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5 Must Know Tips for Styling Curtains & Shades

As a wise person once said, “The Room isn’t Finished ‘till the drapes are hung”.

When it comes to window coverings, there are a few by the book basics to follow - don't go too narrow,  do use enough fabric, don't go too short but do hang high. It can be intimidating, we know.  That’s why we’ve come up with some inspiration to help you along in the wonderful world of window coverings.

When Windows Go Low, Go High

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Windows are a focal point in a room, and drapery first serves a function but can make a strong statement in the feel of the room.  Hanging your draperies high and wide accentuate both the windows and the room, making the window look twice as big, and lifting the room in perceived height. 

Let There Be Light

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Unless you’re designing a bedroom, you likely don’t need blackout shades.  Opt instead for sheer light fabrics that allow the natural sunlight stream into the room and create a casual, breezy look.  Sheer Belgian Linen is perfect to achieve this look. 

Match your Curtains to the Wall Color

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When selecting the shade of your fabric, the general rule of thumb is to go a shade lighter or darker than your wall color.  With that in mind, you can also match your drapes to the exact color of the walls to add an element of understated elegance.  Get this look with Belgian Flax Linen in Mist Grey

Reconsider Roman Shades

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In the school of window coverings, curtains are definitely the popular kids. But don’t underestimate the cool factor that Roman Shades can bring to your space.  They are the perfect solution when curtains won’t cut it, when your window is perched above and extended sill or above a tub, for example.  Get the look with Belgian Flax Linen Roman Shades in Optic White.

Power to the Puddle

Barn & Willow: 5 Must Know Tips for Styling Curtains & Shades

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Pooling your drapes can provide a relaxed bohemian touch in even the most sophisticated of spaces.  To achieve the look, hang your drapes so they puddle two to three inches on the floor.  It will create a stunning carefree effect.  Learn more about how to achieve your perfect puddle here.

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