Window Treatments 101: Are Drapes Really in Style?

Short answer: YES! Especially if you’re not into super-ultra-stark-modern design…which if you’re reading my blog, is likely the case.

The draperies of today definitely don’t look like the giant balloon swags of the 80’s or the lacy country curtains of the 60’s. Honestly, though, most drapery panel styles are pretty darn timeless – it’s really more that fabric tastes change as trends change. But of course, if you’re after a collected, timeless look, it shouldn’t matter if the fabric you select is “trendy!”

Schumacher Custom Draperies Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Hudson
Schumacher’s Citrus Garden is an archival Josef Frank 1947. Yep, you read that right. 1947.

Fun, timeless prints – and of course solids – can outlast any trend.

Solid orange drapery panels contrasting blue walls Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Ohio
Solid orange panels create a beautiful contrast to the blue walls. What decade is this from? It’s not obvious, since the colors aren’t super trendy.

Panels don’t have to be plain, if you don’t want them to be. Draperies can be one of the biggest stars of the room!

Drapery Panels and Vintage Rug in British Inspired Home Lindsey Putzier Design Studio
The drapery panels and vintage rug are the stars in this room!
Close up of Custom Drapery Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Hudson Oh
Check out the details! So fun!

Draperies really do “finish” a room. Check out this “during” photo.

Transition of British Inspired Family Room Space without Window treatments Lindsey Putzier Design Studio
No drapes. Kinda sad.

And now, behold the completed room, with custom draperies!!

British Inspired Home Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Hudson Ohio
Drapes make a big difference! (Ok, there’s also art…so that helps too…)

Draperies aren’t just for timeless, eclectic rooms. Drapes look just as good in contemporary spaces.

Drapery in sleek, contemporary Family Room Space Lindsey Putzier Design Studio
Check out those beauties in this sleek, contemporary space.
Close up of Draperies with Trim in Family Room Space Lindsey Putzier Design Studio
Here’s a close-up of those panels – yes, they even have TRIM!

So yes – the long answer is also, ” Add drapes to your house.” Not ever room needs drapes, but some definitely do! Not sure if your house needs drapes or some other kind of window treatment? Contact me and we’ll discuss!

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