To use curtains or not to use curtains? That will forever be the question. Choosing curtains is often an overlooked design decision, but it can really make or break a space. Get inspired to find the perfect pair for your living room by browsing these photos of 50 elegant designs.
Bay Window Curtain Rod Jcpenney
In the library of a Parisian home, the sofa is upholstered in a cotton damask, the armchair is covered in a silk velvet and the slipper chair is based on a Mongiardino design.
Window Curtain Liner
This moody Russian living room uses minimal color and maximum pattern to achieve a dark, modern vibe. The curtains are made with rich, silky fabrics, with a pattern that accents the small touches of ornate decor.
Window Curtain Blinds
The youthful floral chairs, on-trend art, and minimalist white walls in this Manhattan home lend a modernist vibe, which is perfectly balanced by vintage, rich beige curtains.
Window Curtain Toppers
When designing a home, designer Sasha Bikoff looks to nature to create softer palettes. “If you revert back to nature and see how all those colors work together organically, you can easily apply them to a space as well,” she notes.
Window Curtain Drape
In Walt Disney’s former Palm Springs pad, an Art Deco vibe is achieved through a whimsical trove of color, with fun geometric curtains that match the other pops in the clean white space.
Window Curtain Automation
In actress Minnie Driver’s Hollywood home, the living room has a generous dose of vintage fabrics and patterns. The curtains and the shades come in complementary colors, and almost-matching patterns, which add a dynamic twist without overwhelming the already pattern-filled room.
Window Curtain Liners Blackout
These bright curtains channel our favorite summer fruits, adding to the quirky and vibrant decor of the space. The curtains are made from a thicker fabric, which is ideal if you’re looking to darken the space or cool it down.
Window Curtain Tie Back Hooks
Just because you have a statement wall, doesn’t mean you can’t have a vibrant curtain as well. In this blue living room, the almost-matching curtains complement the already bold space, while adding a textural element for depth.
It’s important to consider the amount of sunlight a room gets when selecting the color of your curtains. If the room gets a lot of light, it’s best to avoid bright colors, since they tend to fade faster.
Window Curtain Arrangements
Fussy, full-length drapes aren’t ideal for bathroom spaces. Traci Hutcherson from Beneath My Heart proves that with a simple window treatment made out of a pillowcase.
Window Roll Up Curtain
Julie from Julie Loves Home makes rustic burlap look modern with the addition of metal grommets. These floor-to-ceiling drapes add a lot of texture without going over budget.
Window Ac Unit Curtain
If you’re a little short on fabric, try making a paper garland to use as a window topper. Paula from Counting Your Blessings strung pages from vintage books onto ribbon, bunching them tightly to create a fluffy, unique and inexpensive valance.
Window Curtain Liner
A canvas drop cloth, a coat hanger and some clothespins make this window treatment not only inexpensive but super easy to make. Donna from Funky Junk Interiors draped a drop cloth over a coat hanger and clipped it into place with clothespins.
Window Curtain In Amazon
Remnant fabric found at an upholstery shop is put to work as guest room drapes. They were lined with $5 of white twin bed sheets and trimmed with lengths of upholstery webbing cut in half length-wise and affixed with a glue gun. Mitering the corners of the trim polishes off the look.
3 Window Curtain
Roeshel from DIY Show Off made these no-sew custom drapes out of drop cloths embellished with handwritten script. Roeshel suggests making pencil lines first to keep the typography straight.
Window Curtain Pole
Window treatments don’t have to be fussy. Karianne from Thistlewood Farms proves this by using a small piece of drop cloth trimmed with a bright pink grosgrain ribbon as a valance. Without pleats, ruffles or folds, this treatment is simple but chic.
Window Curtain Names
Lindsay from Makely School for Girls customized her windows by creating a scalloped valance out of 99-cent bamboo placemats. She transformed them with spray paint, a hot glue gun and some black ribbon.
Window Curtain Online Purchase
No one would ever believe that these curtains cost around $18, including hardware. Michael from Inspired by Charm found this cheery fabric on clearance and hung it using pieces of chain link hooked onto oversized nails.