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.
When it comes to your cabin window treatments, there are two things you should consider before even thinking about patterns and designs; those are privacy and light. You need your cabin curtains to be able to give you the privacy you need in your own home, so that you don’t feel like you’re living in a fishbowl. But yet, they still also need to be able to allow light in, so that you don’t feel like you’re living in a cave either. So, how do you find stylish cabin window treatments that will give you the proper balance of privacy and light?
Use windows that look onto private areas to maximize the amount of natural light that’s allowed in by installing cabin curtains or drapes in those windows. Curtains can be pulled fully back to allow in the most light when the window is facing your empty backyard, because no one will be looking in yet, you’ll still get all that wonderful natural light and heat.
However, if you have a window that looks into your neighbor’s kitchen or out onto a busy street, you may want cabin window treatments that give you privacy and natural light. While this may seem like a difficult situation, there are actually a couple of choices available. Café curtains can cover the bottom portion of the window, leaving the top open to allow for light to seep through. If this is still too exposed for you, you can pair the café cabin curtain with a matching cabin valance. This will cover even more of the window, and will look really cute too!
Another option to solving the problem of too little light and privacy is to use bottom-up blinds. These mini-blinds work on a string that pulls every blind up to expose the bottom portion of the window when you want to let light in, but can also be let down when you want the window completely covered. These types of cabin window treatments are another great way to get both more light, and a little more privacy.
Window treatments can truly make or break the overall design scheme of any cabin. If they’re too understated, they’re just going to look plain and boring. But if you work in too many different styles and patterns, window treatments just start to overpower the rest of the design scheme, and they’ll end up making the entire space looking too busy. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have beautiful window treatments in every room of your cabin though.
When choosing cabin window treatments, you can choose different patterns and prints for different rooms, but never mix patterns within the same room. Also, choose bold and dramatic window treatments for the main living areas of the cabin and leave understated treatments for other areas. This doesn’t mean however that the drapes in your cabin’s living room need to be colorful and bright and filled with prints and patterns. Dramatic window treatments can be as simple as full-length curtains or pleated drapes.
Incorporate the design theme of other rooms when choosing the window treatments for other parts of the cabin. A great choice for kitchens is to use a sheer curtain with a country or rustic valance. Valances also work great in bedrooms, where they can don the top of Venetian blinds and still greatly add to the design scheme of the room.
If you know the style of cabin window treatments that you want to use, but are still aren’t sure as to what style of window treatments you really want, come check out our huge selection (http://www.cabinplace.com/rusticcurtains.htm). We have valances, tabbed curtains, tie-back curtains, and more that come in many different cabin and country themes. Plus, they also match many of our cabin bedding options, so you can coordinate your entire cabin!