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WINDOW DRESSING


DRESSING THE ROOM
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I see them too.
Magazines full of rooms with beautiful windows.
Bare windows.


But face it,
bare is just not practical.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

At some point in the day you need to reduce the light in a room
to prevent fading of fabrics,
to protect art, floors, paint,
furniture

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Then there is the privacy factor.
Even if you live on acres and acres of land with no close neighbors
it still feels a little creepy at night to have uncovered windows.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
But my #1 reason for draperies isn't either of these.
It's quite simply - beauty.

PINTEREST

Having bare windows is like getting all ready for the party and forgetting the pretty dress.
Draperies dress the window.
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They add texture or pattern,
extend the color palette,
add height.
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They can be functional and block light when you need them to,
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add privacy,

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color and texture

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or simply frame the view.

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They can make a window appear larger or taller, depending on how they are hung.

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They finish the room.


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My personal preference is window treatments that are simple and non-fussy, with good volume.

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I hate elaborate designs, drapes that don't quite reach the ground, or skimpy skinny panels.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
Simple doesn't mean, however, that they shouldn't feel luxurious.


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These curtains pull the rich warm red all the way to the ceiling...


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and although these drapes are neutral in color, they frame the windows and draw the eye to the mirror, the paneling, and up to the detailed dentil molding

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Functional as well as beautiful, these draperies protect beautiful rugs and upholstery from the sun's damaging rays, as well as creating the perfect focal point for this room

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and these accentuate the lovely high ceilings and tall windows


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In a bedroom, with 3 french doors for windows, they are essential for privacy and 
a little shut eye after the sunrise


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There are so many details you can add for that touch of elegance


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but whether custom, or store bought
make sure they are lined
and if necessary - interlined...
so they don't look skimpy..








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