Curtains and window treatments are well worth the investment and can easily help define a room design for years to come. And when it comes to the best curtain ideas of 2019, Décor Aid interior designers were keen to share their curtain ideas and inspiration for your home.
Here are over 10 of the best routes, styles, and must-have options to consider when looking for a quick room freshener to add to the value of your home.
Light and airy
For a sluggish and seductive look, you should choose transparent, flowing curtains to give your room a light and airy feeling that always has a modern and timeless look. See-through curtains block just enough light to keep the glare out, but are perfectly protective and translucent at the same time.
Because of the amount of light they let in, sheer curtains like the ones shown above make a great inner layer for a bedroom during the day. And they’re also best for living room curtain ideas, as they look wonderful in a bright room – imagine a monotonous palette and lots of white for a completely minimal design direction. Plus, you can easily find fantastic curtains for a relatively small investment.
Pretty in Pink
With soothing and gender-neutral blush tones that have dominated almost every form of design in recent years, it was only a matter of time for her to expand on curtain ideas. A plush, airy pink velvet make would be perfect to hit the design trend and look invitingly lavish for bedroom curtain ideas accompanied by a number of other shades of blush.
Blush tones create a relaxing and calming environment in the bedroom, making it the perfect place to unwind at the end of a hard
day. Blush tones also look good with almost any design style, and look great with darker-toned furniture and accessories for a decadent touch.
Luxurious jewel tones
If 2018 was all about matte surfaces and features, 2019 seems to be channeling the exact opposite with luxurious, jewel-colored fabrications paired with high-gloss surfaces. Jewel tones are an easy way to add a delightful sense of everyday elegance to any room in the home while adding depth to any room in the home. Jewel colored curtains for living room curtain ideas are a wonderful source of inspiration.
They are great as part of an Art Deco-inspired room with lots of metallics, geometries and high-gloss surfaces. Velvet or silk are the best materials for this look and add another layer of warm opulence. Jewel tones are also a great addition when you are thinking of brightly colored curtain ideas for an eclectically designed space.
Not as dramatic as the lavish gold, satin, or silk curtains that you often see in dramatic traditional homes, floor-to-ceiling translucent curtains of bright gold set a soft tone when it comes to soothing curtain ideas. They can be soft and calming, softening the light, and allowing just the right amount of filters to pass through to keep direct sunlight out while keeping your room light and airy.
A brilliant gold is perfect for living room (or dining room) curtain ideas, and allows you to relax in the afternoon light under an antique gold chandelier on a chaise longue on an intricately patterned rug for the ultimate in luxury.
Neutral tinted curtain ideas
Curtains in neutral tones are ideal for breaking up a bold patterned wallpaper or a light wall color. If you have a naturally dark room they are good at letting the maximum amount of light through, yet still give you the option to block out all of the light if necessary (perfect for
bedroom curtain ideas).
Neutral tones can be dressed up or down, giving you maximum flexibility when it comes to achieving the perfect room decoration. Neutral tones are classic, so you can switch the space around the curtains and switch between more traditional and modern curtain ideas with ease.
Masculine and moody
When we think of curtains, we often think of bold colors and bold prints – but what if that isn’t for you? Timeless gray curtains can add mood and masculinity to any room – don’t go too dark, or your whole room could feel boring and grubby. Instead, choose a medium tone to keep the look light and minimal.
Moody curtains look wonderful, among other monochrome features, and also go well with white and neutral. Regardless of the design direction, gray curtain ideas give the curtain ideas for bedrooms and living rooms a soft yet dramatic touch.
For something unexpected, muted yellow curtain ideas will instantly energize any room in your home. A soft yellow gives a room a surprising dash of color, regardless of whether it has a predominantly white color scheme or is versatile and colorful or neutral and masculine. The light is reflected well off yellow curtains, making your space feel bright and bright and enhancing the feeling of a natural flow of light.
They are fun and bold, and they can be styled up or down depending on the look you prefer with your curtain ideas. Choose a lighter fabric if you want to bring more light into a room and don’t want to weigh down your window space. Choose a heavier fabric if you want a heavier color and a more dramatic look.
Having a vibrant pattern on your curtains is a great way to add personality to otherwise common bedroom curtain ideas (or curtain ideas for any room in your home). Our interior designers and clients don’t seem to be getting enough of the bold prints we’re seeing for 2019, and with innovative printing technologies, the possibilities are endless. Much like an accent wall, printed curtains are a quick way to add drama and pattern to even the most spartan spaces.
Printed curtain ideas look stunning alongside a muted color scheme with subtle upholstery and accessories. Tie printed curtains with the rest of your room by choosing a color from the curtains and using them as an accent throughout the room.
If you want to commit to any of these trends for your kitchen curtain ideas, gingham might be the most charming direction of them all. Gingham check prints are timelessly appealing and are traditionally associated with country houses and rustic decor. This makes them the best choice for kitchen curtain ideas for good reason.
Keep it calm with a neutrally toned gingham or choose a pastel blue, green, or yellow to contrast with a cream or white country kitchen space.
Bold retro-inspired prints
This list of modern curtain ideas wouldn’t be complete without a tribute to retro-inspired glamor. A bold and intriguing retro-inspired pattern is one of the best ways to round off a room with a perfectly grown-up feel. Whether it’s curtain ideas for your living room, bedroom, or dining room, a conversation start retro print is a surefire way to make a statement on your windows.
Choose floor-to-ceiling curtains to make a small window look bigger and the bold pressure to capture the room – after all, small window curtain ideas don’t have to have a small impact. And since they’re a step backwards, you can be sure that they won’t go out of style anytime soon.
Ideas for fringed curtains
One of the most recent updates in the world of curtain ideas that our interior designers noticed was the addition of adorable fringe finishes and additional trimmings.
Fringed curtains are a clever way to add texture to any room and play while it’s warm to the touch and inviting for a boat. We love the delicate touch that the black fringed poms add to the other plain white curtains above. Follow a similar path and just keep the lined and decorated curtain ideas in color while you have conversations.
Add a dramatic sense of color by introducing contrast-hemmed curtains for a completely modern look. They ensure that every room and window feels bigger, better assessed and even more expensive.
The key here is to go for simple color combinations to keep the look effortless and timelessly appealing. Color blocked curtains look great in just about any size for any room, and are a wonderful alternative to fully printed curtain ideas.
Contrasting curtain ideas
Notice how the yellow curtains burst in the otherwise tonal living room pictured above. Use them as inspiration to really make a statement as your windows become an important decorative feature in the room.
Just make sure it’s a color that will work in the room you’re looking forward to if you’ve made an investment as the trends have gone.
A valance is a classic but long-forgotten alternative to curtains and an ultra-chic addition to almost any room. Valences make windows and rooms look more sumptuous and finished and are ideal for concealing blinds and blinds when they are open.
We love how the room above features pretty striped Austrian ruffle valances that add a charming sense of strength and character to the room while being traditionally minded.
Since curtain ideas are great for really tying together all of the furniture you’ve introduced into a room, bring some finely patterned curtains to finish off the room brilliantly.
With a smaller pattern, wallpaper print curtains won’t be as difficult to drop as bolder prints, making them effortlessly timeless and sensationally smart investments.
Of course, before you buy curtains, be sure to read this handy guide that will show you the best steps to choose the right one for you. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect curtains:
Height is easily a major factor when choosing curtains. A suitable curtain should cover more than your window as you hit the floor. For a more traditional shot, keep them an inch longer so they can lie casually on the floor.
If you want your ceilings to look higher than they really are, hang your curtains a few inches above your window, not directly above the window. However, you can also use oversized curtains to fool the eye that your window is bigger than it really is.
When deciding on the best curtain colors, bring a shade that goes with the colors in your room. It doesn’t have to go together perfectly, but choose a shade that you can find elsewhere in your home for a consistent look. Usually our interior designers recommend neutral colors. However, if you take the risk of a bolder color, your home will feel all the more unique.
Since curtains are a decorative accessory that you can easily swap out, we recommend rotating your curtains at any time of the year. In the colder winter months, consider choosing a heavier build as this will help keep your home warmer. And in the summer, opt for a lighter material like pure chiffon to let in as much natural light as possible.
Patterns can be when it comes to timeless curtains. Too little, and your design can look boring. too much and your room may start to look strange. For the best balance, choose a subtle pattern in neutral tones. That said, a vertically striped curtain can make your ceilings look higher than they really are.
Coordinate your curtains
Whether you choose a curtain fabric or pattern that has a bold look or something completely timeless, think about how to tie everything together in one room with matching accessories and notes.
The curtain of a curtain refers to how much of the curtain hits your floor. For a more contemporary or minimalist look, they should sit about an inch off the floor. However, with transitional or traditional design schemes, consider leaving out an inch or two of curtain to walk across the floor.
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