I have a couple of family members who have integrated some other easy styles into their window treatments that I'm sharing today. One treatment is with the use of cloth napkins, dressing up a kitchen area.
Another family member uses sheer fabric yardage to create a nice, transitional look in her home, three different ways. Each of these are in one large, open space - living room and dining room. Here's the first treatment, over a large picture window:
Another treatment, over French doors, utilizes the rosette pouf over the center, and then drapes over curtain tieback hardware at each corner. The fabric then falls to the floor.
I really don't have a preference when it comes to window treatments. I think if I lived near a coast, though, I may lean toward simple blinds, shutters or sheers. Over the years, I've used draperies (pinch-pleats & shirred), blinds (vertical, horizontal, honeycomb), and valances (poufs, pinch-pleats, box). One thing's for certain - you don't have to break the bank to create a little style in your home. Vintage lace can be scoured from estate sales, napkins can even be purchased at a thrift store, and sheer muslin can be purchased inexpensively at fabric outlet stores.
How do you treat your windows?
Postscript: I was super excited last week when I was featured on Common Ground's "Be Inspired Top Visited Links". Thank you, Debra, for continuing to host this party and allowing us all to connect with each other to showcase our weekly projects. While my project was solely the work of a master seamstress, not my own, it was a pleasure to showcase Doris' talent and, at the same time, draw in new readers. Welcome, new readers!