Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Theme Design: 10 Ways to choose curtains!

I have been away, been busy with a move across continents and countries but now I am back!

 If you have just moved into a new place or are looking at updating the decor of your home, one key area are curtains. Though it might seem a simple choice, so many ready to hang options available, however if you choose a theme combination beforehand it just looks so much more finished and sophisticated.

Think of choosing a palette of colors, or themes like floral, Moroccan or retro. There are so many ways to build around a designs and color of upholstery. Hope you find some easy tips and inspiration!

Gorgeous bright colors uplift the mood. Cool retro pattern and beautiful mid-century furniture ties the whole look beautifully! Choose one busy pattern, here curtains and other upholstery in solid colors.


Love this modern living room. The curtains and sofa upholstery have same colors in different designs. The different patterns keep the look visually pleasing, while still in the same theme colours. 


If you are thinking of buying ready to hang curtains, but like a tailor made look; but an extra panel and use the cloth for a cushion. Display it on an accent chair or a comfortable reading chair for added style!


Absolutely love the decor of this living room! Basic theme of colors. To make it more glamorous consider ordering decals in the same color theme. There are many sellers online, who offer customized decals. 


Sheer curtains have a beautiful flowy feel and filter natural light. This is such an easy setup and yet it looks so cheerful and happy! Bright happy colors make this a lovely place to kick back and entertain.


The high windows have a regal feel  The striped curtain is perfect foil for the lighter flowery ash gray curtains. When covering a large space its important to break the pattern while still keeping them in a theme.


Modern teal and black living room! Easy combination of two colors for a rich luxuriant decor. One wall is painted in accent color and rest in neutral oatmeal. Chrome and black add to the drama.


Sheers have a way of uplifting the entire decor to a more dreamy, exotic level. This Moroccan inspired living room has beautiful pastel purple curtains. Purple and chrome/silver is an all time favorite!


Purple compliments Gold gorgeously! This is a good inspiration for a diy. Sheer panels of purple and gold trim/ribbon. Use sequins and applique for added oomph. It would even work well in teen room.


Diy inspiration! If you have some vintage scarf or fabric making them into cute kitchen window curtains would be easy. The lamp shade has similar lace trimmings. The whole feel is so cozy and cheerful.


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