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Five Stunning Curtain Effects

Surprisingly there are so many different looks that can be created with curtains, so I’ve put together a list of my five favourite styles and how they can be achieved in your home!

Contrasted Edging

Using contrasting curtains together, or choosing to have a leading edge can add extra interest and definition to curtains.  You can have great fun mixing and matching curtain fabrics until you get a look that it right for you.  Try pairing plains with florals or patterns for an instant wow!


Curtains and blind combinations are becoming more and more popular as a way of adding depth to your windows.  Ensure you choose matching or co-ordinating fabrics and you can even co-ordinate with your furniture for a fully cohesive look.

Dramatic Impact

If you have bay windows, a great way to add drama is to opt for multiple curtains.  The intermittent strips of colour will draw the eye and make a real feature of your window space.  You can use the same fabric or break it up with two co-ordinating fabric designs.

Romantic Drape

Elaborate drapes and floor skimming curtains create an opulent, romantic look.  Lighter fabrics are perfect for this style as they flow and hang easily.  Florals are an ideal choice for romantic looks, or if your prefer plain, choose fabrics with a slight shimmer or sheen.

Casual Chic

For an easy, down to earth look, eyelet curtains are a good choice with their natural, straight hanging style.  You could also consider the length of your curtains, as shorter curtains that end a couple of inches below the window sill can give a more casual, relaxed feel.

Joanna Whitworth

Home Decor enthustiast and employee of Plumbs Loose Covers and Reupholstery.

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