Choosing a window curtain is a design decision. Yet, many homeowners choose their curtain windows only based on their functionality. Thus, aesthetical function is overlooked. Don’t do the same mistake. Here, we listed 16 amazing curtain window ideas to help you decide what curtain you should choose.
The curtain can make or break the décor of a room. That is why it is important. The question is, what kind of curtain window should you use? While we can’t answer the question for you, our ideas below will help you to find the best answer. So let’s get to them now.
Scarf Curtain Window
Something as simple as scarf curtains can bring style to the room. This is especially true if the scarf curtains have a color that complements the overall theme of the room. For example, cream scarf curtains will complement a room with white background.
If you want more style from scarf curtains, try to create a unique shape from them. Here are several things you can do and so on.
- Hang them in an unusual way
- Let them flow down to the point the edges almost touch the ground
- Create texture
Fringe Window Curtain
Need simple curtain window ideas? Try fringe window curtains. Not everyone likes elaborate design for their curtain. Some homeowners just want something simple that can style their room and be done with it. If you want the same thing, consider using fringe window curtains.
Fringe window curtains are very simple, particularly ones that look like the above. They have a simple rectangular shape, no fold, and no elaborate design. And yet, when properly placed they can add more style and interest to the room. It is so simple you can just hang it and be done with it.
Curtains within Window Frame
Curtains are often installed above the window frame. Yours don’t have to be like that. Take the example above. The curtains are not installed above the window frame.
They are installed within the window frame. It is a great option if your window doesn’t have any space above or if you want unusual styling.
Notice how the curtains are pulled to the side. Not only it is a smart way to open the curtains, but it is also a smart way to style it, too. By pulling the curtains to the side, the curtains look far more appealing than when they hang.
Modern and Bright Kitchen Curtain
The window curtain can make a break the style of the room, including the kitchen. What kinds of curtains are best for the kitchen? One of the best is curtains that can brighten the mood. In other words, curtains with bright colors like white and yellow, and cute patterns.
When you use the same color palette and patterns for the tablecloth, cushions, and curtains, you will get a kitchen that makes cooking fun. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
You can bring a more positive vibe to your kitchen with a window box. If you want to know more about window box, check out our window box ideas here.
Window Curtain Ideas for Bathrooms
For a small bathroom window, you will need a small curtain. A window curtain doesn’t need to be elaborate to be charming. Sometimes, less is more. A sliding white curtain with curtain rods looks good, too.
Combined with a black window frame, the sliding curtain makes the bathroom more interesting. When the curtain is closed, it provides a nice background for the flower to stand out.
Curtain Big Window Ideas
Next in our curtain window ideas list is monochrome window curtains. When used improperly, monochromatic colors will look dull and boring.
But, if used properly, they can look elegant, stylish and inviting. They add a minimalist vibe, too, in case you like minimalist designs.
To get elegant, stylish and inviting monochrome window curtains, use two layers of curtains. The outer layer has a darker color, like dark gray, while the inner layer has a brighter color, preferably white. The layers add style and texture, preventing the curtains from being dull and boring.
Do you like to play with your curtains? Well if you do, you might want to try to style them like the curtains in the picture. This works really well with long, thin white curtains.
All you need to do is to “criss-cross” the curtains. So, instead of the curtains flow down to the ground like usual, pull them to opposite sides. Then, create a simple knot from each so they can be pinned to the walls. Voila! You get a beautiful window décor.
Elegant Hanging Curtains
Flowing curtains look very elegant. If that’s what you want for your curtains, you will need long curtains. For the color, white is probably your best option if elegant looks are what you are after.
To enhance the elegant look, use dark curtain rods and black side ropes. These side ropes should pull and hold the curtains on one side and limit their overflow.
The contrast will make the curtains look more appealing. If you want more natural light to enter the room, use thin curtains.
Bay Window Curtain
Our previous curtain window ideas can suit bay windows. That said, we admit that bay windows need a bit different window treatment. They tend to be different from other types of windows, after all.
For bay windows, you will need several curtains, instead of one or two like other windows. The curtains should be slightly longer than the windows, preferably with neutral darker colors like neutral purple or dark gray.
Stunning Striped Curtains
One great thing about curtain window is that it doesn’t have to be full to look stylish. That’s right, even incomplete curtains like the example look stunning, too.
In the example, you can see that the hanging curtains don’t cover the whole window. This allows more natural light to enter. Not only that, since the curtains are black and white, other items can stand out, creating interesting focal points in the room.
Beautiful Window Curtain
Earlier, we said that less is more, and that’s true for certain situations. This one is another example of simple curtain window ideas that can make the room more stylish.
The curtains flow from above to down below. When the curtains are styled like this, they create folds, lines, and texture, all of which certainly add appeal and style to the room. You can make them even more appealing by adding items, like pots with plants, on the window sills.
Blue and White Curtains
Blue and white go along really well, including when used for the curtains. Just look at the curtains above. Very stylish, isn’t it?
For the blue curtains, you need to choose thick and solid curtains. On the other hand, for the white curtains, translucent and thin curtains are the better option.
The different characters counteract and balance each other. If you don’t want single colored curtains, blue and white curtains are a good option.
Most of our curtain window ideas are made of fabric. However, fabric curtains are certainly not your only option. There are other options, too. For example, curtains made of burlap.
Burlap curtains look unusual and interesting. If you need some privacy for yourself, burlap curtains can help you get that, too.
Although for people who want texture and flowing parts burlap curtains might not be the best option, they are among the best option for those who want something unique and unusual.
Sliding curtain windows are very practical. There is no need to tie or fold them. You just slide them to the side to cover or uncover the windows. The question is, can they add more style to the room? The answer is, of course, they can.
To add style to the room, use two layers of curtains on each side. The outer layer should be colored and/or patterned, while the inner layer should be white.
Black and White Short Curtains
When placed properly, black and white décor makes a room even more interesting. Of course, this applies to the curtains on the kitchen window as well.
While the other items have one color, the curtains have two. This makes the curtains easily distinguishable. Here, they serve as the focal point of the kitchen beside the hanging wreath. Thanks to the curtains, the kitchen is far from becoming boring and dull.
A kitchen window looks even better if you have a decorated window box. If you have window box yet still unsure how to style it.
Farmhouse Curtains Window
The last example in our curtain window ideas is farmhouse styled curtains. Similar to the previous example, this one is also for the kitchen window. This time, the curtains have a farmhouse style instead of black and white patterns.
The farmhouse curtains, with their unique patterns, create an interesting point of interest. This happens because of the curtains and the surrounding contrast with each other. Thanks to this, an ordinary kitchen window becomes extraordinary and stylish.
More Curtain Window Ideas
Curtain Window in Living Room
Long Curtain Window
The differences between the layers create both united and divided look at the same time. Stylish? Yes. Interesting? Absolutely.