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Home visit: quick change curtain ideas

Sometimes a small change is all you need to bring a totally different mood to a room. Curtains are often overlooked but hanging a pair in a new colour or pattern can give a room a fresh new look.

A woman in a pink jumpsuit fixes the curtains at French windows in a dining room with a wooden dining table and white chairs.
A woman in a pink jumpsuit fixes the curtains at French windows in a dining room with a wooden dining table and white chairs.
A woman with long brown hair, wearing a pink jumpsuit, stands in front of white sheer curtains.

Change your view

Summer is a time to open up and let the light in. “I have a strong urge to make everything light and bright,” says Nina, who shared her tips when she invited us into her beautifully minimal home. Double French windows are a key feature in the family’s open-plan dining/living room. Nina changes the style and colour of curtains she hangs to let more light into the space and create a focal point.

I like fresh starts and I like changing things up. When the weather gets warmer, I like to use textiles in lightweight fabrics and colours around the house. I love curtains in soft colours.

Nina

Layer your curtains for light control

For an easy way to control the levels of light in a room, layer your curtains. Try hanging two sets of curtains in fabric of different weights. A sheer, lightweight curtain will keep the room bright but create a soft, diffused light. Pair them with curtains in a heavier weight fabric to bring light levels down or block it out when needed.

A twist on monochrome

Want to experiment with colour but feeling less than daring? Pick a traditional pattern in an unexpected colour like checks in green and white instead of the usual black and white.

Naturally graphic

Textiles are an easy way to bring the feeling of outdoors inside. Use fabrics with designs based on the patterns of nature to give your interior a feel-good, natural beauty.

Details bring the basics to life

The basics don’t have to be boring. Look for intricate detailing, like the swirling embroidery on the SPARVÖRT sheer curtains, to give your window treatment more character.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.