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A Play on Printed Curtains

A Play on Printed Curtains

A guide to mastering the art of styling drapes/curtains

Curtains have long been used to create visual effects and textures in any space. They are also used for the dramatic pushovers of the curtains in the morning but that aside, curtain arrangements do add a lot of personalities. Be it sheer curtains near the balcony or printed curtains to complement a room with a solid decor element.  

Within the plethora of categories available for curtains online, printed ones are chosen more often. So why not look at how to style printed curtains to compliment your setting and make sure the prints aren’t the loudest element in the room? The guide we have put together is more like an outline of the art of pairing prints. You are welcome to delve deeper into this and keep shaking things up with your choice of prints as you evolve.

Printed and Plain Sheer Curtain
  1. The classic print and solid duo:

This is probably the easiest way to mellow down or emphasize the printed curtains. It is advisable to keep the material of curtain pairs the same if you want to create emphasis on the prints. If you have two pairs of cotton curtains, you can use the solid cotton curtains along with printed cotton curtains. Depending on the color palette of these prints, one can choose the color of the plain curtain to complement it. Positioning of the printed curtains is up to you. However, placing them at the ends with the plain curtains in the center does give the wall a frame. 

Many prefer blackout curtains or room darkening cotton curtains for their private spaces like bedrooms or their home offices. Here the prints can be bold and dark. For space lying living or dining room, a lighter and softer fall of drapes and prints is preferred as it makes the space feel more welcoming and cozy.

2. Matching prints to the outside

Whenever we have beautiful views to overlook from our room, we think of it as a bonus. Which it is! This point might interest you if you are planning to go for printed curtains. 

If the prints on the printed curtains match the view in some sense, it’ll make the interiors look as if it is merging with the view. Elaborating on the same, say you have a balcony set up with plants and a seating area outside, you could consider going for printed curtains that have a nature theme or match the accent color of your landscaping. This will create a visual effect of a seamless path connecting your balcony to your bedroom or living room and make the space look a little bigger. 

Alternatively, you could also go for a bold print but in a lighter feel like linen curtains or printed sheer curtains. This will also do the exact same job. Don’t be afraid to play with the size of these prints though, you never know what might surprisingly strike out to you.

3. Creating accents with accessories

We got the news, curtains have accessories too and while they might not be really hot at the moment, they definitely can be part of your printed curtain ensembles. According to your aesthetics, the chosen printed curtains, and the color palette, one can browse through the variety in the category. From studded gems on metal design to pom poms and minimalistic gold bracelets- the range in curtain accessories is truly remarkable and unexplored. They give you a visual break between the prints.

4. The ultimate print-on-print combination

Going forward with a similar logic we use in fashion, the prints here can be combined on a few grounds.

  • For starters, you could look at two printed curtains in similar colorways but with different sizes of prints. 
  • You could also for a traditional print paired with a modern one in the same spectrum of colors. 
  • The alternative combination we often come across in many co-ords can be extrapolated to your curtains. Elaborating this, if the base of one pair of curtains is yellow with white prints like our yellow star boho cotton curtain, the other should have a white base with yellow prints or if you are in the mood to really experiment, grey or black can be subtly introduced.

Keep in mind the materials in such combinations as it is possible it might look too heavy on the eye.

5. Focusing on the surrounding

A curtain definitely adds character to the room and can become the star of the show. However, if you want them to be an element of a larger setting, printed cotton curtains are your perfect partner in crime. Subtle prints in neutrals or even bright prints on light flowy material. 

If you are planning to create a corner or a setting near the window, match the prints to the most common color in the rest of the elements. With this, you create harmony between curtains and the other elements. We suggest using bamboo seatings, planters of various sizes, or minimal marble side tables. They also make the space a little more functional and might just go with your aesthetics.

These are just some of the pointers you can keep in mind when you plan to experiment with printed curtains in any material. We would like to remind you to keep in mind the quality, vibrancy, and saturation of colors on the printed fabric. These three are very important factors and will affect the kind of care and lifespan of the printed curtains you look for online. 

Remember the space is yours and it is to reflect who you are and how you feel when you enter that space. And if prints are your way of expressing yourself, set yourself free with the options we are to offer.