Hanging curtains and shades – including roman shades with curtains – brings with it a few simple rules that homeowners are well-off to follow. For example, one classic rule to help make windows appear larger is to hang curtains as high and wide as possible.
That being said, it is a case by case basis where the rules apply. Since every window is different and demands its own strategy – especially when it comes to roman shades with curtains – here are some of our “rules” meant to help inspire and guide homeowners looking at their window options.
Let There Be Light
When designing a bedroom, you are most likely going to want blackout shades. However, when designing for any other room, blackout shades will most likely not be necessary. In these rooms, you will want to let the light in.
One simple rule for letting the light in is to select sheer fabrics. They not only help achieve the natural light look, but they also can provide homeowners with a natural breezy look as well.
Homeowners with multiple windows spread over one large wall often have to contend with also determining the appropriate strategy for decorating. One simple idea is to first extend an extra-wide curtain rod from wall to wall. With this in place, you can then hang multiple panels across. This look will help homeowners to create a soft and beautiful repetition look.
Roman Shades with Curtains
There are situations like when a window sits over a bathtub and prevents floor to ceiling curtains from being a design options. The solution? Roman shades with curtains.
One popular style is the use of the relaxed roman shade, which stands in contrast to the more stiff-looking traditional roman. Pair the relaxed look with a breezy fabric and you have a timeless design.
While not as common of an installation, there are situations when curtains will look better when they are mounted on the inside of the window frame. Typically this is the case when you are dealing with a large window, for example. But when homeowners find themselves with an extra deep window frame, it can be a clean look to install the curtains on the inside using a color scheme that matches the surrounding paint or wallpaper. This way, the curtains blend in with the decor.
Wall to Curtain Match
When designing a room, using a heavily patterned accent curtain can be difficult to actually pull off. Oftentimes they end up looking like a huge distraction, standing out versus fitting in. However, implementing curtains that match the color of the walls so as to blend in with the overall vibe of the room is a classic technique that will never steer a homeowner off course.
Wall of Curtains
Homeowners should keep in mind that curtains are not only meant for windows! When space is an issue, homeowners can actually consider using curtains to serve as attractive space separators. For example, homeowners can get creative and install a set of privacy curtains to separate a bedroom from the rest of the space.
When working with curtains in any capacity – from those meant to inspire light to roman shades with curtains – homeowners must understand what they want to accomplish with their space. Each situation is unique and requires its own technique. When considering your next window treatment, contact us to help ensure that you are achieving your home’s highest potential.