Smart Ideas for Windows
Take down those dusty drapes and give your windows a fresh new look for spring
One of the easiest ways to give a room a new look is to update the window treatment. Whether it’s a colourful sweep of floral fabric that brightens up a wintry room come springtime, or statement-making shutters in an unexpected colour choice, it can make the world of difference to a room. Before you consider materials, set aside the style options and think first about the practicatlities: the size and shape of the windows; how much light and privacy you will need; and how much you can afford to spend.
With these essentials in mind, deciding on a style, pattern and colour will fall into place more easily. We’ve come up with some bright new ideas and practical advice to help you, so you can create the look you want with ease.
Unify a pair of side-by-side windows by dressing them identically. For a grand, sumptuous effect, double up with Roman blinds teamed with floor-length curtains hung from poles – a formal treatment that suits tall, narrow windows in period properties.
Curtains in Harewood Dijon fabric; blinds in Sion Mimosa fabric, from; both Style Studio.