Update a Room in an Instant: Window Dressing

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Sometimes, we all need a little dose of inspiration, especially when it comes to our interior design wants and needs.

With so much choice available on the market, it is seemingly impossible to know where to start.

So many of seem fixated with wallpaper and paint, but updating our living space should be much simpler and less of an arduous task.

One of the most neglected areas in our home is the humble window.

Our windows give us the opportunity to look out at the beautiful world around us (and sometimes allow nosy neighbours a peek into our gorgeous homes) but we seem to forget about them when it comes to interior design.

There are a huge number of ways you can update a room by simply dressing a window correctly, or even giving it a style overhaul.

Getting creative with your window space is not difficult. Generally, dressing the window becomes the last thing that people do in their newly decorated room.

What many fail to realise is, that a well-decorated window space will save time and money on re-decorating.

Blinds

Blinds come in various styles, colours and materials. Of course, there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to window dressing.

A good quality blind can change the appearance of a room in an instant.

As times change, home decor fashions and fads also change, but blinds always remain the epitome of cool and effortless chic.

Whether you choose to go for a classic venetian blind or a solid oak blind, there are so many styles that are completely suited to everyone’s wonderfully diverse choices and tastes. Should you have plainly painted walls, why not opt for a striking blind with a pattern in a contrasting colour.

The room will be instantly updated and make your window the feature of the room.

Of course, this look can be difficult to achieve if you are from sunnier climes, where all is needed is a good quality retractable fly screen to achieve the look.

Curtains

Captivating curtains are a must for those wanting to dress their window in a simple, yet stylish way.

Choosing curtains can be more of a chore than choosing blinds, but by following some simple style rules, there is no reason your room cannot be transformed by a quality pair of curtains.

Should the room be small, then choose lighter coloured fabrics made from delicate, finer fabrics to give the illusion of space.

Silk is a great fabric to dress windows with. Delicate and dainty, it truly gives an air of opulence when used.

Similarly, in larger quarters, heavy fabrics such as brocades can give the appearance of grandeur and can make a room look simply heavenly in an instant.

Opt for plush velvet in moody, dark tones for a simply enchanting yet mysterious look.

Darker coloured curtains also look better in bigger rooms; whereas opting for dark tones in smaller rooms can make the space feel small and crowded.

Whether you choose cosy curtains or beautiful blinds, ensure that your living space is updated in an instant.