Curtains are a fabulous way to make any room go from drab to fab. Give it a shot! There are many different styles of curtains, giving you lots of creative liberty. Curtains provide practical use and a stylish element. Enjoy the privacy and lighting control while also benefiting from the color, texture, and style of the curtains.
One thing to remember when hanging curtains is this: hang the curtain rod at least 6 inches above the top of the window frame. This ensures that the room will appear larger and more open. Also, make sure that the curtain rod expands past the window frame. This prevents the window from looking too narrow and cramped.
We've also compiled them in this lovely video. Watch and keep reading to find a variety of ways to hang and style your curtains!
1. Set Apart
Set apart a quaint nook in your bedroom with the simple addition of curtains. They frame the area perfectly. Use window shades to gently filter light as it flows through the windows.
2. Full Window Treatment
Give your windows the full treatment with a look like this one. It looks dramatic and sophisticated, completely dressing up your windows.
3. Floor Length Curtain
The length of these curtains barely brushes the floor, giving it a polished feel. Use this type of curtain to help create the illusion of having the most dramatic floor to ceiling windows and lengthening the feel of the room.
4. Valances With Decorative Sheer
Valances are a style of window treatment that hangs down to cover the top part of a window. Layer it with other curtain components or leave it on its own. In this photo, they're paired with decorative sheer curtains that bring out the colors of both the valances and furniture.
5. Grommet Or Eyelet Curtains
Grommet, or eyelet, curtains have open metal or plastic rings lining the top of the fabric, through which you run a curtain rod. This makes opening and closing them a breeze.
6. Roller Shade With Panels
Pairing roller shades with curtains is a wonderful way to filter light and maximize privacy. Having both creates interest and diversity in the room's aesthetic.
7. Trio Of Curtain Panels
Feed all three panels through one long curtain rod, then separate them with one on each side and one in the middle. Using three panels across your windows creates harmony by using an odd number of panels. This also softens the middle of the window and creates an eye-catching display.
8. Board Mounted Drapes
Board mounted curtains keep the curtains stable, neat, and in one place. Coordinate fabrics and colors throughout the room to create a cohesive look.
9. Tab-Top Curtain Panels
Curtains with tab-tops (fabric sewn into loops at the top of the panel) make it easy to slip a rod through them. Since the loops are fabric, it may be a bit difficult to slide the curtains back and forth. For this reason, Tab-tops are best for curtains that are merely decorative.
10. Playful Trim
Utilize the addition of trim to your curtains for a playful style. Find a type of trim that will be the perfect touch to your home's aesthetic.
11. Layering Sheer And Solid
By using both sheer and solid curtains, you give yourself a few different lighting and privacy options. Keep them all open for full light exposure. Draw the sheer curtains shut for filtered light. Or lastly, pull both curtains shut for full privacy and darkness when needed.
12. Decorative Curtains
Pull your curtains to each side of your sprawling windows. Each curtain panel is attached to a short curtain rod, not allowing for it to be stretched across the span of the windows. This style of hanging curtains is purely for decoration.
13. Sheer Curtains
Sheer curtains are a light and airy option, gently filtering the light that flows through them. They're sure to add elegance to any room, so don't miss out. They'll help soften the features of any room.
14. Classic Curtains
Don't overlook the allure of the classic curtain. Though seemingly simple, it features a timeless appeal and can blend with any decorating style.
15. Framed Focal Point
Allow the curtains in your home to frame the exquisite view outside of your windows.
16. Curtain Holdbacks
Keep your curtains nicely tucked back with the use of curtain holdbacks or tie-backs. Browse through these options to find what's best for your home and curtains.
17. Pooling Curtains
These lovely curtains pool on the floor, giving them a dramatic length that can't be missed. This style is reminiscent of a gorgeous trailing dress. It adds an unforgettable appeal to the room. The curtains puddle several inches below the window, giving it the extra allure.
18. Window Scarf
Window scarves are a wonderful way to highlight any room. It can help hide a curtain rod or add detail to the room through color and texture.
19. Tie-Up Shades
Used more for style than practicality, a tie-up shade adds to the overall aesthetic of a room. Use your own discretion to decide how far down you'd like the shade to fall.
20. Single Panel
Use a single panel to drape across a narrow window. You'll enjoy the utility of it and the aesthetic simultaneously.
21. Curtain Tie-Backs
Tie-backs hold back the curtains in a decorative way. It allows the curtains to naturally bunch up, giving them an organic feel. If you wish to pull them back, why not do so in style?
22. Consistent Style
Make sure to use a consistent style and type of curtain in your rooms so the aesthetic is cohesive.
23. Seemingly Seamless
Having slats in your walls and ceilings near your windows gives you the ability to hang curtains in a seamless looking fashion. No need to find stylish curtain rods when they aren't even visible.
24. Formal Flair
A formal window treatment will dress up any room and give it an air of sophistication.
25. Pleated Curtains
Pleated curtains create a more traditional or formal style. Keep this in mind if those are the style of curtains you wish to use. There are many different style s of pleats that you can create with your curtains: box, pinch, and inverted, to name a few.
26. Neutral Tones
You can allow your curtains to blend in with the rest of the style of your room by keeping the color palette the same in all the room's elements. The curtains will blend in and serve their purpose.
27. Sleek Lines
Think sophistication when you use sleek lines that accentuate the beauty of the space. The curtain panels pair and drape perfectly behind the sofa.
28. Let Light In
Allow the maximum amount of light to spill into your room with careful selection of your curtains. Enjoy the beautiful look that curtains give your room.
29. Jabots Or Cascades
Jabots, also known as cascades, are vertical swagged pieces of the curtain that hang down in drooping curves. Although they don't necessarily have a practical purpose, they are a fashionable addition to any window treatment.
30. Curtain Clips
Keep a measuring tape on hand so you can evenly space the curtain clips. Curtain clips are a great option if you don't like the grommet/eyelet style curtains but want the ease that comes with a curtain ring. You can give your curtains unique pleated looks by the way you place the rings on the fabric.