Beach Flip's Melissa and Mahdi created the feel of a room full of windows by adding drapery panels on two walls of this renovated living room. A wall-mounted TV can be covered by the top set of panels.
To create a tailored look in a simple, monochromatic kitchen, designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in the same fabric. She used a custom-printed fabric from Galbraith and Paul for both the shade and its box-pleated topper, says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
If you want to filter light and soften the look of your kitchen window – but don’t want anything heavy or opaque, consider using a fabric with a loose weave, such as linen, for example. Here, designer Annette English complemented the otherwise pared-down look of the space with lightly textured material from Dan Marty Fabric.
Fabric-based window treatments are a great way to balance all the hard surfaces in the kitchen while also adding pattern and color. This custom arched shade can raise and lower to control sunlight and privacy. “Whether up or down, the shade keeps the kitchen feeling sunny with splashes of yellow from this Thom Filicia fabric, Prospect in Shadow,” says the manufacturer. Continue the look by using fabric in places like lampshades (see the shades on the wall sconces), barstools and chairs.
When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details, kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
This Victorian-themed bedroom features a antiqued blue accent table underneath a window with ornate brown and neutral drapery. Military medals, framed vintage photographs and sculptures of soldiers give the space a historical feel.
In this living room, dramatic floor-to-ceiling arched windows overlook the nearby river and afford sweeping vistas of the countryside. A luxurious blue silk curtain matches the mood of the window and view.
This blue and white country cottage kitchen features white cabinets, white columns, and arched picture windows. A rustic farmhouse table with intricate wood carvings serves as the focal point of the room. A vaulted ceiling extends the space and gives this kitchen an open, airy feel.
This window seat is the perfect perch for ocean gazing. Designer Tyler Karu sourced brass lights salvaged from ships. The color palette of white, blues and reds ties in with the authentic nautical style of the room.
Circles and curved lines establish the theme of this modern dining room. From the hanging globe fixture to the circle-patterned window treatments to the curved bench and chairs, here's a room you'll love hanging around. Bright colors and textures complete the space.
Blue cabinets are an unexpected surprise in a kitchen. Here, they establish the sole, vibrant color scheme. This contemporary space also features elements of traditional style and country warmth, such as the basin farmhouse sink, open shelves and tile floors.
Blue cabinetry frames this inviting window seat and creates a monochromatic look over the space. A white roman shade compliments the bright, natural light of the window as it streams over the striped seat cushion and plush patterned pillows. A contemporary art fixture and bright floor rug add a peak of intrigue to the otherwise sweetly simple design.
A bay window with white roman shades lets sunshine splash over a large window bench with blue patterned seat cushion and neutral and blue throw pillows. A vibrant blue tufted chair pops against the bright setting of the room. A simple and stylish desk creates the perfect contemporary workspace.