Windows are usually the last thing on your list to deal with when you're taking on a room makeover. But trust us: You don't want to skip over this detail or hastily choose a "make-do" option. Instead, give your windows proper flair with a dressing that makes a statement and pulls a room together. The right treatment will make a world of difference!
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The black, vertical stripe on these semi-sheer curtains can give a living room just the type of modern detail you didn't know you were missing. Bonus: These repel dust, pet dander, and other air-borne irritants.
If you're going the curtain route, don't forget your hardware. Umbra's sleek yet classy gold pole is the perfect rod if you're looking for something streamlined that can still make an impact.
Pretty in pink, anyone? We're loving the fun, punchy watermelon-like hue of these sheer voile panels.
Here's a great option if you're either A) no good with installing hardware (no judgement), or B) looking for something temporary: This blackout blind has a self-adhesive strip, making set-up crazy-easy. Plus, we're pretty much digging the gold start motif, which we probably wouldn't pick for a living room, but in a themed bathroom or nook, could be oh-so-fun.
Say it with us: No! Vertical! Blinds! Sorry, but we just really dislike those standard white flaps you see in every rental. Banish them for good with an option that is so much more creative — these woven sliding panels, which will add natural texture and depth to your room.
While we've always been fans of industrial-inspired hardware, this window idea has recently moved to the top of our inspiration list. Could it be because we keep seeing similar styles in celebrity homes? We think yes.
If curtains aren't your thing, sometimes all you need is a simple, Roman-style shade. This one is cordless, making it a great option for nurseries or kids' rooms.
Craving some farmhouse style? Look no further than this checked tie-up shade which feels like the perfect marriage of blinds and curtains.
Of course if you want to go farmhouse-chic, but need something a bit more simple and modern, try this checked shade.
We came across these pretty pom-pom-adorned curtains in Walmart's kids' curtains section, but, tbh, we'd totally put these up in our home office or bedroom.
If you're doing curtains, don't forget the tie-backs! We're crushing on these cotton rope tie-backs, which, depending on the color you choose, can add a slight nautical or boho vibe to your window.
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