How to Choose the Right Bedroom Curtains

If you’re stumped over picking bedroom curtains, check out these designer tips.

Red and White Traditional Bedroom With Monogramed Pillows

Bold Red Traditional Bedroom With Floral Curtains

Simple blue and white bedding crisply contrasts with the vibrant floral curtains and upholstered bed frame in this traditional bedroom. Built-in floor-to-ceiling shelves and cabinets frame the bed and provide lots of storage and display space.

Photo by: Ann Lowengart

Ann Lowengart

Bedroom curtains don’t just create a private haven they also add personal style. Whether you’re looking for canopy bed curtains or bedroom window curtains, there will be a look that’s perfect for you. We’ll review the most common types of bedroom curtains to help you decide which one you’ll love the most.

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Mood Lighting

Whether it’s by the light of the chandeliers or the glorious view of the sunrise, this stunning bedroom was designed to set the mood.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Soft and Sensuous

All the finest fabrics are combined to create a feeling of splendor in this super sexy retreat.

Five-Star Style

Elegant, matching nightstands and luxe, high-end wallpaper will have you searching for the “Do Not Disturb” sign in this glamorous bedroom.

©Design by Vanessa DeLeon

Urban Escape

Elaborate lighting and a dramatic canopy bed set the stage for romantic nights.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Hospitable Retreat

Designed to emulate the chic design of a boutique motel, the 2011 HGTV Dream Home guest bedroom offers a lavish getaway for singles and couples alike.

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Life of Luxury

The dazzling master suite in the 2009 Dream Home brings romance and passion to a whole new level.

Traditional Appeal

A warm and inviting master bedroom offers the perfect space for homeowners to relax and reconnect.

©Design by Dorothy Willetts

Cozy Couple

Ideal for snuggling by the fire, this elegant space was meant for sharing.

©Design by Cindy Aplanalp

Opposites Attract

By pairing a sensuous chocolate brown with delicate blue, designer Jamie Hertzlinger was able to create a sexy space with a splash of whimsy.

©Design by Jamie Herzlinger

Delicate Decor

A neutral color scheme and flowing draperies give this bedroom a graceful, ethereal quality.

©Design by SPI Design

Love Nest

Love birds will find a heavenly escape in this spacious bedroom adorned with romantic design and a luxurious canopy bed.

Photo By: Gibeon Photography

Finer Things

Keep excess distractions at a minimum with simple, sophisticated decor.

©Design by Wonderland Homes

Ruby Romance

Romance abounds in this sultry space. Velvet bedding, a deep red hue and ornate gold accents make this bedroom a sexy getaway within the home.

©Design by Charles Neal

Safari Nights

Mix subtle animal prints and tropical foliage for a bedroom that dares to walk on the wild side.

©Design by Kim Smart

Layered Look

Layers of fabric mix with soft patterns and neutrals for a comfy, cozy feel in this peaceful bedroom.

©Design by Jamie Herzlinger

Smokin' Hot

A roaring fireplace takes center stage in this classic boudoir built for two.

©By Celebrity Communities

Canopy Bed Curtains

Even a modest bed can be a focal point when draped with canopy curtains. There are a couple of types of canopy bed drapes to consider:

Coronas – In this canopy type, fabric is hung above the bed by a crown (hence, corona), typically of wood, and then left to trail down either side of the bed. Some have holdbacks on either side of the headboard

Drapery backdrop – Hang curtains on the wall behind the bed, either from beneath a valance or from a rod, for instant elegance. This is also a good way to insulate against fluctuating temperatures in older homes, and to dampen sound.

Four-poster drapes – When you say canopy, most people think of curtains suspended from the top rails of a four-poster bed. While this is traditionally used in girls’ rooms, when grown-up furniture and fabrics are used, nothing is more romantic.

Bedroom Window Curtains

Curtains come in a variety of styles, typically categorized by their headers (the way the top of the drape is finished). Basic header types include:

·         Gathers

·         Pinch pleats

·         Tab tops

·         Grommet tops

·         Swags

Bedroom curtains are often formal or feminine, and so they often include toppers like swags, valances or window scarves.

The curtain panels can hang straight to the floor, puddle on the floor, be swept back by ties or displayed in a variety of classic drapes, like bishop’s sleeves or jabots.

Bedroom Curtain Fabric Ideas

In a bedroom, fabrics can veer toward the outright romantic and elegant, or toward lighter, trendier patterns. But this is a room that most people go traditional in, where plaids, stripes and florals dominate. Though geometric prints have taken center stage in the last five years, from chevrons to Greek keys. Geometrics help balance the design evenly between masculine and feminine.

Because bedrooms are typically low-traffic rooms, it’s possible to use fabrics here that you might not use other places, like silk or velvet. Lined curtains are a necessity if you want to limit the light coming in for better sleep. Blackout curtains are also a natural choice, blocking light as well as some sound, and creating a quiet sanctuary.

Bedroom curtains give you a chance to express your style. Whether you choose a traditional floral or a trendy geometric, your room will be a beautiful haven and a perfect reflection of you.

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