How to Find the Best Curtains for Your Living Room

by Ellen Johnson 04/25/2022

The right window treatments can add personality and depth to any room. No matter the size or amount of windows in a space, curtains are a key part of your interior design and personal style. If you’re wanting to refresh the look of your living room with new curtains, here are some great ideas to inspire you:

Matching Monotones

If you have mostly neutral tones in your living room, consider carrying them through with the curtains. You can create depth even with a monotone color scheme by choosing a simple pattern for the curtains that will complement the rest of the decor. Keeping the colors uniform will keep prints from looking too busy.

Perfect Patterns

Don’t be afraid to use patterned curtains. As long as you choose the correct scale and type of pattern for your window dressings, you’ll add to the room rather than compete with it. Some excellent examples of patterns to try are large-scale gingham, chevrons and wide stripes. For floor-to-ceiling windows, opt for larger prints. Smaller windows are better suited for detailed patterns as the design won’t disappear in the amount of extra fabric.

Statement Shades

Curtains are an easy way to add a pop of statement color to your living room. If there is a bold new color that you have been wanting to try adding into your decor, use window dressings as a starting point. Some trending curtain colors include emerald green and coral. Choose a color that you can carry throughout the room’s design with some smaller pieces to make the choice cohesive.

Sheer Layers

Pleated sheer curtains are a romantic classic, especially when layered. To maximize natural light and create an airy sense of calm in your living room, opt for multiple layers of sheer curtains. Chiffon panels are an excellent choice and soften the look of any room, no matter the size and shape of the windows.

Accordion Folds

While considered dated by some designers, accordion folded curtains are making a comeback in contemporary design. Hanging curtains in this style works especially well for bold statement patterns and unique textures. You can go with bright colors or stay neutral and enjoy the classic depth the folding creates. Try this look if you have tall, thin windows to balance them out and indulge in this trend.

About the Author
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Ellen Johnson

I am a longtime time resident of Plymouth, I started my love of the area as a summer resident who was lucky enough to spend summers at the beautiful Priscilla Beach. I am a successful business owner who owned the first salon and day spa in Plymouth. I sold that business and started a highly successful women's clothing and accessory store also located in Plymouth.  My love of the area and real estate brought me to a new chapter in my life full time real estate sales.

Leveraging my experience as a business owner known for outstanding client service, high tech marketing and a personal touch that is needed in a real estate transaction I have guided my sellers and buyers through the complicates process of a real estate transaction. I am proud to say that I received the International Diamond Society designation, awarded to the top 11% of all Coldwell Banker Affiliated Sale Associates consecutively the most recent year 2020.

I am grateful for my wonderful husband and 3 beautiful children. Also, to live on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I can truly say there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME!