Sorry guys for the lack of posts. I've been working away on projects, so my blogging time has been minimal, but thanks for continuing to check-in and have faith that eventually a new post will appear. Today is your lucky day!
Often window treatments can be the most expensive thing in a house. I love the look of window treatments because they make a room feel done, "clothed." Plus it is a great way to bring in a fabulous fabric! However, there are ways to make your windows feel "done" without window treatments that also save you a few bucks.
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of interiors paint the window frame a particular color - the head, the jamb, the sash, the sill, the muntins - the whole darn thing. It looks fantastic and really emphasizes the architectural details of the window(s). I think it still provides a finished look but in a clean, fresh, minimalist way.
I also found this genius idea while flipping through the most recent Traditional Home magazine. Of my favorite designers, Ruthie Sommers, designed the home of a young couple and rather than put window treatments up in the dining room, she outlined the windows with a narrow tape trim - brilliant!
I love the idea to choose another color other than a dark color like this sun room in Country Living magazine:
So there are OPTIONS if you can't swing window treatments...in my opinion they are not always a 'must' in an interior!