How stylish is your window?
March 20, 2007 6:05am CST
Windows never fail to catch one's attention. Use this to advantage -- to create a mood, make a statement, or focus a view. Think of your window as a canvas. By dressing it up using colour and detailing, you can brighten up any room. Of course, the window treatments should complement the room's décor. If possible, plan for your window treatments when you are renovating/ constructing. Forget patterns and prints (unless they are really bold and defiant). Concentrate on the texture and drape of the fabric. Be creative. Experiment with painting, block printing and embroidery techniques to create a curtain/ blind that is yours and yours alone. The best way to complement a good curtain treatment is the use of light. Natural light, table lamps, floor lamps and wall/ ceiling fixtures (even candles work just as well, if you want to be really creative) can enhance the setting. You can use different options to create different moods. How stylish is your window ?
• United States
23 Mar 07
My windows aren't very stylish... Like the above poster, I have blue sheers on my window. We have a big, 6 foot window that I'm hoping to replace in the next two years with a bay window! I am planning to make some new window treatments in a couple of weeks. I'm not happy with the ones I have as they have faded very badly over the past year. I have some relatives coming to visit at the end of April and I'd like to have them completed before that.