If you are bored with your casual curtains and you find that they do not help much to brighten up your room, then you may need to reconsider some things about your window treatments. Some people put up plain, ready-made curtains without thinking of being fashionable or chic. Then they find their room is lacking or plain. Then they overlook the curtains when thinking about how to bring style into the room. Start with the curtains.
If simple curtains are what you are after, plain can be decorative as long as you use creativity in how to make them appear more exciting. Use their simplicity to your advantage. A beautiful, ornate curtain rod or additional swag can do wonders with simple curtains and drapes.
There are numerous decorative ideas and options you can use with plain curtains. Use valances and swags with your curtains to add some pizzazz. Small additions to your window treatments can make simple curtains appear more stylish and decorative. Choose valances and swags that complement the color and the texture of your curtains to get a more sophisticated and fashionable look. You can even add tasseled fabric as valances or swags over plain curtains to make them look more elegant.
Just like adding accessories to a simple black dress, add accessories to your window treatments. Elegant curtain rods that have leaf designs, crystal embellishments, or elaborate wood carvings can give your ordinary curtains an added decorative appeal. Try fringed ties, ornate tie hooks, and even beaded and tasseled tie backs. Elaborate cord pulls and polished pole rings make your plain curtains more decorative too.
Layering with other fabrics or curtains also helps to make them appear more sophisticated and elegant. Layering the same style curtains, either in different shades of the same color or with different colors, can help create a modern yet classy looking window treatment. You can also layer solid window curtains with textured, thin fabrics like lace, linen or chenille.