34 Window Treatment Ideas That'll Dramatically Improve Your View

Bonus: Some styles make your windows look bigger, too.

schuyler samperton bedroom swing
Annie Schlechter

Window treatments are a seriously important — and often overlooked — part of a room. They can be functional, purely decor, or strike a balance between the two, depending on your space and the amount of natural light you receive. Whether it's flowing drapes, Roman shades, or simple shutters, we've got inspo upon inspo for you.

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schuyler samperton bedroom swing
Annie Schlechter
Matchstick Blinds

If you've got a small space, opt for slim blinds that'll still let natural light in. Organic, woven fabrics keep a space feeling light and airy.

Hanging Chair, $29, wayfair.com

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joe lucas bedroom
Karyn R. Millet
Roman Shade

Use a Roman shade to add pattern to a room. If you're wary of it feeling too bold, keep the wall a neutral tone.

Floral Roman Shade, $5, amazon.com

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sarah bartholomew antique chairs
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Sheer Curtains

If you're lacking on windows, choose sheer panels for maximum light. It'll help keep the room from feeling too closed off.

Sheer Panels, $57, wayfair.com

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martha angus and katie mccaffrey bedroom desk
James Carrière
Botanical Blinds

Even if you're stuck in the city, you can feel closer to nature with the help of some botanical-printed Roman shades. Keep the vibe going with greens, blues, and fresh or silk florals.

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martha angus and katie mccaffrey bedroom desk
James Carrière
Neutral Curtains

Curtains = instant cozy factor. Choose a neutral color for a calming, soft space.

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JONNY VALIANT
Tall Curtains

Tall drapes create contrast and make a room feel bigger. The bold green in this room plays off the art above the bed.

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Miescisko
Round Patterned Shades

The circular pattern on these Roman shades echoes the round stool and mosaic shower tiles. The bright yellow adds a sunny, cheery pop to the bathroom.

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AMY NEUNSINGER
Complementary Colored Window Shades

Blue and white is a classic kitchen color combination. In addition to a cobalt island, this kitchen incorporates the hue in with the shades.

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isfahan fabric
Amy Neunsinger
Paisley Window Treatments

The overscale paisley in these shades was inspired by a Persian textile. A neutral color palette makes the pattern more subtle.

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lavender curtains
Maura McEvoy
Lavender Curtains

A dark room can look severe, so soften the style with pastel curtains. To make it feel more cohesive, match your curtains to a lamp.

More: Here Are 20 Purple Rooms for Lavender, Lilac and Violet Decorating Ideas

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Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Chevron Curtains

Play up colored walls with a patterned curtain in the same shade. This chevron print feels fun yet still traditional.

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Karyn R. Millet
Pink Shades

Think pink is only for a girl's room? Think again. Blush shades add a soft, romantic touch to a room.

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quadrille island ikat
Bjorn Wallander
Island-Style Valances

Create a tropical cabana no matter where you are thanks to a coral valance. Forever wishing we were on vacation.

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cotton curtains
Eric Piasecki
Sea Green Curtains

If you live by the coast, play up the setting with soft blues and greens. The pastel shade with a flowing fabric feels light and airy.

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blue shutters
Annie Schlechter
Sky Blue Window Shutters

If your house is already outfitted with shutters, all you need for an upgrade is a coat of paint. Light blue shutters bring an English country feel to a city kitchen.

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starfish and coral curtain
Eric Piasecki
Whimsical Printed Curtains

Curtain fabric in a starfish-and-coral pattern are ideal in a beach house. If you don't want it to feel too tropical, contrast it with a dark, neutral wall.

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James Merrell
Taffeta Window Curtains

Box-pleat ruffles on the unlined silk taffeta curtains in this apartment give you a sense of fantasy and femininity. A soft blue makes them feel even more ethereal.

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David A. Land
Orange Shades

Floor-to-ceiling curtains make low ceilings feel higher. If bold colors intimidate you, try a pop of color on the trim only.

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matchstick blinds
Jonny Valiant
Blinds and Curtains

Refuse to choose between two window treatment styles. Matchstick blinds serve the functional purpose of darkening the room, while curtains add a burst of color.

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Well-placed trim can draw the eye up and down curtains and make pillows beckon. At the very least, your belongings become bespoke.
Miescisko
Blue & White Curtains

Blue and white is the ultimate color palette for a beach house or French country-style room. Keep it subtle by choosing white curtains with blue trim.

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striped roman shade
Annie Schlechter
Striped Shades

If you've never met a stripe you didn't like, you need the pattern on your shades. Choose a cool color palette so the stripes feel calm, not busy and chaotic.

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holland and sherry glacier curtains
Eric Piasecki
Blue Curtains

This living room frames arched windows with light blue curtains. They break up the otherwise neutral space.

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ikat roman shade
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Ikat Shades

This kitchen's bold, tiled floor is accented with an equally bold shade. Though gray is continuous throughout the room, the yellow notes in the shades keep things bright and cheery.

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wallpaper window shade
Jonny Valiant
Wallpaper Shades

An easy way to update shades? Paper them in your favorite print. It can be done.

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pink linen curtains
Victoria Pearson
Pink Linen Shades

Linen curtains might be unpredictable with a marble-and-granite checkerboard floor and grass-cloth walls, but they help add a coastal, relaxed feel. The pink hue pops against the natural-colored walls.

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dolly curtains
James Merrell
Tassel Fringed Curtains

This bedroom plays on color, texture, and pattern. The fringed drapes are full-on boho goals.

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clarence house beekman place curtains
Jonny Valiant
Abstract Printed Curtains

If you have patterned wallpaper, make your curtains stand out with an even more abstract print. Choose colors in a different shade from your wall for extra pop.

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rose tarlow sea leaves curtains
Eric Piasecki
Neutral Curtains

These neutral-printed shades liven up otherwise-bland walls without being too in-your-face. This lets you go easy on the rest of the wall art.

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green dining room
Lucas Allen
Alternating Window Treatments

In this dining room, curtains are made from a cotton fabric that has alternating matte and sateen stripes. It gives a sense of depth and movement.

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gray zebra curtains
Grey Crawford
Zebra-Striped Curtains

Zebra might sound a little wild for your tastes, but hold up: It can actually be seriously chic and subdued if you choose a soft blue and white as opposed to a stark black and white.

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