Window Treatment Ideas


Taking Shape

© A paper pleated shade is topped by a jester valance in an irregular-striped print repeated on the accent pillows.
© A paper pleated shade is topped by a jester valance in an irregular-striped print repeated on the accent pillows.

Although color and pattern both inject interest into a window treatment, an additional element that's just as effective, though less explored, is shape. Instead of the expected straight-falling or tieback panels or architectural shades, shutters, or blinds that are flush to the wall, try a unique shape.

Fabric treatments that take their beauty from unanticipated folds of textiles bring visual life to windows. For the family room, curtains that use shape to express individuality don't have to rely on formality or a vivid pattern or color. Easy to live with, these shaped curtains add a sense of style to the family room while still allowing the space to be casual and comfortable.

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