Update your window dressings and transform your room with the latest fabrics and designs for curtains, blinds and shutters. (Part two of two)
1 When decorating a room with windows and French doors, dressing them with the same fabric will pull the scheme together. Achillea Summer cotton fabric: from £138 for a blind measuring (H)76x(W)65cm, and from £205 for curtains measuring (H)137(W)127cm, both Hillarys. Prices include measuring and fitting.
2 Intricately carved wood composite wall panels in black and white can be used as a decorative, clever window treatment, £39.95 per panel, (H)45x (W)45cm, Nordic House.
3 A bold pattern can be the starting point for a new scheme. These retro-inspired Imperial Mustard lined polyester eyelet curtains are available in five sizes, from £25.99 for (H)137x(W)117cm, Curtains & Curtains. Matching tiebacks and cushions are also available.
4 Resistant to water, humidity and moisture, vinyl shutters are perfect for bathrooms and kitchens. Apollo Blinds’ Lifestyle Shutter collection includes made-to-measure vinyl designs in three shades of white – Cotton, Pearl and Vanilla – from £350 per m².
5 Bring the outdoors in with this etched-glass-effect, peel-and-stick willow design. The thin, UV-protected clingfilm adheres to the window without the need for adhesive. This unique alternative to curtains and blinds provides privacy while blocking unwanted views, £6.98 per sheet, (W)34x(L)100cm, Dotty Frog Décor.
6 Contrasting slats in a Venetian blind create a striking effect. Choose a base colour, then use a bright shade for a horizontal band or alternate stripe effect. Wooden Venetian blind in Stark, with tape and contrasting band in Lulu, from £153 for (H)61x(W)61cm, Timberlux.
7 The Twist polyester roller blind is made up of two layers of alternate transparent and non-transparent panels for a simple yet effective method of controlling light and privacy in a room. The design pictured is Red Twist in 5860 Symphony, from £171 for (H)60x(W)60cm, Luxaflex.
8 Velux windows need only a simple roof blind. Bella polyester fabric blind in Pesto, from £68.14 for (H)70x(W)55cm, The Fabric Box.
9 Mix and match patterns in co-ordinating colours to create interest in a room. Curtains made from Jamboree linen fabric in Mulberry, £82 per m; blinds made from Flume linen fabric in Mulberry, £82 per m, both Prestigious Textiles.
10 A mix of curtains and blinds makes a focal point of a window. Francesca Damask eyelet cotton/polyester mix fabric curtains, from £40 for (H)137x(W)135cm; Eloise Jacquard polyester/cotton mix fabric Roman blind in Charcoal, from £45 for (H)120x(W)60cm, both Next.
11 As well as curtains and blinds, choose from The Natural Curtain Company’s range of fabrics to make matching accessories. Cotton roller blind in Fraise, £15 per m; cotton, lined pencil pleat curtains in Celeste, £28 per m; cotton tablecloth and cushions in Peony, £27 per m.
12 For an on-trend look, try the Ikat Spot cotton/polyester mix fabric roller blind in navy, (H)160x(W)91cm, £16.99, Argos.
13 It can be difficult to operate a single blind for a large window. Two individual blinds are more manageable and help to control light and privacy. Blind made from brushed cotton Jubilee Square fabric by Wendy Bray, in Blackcurrant/Orange, £36 per m, Sanderson.
14 Panels show off a pretty design and are an economical option, using far less fabric than full curtains. These viscose/linen/polyester mix fabric panels are Paloma in Blue (left), and Carmen in Spring (right), from £44 per m, both Voyage Decoration.