Dress up your window
From smooth satin fabric to bamboo chiks and vinyl blinds, there are a host of options available to stylise a window.Updated: Jul 03, 2010 00:56 IST
They are certainly the most noticeable part of your home décor and add light and create the illusion of extra space. Here are some current hot trends for dressing up your window, to give a fashionable appearance to your room:
For large rooms, go for pleated or layered curtains in satin, velvet and silk. Make a bold statement by opting for a dark tone in contrast to a light painted wall. “For small rooms, thin fabrics like organdy, organza and polyester, make the room appear larger. Sheers with 3-D textures are becoming popular and look arty,” says Mandeep Nagi, textile and interior designer. You can add depth and glamour to your curtains by accessorising them with window valances, metallic rods, rings and fancy hooks.
They can spice up the décor of any room by giving it a formal, simple and sleek profile. “Window blinds come in
different finishes such as European wood, vinyl, metallic or sheer fabric. Cordless blinds are available that give the window a clean look without dangling lift cords,” says Gautam Gupta, furnishing designer. Depending on the size and shape of the window, you can choose from styles like mini, vertical, horizontal and Roman.
For those who prefer eco-friendly products, bamboo chiks are the best option. They come in traditional roll-up style and the Roman ones, which can be customised to fit your window. “Chiks can be accessorised with zari borders, metallic rods and fancy printed fabric as lining. They can be painted any colour and pattern as well,” says Nagi.
If you’re looking for something hi-tech, go for motorised curtains and blinds. “Those who are fond of glitz and glamour can decorate their windows with beaded curtains. Soft net is also becoming a rage. Add patchwork in velvet, jute or satin to add a unique theme to the room,” says Gupta.