Grand estates always have the most fantastic window treatments. Rather than simple blinds and shades that are common today, these large windows are often accompanied by sweeping draperies in silk or other luxe fabrics. These sky-high windows are part of the reason why these large estates are so nice to spend time in. In addition to a palatial interior, they also feature lots of natural light that makes the space feel even more impressive.
And while it might not be possible to move into that "Downton Abbey"-like home, you can evoke the elegance of a room in it by choosing elaborate drapes for your own house.
Rather than just placing your window treatments around the frame of the glass, it's best to hang them halfway between the top of the window and the ceiling, wider than the window itself, and let them hang all the way to the floor. This will create the illusion that your house has enormous and lovely glass windows as well, and can really improve the look of your first floor.
To add even more impact, consider having a custom cornice board made for each of your windows. This will give the window treatments an element of substantiality that looks nice juxtaposed with a flowing fabric.
When it comes to choosing elegant drapery, come to Bazaar Home Decorating first. Our expert staff can help you pick out the best materials from our Milwaukee fabric store, ensuring that you get exactly what you want out of the look in your home.