Thursday, 28 April 2016

Window Treatment Trend - No 3

Contrast Edging

​Contrast edging (banding) is very popular and adds beautiful detailing and interest to any plain curtain or blind. 

It provides the opportunity to inject a shot of bold colour without it being overwhelming. It's also another way of repeating an accent colour within the general scheme, linking the window area to the rest of the room.

The use of Vertical or horizontal edging can be used to add visual height or width to a space. 

Contrast edging can be created by applying a wide braid or by using a different coloured fabric, which gives the option of a much deep border. A deep darker horizontal border at the base of curtains 'grounds' the paler fabric and adds a touch of the unexpected. 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Window Treatment Trends - No 2

Sheer Curtains

Full length voile curtains have become very popular, particularly with the increase in open plan living with larger windows and doors.

Beautifully designed voile fabrics range from slubby linens to those with luxe iridescence and many are interwoven with natural or metallic threads or have embossed or printed patterns.

Brighter voiles will make a room feel like it’s glowing, while darker, denser voiles help reduce glare.  Like curtains, the "new" voiles have simple and stylish headings.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Window Treatment Trends - No 1

Straight Curtains with Modern Headings

A soft but tailored look has taken centre stage for curtains in recent times.  Curtains are allowed to hang straight without the use of tiebacks and have neat headings rather than gathers.

The use of modern tracks and poles has almost completely replaced valances and swags, even in the most traditional homes.

Ceiling to floor curtains are being used to add height and elegance. Where possible curtains are wider, so when fully open they cover the wall, rather than the window maximising the light.