Whether it's elegant draperies, Roman shades or a simple swath of fabric, every window needs the perfect complement.
With '20s-era wallpaper already gracing a client's dining room walls, Charleston-based designer Angie Hranowsky knew the Southern space needed a little modern oomph. brings both color and energy to a room peppered with antiques.
Schuyler Samperton only has 650 square feet to work with in her Miami Beach getaway, so slim shades keep things light. "Organic, woven things, like those blinds and the rope hammock chair in the bedroom, never feel like they're taking up too much room," she says.
A Roman shade in 's Lexington adds pattern to a master bedroom covered with a hemp. Designer Joe Lucas sourced the custom bed from .
"When I was looking for a trim to finish off the edges of the silk taffeta curtains in the dining room, I found some old saris in an import store on New York's Second Avenue," says Frank de Biasi of a Manhattan duplex. "I love using antique fabrics whenever possible."
This Georgetown rowhouse didn't have too many windows to begin with, so Sarah Bartholomew used sheers for maximum light. Reproduction Regency chairs from function as both seating and art.
Between the malachite-colored headboard and chair, a San Francisco bedroom can't get enough green. The Roman shades in the print keep the theme going.
Because this guest room faces a busy San Francisco street, designer Julie Kleiner chose curtains in Glant's Wool Sateen, trimmed in Schumacher's Anniston silk taffeta, to make a cozy cocoon.
In this Florida pied-à-terre, designer Amanda Lindroth chose a green Norbar Fabrics linen to play up the apple art over the bed. The tall drapes against Benjamin Moore's Salmon Peach walls creates contrast and makes the room feel bigger.
"[My client] loves dressy, detailed curtains, but to pull it off I knew I had to find neutral cotton trim with no shine," designer Catherine Brown Paterson says of the window treatments in a Long Island home bedroom. "A sheen would have sent these master bedroom curtains over the top." Curtains are Scalamandré's Chi'en Dragon, walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Blue Bonnet, and all trim is from Passementerie, Inc.
Even though we often say decors that match too well are a decorating don't, the Marvic Textile designer Jane Hawkins Hoke chose for the walls and valances in this North Carolina room, called Peonies, are a super sweet pair.
A master bathroom's circular motif is echoed by a Roman shade in Schumacher's Soleil L.A. Print, Ann Sacks's Beau Monde Glass Mosaics tile, and a round stool found on Etsy.
"Cobalt was a fun way to steer clear of the typical all-white kitchen," says Mark D. Sikes, who chose Farrow & Ball's Stiffkey Blue for the cheery island in this California home and a China Seas fabric for the Roman shade to complement it.
Living room curtains made of Carleton V's Elise echo the blue thread running throughout an all-American home in Rhode Island.
A portrait hangs between windows curtained in Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Bodrum Stripe in a rural estate.
A powder room's existing citrus-yellow wallpaper looks even fresher with the addition of a window shade in a chartreuse silk, trimmed in Barbara Barry's Tang Tassel — both by Krave.
In a rustic dining room, window casings painted in Fine Paints of Europe's 7495 and DeVenco shades relate to the colors in Patterson Flynn Martin's Royal Edition rug, without matching them exactly.
In a double-height living room, curtains in Osborne & Little's Serenissima hang in the center, Schumacher's Kasari Ikat at the sides, and Malabar's Carom at the left.
The overscale paisley in Peter Dunham's Isfahan fabric was inspired by a Persian textile he found in Paris.
Lavender curtains and a coordinating lampshade add softness to the masculine palette in a one-bedroom apartment.
"I'm a pushover for gingham curtains," says designer Jeffrey Bilhuber. Made of Chelsea Textiles' Large Check, they create a focal point in the master bedroom of a colorful farmhouse.
The flame-stitch cotton curtain fabric, Carleton V's Alexandria, plays up the verdant walls in a colorful San Francisco home.
Living room curtains in Sahco's Linora are trimmed in a custom fabric to pick up the hues of the striped chairs in a San Francisco home.
Oversize tiebacks gather the curtains in a Missouri master bedroom "like a brooch on an Empire-waist gown," designer Kelee Katillac says. She drew the urn and had it embroidered.
A Palm Beach, Florida, living room has the atmosphere of "a tropical cabana," says designer T. Keller Donovan. The valance in Brunschwig & Fils' Coral is embellished with Robert Allen's Scroll Braid.
In the master bedroom of a Florida home, curtains in Groves Bros.' Ceci cotton feel painterly. "You're not sure if they're blue or green," says designer Mara Miller.
Jane Austen-inspired curtains and matching silk blend on the walls — 's Caserta Satin — give a Kansas City dining room its rose-quartz flush. The matching shutters are covered in 's Glow Stripe.
Velvet-trimmed Bergamo curtains make a Chicago townhouse's master bedroom feel extremely grand.
Curtain fabric in a starfish-and-coral pattern by Zimmer + Rohde fits perfectly in a Bermuda-style home.
Bows add a couture touch to living room curtains, and gold-leafed cast-iron birds perch on rods.