Inspiration: Window Curtains

Inspiration: Window Curtains

Monika Gromek
Feb 20, 2009

We get a lot of requests from our readers asking for creative ideas for window treatments. Many apartments feature unconventional or oversized windows and it can be difficult to find affordable options for window curtains. The Living Etc. website published a great variety of solutions that might give you some inspiration.

In the picture above, an assortment of sheer and opaque curtains in beautiful colors and different patterns dresses the window. Panels of your favorite fabrics could be used for this treatment, making it a great option for an oversized window. Jump below for more photos.


This option takes its inspiration from Indian sari fabric. The decorative material is attached to the bottom of the simple linen curtains. This could be one way to extend the length of any standard curtains for a full length window treatment.

Paper panels in bold orange were used to cover this bay window. For a different look, you could also mix and match a few different colors.

We love this heavy linen curtain. A cord pulley system creates a beautiful "fan-like effect" and it allows diffused daylight to enter the room.

Floral window film works great in a bathroom, as it provides privacy and it allows for enough light to come through the window.

Panels are a great option, especially when using expensive material. Since the fabric is taut, less of it is needed to cover a window. We featured a similar curtain rod system on AT before.

For more ideas check out the Living Etc. roundup of creative window curtain solutions.

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