And we finish our "textile week" with tips, ideas and tricks to decorate with curtains in an original and alternative way. And its use does not have to be restricted to the windows. If we throw a little imagination we will find new uses that generally will have as common denominator a cheaper cost than its usual alternative and very personal style.
Of course, either of the two previous posts, both the one on curtain hanging systems and the one on decorative trends, will apply perfectly to any of these solutions. Shall we begin?
If we want a diaphanous and open distribution in our home, using curtains to delimit each room is a good alternative option. It allows us to frame and differentiate one space from another temporarily and remove the curtains when we want a continuous space for visitors.
Curtains as room dividers are a light and decorative system to give privacy to one or more areas of our house. They work especially well in contemporary and bohemian style environments because of their organic and neat character.
You can choose curtains in the same tone or color as your walls if you want them to blend in with the space, or go for a different color if you prefer them to contrast with the rest of your home.
The bed area is an intimate space and there is nothing better than a curtain to create that private setting in a relaxed or romantic way.
In this case you have the option of placing the curtains on either side of the bed hanging from a canopy or a light fastening system, or framing the area before the bedroom to your bed with them as an antechamber to the sleeping space.
In both cases, choose soft, fine, natural fabrics such as linen or cotton that allow air circulation for optimal comfort during the night.
The curtains were originally designed to frame windows, but why not also take advantage of them to recreate a warm space as a bed headboard? Its fall and texture make them the perfect alternative to delimit the main wall giving a point of character and style to the bedroom without taking up much space and without costing us a kidney.
Is there anything simpler than opening a door? Yes, drawing a curtain. Undoubtedly, curtains as an alternative use to your closet doors are a light and pleasant option when getting dressed every morning: In one fell swoop you can see all your clothes or hide them when you have a little messy.
The result is very elegant and practical if you want to give another style to your bedroom out of the conventional.
If you want to dress up your glass enclosures such as doors or shower enclosures, the curtain is the most suitable. They provide warmth and privacy in cases of shared bathroom maximizing its functionality in the day to day and creating a more pleasant atmosphere. You can also use the curtains to frame access without doors such as terraces or porches and create different areas.
Although the use of curtains in showers and bathtubs is more than usual in bathrooms around the world, an original option that is out of the ordinary, especially to give a chic and feminine touch to this room, is to use fine curtains with lace and reliefs as if it were a small altar.
These types of curtains look especially good with freestanding bathtubs and in vintage and shabby chic styles.
If you have been left wanting more, here is one more small sample of how to decorate with curtains in an original way as inspiration.