Everything on the porch is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there.
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.
Roman shades or black out drapes ensure your guests will get a great night’s sleep by insulating the room from light and noise. They also provide plenty of privacy if the den or family room has street facing windows.
Bold and colorful patterns can be on more than just pillows and throws. Try out some bright, patterned curtains for a statement piece in your living room. "In my shop, chevron, ikat, lattice and trellis prints are popular right now," says Tosha Scott, owner of Castle Creek Designs. The most important thing when bringing in window treatments with lots of color and pattern is to consider how other accessories will help temper the space. If you go bold with window treatments, think about bringing in some neutral furnishings that won't compete with the pattern. Image courtesy of Romo
In addition to providing privacy, outdoor drapery panels can give patios and porches the feel and function of an interior space when the panels are drawn closed. With panels, you can choose to entertain your guests with a breezy, sunny lunch or a secluded, intimate dinner—it's your call!
Patterned curtains are an easy way to create a focal point and liven up a traditional bedroom. Start by choosing a pattern that works with your room's color palette and keep the rest of the bedroom neutral to let those fabulous curtains really pop.
Eastern accents blend with modern upholstery and traditional antiques in this eclectic living room. Custom draperies bring bold pattern to the windows, and ample throw pillows pull from the drapery fabric to disperse color throughout the space.
Designer Candice Olson creates an adult sanctuary. She replaced the old wallpaper with neutral paint and rich, shimmery draperies. A sitting area highlights the bay window and invites, among other things, breakfast in the bedroom.
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.
Without any true carpentry skills or heavy labor, what was a humdrum screened-in porch is now a colorful multipurpose place for lounging and entertaining thanks to a sectional sofa, clever use of rugs and mismatched grouping of tables.