As we wave goodbye to winter and welcome warm spring weather, we are ready for change. Heavy sweaters are packed away for next year while colorful tank tops and floral frocks hang in the closet. Afternoon poolside BBQs replace indoor lounging around a blazing fireplace. Create new energy as sunshine breaks through dreary clouds by making over an interior space in your home as well. Remodeling the look and feel of a room doesn’t have to be an expensive makeover that includes brand-new furniture, lighting and decor. Since spring and summer are all about the sunshine, focus on your window treatments and creative curtain accents and make them the aesthetic focal point of your interior space.
Boldly brighten your bedroom or create a fanciful ambience in the living room with these drapery ideas:
Accent a spacious living room by hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains in two different bold, complementary colors. For a cheery and vibrant atmosphere, lean toward warmer colors or soft pastels. Shimmery tangerine gold drapes paired with bubble gum pink or muted pistachio green curtains hung beside robins’ egg blue can confidently add personality to a space. Home decor store West Elm offers selections of sheer linen window panels in coral rose and linen cotton grommet window panels in desert marigold that can serve as an aesthetic duo for your new home decor.
Black and White
Stark colored contrasts can also draw attention to your window and create a contemporary look. Hanging solid black and white, striped black and white or checkered black and white drapery achieves that modern interior-design theme and invites colorful decor to accessorize the space. Once you’ve established your black-and-white focal point, work on incorporating colorful accents like a velvet fuchsia chair, mustard-colored throw pillows or an orange-crush vase.
Eclectic Curtain Rods
Even if you prefer more neutral hues and subtle colors, your window treatments can still be an eye-catching display. BHG.com provides creative window treatment inspiration with DIY curtain rod ideas. Create a whimsical rustic look by installing a branch curtain rod and use spray paint to color it an earthy tone. Draperies from The Shade Store in stone, willow or olive will add to the organic theme of the window. Other creative ideas for curtain rods include an oar or canoe paddle for a nautical or beach theme. A bamboo pole complements a feng shui interior design.
Take a style risk with your drapery and adorn your windows with patterned curtains full of character and pizzazz. Your walls will radiate with personality by hanging vintage, whimsical curtains from Anthropologie, such as the Nests & Nectar Curtain adorned with flittering hummingbirds and sweet sparrows. Sweep your curtains back with rope tie-backs or a bronze branch tie-back. Create a retro feel by hanging Anthropologie’s Climbing Vines curtains in chartreuse or go for a clambering floral theme by accenting windows with Ink Garden Curtains designed with soft forest green foilage and discreet blue blossoms.