Curtains are a very important element in a home; both for aesthetic and functional reasons. The main purpose of curtains are to shade interior spaces, by either blocking out harsh light to prevent it from damaging furniture, or conversely, to keep the cold out during the winter months. The sustainable benefits, in this case, are many. You will notice that once you've added curtains, blinds or drapes, that the temperature in your internal spaces is far more pleasant and regulated. If using sheer curtains, the light from outside is dispersed ethereally into a space, conveying a delicate and serene emotion into the room. This is of course, a great effect for bedrooms.
Today on homify, we are going to take a look at a range of different curtains, from modern to country style, and to suit every room in the home. Take a look…
Floral patterns are making a huge resurgence in the home decorating scene, and have taken on a bold and modern new appearance. The number of floral patterns available today is seemingly endless, from fiercely decorated all the way through to delicate and minimal. Osborne & Little, one of the worlds leading fabric and wallpaper designers, has put together this stunning scene. With a huge range of prints and patterns available, you are sure to find something in their latest collection that matches your taste and desired style. Remember, curtains frame and finish a room, so inject as much of your personality into the space as possible!
Shutters have come a long way since their wooden predecessors, and are too, available in a modern and updated style. Why not choose something a little different over the standard window curtain? The New England Shutter Company has designed these faux suede shutters in this delicate shade of pastel blue. Fantastic for a children's bedroom, or even to decorate a serene and calm living room, you can control the amount of light and privacy you have. The faux suede material adds an interesting textural element not often seen on shutters, and will of course, be a talking element in the room they are placed.
Kitchens also need to be shaded, or if located at the front of a house, shaded from the prying eyes of neighbours or passers by. So as not to block out any essential natural light, a soft colour with a delicate floral pattern has been selected by Saving Graces Interiors. This choice complements the other colours in the space, picking up on the pastel blue walls. The pattern is also a necessary, yet subtle addition of decoration, creating a homely and inviting aura. These pull down blinds will suit any kitchen—from country, all the way through to a modern style!
Nina Campbell has put together this regal living room space, but adding a colour not often seen on curtains—red! Using Osborne & Little textures (expert featured above), this stunning scene has been created. Bold and elegant, we loved the modern, yet classic vibe that oozes from this space. The delicate pattern on the curtains complements the wallpaper perfectly, adding variance and interest. The curtains also help to balance the red walls with the other softer tones in the room, creating a sense of harmony in the interior design scheme of this space.
For those who live in the city and miss the feeling of being on vacation at the beach, you can recreate the same feeling in your home with these delicately dip-dyed linen curtains. Reminiscent of the soft furnishings found in a holiday home, you can just imagine pulling back this curtains to reveal an expanse of blue or sunrise at the seaside. Why go with all white, when you can have a subtle difference at the bottom like this? Lovely Home Idea have a series of these ombre wonders, with another exciting shade featured below.
In the previous image, Lovely Home Idea emulated a beach setting via the blue gradient pattern, and in this example, allow us to feel as thought everyday begins with a happy sunrise! The exciting shade of yellow at the bottom complements both the geometric pattern on the wall and sunshine coloured chairs. This is the perfect space to eat, talk with friends, or even finish a bit of last minute work. In this room, the yellow colour is sure to make you feel content and enthused everyday—after all, in terms of colour psychology, yellow is known to evoke warm feelings and happiness.
Designers Guild are responsible for this serene and elegant space. Again, a shade like this is not commonly seen in many homes, but this example goes to show how amazing it can look! From their Madhuri Print collection AW14, these curtains are bursting with elegant and bright shades, giving the featured rooms an exotic and regal feel. These classically themed spaces are given a touch of the orient with their rich and earthy colour palettes. In this image, that stunning gradient of green matches the couches, but also acts as a free-standing screen. This can be attached via a curtain rod to the wall too, if that is your preference.
We hope you have felt inspired to add some colour and character to your home via these bold and bright curtain designs. If you have the home decorating bug, and would like to see more interior design ideas, check out the following ideabooks: