Curtains have the power to change the entire look and feel of a room. It's amazing how such a simple change or addition can turn any space in the home into a room that looks like it was decorated by a professional interior designer. For example, hanging window curtains just a bit higher and wider than your window frame, you can make a room look taller and bigger! There are so many creative ways to use curtains in your home décor style, whether it's by using your favorite pattern, hanging style, or by using curtains in a new and creative way. The options are truly limitless when it comes to decorating with curtains and drapes.
Are you looking for a way to be more creative with your home décor? Check out these creative ways to use curtains to help with your next room remodel or room décor update! You’ll be glad you found these creative tips and tricks to help transform your room!
First and foremost, people use curtains to hang over their windows – but curtain decoration doesn’t have to stop there. Check out this creative use of curtains that goes outside of the box to recreate the feel of a luxury bedroom by setting the curtains wider than the window. By setting the tan curtains to the side of the window and using a sheer curtain for the window over the bed the room looks bigger and well put together.
Photo: Crafty Sisters
If you have kids who share a room, you know the struggle most parents never hear the end of – each child wants their own private space. No matter how much the kiddos get along, everyone likes some of their own space to retreat to at the end of the day. Perhaps one of the kids would like their room decorated one way, while the other would like a completely different style. Take a look at how Heather used curtains to divide her kids shared room during this Home Made Lovely home tour. Hanging curtains in the center of the room can help solve these problems. It can help create a sense of two unique and private spaces!
Photo: Life Made Lovely
Curtains are the perfect affordable solution to room dividers, especially when you are saving up for your newborn! If you have a master bedroom with enough space, curtains are a great way to keep the nursery near or in your bedroom, but they also offer a way to close off the space when it is nap time. Using a curtain room divider can also make getting up for those midnight feedings easier, as your little one is only a few steps from you. See the comical journey one wife and husband took to create this convenient nursery space!
Photo: Boxy Colonial
Another great use for curtains as room dividers is for creating that guest bedroom you have always wanted but haven’t been able to find the space for. Instead of knocking down walls to create a new bedroom and having to then put up new walls, simply hang decorative curtains to create an additional bedroom and privacy for your guests. Not sold on the idea just yet? See how beautiful a guest bedroom with the help of privacy curtains can be here.
Do you hate how messy your laundry room gets? Who doesn’t?! The dryer sheets go everywhere, there are so many bottles of softener and detergent, and maybe you also store other household cleaning products here. The laundry room easily becomes an eyesore – so why not use curtains to hide all of the storage like Kimberlee of The Fancy Shack did? Creating a clean and attractive laundry room is easy when you hide your shelving and cleaners with curtains. You can even go a step further and place a shelf over your washer and dryer, hang a curtain rod from there and hide your washer and dryer too!
Photo: The Fancy Shack
Speaking of hiding storage, curtains are an excellent way to hide your clothing storage too! Swap out closet doors with curtains for a decorative and softer approach to hiding away your items. One way to get creative is by purchasing wardrobes to fit next to your bed for additional clothing and accessory storage like Sherry and John of Young House Love did. Make the closets look like a luxury décor decoration by finishing them with your choice of curtain to match your bedroom interiors.
Photo: Young House Love
Another creative way to use curtains outside of just hanging them over your windows is to use them as a faux bed canopy. Using sheer curtains can help bring in a degree of softness to your space, which can help turn it into the ultimate relaxation room. Simply find the right decorative curtain rods and color curtains and hang them up! See how Lauren made a designer bedroom with the help of a curtain bed canopy.
Photo: I am That Lady
If you want the true bed canopy feel, you can also hang curtains all the way around the perimeter of your bed. This way, you can close the canopy curtains whenever you would like. You can opt for a sheer fabric or a patterned fabric. This is not only a decorative accent, but also a functional one for anyone who enjoys keeping the windows open during a warm summer night. Keep the bugs away from you while you sleep with a mesh canopy. See how Laura brought this look to life!
Photo: Olive and Love
Have you ever wanted to create your own private reading oasis? Creating a reading nook out of curtains is easy to do for both kids and adults alike. Either find a corner space in your room to hang the curtains from ceiling to floor or place a curtain by a window seat to create a private space where you can escape into the words of a good book and forget about the world outside! See how Robin created this fun reading nook in her home!
Photo: Keep Home Simple
We hope these posts have inspired you to get creative with how you decorate your home with curtains. Whether you are looking to hide unsightly storage, decorate your windows, create a dreamy bed canopy, or just want to give your space some warmth, curtains are an affordable alternative to other pricey room remodels.
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