Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Curtain Alternative

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!

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