If you’re new to the world of drapery, don’t be intimidated. You don’t have to hire a decorator to find the right curtains for your space. Thanks to online shopping options, modern drapery is just a mouse click away. Not to mention, a variety of designs are available, from gromet-top curtains that accommodate a range of drapery rods, to draperies with rod pockets, rings or clips for attachment purposes.
What’s interesting about drapery for the modern home is the fact that the fabric itself doesn’t have to be particularly modern at all. Sure, a clean-lined geometric curtain can help define a contemporary vibe, but what’s more surprising is the large number of neutral-toned floor-to-ceiling draperies that show up in the most modern of rooms. It turns out that a simple backdrop of fabric can set the stage for other contemporary touches, such as brightly-colored pillows, Mid-Century modern furniture and bold rugs.
We’ll start with the basics, and nothing is more pure than a fresh white panel to let the light in. Below we see the French/Belgian White Linen Panel, which hangs from the rod with clips. The best part: these panels are sheer enough to maximize brightness, yet thick enough to provide a dash of privacy. [from CB2]
White draperies also have the power to add definition to a modern space. For example, airy white curtains that pool to the floor are sensational when combined with white paint. The result–every color in the room stands out all the more, as shown in the dining room makeover of House of Earnest blogger Erin:
Cream drapes can add a contemporary formal air to a space, especially when pleated. The Saturn Modern Pleated Curtain Panel features fabric with a barely-there circle pattern [from Curtainworks]