Update your windows

Update your window dressings and transform your room with the latest fabrics and designs for curtains, blinds and shutters. (Part two of two)

TODO alt text

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.