Say yes to ripples
Long ripple effect curtains scream designer chic, and complement both period and contemporary styles depending on the version you opt for. Ripplefold drapes are normally custom designed, and some fabrics may marry better with this treatment than others. To keep things practical ensure that these drapes are only floor length, otherwise they may detract from the beauty of your casement windows.
Add some swagger to your living room space
If you just want to add a little decorative flourish to your living room space, you may want to opt for a simple swag. These are lined or unlined loosely slung fabric strips that are wound over a tie back or hung over a decorative rod. A swag could be the perfect complement to white, sheer, drapes.
Set your sights high with a balloon shade
For a romantic feel in your bedroom go for a billowy balloon shade that features cascading scallops. To create a personalised look you can also vary the gathers, pleats, or scallops you use for your shades. The raised nature of balloon shades means that they are best thought of as a valance.
Do cornicing twice in your period home
Unlike the plaster moulding that may feature in the corners of your period property, when it comes to cornicing for window treatments the word has a different meaning altogether. A cornice is actually a wooden valance, which is normally made out of plywood. If you are going for the ‘back to nature’ look in your home then a valance will set if off beautifully. A cornice can also be paired with other window treatments for a complete look to your windows.