Using heavier upholstery weight fabrics will feel softer and look more inviting on seating that you will feel under your legs and hands. Draperies can add to this feeling by using the heavier fabric there too, instead of lighter drapery fabrics, and give the design element of surprise. Either weight can add warmth by making the draperies fuller and long enough to puddle on the floor. This also adds warmth to the walls and floor, and changes the ambiance of the room.
You can also use window draperies to make the room seem larger. Dorm rooms often come with vertical blinds, Leaf says, and you can transform the look by adding inexpensive sheer curtains hung high on a tension rod over the blinds. To make it even more dramatic, use a larger rod (even a tension rod made for a shower curtain) and run the sheers across an entire wall.
What do your windows say about your home? Are your windows covered or uncovered? As a window covering professional, I am always drawn to the window coverings in homes, commercial spaces, and on TV shows!
If I see a unique design or fabric somewhere, then I get a photo. There are dozens of photos on Pinterest and Houzz that reflect the character of the homeowner and the designer.
It’s a matter of form and function BY JENNIFER TZESES
Window treatments can set the tone for a room by adding natural light or taking it away, creating a level of formality, or keeping things casual.
Inside, you step into a traditional layout of two front rooms separated by a foyer. But tradition ends there. A library with four chairs replaces a formal living room, and the entire family plays games there. A guest suite replaces the dining room. Nikki and Matt also did away with a formal front staircase. “It takes up too much room.” The staircase is toward the back of the house, with a tiny office for Nikki tucked underneath. A beechwood screen provides both a sliding door and unique design element.