10 curtains to make your living room pop!/
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Picking the right curtains for your living room can be a make or break purchase. Sure, they serve a practical purpose in terms of light and warmth, those things are easy, but they are also a wonderfully powerful (and sometimes under appreciated) soft furnishing that tie the whole room together. From delightful textures to bold prints and striking shades, we’ve rounded up 10 stellar examples of the kinds of curtains that you can base your entire living room decor around. You’re sure to get a compliment on these!
Design tip: remember that windows are usually the main source of light for any room in daytime. Choosing a dark fabric can make a room feel dim and heavy so aim for lighter shades to maintain that light source.
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1. Caua brushed velvet, Maisons du Monde
We do love a bold print here at Fifi McGee and the Caua from Maisons du Monde really delivers. Saying that, the brushed velvet texture and use of warm, natural shades mean that the Caua will make a statement without overwhelming the entire room. Pair with plain walls for maximum impact.
2. AM.PM Asta, La Redoute
Who would have thought that throwing velvet and linen into one curtain could look so gorgeous. The combo is bold yet oozes an understated luxury that will really elevate your decor. It also comes in dove grey but this peacock blue shade is to die for.
3. Bluebellegray Pallet pencil pleat, John Lewis
Say hello to the most delectable watercolour print we’ve ever seen. The shades combine so beautifully and truly pop off the plain background. As the pattern is non-specific, the decor options here are endless. Better yet, it comes in 6 sizes to make sure your window is perfectly dressed.
4. Julius velvet in burnt orange, made.com
Hear us out on this one. Yes, it’s a bold colour choice, but boy does it look good! Velvet is still super on-trend and we think it’s here to stay. Plus, the warmth of this tone can make a living feel so much more inviting and opens up your decor palette to a glorious range of deeper pairing options.
5. Sanderson dandelion clocks, John Lewis
Sanderson are always a reliable choice for a popping print with taste. This atypical floral pattern breathes life into fresh shades but also balances the bold print with a neutral background which gives great potential for decor pairings. This is also an ideal choice to highlight living room houseplants and other foliage shades.
6. LinTimes sheer with grey pompom, Amazon
If you’re after something sheer to keep the natural light flowing into your living room then you needn’t resort to drab old lace curtains. These sheer linen-style curtains from Amazon are tasteful and put a fun twist on a simple window covering. They also come in 8 sizes and did you see that price point!
7. Chenile triangle, M&S
We do love a geometric pattern and this one from M&S combines a smaller print with the key combo of yellow and grey to make for a big-impact curtain. It’s more on the contemporary side but also wouldn’t look out of place as the key feature in a more country-style living room. It comes in 7 sizes and an alternative blue/grey colourway.
8. Catherine Lansfield Canterbury, La Redoute
If you’re a fan of a classic floral print then this delightful number is for you. It blends an understated pattern with the strong presence of ochre and will never go out of style. Better still, it’s designed in Great Britain and features a blackout lining for those cosy evenings.
9. Layla circles, M&S
Welcoming a little retro into your living room is always a safe bet to really make the decor pop. M&S have opted for a subtle ochre combination on an off-white background so you’ve got a bold print that doesn’t take over the room. This design is also handy for highlighting similar tones around the room.
10. Nicetown green watercolour foliage, Amazon
With a healthy dose of luscious greenery, this Amazon product balances a busy print with a soft, almost organic feel. Paired with some subtler decor shades and bolder highlights spread around the room, this print can really breathe life into an ordinary living space.
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