From room to room, your windows are capable of so much more than simply letting in light and giving you a view to the outside world.
With the right accessories, materials, colours and finishes, they can become a style statement in their own right, as guest blogger LIV for Interiors reveals. Whether it’s tiebacks and pelmets, or decorative window film, read on to find out about some of the different options available for dressing your home’s windows, and how they could become a standout feature of each and every space.
Take a window seat
Stylish, cosy and perfect for an afternoon of reading on those cold, dark winter days, window seats can be a dream come true for many. Rather than dressing the window itself, it acts as its own standout piece of furniture and a genuine interior feature. It can be beautifully accessorised too – whether you’re layering up with soft throws and snuggly blankets, or cocooning yourself in multi-coloured cushions, you can create a truly blissful corner of calm.
If you want to make a statement, pelmets are well and truly back in fashion. A smart finishing touch for window dressings, they’ll not only look the part, but help with insulation as well, while also adding an elegant and ornate touch to any space. Plus, you’ll retain the dream interior look and style you’ve always wanted by doing away with unsightly fastenings, and add a touch of tradition to your home, whether it’s classic or contemporary.
Tie it back
Nothing says class and finesse quite like a tieback for your curtains. While they’re arguably purely ornamental, they do go a long way towards enhancing your overall design, adding a luxurious and sumptuous look that will never fail to impress. From tassels to rope tiebacks, you’ll be able to embellish and accessorize as you see fit, with plenty of colours, finishes and details available to bring any window in the house to life.
Stylish and practical film
Often used for safety and protection from the likes of excess heat and UV, window film can also be a good excuse to put a personally tailored touch on your glass. Frosted and solid vinyl options are great for privacy, whereas full-colour graphics will pop with character and charm. Alternatively, why not opt for a reflective film, digital wallpaper or eye-catching print installations for a look that boasts both style and substance?
Curtain and blind varieties
Image: Curtains.com, Finlay Collection
With so many variations of blind and curtain styles available, you’ll be completely spoiled for choice. Roman blinds are ideal for conservatory windows, while café curtains will look dainty with a pretty coloured print, letting in lots of light to the room. Timeless shutters and contemporary sheer curtains aren’t to be missed either, or you could even combine curtains and blinds together, creating a feel that’s utterly unique and entirely your own.
Image: Curtains.com, Grove Collection
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