Many people purchase curtain and blind fabric with the intention of blocking out the light, however, unlined fabrics, sheers and voiles can be a beautiful alternative when more decorative window dressing is desired.
Providing a refreshing contrast to heavier curtains or formal blinds, these fabrics provide privacy whilst diffusing light to create a soft and appealing glow. Particularly in the form of curtains or drapery, they hang beautifully, and, when lifted by a light breeze, mimic the relaxed sophistication of a sunlit balcony or poolside cabana.
We’ve selected some of our favourite window dressing ideas, along with some tips for making this look work in your home…
Popular Window Dressing Patterns:
Use Stripes for a Nautical Touch
Striped fabric has a breezy coastal feel and can keep your sheer curtains or blinds from looking too dressy. Classic seaside colours of blue, grey, and sandy brown are particularly fitting.
Go Bold with Natural Prints
Natures motifs are an ideal choice for sheer fabrics. As light shines through them, the design will become illuminated and alive. This will result in a truly striking window treatment.
Window Treatments Colours:
Use Colours to Create an Ethereal Glow
Plain coloured sheer fabric can be placed in windows or doors to cultivate a particular mood in a room. Reds, browns, and oranges will bring an atmosphere of warmth, whereas blue and green create a cooler vibe.
Rooms for Stylish Window Treatments:
Channel Spa-Like Vibes
Sheer fabric is ideal for using in bathrooms as they provide adequate privacy whilst allowing enough light through to create an ambience and tranquillity. Opt for soothing tones to create the most relaxing environment, turn the water on and let your troubles wash away.
Create a Stylish Dining Space
Kitchen and dining rooms are another great space in which to use opaque fabrics. On a practical level, they are less likely to hold onto cooking odours. Whilst, on a summer’s evening they can imitate the relaxed atmosphere of al fresco dining.