COLORFUL CURTAINS TO BRIGHTEN A ROOM – Pop along to any curtain shop and you’ll be amazed at the huge variety of curtains that are available to you. It’s not simply the styles, or the colors but also the vast number of fabrics that you can choose from.
When it comes to choosing curtains you don’t have to necessarily hang something that is neutral to your decor, you can in fact hang curtains that really do create a contrast and these can, if given enough consideration, really enhance the overall look and feel of your home.
More often that not, people do have a tendency to go with something neutral so that their is little chance of them clashing with the decor, but lets take a moment and take a look at the examples below. All these fine examples have one thing in common – they are all colorful and while they really stand out, they also add a to the personality of the overall design.
Adding a dramatic color doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be over-bearing and in many cases bright colorful curtains can really cheer up a room and make it a happier place to be in.
Do the curtains above have too much color in them? Personally I think they are fun and funky and the photograph doesn’t really do them justice. If I were the designer here I’d mix it up a little adding a brilliant white to the walls and ceilings, with one wall – preferably opposite, a nice lime green. Note that while the curtains take on many different colors, green is the dominating color so I would go for one wall in a bright green.
As with the previous example green is the dominate color due to the amount of use. I really like these curtains because the colors are softer and you could easily match these with natural colored furnishings of any of the colors within the curtain design.
The curtains above are certainly unusual in design. However, I really like the use of all the strong colors which is broken up with the fabric being almost translucent and this is enforced with the fact that they are strips of fabric. I personally think you would need either very strong colors in the room, however this may tend to make the room a little dark and oppressive, or go with light shades of magnolia or even brilliant white on the walls to soften the overall effect and let the curtains do the talking.
I have to say the curtains above are one of my favorites that I came across in my search. I love the turquoise color, it reminds me of the tropical Indian Ocean, which is a 10 minute drive from my home. I love the softness to this design and it’s made softer by all the white, including the other white curtains. The use of the cheese-cloth type material give the appearance of a warm homely feel – I am sure there is a sandy beach just outside.
I really think the above photograph was designed to show off the range of colors and you have to give credit to the designer of this set. I think those who like lots of color would be more than happy to see this in their home. It is fun, bright and vibrant and the rug and wood flooring really sets the whole stage. Would I mix and match colors like this? Sure but I think it would need a big room and if you have the space then hanging curtains, as above, would look as they do in the photograph… wonderful!
I’ve never really been into the Patchwork Design – I’ve always found it too fussy with no real definition to it, until I looks closer at Patchwork Designs. I like the sheen of the material and the softness of the colors, with just a touch of the strong with the yellow in the bottom left hand corner. If Patch Work is your thing then these will certainly be pleasing to your eye.
I know what you’re thinking … these are shower curtains. OK, well done for the observation, but I wanted to include these because they are a perfect example of how to match the bold with the soft and there is no reason that you wouldn’t be able to buy curtains for your windows in this color and style. Look carefully and you’ll notice the dominant colors is the top border maroon. This is very beautifully offset with the soft tones of the blue, white and burnt/rust orange and then once again reinforced with the dark brown border below.
Look at the colors on the walls behind, not the subtle shades that allows the curtains to become a feature – this type of design would look fabulous in any living room or bedroom.
That’s all folks. Once again, I hope you’ve enjoyed my interpretation of the designs – I’m sure your opinions may differ and you are most welcome to leave your comments below. If you liked my article please share it with your friends. Thanks for your support.