Window treatments are both functional and decorative, and we at west elm offer styles that complement the decor of any room in your home. colours range from soft neutral shades to striking dark tones. Patterns are also available in hues that stand out or blend delicately into the background of your room. The colour variety creates a lot of options when you’re picking the shades and curtains for your living room or bedroom. Choose from the selection of curtain panels, window hardware and shades to decorate the windows in your home.
Choosing Curtains by colour or Lifestyle Needs
Curtains and other types of window treatments blend into the background in most rooms, while also making a visual impact due to the way they complete the decor scheme. Choose curtains by colours or by the way you use the room. When choosing by colour, consider neutral tones or complementary hues from the same colour family as some of the other design element in the room. Need your curtains to fit lifestyle habits, like day sleeping or a low-light rooms? Curtains come in different fabrics and thicknesses. Night shift workers who sleep during the day, for example, may prefer blackout curtains to keep the room dark for day sleeping. A home with few windows may need to let more natural light in, making lacy or sheer curtains a pleasing option.
Ideas for Picking Curtain Rods
Curtain rods come in a variety of finishes to match different design elements in each room. Some room elements to match curtain rods to include the window trim or a favourite piece of furniture. Some other things that make a striking effect when paired with curtain rods include picture frames and sculptures.
Choosing Rings for Hanging Curtains
Consider matching curtain rings to the curtain rod or another decorative item in the room, like a favourite vase or cabinet hardware. When matched to the curtain rod, the rings blend into the background. Pair the rings with a brighter coloured accent in the room or a colour that contrasts the curtain rod to help them stand out.
Finishing Touches with Finials
Finials are the decorative pieces that mount on the ends of curtain rods, and they add a charming touch to the style of a room. Choose finials with simple, classic lines to match contemporary decor schemes. Want finials that get attention? Consider shiny metal-finish finals that catch and reflect the light. For finials that fade into the background, low-shine wood or brushed metal finishes add an elegant, muted effect to the room.
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook your windows when decorating. But by paying a little attention to these areas, you add personality to the entire space.