There are some home windows that don’t usually come in pairs be it in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. While it’s easier to treat a set of windows in a room, dressing a single window is tricky enough to leave you wondering. In today’s post, we’ll discuss some simple yet stylish ways to dress up single windows.
Floor-length curtains provide a classic and tailored look to a space. For a long single window, these curtains fit perfectly adding elegance to your room. Consider silk panels and goblet pleats if you’re hanging these curtains. The length could touch the floor or just hover half an inch above the floor. You can also go for a length that’s three to six inches more and creates a puddle style on the floor. However, floor-length curtains aren’t ideal for single windows in a kitchen and bathroom because of everyday practicalities of spills and splashes.
Shades can create an illusion of height if you have short single windows. Be it Roman shades, roller shades or cellular shades, they’ll bring freshness to the window, increase their curb appeal, and add style to your interior. Bamboo woven shades are also a unique choice for dressing your single window as they provide a beautiful texture.
Valances are an amazing decorative accessory. If your single windows are narrow and short, using a valance will make them appear taller. Valances also help to add depth and detail to the room and cover up flawed architecture. Depending on your room decor and the style you want to create for the space, choose a bright fabric that complements the colours and ambience of your room.
It’s also important to choose a right-sized valance. Note that the ideal height of a valance should be one-sixth of the total height of the window. There are several styles of valances available such as Cascade, Scalloped, Karmen, Summerhouse, Carolina, Delaine and more for you to choose from.
If your single window has an oddly spaced window frame or an awkward hardware that you want to conceal, opting for a cornice is a good idea. Whether you dress up the window with curtains, draperies, blinds or shades, a cornice will add to the visual appeal of not only the window but the overall room. Make sure to choose a style and colour that complements and accentuates your decor.
When it comes to dressing up single windows, it’s crucial to measure the length, width, and height of your window accurately. This will help you pick the right window treatment. A wrong treatment can make the window seem disproportionate to the room.