Though it's awash in browns with hunting lodge touches, this home office manages to maintain a modern vibe. Clean-lined draperies are hung on a thin, contemporary rod, and a narrow dresser serves as a modern TV console.
Stacked windows, like the ones in this bedroom, can make hanging curtains a little tricky. Here, the designers chose to leave the uppermost window uncovered, then positioned a rod a few inches above the frame for the lower windows.
Bamboo rods with decorative wrought iron handles serve as drapery pulls, helping you to open and close this neutral window treatment. A hint of Mediterranean and tropical influence is apparent in the mix of materials.
In the master suite, designers created a warm focal point in the space with the fireplace. To create a bit of contrast, it was painted white with brown accent tiles to complement the tan walls. To help give the space a bit of privacy, curtains were hung on a wrought iron rods and half curtains attached to the large windows.
With a tight budget and teenage client, HGTV fan miles661 managed to create the perfect bedroom with a unique and custom-made, tent-style canopy. The floral canopy is creatively draped over a white rod and suspended from the ceiling with tasseled curtain tiebacks for an elegant yet youthful appearance.
Create a floor-to-ceiling closet by attaching rods and shelves to a wall, then draping off the area with a set of curtains. Define your storage needs, then choose the best spot—here we moved the bed to the center of the room and built the closet on the wall behind it.
Oversized tufted ottomans in dark gray create a cozy, comfortable sitting area paired with the slipcovered white sofa. Zebra-patterned linen draperies hung on oversized rods draw the eye up, heightening the space. French doors and lots of windows provide plenty of natural light to keep the room feeling open and spacious.
Do you buy your spices in bulk? You might prefer hanging them for a whimsical display. Repurpose a small window treatment rod or use this
Fintorp IKEA rail and
Syrlig curtain clips to get the job done. Mount on the back of a pantry door to keep spices cool and dry.
This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.
This rustic master bedroom is a cozy retreat in Snowmass, Colo. Sheer creamy curtains are hung on metal rods at the ceiling, creating the illusion of a canopy bed around the gray upholstered bed. Gray boards break up the exposed wood walls for a touch of contemporary and to highlight the window seat, as well as the TV and fireplace.
This laundry room is in a basement that receives hardly any light, so the first order of business for Lucy Penfield of Lucy Interior Design was to brighten things up. She chose open shelves for storage, backed by a color-block paint treatment that's repeated in the niche above the washer and dryer. Curtains hide the hanging rods and screen drying clothes from view.
When it comes to mixing high and low for window coverings, keep in mind that ready-made hardware is instantly elevated to custom, high-end status when paired with custom-sewn panels. To keep the budget in check, two pairs of single-width drapery panels with top-pinch pleats were sewn from $11-per-yard linen, then attached to basic pewter rods and rings purchased for less than $30 per window.
The great room in a lakeside living room has a nestled sofa and a fireplace large enough in which to stand. Carter Kay Interiors was tasked with giving the room a more human scale and creating a welcoming, cozy environment for small and large gatherings. The custom high-back Saladino sofa is scaled to relate to the fireplace opening and mantel. The designers had horizontal iron rods made for the draperies and had those same rods turn the corner, adding vertical straps to create an ever-changing art wall. The room also has a vintage iron and suede chair, a pair of iron lamps and lots of pillows for a cozy corner to watch the boats float by. The room is very carefully layered with rugs: sisal, Moroccan and hide, and textured chairs.
The 16-foot-wide dining space in HGTV's Dream Home 2014 feels voluminous thanks to 10-foot-high walls and a steeply-pitched ceiling featuring exposed structural beams. A wall of windows overlooks the front yard and floods the room with natural light. As interior designer Linda Woodrum chose fabrics for this room with a view, she was careful to stick with subtle patterns and solids that didn't compete with the outdoors. The flowy white draperies are mounted at the top of the wall in order to draw the eye up. A traverse rod operates on a pulley system to allow for easy adjustment.