Dress your windows with style

From plain curtains to Roman blinds, here are some beautiful ways to dress your windows with style.




Windows not only let natural light into a home, they offer you an extra design element to bring life and personality into your rooms. The style of window treatment you select should complement your decorating scheme and introduce colour, texture or pattern. We take a look at some beautiful window treatments and what these can do for your rooms.



Casual Style

Something as simple as a cafe curtain (shown above) can add so much to a kitchen, and you don't need to spend a fortune to make a simple half curtain using fabrics that coordinate with your kitchen scheme. All you need is an extendable rod to fit inside the window and a piece of fabric that you love. Sew a hem at the sides and bottom and pocket at the top of the fabric to slip over the rod - and there you go, as easy as that!



Selecting a pole that blends into the background allows your choice of window treatment to be the main feature.



It's easy to add casual style to any room simply be selecting a curtain that's relaxed and not too fussy. Think tab-top curtains or hanging curtains on curtain clips rather than directly onto the curtain pole. This type of window treatment lends itself to lightweight printed or plain fabrics that complement your particular room setting.



For a window treatment that doesn't intrude on a room, fit a narrow chrome pole for an understated window treatment.



Formal Style

Some rooms require something extra special to dress up windows and this is where you will find the guys at Finishing Touches extremely helpful. Take along your window measurements and the style you want to achieve for a particular room, and let them show you a range of fabrics and fittings to add the perfect window treatments for any room in your home. Finishing Touches will also be able to offer you a selection of different rod and pole designs, stylish finial options, as well as everything you need to hang and tie back your new curtains.



Create a layered window treatment by fitting blinds inside the window recess and framing this with curtains on either side.



High Impact Style

In a room that lacks architectural detail and feels bland, use a window treatment to create an instant feature. Go big and bold with a brushed or shiny curtain pole trimmed with modern finials that reflect the style of the room - or make a big impact.



Don't feel that you are limited to a single treatment. By introducing a layered dressing for windows you can introduce multiple elements such as a combination of plain and printed fabrics. Keep curtains simple with complementary tie backs and use this to frame a printed pattern on Roman blinds. In this way you can control light and privacy and add extra detail.





Window treatments don't have to fade into the background. By using contrasting fabrics you can turn windows into a show stopping feature that is perfect for bay windows or in a room that lacks a focal point. If you're wanting to turn your windows into a feature, make sure to fit a rod, rail or pole that is wider than the window and that allows you to create a frame on either side. This type of window treatment is also great for narrow windows that don't quite look right, as it makes them appear much wider.





Modern Style

Window shutters are an effortless and stylish choice for the modern home and have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Finishing Touches offer Designer Shutters and Security Shutters in a variety of styles and finishes to offer light control, security and privacy. You can have window shutters made to fit in a wide range of rich wood stains or paint colours to match your decorating scheme or make a bold feature.



Whatever style of window treatment you select for your rooms consider all the options available. Some rooms will benefit from a casual and relaxed window treatment whereas other rooms might require a bit more restraint and a more polished window treatment. The way that you dress up windows can make or break a room decor scheme. 



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