Dress Your Windows In Farmhouse Style

Consisting of rustic and vintage materials, casual upholstery, and linens, and an elegant comfort that stands the test of time, the farmhouse design trend continues to grow in popularity. While you may have already arranged olive buckets, vintage cookbooks, wood shelves, and boxwood wreaths all through the house, dressing your windows in elements that align with your farmhouse décor is also important. Here are a few options when dressing your windows in farmhouse style.

Plantation Shutters

For privacy when you need it and natural light when you want it, consider plantation shutters for your home. These interior shutters are custom-fitted to your windows, making them somewhat permanent even though you could remove them in the future. Because they are affixed to the interior of your windows indefinitely, they can be a great investment for your home.

There are many options if you are considering plantation shutters. In most cases, faux wood shutters are ideal because they look like real wood but are easier to clean and maintain. They are also much more affordable compared to real wood. Interior faux wood shutters in white work well with most styles of home, so they will complement your farmhouse décor easily. If you prefer to block out more of the sun's natural light coming through, consider shutters in a darker color, such as a faux wood walnut.

Once you decide on a material and color, you will need to decide what size louver. Traditionally, louvers that measure 2.5 inches wide are used. If you have a higher ceiling, such as a vaulted or cathedral ceiling, consider a wider louver.

Flowy Drapes

Curtains and drapes are also great ways to dress your farmhouse windows. Of course, when shopping for drapes, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the different fabrics, styles, colors, and patterns. To align with your farmhouse style, choose fabrics and colors that are light and airy. Sheer panels over your windows may not create much privacy, but they do enhance the casual elegance of the farmhouse style.

If you do prefer more coverage from nosey neighbors and the sun, choose cotton, silk, or even burlap drapes in neutral colors. A classic buffalo-check pattern, in either black and white, brown and white, or beige and white, also works well with farmhouse décor. Choose drapes that are long enough to flow easily onto the floor even when hung on a rod at the top of your window frame. This flowy style adds a bit of femininity to the rustic décor of your farmhouse.

For more information, contact your local window treatment design service.