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