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7 Best Ways To Dress a Sash Window

by Francesca Coleman Carr

Living rooms are often the most used room in the house, especially when it comes to hosting. From inviting friend’s round for a games night, to hosting Christmas morning unwrapping the presents under the tree. We all want our living rooms to look stylish and inviting. Especially when your Aunt Janet is visiting, she always has a comment or two about the décor but this year you will be prepared!

Revitalise your space with our top seven suggestions for dressing your windows.

Net Curtains

When you think of net curtains, you may think there is only one style and one colour available but that is simply not the case. There are a wide range of styles available spanning from the traditional to the contemporary. Available in a wide range of colours, net curtains can match your living space perfectly without breaking the budget!

Use Tiebacks

Tiebacks are a wonderful way to add style and elegance to your curtains presentation. They are also a great way to showcase a view. If you want to be able to pull your curtains to the side for a delicate swooping style or a more formal look, tiebacks are the answer. Tiebacks range from very simple and formal fabric tiebacks to fancy ropes and tassels for a grander effect.

The Best of Both Worlds

Often, we assume that we should have one or the other, curtains or blinds, but why not combine the two styles? They can often complement each other greatly. If you already own blinds or are thinking of installing some, why not add curtains for that aesthetic benefit. We have often found that curtains are a great way to soften the look of blinds as well as adding warmth and cosiness to any room.

Go from the Bottom Up

A different but very modern and stylish alternative to your bog-standard curtains are bottom up blinds. These blinds can be fixed directly to a windowsill and are pulled up along cords that line up with window sash bars. The blinds are pulled from the bottom up rather than from the top down.

They allow for privacy in your home while also allowing for natural light to continue flooding into your home. A great advantage of these blinds is that they allow for heightened privacy and are easy to use. They also eliminate the glare from outside on your television screen without closing all of the curtains and completely darkening the room. A stunning and stylish alternative to curtains.

Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds tend to bring a touch of class to your living room and they come in many versatile styles, as well as a wide range of stains and varnish levels that can match your panelled walls, furniture and hardwood floors. Another very important factor is that wooden blinds are very easy to revamp or redecorate: if you are going for a different colour in your living room, rather than having to re-place your blinds you can simply re-varnish them.

Choose your fabrics correctly

Fabric is an essential part of choosing curtains, since the material will dictate how well your curtains function and hold up over time. Sunlight will fade fabrics over time so, if your room allows for a lot of natural sunlight, it is smart to avoid bright colours as they tend to fade faster.
Linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best. Some fabrics help to keep out the cold. Many hotels use suede, velvet, tapestry, or tweed, since their weight helps block out light and keep heat in.

Invest in Cosy Curtains

Curtains can add a wonderfully cosy, snug feel to a living space. To make your living space look loftier and grander, simply hang your curtains as wide and as high to the ceiling as possible. This is a great way of adding visual height to any room. Curtains reduce the cold and heat and can also dampen noise. Great curtains are an investment, not just financially, but also stylistically.
We hope this article has started those creative ideas flowing. Let us know below if there have been any particular styles that have worked for you and your windows.

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Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.

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