As I traipsed thru the model homes near where I live, I tried to pay close attention to the window treatments. Even though the builder keeps telling me that all of my decisions are about done, I know that they are really just beginning. Soon it will be my job to take this beautiful house that we have been able to build and make it a home.
Yes most of my old furniture will be coming into the house and that will help transform it, but window treatments are the element that blends the old stuff with the new. And window treatments can be expensive to an already bulging budget.
First thing I noticed was a lot of patterns on the windows.
These drapes were actually made from fabric that had stripes that went vertically…if you looked real close you could find a seem hidden near a stripe that allowed the drapes to have this lovely horizontal stripe. I loved finding this because I can’t tell you how many times I too have found the perfect fabric that the pattern went the wrong way.
Here is another example of beautiful pattern drapes making a bold statement in a room. If you are afraid of wallpaper…or have just sworn you would never do it again you might consider using bold drapes. You get just as much punch without having to strip it some day.
Stepping away from window treatments for a moment…check out this light…
I was thinking how much different my old dining room light would have looked with those shades on it…
These drapes had just a punch of color added to the edge…don’t you just love these colors in this room?
This is the other window in the room. I love how the two windows don’t match, they just compliment each other so beautifully. I would have never thought to do this but now my brain is working over time.
I saw a lot of drapes that had fabric added to them. I was thinking that this might be a real money saving tip for me. My ceilings are high, so rather than pay a lot more money for the longer drapes why don’t I just add some fabric to the shorter ones?
Now I need to figure out all the things I have seen and figure out how to reinvent them into my house.
Do you have any great sources for window ideas? I would love to see them. If you didn’t see my first post on the model homes you can check it out here…http://www.theinspiredhousewife.com/2012/09/learning-from-a-model-home-part-1/