6 Beautiful Drapery Options for Your Bedroom
The bedroom is a cozy space, one that maybe your guests don't see too often. However, that doesn't mean you want to ignore the windows — bare windows are not the most attractive option. Not only do draperies help set the style of your décor, they also control light and secure your privacy. Find out how your choice of window treatments can enhance your lifestyle and décor.
1. Tailored, Neutral-Colored Drapes
Sometimes you want your window treatments to provide a subtle backdrop to the rest of your bedroom décor. For this effect, consider hanging neutral colored drapes — which are an elegant choice. Such a chic effect is further enhanced if you have the curtain panels tailored to fit your window perfectly.
Your neutral drapes don't have to be solid-colored. You can choose patterned ones. For instance, some drapes feature bold designs at the top in a different shade than the panel color. You can also look for a tone-on-tone pattern.
2. Valance-Topped Curtains
Another elegant option is to have your curtains topped with a valance, especially if you choose a tailored valance. Topping the curtain panels with a matching valance gives the effect of a picture frame, thus drawing attention to the view outside. A tailored valance works especially well with pleated curtain panels.
3. Floor-to-Ceiling Curtain Panels
You can get a dramatic effect with your window treatments by hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains. This is true whether your windows are tall or not — it's simply a matter of attaching the curtain rod directly below the ceiling. Consider jewel tones or bold patterns for this look.
One way to add to the drama of this type of window treatment is by choosing extra-long panels and having the curtians pool at the floor in a ballgown effect. You need to choose panels in a loose weave, such as synthetic or a naturally flowing fabric, such as silk.
4. Woven Wood Shades
Perhaps you want a more casual look from your window treatments. Woven wooden shades are a good option. Matchstick and bamboo blinds are along the same lines. As a window treatment, these materials offer a simple, organic look to any room. What's more, they filter the light entering the bedroom while providing privacy to your room.
5. Plantation Shutters
If light control is one of your main concerns, consider plantation shutters. These are similar to wooden blinds except they feature wider louvers. You can have them affixed directly to the window frame and control both light and vision with how you position the louvers. They come painted — white is a popular color — or as naturally stained wood.
You can mix plantation shutters with curtains. For instance, sheer panels make an attractive complement to the permanence of the wood shutters. Other flowing curtains look good as well. It's also possible to top the windows with a swatch of fabric for a pop of color or a pattern.
6. Roman Shades
If color and pattern are important to you, consider Roman shades. These are similar to plantation shutters in that they are tailored to fit the window perfectly. They're essentially blinds, though, covered in fabric. When you draw them up, the fabric folds over itself to create a sleek profile at the top of the window.
Roman shades come in a wide selection of color and pattern options. You could select a striking pattern as a focal point in your bedroom. You could also use the pattern as the basis of your décor's color palette. Conversely, you could choose solid-colored shades that adhere to your already chosen color palette.
Consider what kind of effect you’d like from your bedroom window treatments, and the amount of light control you want as well. Then come visit a certified decorating consultant at Gibson's Interiors for advice on how to achieve your bedroom drapery goals.