Style Guide: Bedroom Window Treatments
Window coverings should be both useful and stylish. Here are a few options to consider when selecting a style for your bedroom windows.
A cornice is a structural piece that is similar to a valance. A cornice is a decorative way to hide a rolled up shade or blind when it’s not in use.
Shades are useful on long banks of windows that would be overwhelmed by drapery panels.
Illusion of Height
To create the illusion of a larger room, hang your drapery rod just below the ceiling rather than right above the window frame. A higher rod draws the eye up and allows more light to come in. If the ready-made curtains you love aren’t long enough, add a simple band of fabric in your accent color for a custom look that costs a lot less than custom made curtains.
Mix styles of window treatments in the same room. Tie it all together by using the same fabric. Here, long straight panels and valances frame the large windows while operable roman shades cover the doors.