Shade can be a good thing, especially when it comes to your windows. Whether you’re looking to add a pop of vibrant colour to your living room or you want a stylish way to add privacy to your bedroom, curtain design is a simple, quick and cost-effective way to make a big impact. From bold bay window valances to space-enhancing living room curtains, here are 18 window treatment ideas to transform every room in your home.
Dining Room: Split the Difference
As much as you love the spacious feel of an open-concept living space, you still want to differentiate the rooms in your home – which is where clever curtain design enters the picture. Using different – but complementary – hues or patterns of drapes over living room and dining area windows is a smart way to delineate the functional spaces, as Kortney and Dave Wilson demonstrated with this Masters of Flip design.
Dining Room: Show Your Stripes
When it comes to the dining room, there’s no need to be overly formal. A bold example? The Masters of Flip team used boldly striped curtains to add contrast and dimension to patterned walls in this bright cottage.
Living Room: Take on Trims
Texture is key when it comes to creating an opulent feel in your living room. Opt for luxe patterns with dimensional accents like sophisticated tassel trim.
Living Room: Garden Party
While the concept of flowers in the living room is hardly a new one, you can use living room curtain ideas to make florals fresh. The secret? Choose moody hues and rich patterns for a luxurious feel.
Living Room: Floor to Ceiling
Length is (stylish) strength when it comes to window treatments in a high-ceiling living room. As the Scott brothers showed with this modern-boho revamp, the key to curtains in a grand space is to coordinate them with the colour palette so they don’t take over the room.
Bay Window: Make it Muslin
Big bay windows can be tricky to treat – you want to highlight their beauty without hiding them. One way to tackle the task to choose super-light and airy muslin curtains for an ethereal effect.
Bay Window: Prints on Prints
Alternatively, you can style a bay window sophisticated (yet playful) with a bold print. Choosing a shorter window valance – instead of a sweeping curtain – allows you to bring the drama without shrouding your bay window.
Bathroom: Mirror, Mirror
A window in the bathroom is a great way to let in natural light when you’re getting ready in the morning, but it’s not always practical in a small space. A creative solution? Sebastian Clovis and the Save My Reno design team created a sliding mirror that doubles as a window covering over the vanity.
Kitchen: Tonal Texture
As the Property Brothers show in this modern kitchen, texture can elevate any room – and a contrast curtain is chic place to sneak in extra dimension.
Kitchen: A Natural Feel
If a clean, white, airy kitchen is up your alley, allow your kitchen curtain ideas to match. Choose sheer, soft fabrics in a neutral palette for the perfect pop of natural light while you’re cooking up your breakfast.
Playroom: Rainbow Bright
There’s no better place to have fun than the playroom – so channel the kid in you with eclectic fabrics and primary colours. For a more sophisticated spin, try curtains that add colour with cute trims, like the rainbow-tassel curtains used in this Property Brothers: Forever Home kids’ space.
Master Bedroom: Double Up
Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but different times of day call for different levels of light. Give yourself multiple window-coverage options in the master bedroom with two layers of curtains: Go for a sheer, light curtain next to the window covered by a thicker or black-out curtain.
Master Bedroom: A Squeeze of Mustard
Want to bring some extra flavour to a room? Curtains are an easy-to-change way to inject energy or an unusual tone to your bedroom design – like these strikingly patterned drapes used in this Masters of Flip revamp.
Guest Room: Master Monochromatic
Dealing with a smaller sleep space? Using sheer, similar-tone curtains to match your wall colour keeps the room feel open. Bonus points? Keep the curtains and walls bright in light tones, as designer Samantha Pynn showcased in this gorgeous Save My Reno guest suite.
Kids’ Bedroom: Mixed Prints
Teenagers have style, but they’re not afraid of fun when it comes to designing their space. Channel the upbeat, sophisticated feel of this Sarah Off The Grid bedroom by showcasing a beautifully printed curtain amid a mix of contrasting prints and metallic hardware.
Nursery: Cool Connections
Never forget about the spaces in between. As the Save My Reno team showed in this beachy-keen nursery renovation, adding a playful trim between curtain panels is a sweet place to add an extra touch of dreamy dimension.
Home Office: A Breezy Break
? Whether your den is your place of business or the place you go to unwind, it’s a good idea to keep things clean, bright and breezy – especially in contrast to the utilitarian feel that comes with your computer and other desktop tech gadgets. Let in the light with a sheer curtain design in a soft neutral hue.