Lodge curtains help complete the picture when creating a rustic look in a room or cabin. There are so many options available at www.cabinplace.com that you just might choose to expand your theme from one room to the entire house. Lodge curtains include more patterns and styles than you might expect so you can vary the theme slightly from room to room while still maintaining a cohesive style.
For instance you could you pair cabin valances in a printed fabric, pine cones, bears, or moose, with a plain fabric curtain in a coordinating color. This window treatment brings the lodge or cabin feel into the room with overwhelming a small room or going overboard on the wilderness theme if you are just looking for a touch of nature in the room. Another understated option is to hang cabin valances in a natural or a subtle wilderness print over blinds or basic curtains. Www.cabinplace.com offers faux leather valances and some with a barbed wire motif and a fringe.
If you prefer to go all out with the cabin or wilderness theme, opt for lodge curtains with a full print. From ducks to fish, elks to deer, there are fabrics that will fit into virtually any cabin décor or hunter’s favorite theme. You can pair patterned lodge curtains with matching cabin valances or choose to coordinate with a plain valance.
The type of fabric you choose makes as much of a difference as the pattern of the fabric. Coarse and thick fabrics will obviously block a lot of natural light and help to keep heat or cool air in. However, you may wish to allow more natural light in or hope for an unobstructed breeze with lighter, flimsier fabric curtains.
Whichever type of curtains and valances you choose, make sure you measure properly from either the inside or outside of the window frame to ensure a proper fit. Once you have installed curtain rods, test fabric swatches in both morning and evening, natural and artificial light, to see how the colors and patterns blend with existing paint and furniture colors.
Hanging log cabin curtains and cabin valances in your lodge or home is one of the best things you can do in cabin décor. These can add a dramatic effect or a subtle elegance to any room. And hanging these types of curtains and valances isn’t really any different than hanging other types of window treatments. You just have to remember to keep a few of the basics in mind.
Start by choosing log cabin curtains and cabin valances that complement the room they will be in. If you have country cabin décor for example, you don’t want to be hanging Western curtains and valances. Rustic valances are also especially useful when you’re trying to incorporate accent colors. Deep greens and reds are very popular cabin accent colors and so you can pair a dark green rustic valance with cream or tan cabin curtains.
Once you’ve chosen the colors of your log cabin curtains and cabin valances, you can then choose how you want to hang the curtains. This is usually done by choosing the number of cabin curtain panels that you want to use. Using four panels and alternating them in color as you hang them gives off a very dramatic effect, and can look great even when using neutral colors. Or you could choose two of the same color to hang on the outside, with two different colored panels on the inside of the cabin curtains. Just choosing the panels for your cabin curtains goes a long way in deciding how they will ultimately look.
Next comes the rustic valance to pair with your curtains, and there are many ways to do this. You can simply hang a rustic valance and pair it with a sheer curtain to draw extra attention to the valance itself. This is also a really great look for country kitchens! Choosing a valance that will also match your curtains is another great way to really add a dramatic flair to any room. So if your cabin curtains are in a gorgeous red color that you love, choose a rustic valance that has red in it to really accent that color.
No matter what cabin curtains and rustic valances you choose, the one thing that you need to avoid is choosing cabin curtains that are completely one color and pairing them with valances that are also completely that same color. This gives no texture or detail to the window treatments and will only result in a giant block of color in the room, and it won’t blend in with the rest of your cabin décor as nicely.
Whether you’re looking for bold, colored cabin curtains, curtains that are decked out in cute cabin prints, or treatments that are solid and simple, we have cabin window treatments for every cabin theme and valances to match!