Window Treatment Ideas

The checked fabric on this flat-panel curtain is a classic, blending with the old-fashioned tub. But a  fun fabric lining brings the entire room into the present.

Not-So-Precious Past

It's easy to update an older look by incorporating new window treatments. Old-fashioned bathroom fixtures such as a freestanding claw-foot tub and quaint pedestal sink are natural attention-getters, but their age doesn't call for deference. They can be fun.

When the past is honored but updated with a bold touch of the present, the effect has greater impact than letting yesteryear's features stand unaltered on their own.

Window Treatment Ideas

Checked table napkins are given new use when stitched together as a window valance. The tassel trim is a perfect match for the faux-finished claw-foot tub.

The upbeat mood in these two bathrooms starts with the tub, claw-foots teased into the present with bright finishes. The mood is then picked up and accelerated at the windows, where treatments are equally fresh and a little funky.

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