home: made [ printed curtains ]
Struggling to get curtains that work for your room? Why not try designing your own.
We have found this quirky make from abeautifulmess.com that transforms plain white curtains into something more fun. They have gone for monochrome spots but the options are endless.
With a few tools and some paint, and a bit of confidence you can create some individual curtains to fit with your own design. We think they would be perfect for a kids room.
Check out the tutorial at abeautifulmess.com
home: trend [ window coverings ]
Not just for privacy or warmth, but the various trends for window covering options show its just as important to be a well considered interiors feature as any other parts of a room. Different coverings can create an entirely different effect and feel to a room; whether it be warm and cosy, airy and minimal, glamorous and chic, or traditional and homely.
Recent styles and choices have seen shutters being one of the most popular options, as well as Venetian blinds being a regular favourite. For a modern look, but when you need warmth combining heavy weight curtain with a blind is a great option to keep an on trend look – ensuring the curtains colour compliment the rest of the room; often a good way to introduce a texture or pattern to bring ‘something else’ to the design of the room. Venetian blinds or shutters are modern and excellent for both privacy and allowing light in but their solid look can be softened with a modern voile or net curtain. Ikea has a great choice for light weight curtains as well as quality Venetian blinds at very low prices.
An alternative to a lightweight curtain is window film. The perfect way to get minimal stylish non-fussy privacy. Nothing floating getting in the way, cost effective, easy to change, and available in such a range of patterns, styles, colours, densities and finishes.
Affordable suggestions :
Best for quality Venetian blinds – B&Q
Best for light weight curtains – Ikea
Best for made to measure (any blinds) – Blinds2Go
Best for shutters – TheShutterStore
Best for window film – MiniModerns