Thursday, September 29, 2011

Decorating with Drapey Curtains

I know drapey isn’t a word in the English dictionary yet, but I love drapey curtains. Thick, sheer, soft or shiny, make them drape and I love them. I love when they get those sweet folds, and fall gently to the ground. Wow, I’d be fab at writing juicy romance novels! There is something very classy about these curtains. I’d even argue they are rather glamorous, depending how you worked them. Here is a little inspiration for your abode. Enjoy!

via {Shaun Smith Home}

Note: I much prefer wood head decor over real heads. Unless you are a hunting enthusiast and hunt the animal yourself, behead it, eat the meat, dole out the parts properly, I'm going to say, not cool. They are more of a trophy, not a trend. Stick to the wood heads if heads on the wall are your thing.  That said, aren't those blue velvet curtains stunning?!

via {langnese}

What do you think of drapey curtains?


  1. I love the elegant feel they give. :)

  2. I just had a melting moment when I saw the bathroom interior image (the white and hydrangeas and beautiful drapey curtains!)

  3. Drapey-soooooooooooo pretty!!! I love the way they look -so feminine .
    Have a pretty day!

  4. Curtains that fall in soft folds and puddle gently on the ground are so elegant. It takes a quality fabric to create such lovely, drapey curtains, but, it's so worth it!
    Great post, Britt!
    ~ Wendi ~

  5. Drapes are gorgeous! It gives the room that added drama. Have a delightful weekend ahead, Kellie xx

  6. Hey I really like the lush drapey pink curtains in the room in the last pic; I really like this room the more I look at it. What an elegant and cozy place to relax. The room has great light with the windows-- and the ‘flowing’ drapes have a sheerness, allowing light to pass through giving the room a warm ‘glow’. The matching pink pillows and the gas fire add to this inviting space. The contrast in the details are interesting: the solid color of the bright pink drapes and the openness of the plain white wall vs. the decorative floral wall design recessed into the background –they seem to compliment each other well. The neutral, soft tones, as well as being tucked into the shadows, seem to mellow the effect of the flamboyant pattern. I also like the way the carpet echoes the floral pattern of the wall and carries the dominant pink theme throughout. Overall, the drapes do a superb job of making this room a colorful place and still retains its airiness. Really great room! Britt, can we move the poodle from the photo 2 pics above into this room? I want that dog!


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