Dress to impress

Add colour, pattern and privacy with beautiful window treatments to suit every room in the house.

There are a myriad of styles to choose from when dressing windows, with possibilities ranging from sheers to blackout curtains to plantation shutters and roman blinds… windows of different sizes and shapes can present difficulties when it comes to deciding on a window treatment. Tall windows, doors that open inwards, bedrooms that need to be dark or large walls of glass in contemporary new builds all present unique challenges.

Window treatments can help to alter a windows dimension, by extending the curtains above and to each side of the window you can create the illusion of a bigger window. In interiors where doors and window are different shapes and sizes curtains can be used to unify the space and create the illusion of balance and symmetry.

Apart from visual appeal, the style and texture of curtains can change the whole mood of a room. A traditional triple pinch pleat will stand the test of time and, when interlined and lined, provide another layer of insulation. If you prefer a more contemporary, lighter feel a wave headed curtain has cleaner lines and uses less fabric. Whereas neither of these might be appropriate in a low-ceilinged country cottage where the relaxed feel of a flop over ruffle or a cottage pleat may be appropriate.

From bays to roof lights, circles, triangles and gothic arches, there are many windows that can be challenging to dress. There are options including Italian stringing in apex windows or Duette honeycomb blinds – which have the added bonus of helping with acoustics, insulation or strong light. Plantation Shutters are proving to be a very versatile window covering especially for curved windows and come in an extensive range of colours  offering good light control. Another option for awkward small round windows might be to make a round fabric covered shutter; a feature which incorporates colour, texture and pattern.

Partners in Design have over 17 years experience in dressing all styles of windows and offer free at home consultations to advise on how to make the best use of light and provide window dressings that will truly enhance your home.

T. 01305 457 727
M. 07733 268 825
E. barbaraproctor@partners-in-design.co.uk

3 Buttermarket, Poundbury,  Dorchester, DT1 3AZ


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