Curtain Guides

I’ll be honest, since we moved into our new house and I’ve shifted my style to be more modern and streamlined, I thought I had given up on window treatments of any kind.

But the windows didn’t look modern and streamlined, they just look unfinished and forgotten about.bonus room windows without treatmentsAfter seeing Caitlin install some white panels on windows very similar to ours, it gave me pause and serious reason to reconsider.bonus room with white curtainsHow would some white grommet panels look?  It’s really gotten me thinking, maybe I was just picking the wrong curtains before.  These actually look pretty good and inline with my new style!

Just like all design elements, curtain top treatments and fabric create an affect and lend themselves to an overall design aesthetic.  I love these little guides from World Market that break down the affect of each fabric and style.  They take out some of the guesswork and that saves time and money.

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Even curtain levels can create a different style.

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This post is sponsored and brought to you by World Market.  All opinions are my own.

How do you like to finish your windows?  Do you have any go-to curtains?

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9 Comments

  1. I am there with you! I resisted curtain for a while and then I realized the windows just looked naked! LOVE the guides!

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    • Jennifer June 8, 2014

      I know, right? Resistance is futile ; ]

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  2. Although my tastes are a bit more traditional than your taste, may I say that I am thrilled that the diagram of window treatment possibilities showcases the awkward, high-on-the-wall, 1960’s rancher windows that both you and I have. :D

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    • Jennifer June 8, 2014

      Haha, would you believe I am considering installing some even higher, more awkward, totally ’60s rancher style windows in our living room? I fully realize I am creating a decorating problem for myself but I think they would work just so well!

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  3. oh those guides are super helpful- thanks for sharing!! I am a big fan of grommet curtains. My grandmother sewed the sleevetop style curtains for me for my sunroom and that style just.. well, looked like a grandmother sewed them. lol. I switched to curtain rings and it made a HUGE difference.

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    • Jennifer June 8, 2014

      LOVE curtain rings! Ikea has the best/cheapest ones I’ve found. I stalk up on those even when I don’t have an immediate use for them just in case they ever get discontinued.

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  4. Kerri June 6, 2014

    curtains, curtains, curtains. they kill me. i LOVE grommet curtains. i do find them more modern. if you have any ideas for the oddity of covering the double pocket sliding glass doors in the new place, feel free to let me know. i’m wracking my brain in order to think of something that won’t cost a fortune! ;)

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    • Jennifer June 8, 2014

      Yaknow, the previous owners had custom curtains (circa 1960 I’m sure) installed on either end of our double pocket sliding glass patio doors and they were one of the first things I removed and tossed out. Now that it’s getting warmer I’m thinking we need to address those babies soon to keep the sun and heat out. I’ll let you know what I come up with but at my rate it might be another year or so ; ]

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  5. […] the image I created when I Photoshopped curtains over the bonus room windows when I was sharing some curtain guides.  It was like tattooed on my brain (yeah, someone has been binge watching Ink Master lately).So I […]

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