Banded Silk Panels
In a quietly neutral master bedroom, these fixed, banded drapery panels eschew the standard ring-and-rod installation in favor of an innovative combination of grommets and wall-mount hooks. The treatment adds dimension and soft draping to the silk panels, and the flat braid above and below the wide gray band contributes a polished finish, with lined panels that puddle slightly. Because the panels are fixed, natural woven shades do the practical work, discreetly controlling privacy and light.
Formal Silk Drapes
High ceilings give a space grandeur, but they also can make a room feel uncomfortably cavernous. To give the room more human-scale proportions, add crown molding and painted bands. Here, gold stripes and buttons accent the bands. Formal silk draperies with tightly smocked headers hang on gilded rods at window frame-level.
Valance and Drapery Panels
A pretty, detailed window treatment adds a special welcome to a guest room. For a bedroom with an old-fashioned feel, a scalloped valance overlies drapery panels sewn from a novelty print with a green background.
The valance and drapery panels attach by rings to an iron rod featuring decorative finials. Greek-key trim stitched to the edges of the panels is an appropriate finishing touch that echoes the classical motifs of the fabric. Tasseled rope tiebacks gently hold the panels in place, creating a soft fullness that works with the romantic feel of the inviting room. Framed art flanks the window, completing the setting.
Bedroom Curtains in a Soft, Soothing Hue
The secret to an inviting guest room is a comfy bed, of course, but ambience matters, too. For a restful retreat, use a soft color throughout and include only one or two bold standouts in the decor. Here, soft green for pleated draperies, walls, furniture, and bedding wraps the room with serenity.
White Drapery Panels
In a bedroom where toile sets the romantic scene, creamy white drapery panels edged in a flat braid enhance the color palette. The goblet-header drapery panels, sewn to white rings, slide easily on the painted white drapery rod. The exposed rod is often a fresher look than a fabric-covered rod or cornice. Simple touches, such as the flat braid, give a neatly finished look to drapery panels. Wood blinds behind the drapery are virtually invisible when pulled up, but block out the light when needed
Curtains with Complimentary Pattern
Fun rooms call for lighthearted walls and window treatments. In a home of classic good taste, this boys' room features a playful interpretation of traditional blue: horizontally striped painted wall finish and drapery panels fabricated from an inventive leaf-print fabric. The panels hang by fabric ties from the exposed rod—a treatment that won't be outgrown too quickly. The folded-fabric border is snappy, elevating a standard treatment into a classic accompaniment suitable for any age.
Iron Curtain Rings
Getting the latest look has never been easier, thanks to innovative products in today's market. In this case, purchased curtain panels are accessorized with iron curtain rings that simply clip to the top of the curtain.
Contemporary Wool Curtains
A contemporary twist on classic American patchwork, wool fabric softens the modern style of a city bedroom. The operable panels—banded in off-white and sewn to chrome rings—slide easily on the unadorned chrome rod. The subtle difference between shades of gray and taupe wool play off the rich brown walls, the neatly tied linen headboard and the white bed linens. The chrome rod echoes that finish on the stylized floor lamp, while three narrow blinds meet the need for privacy.
With a slanted ceiling and one window, this 8x13-foot petite guest room in a seaside cottage posed more challenge than charm. To downplay its small size and odd shape, a simple toile pattern featuring seashells was wrapped around the walls and window. Indeed, homeowners hesitant to use a single pattern over and over should consider toile—it's one of the easiest patterns to master with success.
Full-length Drapery Panels
Older homes often feature casement windows along the upper section of walls. To lengthen these windows and provide a colorful backdrop to the beds, full-length cotton drapery panels hang over the windows and extend around the corner to the other walls in the room.
Drapery panels introduce subtle pattern and color in this master bedroom without overwhelming fabrication. Lined and interlined for warmth and graceful posture, the panels graze the neutral carpet; they are sewn rings for a traditional operable treatment
Striped Silk Curtains
A stunning silk stripe unifies a guest room, appearing in the high-style window treatment and in the lining for the tie-on bed hangings. To dress the stately French windows, the silk stripe is fabricated into gathered balloon shades; it also hangs as side panels. The shapely finial and decorative rings contribute detailing to the effect. Silk fabric works equally well as the lining for the panels that define iron twin beds. Along with the Aubusson rug and oil portraits, classic fabrications ground the room in a feeling of continental luxury.