After misplacing their drapes at the last minute, Anne and Jeribai took down the curtain rods and went with just the blinds. Their design balanced contemporary pieces with neutral walls and a tall indoor palm.
A faux-foliage chandelier, leaf finials on the curtain rods and antler wall mounting are just some of the distinctive touches in this dining room from Charles Faudree Interiors. Distressed table and chairs help give the space its casual feel.
With rich colors of blue and red complimenting this tan bedspread, this DIY project becomes a stand out feature. Four basic pillows hung on a curtain rod make a custom headboard with matching color accents and give added dimension to this room.
Channel the vibe of a modern bed & breakfast with sophisticated, no-frills drapery used in an unpredictable way. Install curtain rods onto the ceiling to create a soft wall of fabric around the bed, which adds height and intimacy, says Alice Cramer, an Atlanta interior designer.
Comfortable, neutral furniture with casual fabrics sit atop a sisal rug for a relaxed California style. Built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace and TV wall for a full entertainment center. For contrast, a dark metal drapery rod above soft white drapery panels covers the French doors.
When organized, a shelf in a home office is a thing of beauty, with reference books easy to find. Boyd suggests adding a curtain rod and heavy curtain mounted outside bookshelves to hide away visual clutter when it's not needed and create a neater, more organized space.
To give this bedroom a feel of its own, the designer paired the wall's gentle taupe with peacock blue accents. Over the windows, brass curtain rods make the ceiling feel higher and are a pretty pop of gold to tie in with the pendants over the nightstands.
This low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial is now a lively children’s workspace. Artwork—hung from Ikea picture rails and curtain rods with clips—fills the room with vibrant color. In this electronics-free zone, the kids paint, draw and play games at their white craft table.
This DIY moment comes courtesy of Amy who created her own drapery rods. This curtain is hung from a rod that she created by weaving twine over brass pieces to hold her gauzy linen curtains. A trip to a local art store is all that’s needed to recreate the display.
Squeeze a generous amount of fabric glue on a sheet of paper. Then press the stamp into the paint, and press again onto the shower curtain. Carefully repeat to create your geometric pattern. Lay newspaper under the shower curtain to ensure no fabric seeps onto your work surface. Allow to dry; then hang on curtain rod.
Designers brought contrast into the living room through the dark colored coffee table and the details in the space, such as the pendant light and the curtain rod. They kept the rest of the space cozy, though, with comfortable, neutral linen sofas and chairs and over sized pillows to add a luxurious feel to the space.
All it takes to create an outdoor getaway is a comfortable chair or two. Here, designer Erin Benedict chose a pair of Adirondack chairs softened by large cushy pillows. And, note the pulled-back curtain to one side: If you have a place to hang a curtain rod or wire, an outdoor curtain adds softness and privacy. “Elegant black and gold striped drapes perfectly frame the Adirondack chairs, adding a contemporary element while complementing the timeless architectural details of the early 1920s structure,” Benedict says.