Window Treatment Ideas

Traditional Theatrics

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©Thomas Lighting
This traditional treatment is deceiving. Despite its elegant looks, it's a snap to put together with a no-sew drapery-and-glue approach.

Taking their cues from the theater, dining room window treatments aspiring to a formal effect emulate the grand curtains of the stage. In a classic form, red is the color of choice, executed in a fine fabric perfect for an elegant room. To underscore the regal look, gold-colored hardware and silk tassel trim are standouts against the solid red draperies.

When the walls are part of the stage, covered in a vivid green-and-red striped covering, care must be taken not to overload the eye with too much pattern. Solid fabrics at the windows in a contrasting color are the answer. Elegant, pearly-white draperies that fall in full form as side panels with an upper swag relate to the room's white crown molding, weaving into the overall decor.

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