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
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.
From the built-in bookshelf to the bench at the foot of the bed, every inch of this master suite serves a purpose. The patterned curtains and linens work overtime, too, as they add movement and energy to the room.
A view into the dining room showcases bold zebra-printed draperies in orange. A rustic dining table made from reclaimed wood is surrounded by rattan and eucalyptus wood chairs, two slipcovered armchairs and a Colonial hand-rubbed black bench with caning for a variety of seating options. A polished nickel chandelier provides soft lighting above the dining area and adds a touch of glamour to the space.
To connect the master bedroom to its bathroom, the two closet doors had to be torn down and gutted to open up the space. This created the opportunity to add the window treatments as dividers, giving the room a dominant pattern.
Once dark and outdated, this master suite is now a *dream* with bright white walls, a chic light fixture and patterned accessories. By moving the bed to the center of the room, designer Kelly Rogers restructured the floor plan and created plenty of spaces for reading, relaxing and of course, sleeping.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson installed bold, chevron-patterned floor-to-ceiling drapes to highlight the kitchen's tall ceilings and create a stunning modern contrast against the room's traditional blue and white floral wallpaper.
This small living room was enhanced and visually expanded by covering the walls, trim and ceiling in different shades of seaglass tones and using properly-scaled furniture. Designer tip: A smart way to use one color consistently throughout a common area is to choose a slightly lighter shade than the wall color for the ceiling and a slightly darker shade for the trim.
Blue and teal patterned curtains add a dash of color to this otherwise neutral space. The cozy sitting room features a plush chair and ottoman for relaxing or reading, plus a desk and chair for working at home.