Creative Window Treatment Ideas to Enhance Your Home

Every once in a while it’s nice to throw out tradition and do things a little differently to spice up your home design. I came across a post on that had some great ideas for unique window treatments. The following are some of my favorite examples.

Swing Arm curtains


Swing arm curtains. I love this idea of swing arm curtains. It works especially well with smaller windows where there really isn’t enough room to really push the curtains to the side, and tying them back is too much trouble. The swinging arm makes it a cinch to “open and close” the curtains.



Intricate panels. Frosted glass is a newer invention for privacy. If you live in an older home and don’t want to sacrifice the historic, clear-glass window panes, an intricate panel will work to provide privacy for a bathroom or bedroom space without sacrificing natural light.

Art hung on the window


Hang art. Do you have so many windows it cuts into your wall space? Why not hang your art right on the windows to enjoy the best of both worlds? Then oversized curtains can be used when privacy is needed.

Let’s have a conversation about creative window treatment ideas we can implement to enhance your New Orleans home.




Your Guide to Kitchen Window Treatments

Window treatments inject more style into your home’s interior design, especially in the kitchen. The following kitchen window treatments could be just what your kitchen needs to add a bit more style to the space’s design.

  • Cornice –The great thing about a cornice is that it won’t block any natural light. It’s main purpose is to add architectural interest. It also helps make your ceilings look higher, giving the kitchen the feeling of additional space.

    kitchen with cornice window treatments

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  • Valance – A valance is similar to a cornice in that it acts more as a decoration than a shade. However, it has the feel of a curtain since it tends to contain folds in the fabric, it just happens to be much shorter than one. A valance will go a long way to adding visual balance to the kitchen.

    kitchen with valance

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  • Roman Shade – Roman shades are a fantastic option due to the fact that they don’t clutter up your window space, yet you can draw them all the way down to block light if you need to. This is in addition to the fact that they come in almost limitless patterns and colors to compliment your kitchen’s design with.

    Roman Shade Susan Currie

    Susan Currie Design

For more advice on kitchen window treatments as well as additional interior design solutions for your Atlanta or New Orleans home, contact me online at Susan Currie Design.