How to style your curtains for an interior designer finish

Categories: Interior Inspiration

As they’re such a prominent and important feature of any room, from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and studies, window dressings make a huge difference to the look and feel of a space. If you’re not sure of how to dress your windows to achieve the look you want, follow these four simple steps to achieving an effect that any interior designer would be proud of. 

1)    Layer your curtains with blinds

Layering your curtains with blinds is a simple way to revitalise your windows and elevate the overall look and feel of the room. There are no set rules when it comes to layering your window dressings so feel free to mix and match bold, contrasting patterns for a vibrant, eclectic finish that reflects your personality. If you prefer a more classic theme, pick out an accent colour from your gorgeous new curtains and choose a blind in the same shade. 

2)    Statement tiebacks and holdbacks 

As well as providing a practical function of holding open your curtains, tiebacks can be a style statement that provides your window with the perfect finishing touch. Tiebacks come in a whole range of styles, from metal ones shaped like a wreath of flowers to sumptuous fabric designs, so you’re sure to find something that matches your chosen décor perfectly. A simple tieback pairs well with bold, patterned curtains while something a bit more decorative will add charm and interest to more traditional hangings. 

3)    The crowning glory 

If your tie backs provide the perfect finishing touch to your curtains and window design, then curtain poles are the crowning glory. When choosing this particular feature, it’s important to think carefully about the style of your chosen curtains and how the pole will extenuate their design (and if it’s strong enough to support their weight). Also think about where you place your curtain pole as any interior designer will tell you, positioning it slightly above your window frame will help to make the entire room appear larger. 

4)    The overall design aesthetic 

When creating your window dressings, be sure to include the rest of the room in your design decisions to ensure a fluid and stylish interior that’s pleasing on the eye and soothing on the mind. You can achieve this by using your curtains to inspire the rest of the room’s décor, from the colour of the walls, the fabrics for your soft furnishings and even the style of your lamps. Or, if you’re happy with your existing look, pick your favourite feature in the room and use that to inspire your curtain choice. 

When you’re looking for beautiful new window dressings to give your home a design boost, contact the leading supplier of luxury, made-to-measure curtains and blinds, Broadview, by calling 01202 679012 today. 

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