with very sophisticated tastes might love curtains with ribbon trims on the lead edges. In a matter-of-fact style, they add color, texture, and pattern to the drapery without letting it go over the top.

Whatever your preference, make sure that you don’t miss this step while placing the order because curtain trims are an evident sign of the extra mile you walked to make your little girl feel truly special. Besides, it’s a nice way to convey its bespoke value without ever saying it.

 

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Make it Cozy with Blackout Curtains

 

Blackout Girls Room Curtains

 

Considering that girls have less resistance to cold, maintaining the right room temperature in the bedroom is important for them to sleep well throughout the night. But if the room has an oversized window, you might have to spend a fortune on heating during winter. That’s why blackout curtains are great options for girls’ bedroom curtains – and for any bedroom for that matter. And the savings on energy bills might also help you sleep better!

Blackouts muffle sounds to give your little girl that quiet ambiance that she needs to sleep her way to her fanciful dreams. And as the name suggests, they block light efficiently with their thermal-coated fabric, to darken the room for a sleep-inducing atmosphere. 

Therefore, when ordering custom curtains for your girl’s bedroom, go for blackout lining instead of privacy lining. And cut off all unwanted light, heat, and noise that can hinder sound sleep. You can choose from over 3000+ drapery fabrics available in our catalogs, and by simply adding blackout lining behind them, you can make them highly insulating.

Another way to get the benefits of blackouts is to select a blackout drapery fabric itself. You can then order a privacy lining if you wish. 

 

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Spotlight On: Batemans Bay

 

Girls room Purple curtains

This 60% dimout fabric that features an exquisite melange of various shades of violet is just what a girls bedroom drapery needs for an arresting focal point. The dark coloration of Batemans Bay adds to the drapery’s ability to block light, making it a smart choice for a cozy bedroom.

 

Spotlight On: Pink Sky

 

Abstract Blackout Custom Curtains For Bedroom

Move away from plain room-darkening fabrics for your windows with our Pink Sky fabric. Let the sky be pink for your girl with this pretty pink-toned fabric with subtle marbling effect and gorgeous looks that are matched by its ability to stop sunlight from filtering in. A great choice to make your bedrooms sound sleep-friendly and dreamy!

 

Layer with Sheers

 

Layered Curtains for Girls Room

 

Layering the face curtains with soft sheers is a simple, delicate way to lighten a space while also contributing to the airy ambiance of the room. No matter what girls room curtains you choose, consider adding a sheer curtain layer to the mix for an extra feminine touch.

Sheer curtains also add volume to the curtains in the front, enhancing their visual appeal. They also add optical depth and character to the room. It is also an opportunity to mix colors, patterns, and textures – the essence of interior designing. Sheers featuring the accent hue of the main curtains are a clever means to juxtapose a solid with a pattern. 

And when the young one wants some privacy without sacrificing the light and fresh air, sheer curtains prove a godsend. The privacy they offer during the day might help her feel secure, especially if her windows open to bustling lanes. 

 

Spotlight On: Motivo

White Sheer Floral Embroidery Drapes For Girls Room

Our semi-sheer Motivo curtains are all about glamor with a fun twist, featuring tiny multi-colored embroidered motifs on a beautiful white linen-like texture. The little tassels stitched into the motifs explicitly celebrate the feminine character of the space while adding to its textural quality.

 

Spotlight On: Puro

Puro Curtains

If your goal is to evoke a bit of glam in your daughter’s bedroom, Puro curtains are the perfect selection. Whether you want to layer them or use them as a standalone option, you’ll be mesmerized by the white expanse of fabric that’s touched with splashes of gold. This look can be described as golden sunlight on white snow—elegant, gorgeous, and refined.

 

Go Bold with Fabric Choices

 

Bold Girls Room Curtains

 

Don’t be afraid to go bold with your fabric choices for girls’ rooms curtains! Velvets and silks – often thought to fit only formal spaces like dining and reception rooms – are becoming popular for other spaces in a home – including girls’ bedrooms.

 

  • Velvet: Featuring plush piles and hues ranging from daring emerald greens and sapphire blues to subtle greys and browns, our velvet curtains are a sensational way to bring any girls’ room to life. She’ll love the tactile softness of the curtains as well as the way it interprets light and shadow with subtle nuances. And if she’s intolerant to cold weather, the velvet curtains resisting freezing drafts fiercely at her windows might help the situation better than most other fabrics.
  • Silk: A fabric that drapes so delicately and stylishly as silk is rare to find on the planet. It’s the perfect choice for a girls’ room that seeks to reflect her own gracefulness and feminine finesse. From pure dupioni silk to silk blends and faux silks, our custom silk drapery collection offers a color and texture for every budget and palette. Curtains in silk look superb, fall like a dream and spell sheer luxury. No wonder it has become a hot fave for girls’ bedroom drapery in recent years.

 

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Choose Softer Styles 

 

Curtains for Girls Room

 

What we covered thus far, is about getting the right drapery fabric. The curtain style you choose is just as important as the fabric itself. We recommend considering ‘softer’ options when choosing curtains for a girls bedroom. The following are our favorite feminine drapery heading styles:

 

  • Casual whimsical styles: Curtains that hang on fabric loops such as tie tops and tab tops throw back to those noodle strap tops that little girls look so adorable in. Rod pocket curtains, preferably with header frills show allegiance to their ruched frocks and ruffled skirts. Besides, they help to relay a casual vibe so relatable to the nature of the room.
  • Formal ornate styles: A girls room that has been designed with a formal touch should go for one of the pinch pleat styles. In a dressy traditional setup, triple pinch pleats curtains suit right, while the double pinch pleats drapes look perfect for pared down settings. In a home that has modern design inclinations, Euro pleat draperies are befitting.
  • Ultra formal styles: For a home that has been designed with opulence, drama and larger-than-life details, girls’ rooms can be step up with gusto on the glamor value. We recommend goblet pleats drapes here for the dramatic look they exude so effortlessly with their sonorous bearing. While styles like inverted box pleats should be carefully avoided as their boxy shapes are considered masculine. 

If you’d like assistance selecting the best option for your space, check out our Curtain Headings Style Guide.

 

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We hope you try some of these girls’ room curtain ideas! If you’re ready to start shopping, order custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. With over 3,000 fabrics, we make it easy to design curtains that fit your exact specifications and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your child’s bedroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

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Farmhouse Window Treatments: Going Modern with Rustic

Curtains for Farmhouse style décor

 

While browsing through home designing posts on picture-sharing platforms, you may find your eyes resting longer on farmhouse-styled homes. This is presumably because of their bright and fresh appeal that oozes coziness and positive vibes. Home stylists will agree that a giant share of the credit for this infectious beauty goes to their neutral palette and well-considered window dressings. And so, getting the right farmhouse window treatments is of top priority.

But when looking for the right one, it is easy to find yourself lost in a cloud due to a lack of suitable guidance. This blog aims to be a useful reference point for those who need help shopping for the right farmhouse window treatments for their home. 

 

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Formula for the Right Farmhouse Window Treatments

 

Farmhouse Window Dressings

 

The obsession with the iconic farmhouse decor style is growing leaps and bounds as it vaults geographies and eras, spawning new versions. It’s about relishing old wine on rustic trestle tables and getting cozy around stone hearths but with a sophisticated taste, modern amenities, and soul-freeing minimalism. Indeed, it is the way nostalgic country style transitions into a streamlined, chic design that enthralls homeowners. 

The right farmhouse window treatments are all about the perfect mix of neutral classic colors, rustic themes, and nature-sourced elements. Look for the following traits in all the plausible alternatives before you square down on your pick.

 

Nature-Sourced Materials

 

Cotton curtains for farmhouse style décor

 

Being true to the name, the classic farmhouse style is literally married to nature. It relies heavily on nature-sourced materials like cotton, linen, burlap, and wood for window treatments.

While the preference for natural fabrics still overrules, there is no shying away from engaging blends or look-alikes due to more affordability, easy availability, and practical ease. So, farmhouse window treatments can accommodate poly-cotton, linen blends, burlap imitation, or faux wood, for example.

Nature’s way of imbibing flawless beauty with imperfect organic shapes and the wearing off caused by usage are assets of the style. So, raw wood, often chalk-painted and sanded to show off the patina, is featured in the hardware. Among fabric treatments, often crinkly linen is favored more than others for the way it lets off the lived-in feel. 

While generous use of wood is a country-style approach, the modern farmhouse window treatments don black. So, the hardware used is often made of metal flaunting glossy black accents referencing the wrought iron fixtures and steel kitchen appliances. 

 

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Neutral Palette

 

Neutral Palette Farmhouse Curtains

 

Farmhouse window treatments give away the sophisticated touch of the style by adopting a neutral palette. White neutral base contrasted by warm earthy tones is the trademark of the farmhouse style. Those who dislike the coldness of white go for its warmer versions like cream and ivory for a tinge of warmth. Since windows take up huge optical space, farmhouse window treatments follow the cue and adorn the signature neutral palettes. 

The modern adaptation continues with the adulation for white and wood accents but also engages pitch-black accents for a striking contrast. The window dressings stick to this skinny palette of beige, tan, soft grey, and their variants with black accents. Lighter and brighter tones are preferred to maximize natural light in the home’s interiors.

 

Rustic Motifs 

 

Buffalo check farmhouse window treatments

 

For a home with leanings towards the country style, farmhouse window treatments must live up to the expectations by featuring rustic motifs. If you’re thinking of integrating fabric window dressings, one of the first decisions to be tackled is the solids versus patterns one. And, the answer highly depends upon the version of the farmhouse style that you prefer. 

Classic farmhouse style prefers fabric window treatments featuring rustic motifs like buffalo checks, ginghams, ticking stripes, and florals. They beautifully complement the patterns and textures of warm-lit shiplap walls and cobblestone fireplaces. 

Modern farmhouse style, on the contrary, goes for less busy and more refined looks with clean lines and minimal detailing. So, it is dominated by solids and monochromes and confines its creative adventure to play with multiple shades and textures.

 

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Casual Appeal

 

Farmhouse Cafe Curtains

 

Being true to the bucolic origins of the style, the farmhouse exudes easygoing aesthetics and perceptible homeliness. Hence, farmhouse window treatments have got to be all about the relaxed appeal – not too formal or too dressy.

For example, semi-transparent treatments like bamboo woven shades and sheer curtains forge that sun-kissed look, so typical of the style. Valances and cafe curtains that aim to be more decorative than privacy-oriented are top fave farmhouse options for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms.

 

Homespun Charm & Decorative Details

 

Farmhouse Window Treatments with Trims

 

Exhibiting the connection with nature and the magic of the human touch, farmhouse style reveres handmade decor elements. Besides, it is not weaned off from the traditional decor’s preoccupation with ornate detailing. So trims on the lead edges are very much appreciated for the farmhouse window treatments. 

From whimsical tassels to lacy ribbons, you see embellishments breathing life and softness into the space. Modern adaptations that prefer clean lines and minimum details are happier with ribbon trims as they don’t alter the silhouettes of the dressings as much as their visual appeal.

 

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The Right Window Dressings for Bright & Cozy Farmhouses

 

Bright and Cozy Farmhouse Decor

 

Now that you know what traits must define the true farmhouse window treatments, no matter how traditional or modern a version you follow, it is time to delve deeper to uncover the actual possibilities and options.

Fabric farmhouse window treatments generally get priority over all others for the way they soften up the space and add a unique personality to the home. It is also unlikely that any other material can come close to the immense potential that fabric has to feature colors and patterns. 

The other obsession is wood or faux wood treatments that can echo the wooden floors and cane baskets perfectly. The textural quality and natural vibes they bring to the interiors are unbeatable. 

For a country home designed with modern flair, a tasteful mix of the natural and the industrial is reasonable. Farmhouse window treatments, in essence, are a mix of practical convenience and informal decor aesthetics. With these key considerations, we recommend the following as our top five recommendations for farmhouse window treatments:

 

Curtains

 

Farmhouse Curtains

 

The top suggestion for farmhouse window treatments is curtains because there’s no other that can come this close to softening the space. Their traditional origins make them the first pick for a farmhouse-styled home. They make the space look homely, warm, and inviting in an instant. Billowing drapes come closest to the nostalgic country aesthetics that swear by prosperous farms shivering under the cold eastern drafts.

The gently rounded pleats offer visual sumptuousness and immense control over light, heat, and privacy. In cold locales, curtains are preferred for being more insulative than most other treatments.

Curtain Heading Style: Informal styles like tab tops, tie tops, and rod pockets are preferred for their simplicity and homey appeal. In more formal rooms, pinch pleat curtains with their sculptural pleats and tailored look are ideal. 

Modern setups may profit from sleeker styles like flat panels and grommet tops, while country puritans may prefer traditional fabric-pocket curtain styles over industrial-looking ones. 

But if practical ease is a priority, styles that employ rings or grommets facilitating easy movement of the drapes on the pole may be considered apt for all styles of the farmhouse.

You may refer to our drapery heading style guide to get a better understanding of curtain styles. 

Fabric Choice: The first thing that comes to mind at the mere mention of farmhouse window treatments is lighthearted linen drapes billowing at the French doors. Linen gets all the votes because of its loose slubby weave that filters in plenty of light and air. Besides, its crinkled look encapsulates the quintessence of country life and its hardiness ensures that it gets better with age. 

The next best option is cotton, another breathing fabric that offers a slightly more tailored look with its neat creases and polished finishes. 

In more rustic settings, farmhouse window treatments can take inspiration from the ideas of the original pastoral community – burlap sacks and fodder bags. Curtains made of burlap or its look-alikes are befitting. 

 

Farmhouse Curtain Motifs

 

Motifs: Country leanings can be explicitly displayed by choosing patterned drapes that contrast well with the white walls. While rustic motifs find relevance in classic farmhouses, their modern adaptations with trend-right palettes and minimal details are also available. You can go for the simplistic ones like plaids and stripes or the intricate ones like paisleys and florals – all depending on your personal taste and overall decor. 

Length: Floor-length curtains are the ideal look and they guarantee more control over light and privacy. Informal spaces of the home may go for sill-length curtains and apron curtains. Kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms are the domain of cafe curtains that provide rustic charm along with some privacy.

Hardware: Not just the curtains themselves, but how they are hung also must vouch for farmhouse aesthetics. Raw wood hardware is preferred to air the lived-in feel of the country lifestyle. So, sanded chalk-painted wooden drapery poles are installed.

In more modern farmhouses, metal rods can be installed – a throwback to the steel or wrought iron accessories used generously in kitchen appliances, balustrades, and light fittings.

 

READ MORE: FARMHOUSE CURTAINS: TIMELESS, CASUAL & NATURE-KISSED

 

Roman Shades

 

 

Modern farmhouse owners whose tastes lean more towards modern design’s clean aesthetics than traditional’s ornate maximalism prefer roman shades for their sleek, function-oriented construct. With the softness of drapes and the functional efficiency of blinds, roman shades become the most sophisticated of modern fabric window treatments and are quite a good choice for minimalist farmhouses.

But that doesn’t mean that traditionalists cannot find their pick in roman shades at all. With the right kind of fabric and details, roman shades can also suit embellished settings. Say, for example, cotton fabric shades with embroidered paisleys can vocalize your traditional tastes really well, without losing the pared-back elegance so dear for modern interiors.

If you’re on the lookout for the perfect farmhouse window treatment for rooms with atypical angular arrangements and scarcity of space, don’t look any further. Small spaces are most thankful for roman shades since they take away nothing from the available floor space. 

We especially recommend roman shades for small windows that can get overwhelmed by overflowing curtains easily. Bay windows with inbuilt storage or furniture directly beneath also profit from the sill-length roman shades, especially where short curtains don’t sync with the grandeur of the space.

And if you can’t renounce your love for typical farmhouse-style pristine white, and have cheeky kids and pets to deal with, roman shades that stay out of their reach are a smart choice.

 

Linen Farmhouse Roman Shade

 

Fold Styles: Spiffy Spools roman shades come in three popular styles: flat-bottomed front-slatted shades, flat-bottomed back-slatted shades, and scallop-bottomed relaxed shades. 

Flat-bottomed shades are ideal for modern homes that revere clean lines design ethics. Besides, they are supported by slats, which means that they form folds easily and function more efficiently. 

The front-slatted shades show the silhouettes of the slats on the frontage, making them a great choice for solid-colored fabrics that have nothing eventful otherwise. The back-slatted shades have their slats stitched to the lining, thereby, showing no sign of them on the frontage. This proves providential for patterned fabrics whose shapes can be distorted by the front slats otherwise.

The relaxed shades with their curvy bottoms are ideal for casual spaces. Farmhouses that are more loyal to traditional tastes might love the ornamental folds of these shades. Those gently dipping bottoms mimic erstwhile swags that were synonymous with opulence and grandeur.

Since they are constructed without slats, they have a free-flowing aesthetic, similar to that of drapes. However, they need to be creased manually to hold the folds every time they are operated. This style is, therefore, recommended for less-used windows.

Mounting Position: For a farmhouse with crown molded window trims, inside mounting the shades helps to highlight the architectural finesse. Whereas modernists may resort to inside mounting the shades despite having regular window trims to underscore their minimalistic style. 

However, if you don’t like the light glows at the seams, outside mounting is the solution. This also helps your windows to seem a lot larger than they are. Windows with ornate trims can also outside mount their shades by making use of spacer blocks.

 

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Valances

 

Farmhouse Kitchen Valance

 

Time to check out a farmhouse window treatment that’s more about style than function – valances. And if you’re creative, it will also be a lot of fun!

 

Stand-Alone Treatment: Since the farmhouse style is all about keeping the inside space connected with the outside terrain, you can leave some windows which need no privacy guard without coverings. However, what they lack is the chic and softness that a window dressing alone could have brought to the space with ease. In such situations, you can go for valances that dress the windows, and never overdo that good thing.

With Curtains: But don’t let their value be lost on you even for windows that have been covered suitably. They top the curtains with a decorative element, often making a big impact with their subtle presence. For, when the curtains are wide open, valances still dress the window trims beautifully.

Cohesiveness: Valances can help you to draw a binding color story or theme to tie up all the spaces in the home. If you have used various window treatments all over the house, use farmhouse valances as the common factor to bring congruence to the interior design. 

Design Element: Valances are a great opportunity to juxtapose solids with patterns. So, go for solid-colored fabric shades, for example, and a floral valance.

Style: Valances can be as ornamental as pole-mounted pinched pleat ones, as architectural as board-mounted flat-bottomed ones, or as opulent as gently scalloping swags. There are umpteen styles to choose from at Spiffy Spools, based on your personal tastes. 

Formal spaces might look right in board-mounted valances as they carry a tailored, matter-of-fact appeal. The pole-mounted ones, on the other hand, look more relaxed and apt for semi-formal and casual spaces. 

 

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Woven Wood Blinds

 

Wooden Woven Blinds with White Curtains

 

If you are looking for farmhouse window treatments with woody vibes to synchronize with seaweed baskets and rattan furniture, woven bamboo blinds are a great option. Not only do they make the space texturally rich, but also connect the indoors ever so beautifully and impressively with the outdoors.

The homespun charm of farmhouse-style beams with striking impact through the striations of the bamboo reeds. Their organic shapes add character and warmth to the space and resoundingly chime with farmhouse aesthetics.

The gaps occurring in the weave allow air and light passage even when the shade is closed. Hence, they are not a remedy for rooms that need good insulative treatments. Besides, the sheer arrangement takes care of daytime privacy, but rooms that need night-time privacy should go for a double-layered treatment. 

The flaws of the woven blinds can be made up for when layered with drapes. And it lends you a versatile arrangement – one layer is opaque and opens horizontally, and the other, is sheer and opens vertically. This way you can keep up with the farmhouse style’s love for natural materials and lose none of the desired functionality.

 

Plantation Shutters

 

Farmhouse Plantation Shutters

 

This farmhouse window treatment is integrated into the architecture of the building, and therefore, not only alters the interiors but also the exterior facade of the home. If your home is already built as a farmhouse, you might have them installed as part of the original structure. If not, they can be integrated with custom shutters easily. 

The best part of this treatment is its durability. Unlike fabric treatments, these will be sturdy assets of the house throughout its lifetime. You can paint them white to bind them seamlessly to the walls. Or leave them in their natural wood tones to take advantage of their nature-sourced traits for your country settings.

The vanes can be adjusted to meet the desired level of light and privacy. The downside, though, is that you can never clear them off from the window for an unhindered view of the outdoors as you can do with other treatments.

 

On a Final Note

 

Farmhouse window treatments

 

Home decor is both an enjoyable adventure and a tasking regime. But with the right guidance, it should finally land you with a charming home, done to the details with wisdom, forethought, and a ton of love. So, we hope that this blog has made your task of finding the right farmhouse window treatment much easier.

 

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Top Five Kitchen Window Treatments Ideas

Kitchen Window Treatments - Roman Shades

 

Whether you’re designing your kitchen afresh or revamping it for an updated look, dressing the windows is a wonderful way to add character and chic. With the right window dressing, you can make a statement that’s equally beautiful as it is functional. To get started on this exciting design project, we invite you to explore our top five kitchen window treatments ideas for inspiration!

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Roman Shades

 

 Roman Shades for Kitchen Window Treatments

 

Roman shades offer the aesthetic appeal of drapes while working with the efficiency of blinds. 

When closed, roman shades completely cover the window. This blocks light while showcasing the fabric to bring another design element to the room. When open, they stack neatly at the top of the window, letting in natural light while resting in clean lines. 

If your window is close to the sink or hob, you can rest easy that this sill-length treatment will stay out of the spatters and splashes as best as it can, being the perfect choice for your kitchen window treatments in such a case.

Available in three popular styles at Spiffy Spools, roman shades can be as architectural or as informal as you wish. 

  • The flat fold shades with front slats have their slats attached to the face fabric casting their silhouettes on the frontage, thereby making them suitable for solid-colored fabric shades that lack an eye-catching element otherwise. 
  • The flat fold shades with back slats, on the other hand, have their slats inserted into the lining, thereby showing no signs of them on the frontage. This style is recommended for patterned shades to avoid the slat silhouettes from conflicting with the shapes of the patterns on the fabric. 
  • European/relaxed shades are the least structured of the three, merging the decor aesthetic of elegant swags with the functionality of roman shades. Stitched without the support of slats, they feature gently curved folds which exude a casual vibe. These relaxed shades are better suited to be used as stationary shades for rarely used kitchen windows that are far from the sink and hob.

We recommend the flat fold shades for kitchens near hobs and sinks as they can easily evade accidental splashes while the scalloped bottoms are vulnerable to these. 

Whatever style you favor, prefer natural fabrics like cotton and linen as they allow air passage and distill kitchen odors thereby. 

Lightweight fabrics and sheer fabrics are good picks for roman shades that are going to be used as kitchen window treatments to help bring in sufficient light even when the shades are closed.

 

READ MORE: BEST ROMAN SHADES FOR KITCHEN: IDEAS, TIPS & TRICKS

 

Spotlight on:  Amabel

Amabel Kitchen Roman Shades

Our Amabel fabric is a fantastic option for rustic kitchen roman shades. Printed with kitchenware graphics in a warm beige, brown, and black color palette, it offers a customized look that says it was meant for your kitchen window treatments. This style sports a unique and chic design that brings a dynamic element to the kitchen space.

 

Faux Roman Shades

 

Faux Roman Shade for Kitchen Window Treatments

 

If you don’t need the full-on functionality of operational roman shades for your kitchen window treatments, our faux roman shades are a good option. 

These look like roman shades, but they remain in a stationary position and are purely decorative. Like valances, they cover the top of the window but appear like fully functional shades that have been drawn up.

Since kitchens look nice and function better when inundated with natural light, faux shades are a strong alternative for they offer a garnishment that neither goes over the top nor blocks light and air. They’re also quite affordable, providing you with a simple, cost-effective, and striking new piece for your kitchen. 

You can mount faux roman shades either within the window frame using a tension spring rod or outside of the window frame on a decorative pole.

 

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Custom Faux Roman Shade for Kitchen

Our faux roman shades are an excellent decor addition to your kitchen space. It is a low-maintenance and cost-effective window treatment that you can experiment with in bolder colors and fabric patterns, giving just the touch of beauty that you need to your space.

 

Café Curtains

 

Cafe Curtains for Kitchen Window Treatments

 

Hung at half the height of the window, cafe curtains do a smart job of giving access to light as well as adequate privacy. Either as one sweeping panel or as a pair, they cover the lower half of the window. 

As the name suggests, café curtains are a great choice for kitchens especially if you’re looking for fabric accessories to soften the space and not a rigorous measure against exposure to the outdoors. They also provide you with a means to add color, pattern, and texture to the kitchen – a space mostly dominated by utilitarian items.

Unlike other types of drapery, the short length of cafe curtains warrants sparse pleats and moderate fullness. Simple flat panel tops, rod pockets, or tie tops look dapper, but if you prefer a more dressy look, Euro double or double pinch pleats are ideally the farthest you should go. Styles that require more yardage can be overwhelming for the extent of the area to be covered. 

The minimal requirement of drapery fabric comes with multiple advantages. Firstly, the curtain is lightweight, enabling it to glide easily on the drapery pole, making the chore of clearing the window for fresh air while cooking effortless. Secondly, it is a cost-effective decor accessory that perks up the space with little investment.   

Since cafe curtains traditionally belong to a country setting, we recommend opting for cottons or linens to enliven the kitchen space with a healthy, homely vibe. Choose lightweight fabrics so that they may dry faster after those accidental splashes that risk them getting moldy.

 

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Spotlight On: Butter Cream

 

Butter Cream Fabric Spiffy Spools

If you like florals but would rather not have a multicolor medley on your kitchen window treatments, Butter Cream is the perfect window dressing for your kitchen. These pure linen semi-sheer curtains are embroidered all over with small beige flowers. Very soothing to the eyes, these drapes are just what you need for an understated and sophisticated statement decor. Their airy feel and ability to filter through diffused sunlight will add a touch of serenity to the hubbub of your kitchen space.

 

Valances

 

Valances for Kitchen Window Treatments

 

Valances are curtains that cover up to the top fourth of the window. They may be pole-mounted like draperies or board-mounted like cornices. Available in various styles from flat bottoms to scalloped swags, from pleated gathers to flat fronts, valances can appease both the maximalists and minimalists on their design preferences.

Similar to faux roman shades, valances are a form of drapery that are purely decorative. If you want to bring a catchy pattern or color to the kitchen, the low optical space the valance engages provides the excuse without letting it go over the top. 

Since kitchens need to be bright and airy, valances work well as stand-alone kitchen window treatments. Especially, in open-plan homes, leaving kitchen windows bare can make them look too cold and forgotten. Ring in cohesiveness by introducing kitchen valances featuring the same fabric as the window treatments in other rooms.

Valances and cafe curtains have long been celebrated kitchen window treatments pairing in country homes

In a kitchen with large windows or exposure to severe noon sun, a more functional treatment might be required. For larger windows, you can layer your kitchen window treatments and add floor-length functional drapes and conceal their hardware with the decorative topping lent by the valance.

In modern settings, kitchen valances can work as decorative accompaniments to blinds to enjoy the best of both worlds—the functionality of blinds and the stylish look of modern valances, creating the perfect set of kitchen window treatments. Besides, this is a smart way to conceal the not-so-fashionable look of the cassette of the blinds and cancel its industrial vibe. 

 

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Spotlight On: Summer LarkSummer Lark Fabric Spiffy Spools

Featuring bright oranges, yellows, and beige, Summer Lark will bring a lively feel to your kitchen. This fabric features a pattern with quaint lark birds, serene foliage, and flowers, offering a delicate, airy look that’s perfect for kitchen window treatments.

 

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Woven Wood Shades

 

Woven Wood Shade for Kitchen Windows

 

For kitchens with an earthy, natural feel – in a modern farmhouse for example – woven wood shades will likely match your space flawlessly. These window treatments are created with natural materials that can introduce a welcome textural counterpoint to your space.

Woven wood shades are often made from sturdy woods such as bamboo, oak, or maple. This means that they’re equipped to handle the wear and tear of daily kitchen activities. Plus, they’re also very customizable; in many cases, you can even select the level of sheerness you would like. Whether you want to enjoy filtered light or no light at all when the shades are closed, you can find a variety of selections with woven wood shades.

 

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We hope these top five kitchen window treatments ideas have helped you find the perfect inspiration for your home. If you’re ready to shop for gorgeous fabric treatments, order custom curtains and custom roman shades from Spiffy Spools. 

We make it easy to customize the treatments to your exact specifications and design style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your kitchen window treatments, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

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Window Treatments for Bay Windows: Ideas & Tips

curtains with roman shades for bay windows

 

Bay windows are an architectural feature that adds tasteful character to both the exterior facade and the interior decor of the home. The whimsy apart, bay windows are loved for their unique shape, charming aesthetic and ability to draw in more natural light than standard windows. The additional space the architecture offers can double up as a cozy dining nook or your favorite reading corner – another alluring feature. 

But as much as they are endearing and handy, they are the Gordian knots of interior design. Getting the right bay window treatments is necessary but can be difficult and so, let this blog help ease the process.

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Dressing Up Bay Windows: Top Ideas & Options

 

Bay windows are a composition of at least three windows: a flat window on the front and two angular windows on the sides. The windows may have gaps between them or be joined at the frames. The angular curve often poses a challenge for bay window treatments to be installed in such a way as to avoid overlapping and constriction of movement. Besides the presence of inbuilt seating or radiators underneath the windows often puts homeowners in the difficult position of finding suitably fit treatments.  

It’s clear that bay windows warrant haute couture dressings, given their angular arrangement. And that’s where the possibilities abound for an interior decorator to introduce an element of je ne sais quoi and an arresting focal point for the room. 

Various types of window treatments are available for bay windows, and the choice would largely hinge on your specific needs and personal decor style. Let us take you through them one by one so that you can discern their potential for your bay windows.

 

Roman Shades 

 

Dining Bay Window with Roman Shades

 

The top fabric bay window treatments recommended by Spiffy Spools stylists are roman shades. Sleek, chic and functionally efficient, roman shades look classy, and with their sill-length structure, suit right for bay windows. 

By the fact that they frame each window individually, their versatility with light and privacy control is high.  When mounted within the recess, they take up no extra space beyond the window and when mounted outside on the wall, they help to make the window look grander.

The fabric composition allows roman shades to sport any color or pattern of your choice, making them extremely capable to blend with any type of decor style. Although their minimalistic structure and accordion-style crisp folds echo the ‘clean lines-refined details’ watchword of modern decor, with traditional motifs and carefully considered details, they can be arresting traditional decor accessories too.

Our roman shades come in three styles: Front-slatted shades that show off the silhouettes of the horizontal slats on the front, back-slatted shades with clean frontage because they have the slats stitched into the back linings and relaxed shades that have swagging bottoms and no slats. 

 

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Curtains & Drapes

 

Bay Window Curtains

 

 

Drapes are the most luxe bay window treatments given their lavish use of fabric, rounded pleats, and flowing trails. Indeed, there is no other window treatment that echoes the grandeur of bay windows this loud and clear. If your home is designed on traditional lines, drapes are perhaps more in sync than any other window treatment. 

But, when drawn close, they give no clue that there’s a splendid architectural gem beyond the veil! 

But, that said, in rooms where privacy is not a top priority – living rooms for instance for many clients – you can mount single curtain panels on both sides of the bay windows to simply frame the view. 

Here are a few tips to get your bay window curtains right:

  • Mind the length: Floor-length drapes are ideal, and ceiling-to-floor drapes are the best to echo the stateliness of the architecture. But in a casual setting, if you have inbuilt seating, sill-length curtains will work fine. Formal settings would benefit more from a dressing like roman shades. 
  • Hardware: When selecting the hardware, we recommend drapery poles connected by elbows at the angular joints, instead of individual disconnected poles. This will help to relay a unified look and to highlight the sculptural beauty of the bay window.
  • Heading Style: Depending on whether you want a formal or casual arrangement and whether your decor style is more traditional or modern, you may choose from over a dozen heading styles on offer from the richly ornate French pleats to the ultra-simple flat panel tops. 

 

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Valances

 

Valance with Roman Shades for Bay Windows

 

Either as a decorative topping over curtains, shades, or blinds or as standalone dressings, valances are a lovely option for bay window treatments. 

Covering almost one-fourth of the window, their ornamental touch not only softens the space but also adds a luxe vibe to the decor. They help to garner a unified look for the bay windows which can otherwise look like separate units, especially if the windows are spaced by walls. 

If you’re looking for embellishment and not for privacy or light control, valances are good as standalone. In frilly pleats or scalloped shapes or in a tailored flat bottom, our valances come in many styles, each proffering a different vibe of its own. 

Where privacy and light control is a priority, use valances as a second layered treatment to top the curtains in good old classical style, lending a garnishment to the window trim even when the curtains are open. Valances can also top modern shades or blinds if your decor style is a tasteful mix of the modern and traditional.

 

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NON-FABRIC BAY WINDOW TREATMENTS

 

There’s no debating over the endless opportunities that fabric treatments bestow because of their ability to feature color and pattern while softening the space and speaking unparalleled style. But still, for all their magnificence, if you’re looking for non-fabric bay window treatments, you have the following alternatives:

 

Roller Shades, Solar Shades & Cellular Shades

 

Bay Window Solar Shades

 

 

Featuring a window-sized covering that is held within cassettes mounted on the wall, the window shades roll up and down like a scroll when operated by the cord. Extremely sleek silhouettes and the ability to clear off the window completely when closed are the two mention-worthy features of shades.

  • Roller shades can be opaque or blackout or a blend of opaque and semi-transparent sections designed to meet various desired levels of privacy and light control. 
  • Solar shades are chemically treated fabric shades that are meant to keep away harsh UV rays while remaining semi-transparent like sheers. 
  • Cellular shades, also called honeycomb shades, due to the criss-cross arrangement of the double-layered shade, are highly insulative window treatments.

All three are machine-made and do give away that appeal very evidently through their neutral palettes and oversimple details. Hence, they suit modern home designs but may look out of place in traditional homes that feature handcrafted decor accessories and richly embellished details. 

Their inability to feature diverse colors and patterns is a deterrent for many designers but their svelte and sill-length frames are great solutions for bay windows with inbuilt elements at the bottom.

 

Woven Shades

 

Bay Window Woven Shades

 

 

If you love to have shades minus the industrial look, woven shades are a great go-to. Made of bamboo, wood, reed, jute, or rattan, woven shades are a great way to bring a touch of nature and rich texture to your bay window treatments. 

While closed, they still allow light and air to pass through the tiny gaps between the weave. They also provide ample privacy as the indoor views are fairly obscured. If you’re looking for bay window treatments that can echo the wood finishes of your home, woven shades are ideal.

 

Blinds

 

Bay Window Blinds

 

 

While window blinds and shades are terms that are used interchangeably, they are not one and the same. 

Like roman shades, blinds take up very little space when stacked, and are often operated by a cord. But, while shades are a one-piece treatment, blinds consist of horizontally or vertically fitted slats or vanes that pile up on pulling the cord and can be adjusted at various angles to suit the needs for privacy and light control. 

There are various kinds of blinds made of wood, faux wood, aluminum, PVC, or vinyl. They usually come in solid neutral hues like black, white, gray, and brown – and some clients may find this limiting for their desired palettes and pattern mixes. 

It’s important to note that the wood and fabric blinds will bring an element of nature into the home while the others cast an industrial appeal. So, when selecting blinds as your bay window treatments, it is important to weigh their suitability with the overall decor of the home. 

Bay windows with inbuilt arrangements will surely profit from the sleek and sill-length structure of blinds. But if you’re looking for a highly insulative treatment for winter, they may not be the most pleasing choice as the gaps between the vanes are notorious leak points for thermal energy. The maintenance routine should also be given consideration since individual slats will have to be reached separately while cleaning.

 

Top Tips from Spiffy Spools Stylists For Bay Window Treatments

 

curtains with ties for bay windows

 

Bay windows are default scene-stealers, but with the proper treatment, they get even better. When selecting the treatment, it is important to maintain a balance between aesthetics and functionality. 

It is easy to feel overwhelmed since the options are plentiful, but by weighing the pros and cons listed above for each type of window treatment, making a choice becomes easy. Whichever one you may choose, here are a few last design tips that can benefit you:

 

Location

 

 

 

In summer, bay windows make a sunny haven, but in winter they do just the opposite. If insulating against the elements is a priority, consider curtains and cellular shades for your bay window treatments. 

 

Size of Window

 

custom roman shades for narrow bay windows

 

Take into account the width of the individual windows. If they are too narrow, mounting sleek treatments like blinds or roman shades within the window recess is advisable. Solid-colored blinds that share the same palette as the window trim help to make the window feel wider.

 

Layout of Furniture

 

Bay Window Furniture

 

Whether you have an inbuilt seating arrangement or radiator directly under the bay window makes a big difference to the bay window treatments decision. Floor-length treatments like drapes become out of the question, and the highly informal apron and cafe curtains may fail to match up with the stateliness of bay windows, especially in formal rooms. 

Roman shades and blinds that reach up to sill-length and effect a formal appeal through their matter-of-fact makeup are befitting. You can still employ drapes to frame the bay window and that will add to the grandeur of the setting.

 

Layering the Bay Window Treatments

 

 

For a highly insulated bay window treatments, you may consider employing double-layered treatments such as curtains with blinds or shades. It also helps to bring in two kinds of layers – an opaque and a semi-transparent one. Besides, it also lends enough opportunity to mix colors, patterns, and textures.

 

Paint a Picture with Bay Window Treatments

 

Custom roman shades with matching cushion covers for bay windows

 

 

When opting for custom fabric window treatments, never miss the opportunity to relay the high-end look through coordinated decor elements. How elegant and thoughtful a room can look with bay window shades and cushions on the inbuilt seating or a chaise lounge upholstered in the same fabric! 

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Final Words

 

Layered window treatment for bay windows

 

If you tend to want to decorate your home with strictly functional accessories that do nothing beyond that, blinds may be a good choice. But, if you believe that anything that fulfills a function can also double up as a beautiful decor piece, fabric treatments should be your default go-to. 

Bay windows are architectural marvels, but it will be a lost opportunity if they are not also converted into design marvels. Hence, we are big fans of fabric window treatments that let our clients incorporate color and pattern to bring their space to life. 

We hope this blog has put you in a better position to make a decision for your bay window treatments and that you will enjoy the process of dressing them as much as the final result.

 

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Window Treatment Ideas for Bedrooms

Bedroom Window Treatments

 

One of the rooms that every homemaker is keen to decorate with unmatched elegance and full-on functionality is the bedroom. A cozy appeal, a feel-good ambiance, and a touch of glamor complete the aesthetics in good taste. But that’s not all, the bedroom must be so planned that we can effortlessly fall into a deep undisturbed sleep to be rejuvenated for the next day. And bedroom window treatments take up a big part of that responsibility. 

 

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Varied Options for Bedroom Window Treatments

 

Curtains with trims for Bedroom Window Treatments

 

Bedroom window treatments need high functionality to provide the highest level of privacy and effective control over the inflow of light. We want a bright and airy ambiance when awake and a den-like coziness and enclosure at sleep time. 

Additionally, during extreme heat and cold weather, we also want some extra insulation from window treatments to maintain the room temperature. Finding bedroom window treatments that meet all these needs efficiently can be a challenge. 

So to help you along on your journey, our stylists enlist below the various options available, so you can weigh the pros and cons of each and make a choice that suits your bedrooms perfectly.

 

Curtains & Drapes

 

patterned custom curtains for bedroom window treatments

 

The most traditional and popular bedroom window treatments, curtains are the one and only type that make generous use of fabric and utilize its full potential to drape gracefully. Lavish employment of the drapery fabric assures flawless privacy and light control that is unparalleled in such efficiency. 

Easily the most insulative of all window treatments, curtains are also high on elegance and opulence. Being a fabric treatment, curtains have limitless potential to feature any color, pattern, and texture that may be needed for a room’s decor, making the design venture that much more uncomplicated and enjoyable. 

Well suited for traditional homes where blinds and shades may prove too modern, drapes with their rounded pleats and ruffled looks express maximalism with utmost ease.

Getting all the boxes ticked for ideal bedroom window treatments and additionally exuding informal appeal and softness, curtains and drapes almost look like a default option. The exceptions could be modern decor dwellings that need more minimalist dressings, small windows that may get overwhelmed with sumptuous dressings, and small bedrooms that can’t spare wall and floor space to stack drapery.

STYLIST TIPS: 

  • Choose blackout fabrics or add blackout lining behind non-blackout fabrics to maximize room darkening in the bedroom when needed.
  • To avoid light leaks from the edges of your curtains, it is advisable to mount drapery poles a few inches higher than the window frame, and also extend a few inches on either side.
  • Curtains come in four standard sizes: sill-length, apron, floor-length, and puddled. Bedroom windows must ideally be dressed in floor-length drapes to make the most of the visual elegance and minimize light leaks from the bottom. An exception to this would be nurseries and little kids’ bedrooms, where floor-length curtains may risk trips and falls. 
  • Choose from over a dozen heading styles like the traditional pinch pleats and the modern flat panels and grommet tops depending on whether the bedroom is formal or casual, dressy or minimalistic. Since bedroom windows are operated frequently, opt for styles that use rings or clips so that the curtains can glide easily on poles for frequent use.  
  • Coordinate with other textile accessories like cushions or bed runners featuring the same fabric for garnering a high-end customized look while decorating your bedroom.

 

READ MORE: BEDROOM CURTAIN IDEAS FOR YOUR PERFECT ROOM

 

Roman Shades

 

Boys bedroom roman shades

 

The next is a fabric treatment that fits the windows in exact proportions and offers the softness of drapes with the functional efficiency of blinds. Roman shades, quite literally, offer the best of both worlds. 

Where roman blinds can look too cold and industrial, roman shades offer clients a delightful alternative to feature any color or pattern under the sun on their windows.

Since curtains look best at floor length, clients who have small bedrooms, small windows, or inbuilt seating under the window, also prefer roman shades for their bedroom window treatments. The sill length also makes them the best candidates for homes with young kids and pets as being out of their reach increases safety and lowers maintenance.

Perfect for modern homes offering clean lines, roman shades are topline choices for minimalists who value fabric treatments for their aesthetic potential and characteristic softness. And, although not as luxe as curtains, roman shades can also go well with traditional settings with the right fabric details such as the material, motif, and embellishments.

STYLIST TIPS: 

  • If used as stand-alone bedroom window treatments, make your roman shades sleep-friendly by choosing blackout fabric or adding blackout lining at the back.
  • To avoid light leaks from the edges and maximize room darkening, consider outside mount roman shades and extend a few inches beyond the trim. 
  • Avoid European/relaxed style roman shades in bedrooms as they need frequent manual fold training, and also allow more light to pass through the edges than other styles. 
  • Consider mounting sheer roman shades layered with blackout curtains so that you can ensure privacy during the day.
  • Make a cohesive arrangement with coordinated fabric for the cushions, upholstery, and bed runner.

 

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READ MORE: BEDROOM ROMAN SHADES: HIGH PERFORMING ELEGANCE

 

Roller Shades / Solar Shades / Cellular Shades

 

Solar Shades for Bedroom

 

Either made of fabric or vinyl, roller shades, solar shades, and cellular shades are similar to roman blinds except for the way they are attached to the headrail and clear off the window.  They are rolled up in a sleek cassette out of which they unfurl like a scroll on the pulling of the cord. 

  • Roller shades are made of thin transparent or opaque materials or a combination of both, allowing clients to adjust the settings according to their preference for privacy and light.
  • Solar shades are made of a chemically treated transparent fabric that keeps out UV rays. However, they can rarely be used as stand-alone bedroom treatments for their transparency compromises privacy at night. 
  • Cellular shades are double-layered highly insulative shades designed for extremely hot places. Their honeycomb structure makes their cleaning a real task though.

Bedrooms stand to gain from more insulative treatments, especially if their windows are facing the west or south. The negligible stacking room that these shades take away from the windows makes them good bedroom window treatments choices for small windows and modern minimalistic homes that appreciate decor accessories with fewer details. 

However, none of these shades stand a chance to meet the aesthetic requirements of every client. While they have scope for featuring colors and patterns, they are nowhere close to the level that curtains and roman shades provide. 

 

Blinds

 

Blinds for Bedroom Windows

 

Blinds are window dressings that comprise vanes or slats, laid out either horizontally or vertically and linked to cords such that on the pulling, they stack on top of each other. They can be made of metal, wood, or faux wood and are usually found in neutral colors. 

The slats can be adjusted at various angles to afford desired levels of control over privacy and light. However, they do make the cleaning that much harder as the individual slats will have to be reached out one at a time.

The gaps between the slats allow free air passage while still ensuring privacy, making them good candidates for small bedrooms that need more air circulation to stay fresh. However, those gaps also leak thermal energy increasing the energy consumption for heating/cooling. 

The machine-made looks also don’t sync well with bedrooms that flaunt handmade decor accessories and rich detailing. Their neutral coloring and inability to feature patterns sometimes fall short of a little chic in bedrooms that are counting on window treatments for the same.

 

Double Layered Bedroom Window Treatments: When Two is Better than One

 

 

Whether from an aesthetic or a functional perspective, having double-layered bedroom window treatments help immensely. 

Since body temperatures drop during the night in extreme weather conditions, doubly insulated bedroom window treatments can save almost thirty percent of the energy spent on artificial heating or cooling. From a designer’s perspective, this is your opportunity to layer solids, patterns, and textures generously.

There are two ways of layering: both layers can share the functional and decorative aspects equally or one can fulfill the function and the other lend the ornamental touch. 

Let’s take you through some of the combinations for your perusal.

 

Double Layered Curtains

 

Sheer with Blackouts for Bedroom Windows

 

In this method of layering, curtains are layered such that one is made of sheer material to provide daytime privacy and the other of ordinary or blackout material to facilitate room darkening for good sleep.  

 

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Curtains and Roman Shades

 

Layering Roman Shades with Curtains

 

This combination provides more versatile control over privacy and light as one layer opens horizontally and the other vertically. You can introduce a transparent layer for daytime privacy – inside-mounted sheer roman shades with opaque curtains or inside-mounted blackout roman shades with sheer curtains framing them.

 

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Curtains and Valances

 

Bedroom curtains with valance

 

In bedrooms where privacy during the day is not a necessity, you can forgo the semi-transparent layer and give an ornamental topping to the curtains with valances. You can install valances that do not expose their hardware and beautifully cover off the hardware of the curtains as well. So, even with open curtains, the window will have a decorative dressing, a nice way to visually soften the hard trims of the window.

 

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Curtains and Blinds

 

Curtains with Blinds

 

In bedrooms designed with natural materials, cotton and linen drapes with wood or faux wood blinds underneath are a befitting choice as bedroom window treatments. Note that blinds made of vinyl or metal may not look coherent with curtains since they represent different eras and makings unless your overall bedroom design is characterized by the juxtaposition of the traditional and the modern.

 

Roman Shades and Solar Shades

 

Blinds with Solar Shades for Bedroom Windows

 

Solar shades are recommended for hot locales as they keep away UV rays very effectively from the home. When layered with roman shades in the front, the effect is doubled and the night transparency of the solar blinds is made up for. 

Since solar shades are usually in neutral colors, roman shades help to give the softness and color that you’re keen to introduce. 

Fans of minimalistic aesthetics may love this option that brings together two flat-surfaced window treatments. It is ideal for small bedrooms that need more insulation but lack floor space for curtains. If the window recess is deep enough, both the shades within it.

 

As you have seen, various combinations of window treatments work for bedrooms. When layering window treatments, these are the top considerations to be made:

  • Aesthetics: Watching the palette is recommended so that both layers complement each other and work like a pair that makes a whole. You can keep one in a solid color and the other in patterns that accent it. Or, let them both be in solid colors that complement each other and voice the palette of the room. Avoid mixing two patterns because in such close proximity to each other, they can overwhelm the eye.
  • Functionality: Consider whether you need both treatments to share the functionality equally or whether one can take up the function and the other complement it from a purely aesthetic perspective. Decorative curtains and roman shades can introduce a layer of color, pattern, or texture to the bedroom. For example, single panel, stationary drapes on the sides can frame fully functional, blackout roman shades. And relaxed roman shades or faux roman shades can be outside mounted with zebra blinds or Venetian blinds within the window recess.

 

Last, But Not the Least

 

Curtains with Blinds

 

 

We are hardcore fans of curtains paired with roman shades because we believe that there’s nothing better than soothing and softening fabric window treatments for bedroom windows. But whether you want roman shades or curtains or both from Spiffy Spools, be assured that the 3000+ fabrics here will leave you with no dearth of choices. 

Since it is in bedrooms that you spend the first few moments of your day, make sure that you dress them such that a restful sleep and a fresh start are guaranteed. So we invite you to browse through our collection for more inspiration and read through our blogs to get more guidance. Happy reading, browsing and shopping!

 

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Country Curtains: Old World Charm with Homely Vibes

Country Curtains

 

Step into a country-styled home and you feel relaxed immediately. What makes for that pleasurably inviting appeal is the homespun charm of informal fabric accessories, warm wood tones, and rustic stone hearths, and the characteristic lived-in feel relayed by the patina they wear. If it’s the easygoing rural aesthetics that you’re aiming to forge, a pair of country curtains at the windows and doors can fine-finish your country home. 

As you strive to cradle your home in rustic flair, browse through Spiffy Spools’ drapery collection to find the perfect window dressing for your sweet digs. Whether it be a specific material, color or pattern you’d like to have, or the secrets to creating authentic country style, we assure you that this will be the last stop in your search for country curtains.

 

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Raw and Homely: Country Curtains at Their Best

 

White custom curtains in a traditional country house

 

The free-handed layering of textured and patterned fabrics, and an array of character-packed handcrafted accessories are the tell-tale feature of country homes. 

Custom curtains not only fall within this august mandate but also widen the creative potential of the space. A big part of the credit for the snug vibes of country homes goes to curtains for their softness and homeliness, so pleasantly unique of this decor style.

Unlike the more updated version – the modern farmhouse style – country decor taps on the potency of color and pattern. Referencing the treasures of nature in the signature floral prints and earthy palettes, country aesthetic engages outdoor themes in the indoor garnishments, making it burst with life and energy. 

If you want the recipe for the perfect set of nostalgic country curtains, follow the design tips that come ahead –

Pick Natural Materials

 

Colorblocked country drapes

 

While looking to create the country vibe, what can never be traded off is the rural life’s love for organic, raw, and natural materials. 

Window dressings can strut proudly with the mahogany floors, stoneware planters, and seaweed wicker baskets only and only if they also spell ‘nature’. Relaxing and commonplace materials – rather than luxe and opulent ones – find preference in country style.

Therefore, shy away from shiny silks and plush velvets that are synonymous with luxury; country homes are the domain of breezy cottons and slubby linen drapes. Natural yarns breathe easy and wick moisture – qualities to look for in hot and humid conditions characteristic of country locales. 

Cotton and linen can also withstand frequent cleaning routines, making them smoother and softer with age. The hardiness and the homey appeal of these eco-friendly curtains are assets to a style that appreciates practical ease as much as aesthetic pleasance.

The hardware also needs to be clear pointers to the abundance of natural resources that the countryside abounds in. So, avoid ritzy hardware and pick wood, faux wood, or matte-finished metal drapery poles that stay true to the touchstone nature-sourced traits of country decor are ideal. If they can be sanded to give a shout-out to the distressed timber joinery and patinated brass plumbware, the lived-in appeal of the space can be further accentuated.

 

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Country Curtains need Country Motifs

 

Buffalo check drapes

Although country aesthetic loves indulging in patterns of any sort, some patterns have stuck through the times. 

Trademarks like buffalo checks, ticking stripes, ginghams, chintz, and ditsies – are prime samples. The simple plaids and stripes lend groundedness with their sharp edges and perfectly complement the organic shapes of intricate florals.

Note that patterned drapes have a great visual impact and are able to realize their full potential only when backdropped by solid-colored walls. If you have wallpapers already, ensure that the patterns are of varied scales, shapes, and color saturation levels so that they don’t compete with each other, overwhelming the eye. 

For example, classic floral print curtains like Playa Aranosa or buffalo checked curtains like Julep need solid-colored walls to serve their oversized motifs with the most striking impact. A tiny scaled houndstooth curtain like Surprise Amber, however, can go well on solid-colored walls as well as grand-scaled floral backgrounds. 

If your room already has other bold patterns, take ample care to choose minuscule scales for your curtains and soothing palettes to avoid creating a busy look. Allowing solid elements to interpolate helps to rest the eye and grasp the brilliance of the pattern in a more profound manner.

 

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Pick Befitting Styles for Nostalgic Country Curtains

 

Country curtains with shades

 

Ruched headers with a casual appeal are characteristic of country homes. So, simple heading styles like rod pockets, frilled rod pockets, and tie tops are typically sought to air the informal style of the decor. 

The simplified non-architectural structures of these styles of drapes are becoming of the countryside life that is enriched by the organic shapes abounding in the natural surroundings. In fact, ruched gingham rod pocket curtains have become synonymous with country curtains over the years in the world of interior design. 

Yet another style of curtains that is immediately associated with country homes is cafe curtains. With their ability to provide privacy as well as light and air adequately and simultaneously, they become the best candidates for kitchens, dining rooms, sunrooms, and family living rooms.

An exception is warranted in formal rooms that need to look dressy to stay on beat. Curtains with classic headers like French pleats are recommended here.

 

Dress Country Curtains with Swags and Valances

 

Curtains with valance

 

What are country curtains without swags and valances! The relaxed appeal that these decorative elements bestow makes a country home infectiously delightful and amiable. They soften the space with their gentle curves and act as an ornamental topping for the drapes. 

Swags, scalloped valances, and asymmetrical valances keep up with the curvaceous features and organic shapes of the rest of the country decor. You can choose between the board-mounted valances that proffer a tailored look or the pole-mounted ones that look more casual and ornamental. 

Valances can also be used as standalone dressings for rooms that don’t need a strict privacy guard, thus binding all the windows with a consistent fabric covering to maintain the design flow.

 

Complete Solids with Trims 

 

White curtains with trim

 

If patterned curtains don’t sync with your taste, go for solid-colored and textured drapes accessorized with trims like ribbons, tassels, fringes, and gimp braids. 

If your grasscloth-clad walls feature statement art, plain curtains can be eye-resters that underscore the beauty of the picture rather than vie with it.

Consider how heartwarming beige herringbone curtains with crimson tassel trims can look against cream walls. It’s an example of how two solid elements get to put on the best show when assisted by appropriate trims.

The trims serve to top up the beauty of an already magnificent decor accessory. In fact, within a well-considered scheme, trims can act as the common, cohesive element across your decor accessories. Make a coherent combination of curtains, pillows and tufted furniture zhuzhed up with the same trims for a folksy customized look. 

 

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Summing Up

 

Gingham curtains

 

Natural, casual, and homely – that’s how we describe country curtains in a nutshell.  If you love to pack your rustic abode with colors and patterns, country design style is just right for you. We hope that this blog has enriched you sufficiently with tips and tricks to create a true country delight out of your windows.  

Browse through our vast collection of drapery fabrics for more inspiration and let your creative instincts lead you. As you dress up your home with Spiffy Spools’ country curtains, we will take pride in having become an important part of a project so close to your heart.

 

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