Before you make your curtains you'll need to have some curtain design ideas in mind. And while it may seem that there are an infinite variety of designs, in fact there are just a few basic ideas on which all the various solutions depend.
But where do your start? Can you put any drapery style on any window?
On some windows you can, but others lend themselves to certain types of treatment.
Most of us have these types of window. They have the following features:
These are the easiest type of window to treat. Here are some ideas to help you plan your own designs.
There are quite a few curtain design ideas for bay windows, and they are not difficult to make. The hardest part is selecting and fitting the hardware, and installing any top treatments.
Begin by deciding how many drapes you want:
Or you can go for drapes as shown in this illustration. Take a look at this page for more information on bay windows.
These are not nearly as difficult to treat as many people imagine. One method which can be used with most of them is to completely ignore the arch. Other ways incorporate the arch into the design.
Here are some illustrations to show the different methods you can use for your arch window draperies.
Patio doors and windows bring a whole set of practical implications. Once you've sorted out what's possible and what isn't, it's usually quite clear what your options are.
Keep to practical solutions with curtain design ideas and your patio drapes will enhance your window while allowing free access to the outside of your home.
This topic covers many types of window. But they all have one thing in common - you want to avoid overdressing them and making them look too grand. Here are some suggestions.
These can be problematic, but here are a few simple solutions which are both practical and easy to make.
These custom drapes aren't often attempted by people making their own drapery.
But why not? It's no different from making drapes for ordinary windows. The making up techniques are just the same. A four poster bed with bed drapes is a great individual way of setting your bedroom off from the crowd!
Girls tend to like bed drapes, and they don't have to be complicated. Just two simple curtains draped back on either side will do the trick.
Canopy bed drapes
You'll have seen this type of treatment in hotels. Unfortunately they're often poorly implemented, with skimpy drapes and badly thought out proportions.
But when they're done properly, they're most attractive, and add a definite touch of luxury to a bedroom.
Deciding on the most suitable custom drapes for your window only needs some thought and planning.
Look at the practical limitation and opportunities, and plan from there.