Style Guide: Bedroom Window Treatments
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.
Drapery panels can add color, character, and privacy to a space. For the added benefit of energy savings, consider using a thermal insulated drapery. If you have a pesky street light that shines in your window, be sure to select a blackout option.
Shades are useful on long banks of windows that would be overwhelmed by drapery panels.
Plantation shutters offer privacy while adding structural, architectural lines to a space.
Full-length drapery panels that pool on the floor look luxurious and elegant.
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.
Use simple window treatments and add character with distinctive rods and tie-backs.