Neutral Drapery for Timeless Home Design


Drapes not only satisfy our need for shade, privacy, and temperature control, but they also serve as an essential element of interior design. Neutral drapes are trending in home design this year. Their soft tones are timeless and versatile, offering a cohesive, polished look throughout your home. Whatever your drapery goals may be, we can all agree that drapes are an important part of a complete design. In partnership with The Shade Store, Sunbrella has curated these stunning examples for inspiration on how to incorporate neutral drapery into your home.

1. Let the Light In

Invite natural light into your home with semi-sheer drapery. This fabric offers enough light filtration to keep your space cool throughout the day, but allows for soft light to pour in, instantly brightening your space and creating warmth. 

Neutral window treatments like these semi-sheer Tinte drapes in color Ash from The Shade Store invite warm natural light into your home and make spaces feel larger.

2. Keep it Simple

Choosing the perfect window treatments to suit your space may seem overwhelming, so when in doubt, keep it simple. Often the best solution is the simplest solution! To start, try bright shades to give your space a touch of polished, modern, and understated style. 

Clean white shades from The Shade Store in Sunbrella fabric are a chic and simple solution to complete a modern aesthetic.

3. When in Doubt, Match Your Paint Color

In bright rooms, dark curtains can feel harsh and abrupt. To make your home feel more spacious, match your drapery to your wall color for a clean and bright look that won’t interrupt your design.

Selecting neutral drapes that match your wall color creates seamless cohesion and makes your room appear larger and brighter.


4. Let Pattern Do the Work

Incorporating a subtle pattern in your drapery design is an effortless way to take neutral drapes or shades to the next level. A soft pattern like the one featured below adds the perfect amount of detail without overwhelming your window treatments.

This subtle pattern from the Pendleton Collection by Sunbrella on window treatments by The Shade Store offers sophisticated style and takes a neutral shade to the next level.


5. Go Long

If you love a little dramatic flare, incorporating ceiling-to-floor drapery in your home design is the way to go. This elongates your space and gives the illusion of higher ceilings without a complete architectural makeover.

Ceiling-to-floor drapery in Sunbrella fabrics from The Shade Store creates a dramatic look and gives the illusion of higher ceilings.


6. Luxurious Layers

Layering drapery is a great way to add luxurious style to your home, and neutral tones offer the versatility to make building layers a breeze. Try styling heavy cream curtains with soft translucent shades to add richness and contrast to your window treatments.

Layering drapery and shade creates an effortlessly luxurious style that makes your home feel sophisticated and polished.

Want to see more inspired drapery ideas? Check out our 6 Drapery Ideas to Enhance Your Home feature!

Share how you style your own Sunbrella x The Shade Store drapery with us on social @Sunbrella!

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