dearJulius.com

$type=carousel$c=12$cols=4$m=0$s=0$rm=0$show=home

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles

Find new ideas on how to dress up windows for all budgets and styles.

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles

By Lisa Frederick, DIY Network

Anytime of year is the perfect time to rethink your window dressing. Whether you prefer simple treatments that won’t stop the eye or draperies that demand attention, there’s a trend this season to suit your style. Check out these seven ideas for inspiration.


Repurpose Sheets and Tablecloths

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
Savvy stylemakers have been in on this trick for years: using flat sheets and large tablecloths to stand in for traditional curtains. Simply hang them from rods with ring clips, or if you’re ambitious, stitch on fabric or ribbon ties. You could even use a colorful fabric shower curtain. Not only is this approach to window dressing ultra-affordable, but it also opens up a whole new universe of color and pattern options.

Budget: Thrifty. If you don’t have curtain-ready linens lurking in your closet, you can find them at home retailers, thrift stores or even flea markets for minimal cost. Even designer sheets are less expensive than most drapery panels.

DIY: Definitely. It doesn’t get much easier than this.



Apply a Window Film

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
Decorative window films, which are usually made of a clingy, flexible substance such as vinyl, are hot, and they’re a great middle ground between maintaining privacy and letting in natural light. You can buy them in clear or colored versions, and the range of patterns on the market — from delicate florals to mod geometrics — is too diverse to catalogue. Most are sold in rolls or sheets that you can cut to fit individual window or door panes.

Budget: Varies, but most films are relatively inexpensive.

DIY: Yes, with a steady hand. It takes care and precision to trim films to size.



Dress Up Plain Curtains

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
Although it’s hard to go wrong with simple, solid sheers or panels, why not take them a step further? Give them a custom look by painting on a pattern or stencil, try glueing on embellishments such as silk flowers, beads or pom-poms. Or add bands of contrasting fabric to the bottoms of curtains that need a little boost.

Budget: Modest. Pretty trims can be had for a few dollars, and unadorned curtain panels for not much more. You also can go heavy on humble fabrics and light on expensive ones to get a more upscale look for less cash.

DIY: Absolutely, whether you’re working the sewing machine or wielding a glue gun.



Go Green With Honeycomb Blinds

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
These simple beauties, also called cellular blinds, have been around for several decades but have recently become design darlings. Not only are they streamlined and stylish, but they’re also eco-friendly: Their structure, full of pockets that trap air, helps to provide another layer of insulation at the windows.

Budget: Affordable. You can buy high-end styles, of course, but standard versions hold their own aesthetically and are easy on the wallet.

DIY: Yes. Honeycomb blinds aren’t complicated to install.



Choose Organic, Textural Shades and Blinds

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
Natural materials such as rattan and bamboo are on trend in a big way. Use them as-is for a clean, cozy look, or layer them under curtain panels for pleasing depth and contrast.

Budget: Moderate. If you have standard-size windows, you can find reasonably priced blinds and shades at big-box retailers. If you don’t, you may need to have them cut to size, and that can add up.

DIY: Mounting these types of treatments is within the reach of most homeowners — although it helps to have an extra pair of hands and an extra dose of patience.



Rely on Roman Shades

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
If there’s one go-to window treatment that can work in just about any setting, it’s this. Crisp, classic Roman shades have never really gone out of style, but they’ve enjoyed a recent resurgence because of their simple lines, which work well for the relaxed, comfortable way that most of us approach decorating these days. They add just enough softness to a space without being fussy.

Budget: Low to high. The cost varies widely, depending on whether you sew Roman shades on your own, have them crafted by a pro or buy ready-made versions.

DIY: As with other blinds and shades, Roman shades can be installed with minimal hassle. Experienced sewers can easily make them, but novices might have a tougher time.



Indulge in a Luxurious Fabric

7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
Silks, velvets, suede and more are fashionable for their tactile appeal. Window treatments are a great way to bring these fabrics into a space — not only do they drape beautifully, but they also add glamour to a room without overwhelming it. And because they’re so lush on their own, they don’t need much embellishment.

Budget: High. Don’t skimp here — if you cut corners in quality, it will show.

DIY: If you’re comfortable enough with your sewing ability to take a pair of scissors to a bolt of expensive fabric, go for it. Otherwise, it might be prudent to hire outside help, which means labor costs will add to your total.

See more at DIY Network

COMMENTS



|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Made with in NYC
Name

Accessories,19,Bathroom,40,Cakes,54,Celebrity,17,Celebs,1,Christmas,35,Cleaning Tips,166,Cooking,7,Creative Idea,14,Creative Ideas,58,Decor,20,Decorating Ideas,177,Did you know?,4,DIY,135,DIY Fashion,29,Education,3,Family,26,Fashion,57,Fashion for Kids,2,Fashion for Man,12,Fashion for Woman,30,Featured,71,Features,222,Food,35,Food and Drink,10,Garden,25,Gardening,316,Gratitude,1,Green Living,4,Grooming,5,Hairstyle,12,Halloween,30,Happiness,13,Health,14,home,29,Home & Garden,206,Home and Decor,547,Home Improvement,3,Housekeeper,8,Indoor Gardening,72,Inspiration,64,Kids & Pets,9,Kitchen,69,Kitchen Tips,8,Laundry,6,Legal Advice,12,Life Hacks,337,Lifestyle,82,Makeup & Beauty,11,Mind,3,Money,2,Motivation,2,New Year Fashion,6,outdoor,4,Painting,15,Parenting,384,Pets,57,Recipe,8,Relationship,7,Self-Care,7,Shopping,11,Technology,12,Thanksgiving,2,Tips,25,Travel,5,Trends,7,Weddings,38,Wellness,4,Women Lifestyle,22,
ltr
item
Lifestyle Magazine: 7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
7 Window Dressing Trends and Styles
Find new ideas on how to dress up windows for all budgets and styles.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C_i-Ff9ZxFc/X4E0GGYxbvI/AAAAAAAAZQA/rraS2O6Vxa4QwD2G2IkiHfV-HsuSDKeEgCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/food.dearjulius.com.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C_i-Ff9ZxFc/X4E0GGYxbvI/AAAAAAAAZQA/rraS2O6Vxa4QwD2G2IkiHfV-HsuSDKeEgCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/food.dearjulius.com.jpg
Lifestyle Magazine
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/2020/10/7-window-dressing-trends-and-styles.html
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/2020/10/7-window-dressing-trends-and-styles.html
true
8488952299782896134
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy