While it’s fairly common to see patterned fabrics in home décor, the use of patterns is often thought of as being limited to upholstered furniture, blankets, pillows, and the like, but drapes also come in patterns. These patterned drapes and curtains are making a comeback, style-wise.
Of course, it’s true that the wrong pattern drape can be be a major style “don’t”, but the right one can add something great to your home or apartment. Patterned drapes are a fairly large commitment, as you don’t want to choose something that you’ll tire of within a couple of months. We all know that window treatments are not the most inexpensive of décor items to replace, especially if they’re custom built.
Perhaps you live in a small older apartment that could be considered a bit dingy by some standards. Ascetically pleasing patterned drapes on great material can really be an asset to your home and help pop the nice qualities while hiding the fact that there might be some blemishes in the room. Patterns can also break up long expanses of sameness. A room with only one color can instantly have some brightness and charm added to it with patterned window treatments.
When picking out a pattern, just remember that you’re going to be stuck with it for a while, so choose wisely. Be sure to decide on a fabric that you won’t find to be passe, obnoxious, or boring within a few months. You’ll also want something that you feel matches the rest of the room. Patterned drapes can add a playful or serious tone to a room, depending on what you pick. Keep this in mind when making your purchase.
With the right pattern, your new window treatments can be a great addition to your home, and can add personal flare.