With windows this tall and dramatic, all you really need is a frame. These shutters allow the light to flood in. Place darker furniture like this glossy black table and gray chairs closer to the light (and white walls) to maintain that airy feeling.
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.
Custom draperies are priced with three elements in mind: panel width, pleat style and lining. For rooms geared toward subtle, serene aesthetics, one pair of single-width panels per window often does the trick. Solids work best in achieving a less-is-more look; if you do choose a pattern, limit your selections to patterns with small or medium repeats.
Robin LaMonte designed this bedroom featuring contrasting yellow walls and red window treatments. A French toile fabric is the foundation for the color scheme while custom drapes, a chaise and bedding complete the design.
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.
Joanna’s design incorporates a stylized take on an old-fashioned Murphy bed, allowing the space to be used as sleeping quarters when guests are visiting. The bed folds up and out-of-sight when the room is being used as a kids’ space.
Roman shades and sheer white curtains allow natural light to stream in next to this mirrored-front dresser. The knickknacks and framed mirror atop the dresser, as well as the trellis-patterned wallpaper, are nods to the bedroom's cottage style.