Today I’m going to just show you curtains from a model home that I have fallen in love with and want to copy. This house is my #1 inspiration. I get inspiration from many places, and I have hundreds of inspiration pictures filed away on my desktop, but for now, here are the windows my windows want to be when my house finally grows up.
Here’s the family room in the model home. In addition to loving the valance and curtains, I just love how they’ve decorated the room and this is my inspiration picture for my family room (which I’m sure I’ll be working on for years).
I love how they hung a valance over the set of 3 windows instead of hanging a rod and curtains in between each window. It’s hard to tell but if you look closely you can see that there’s actually a curtain panel on either side hanging down behind the fake plants. I also love that the back wall is painted dark brown as a contrasting color. If you want your home to look “finished” like a model home, just remember to hang curtains, add LOTS of fake (or real) plants, and lots of accent pillows.
I hadn’t thought to do window treatments in the breakfast area this way until I saw these. I love that the curtains are hung from a rod, but then there’s a fake venetian looking curtain against the window. So purdy. As a side note, I WANT that table!
So of course after I saw the fake venetian curtains I just had to know exactly how they made and hung them. Check this out. So clever!
Cardboard tubes. Yup, from what I can tell, they simply stuck cardboard tubes inside each of the fabric folds to keep them fluffy and not flat looking. This is when I usually go “Dur! Seriously? Why on earth did I not think of that?!?!?”
(Edited to add: This fabric can be found HERE)
The dining room curtains I think are my favorite. First off, I have a love affair with the color brown (I know, so boring, but I digress). Second off, the fabric is just so so adorable. I’m considering hunting down this exact print for my dining room. The curtain panels are easily hung from wooden round hangers on a wooden curtain rod. This look can so easily be replicated for super cheap.
Here’s a closer look at how the curtain panels were hung.
And check out this beautiful fabric! I just love love love this fabric.
My new home doesn’t have rounded windows, but my old house did. I spent the 5 years I lived there trying to figure out how on earth to hang curtains from them. So as my public service for the day, here is a picture of how to hang curtains from rounded windows.
All they did was hang curtain panels from wooden curtain rod rings and then from a wooden rod. So easy and they look beautiful.
For the tie back, they just used a strip of fabric and wrapped a little jute around it. Cheap and easy way to add some texture.
In my new bathroom I have a tub just like this one except I have two windows instead of one. (One is exactly where this one is, and the other is perpendicular to this one where the picture is.) I love that they just hung a valance above the window and I especially love the cute pleats. I’m thinking they need some blinds or something though or they might give their neighbor a show. 😉
Here’s a close-up of the pleats.
The game room has some adorable venetian-style curtains.
And of course, who would have thought?! cardboard tubes covered in white paper in each pleat to create the depth.
I just have to incorporate these curtains into my daughters room somehow. Aren’t they just precious?! The colored ruffles are killing me. Lurve it!
And of course I took a close-up so I could copy how the curtain was hung as well as how it was sewn together!
Here’s another way to hang curtains if you have a wall of windows.
Yet another cute valance. Are valances making a come-back or something?
And one final valance.
I’m starting to think a lot more about window treatments and how I’m going to use them in my home. I’ve never really been motivated to hang curtains, but after looking at hundreds of pictures of windows and walking through countless model homes, I’m realizing just how vital a good window treatment is to finishing off the look of a room.
It’s not only having a window treatment, but also the fabric used for each treatment. I love all the bold prints and colors used for each window treatment. I’m going to take the opportunity to really go bold and add flair to each of my rooms with the fabric I choose for each window. I plan on sewing all of my own curtains and making all my own valances. I’m assuming they aren’t too hard, and there are plenty of tutorials online that give step by step instructions on how to make any type of window treatment.
Good luck creating your very own window treatments!