Window Treatment Inspiration

When it comes to selecting window treatments there is a fine line between balancing fun, fresh & new with something that you know you will love for years to come – and this is important as window treatments can be quite the investment.

Two design techniques that i have loved for a long time now are Colour block panels and banding.  Colour blocking is where the lower third of the curtain panel is in a contrasting colour/material/pattern and looks stunning when hung.  Banding is a similar concept to colour blocking, however on a smaller scale generally.  The coloured band can run around the full perimeter of the curtain or roman blind, or it can just run down the inside edge of each panel.

Both of these techniques are fun, allow you to incorporate more than one colour or pattern, and when selected with the right heading,  offer timeless appeal.

Below are a collection of images that may guide and inspire you when it comes to selecting your window treatments.

Banding: Charcoal banding on the inside verticals of each curtain panel

Banding: Charcoal banding on the inside verticals of each curtain panel

 

Colour blocking: These curtains also have an inverted pleat heading, which work beautifully in both traditional and contemporary spaces.

Colour blocking: These curtains also have an inverted pleat heading, which work beautifully in both traditional and contemporary spaces.

Colour Blocking: Ellen Pompeo's Hamptons house has used colour blocking with a stunning violet & white pallette.

Colour Blocking: Ellen Pompeo’s Hamptons house has used colour blocking with a stunning violet & white palette.

Banding: This vibrant orange banding along the inside verticals and along the base injects boldness into this space. Even if you changed the Royal blue wall colour to something more monochromatic, this orange would still work beautifully.

Banding: This vibrant orange banding along the inside verticals and along the base injects boldness into this space. Even if you changed the Royal blue wall colour to something more monochromatic, this orange would still work beautifully.

Pattern: We should never be afraid to use elegant patterns on curtains.  This monochromatic space looks very fashionable now with this printed fabric on the roman blinds.

Pattern: We should never be afraid to use elegant patterns on curtains. This monochromatic space looks very fashionable now with this printed fabric on the roman blinds.

Silk: Silk is a stunning fabric to use to add a hint of glamour to any space.  These  fixed curtain panels were used to dress the windows, whilst the motorised blockout roller blinds provided light control & privacy.

Silk: Silk is a stunning fabric to use to add a hint of glamour to any space. These fixed curtain panels were used to dress the windows, whilst the motorised blockout roller blinds provided light control & privacy.

Silk fixed curtain panels:

Silk fixed curtain panels: A great way to dress any window where functional window treatments are not required or you are using very expensive fabric.

Silk pencil pleat curtains

Silk pencil pleat curtains

Sheer curtains:  An s-track curtain was used in this master bedroom to enhance the flowy effect of these linen sheers.

Sheer curtains: An s-track curtain was used in this master bedroom to enhance the flowy effect of these linen sheers.

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