Trending: Bold Drapery

Emerald velvet drapery panels

Lately, we’ve been wanting a dash of bold color in every room. But we all know how labor intensive, not to mention heavy on the commitment, a fresh coat of paint can be, so we’ve found a different way to satiate our craving through the use of bold drapery — and we love the look.

Trading out your barely there sheers or neutral curtains for a bold pair of panels will dial up the drama and give your room the lift you might not even knew it needed. If you’re feeling daring, check out our favorite ways to add a little spark to a room.

Bold drapery panels in Emerald velvet

Choosing neutrals for your furniture, flooring and walls provides so many possibilities to change your look with just a few easy updates. Our richly saturated Custom Drapery Panels in Queens Velvet Emerald brings instant warmth to the room. Combined with brass hardware and lighting, the sophistication factor goes through the roof! To complete the look, we sprinkled the same color throughout with a few matching pillows and branches right from the yard.

Coral drapery panels in living room

Our crush on velvet is only matched by our love for coral. And when the two are combined, the result is positively showstopping. We knew this living room could take a dose of bold color, because of it’s great light and white walls. We used our fiery coral velvet panels in Queens Velvet Coral to wake up the room and balanced the look with a pair of armchairs and an ottoman in the same hue. Black accents also help ground the bold color.

Silk Dupioni drapery panels in spa

Going bold with your drapery doesn’t mean you have to make it loud. Our Dupioni Silk Panels in a restful spa make a striking statement in this bedroom thanks to the dreamy combination of allover color and a subtle sheen.

Peacock blue velvet drapery panels in an office

Have we mentioned that we are in love with velvet right now? It has the ability to instantly shift the mood in a room and adds a luxe look and feel. In this home office, we pulled the teal color from the rug and chair and used it on the drapery, too. Because of the light furniture and walls, this vibrant hue doesn’t overwhelm the room. Rather, it looks very striking and modern.

Drapery panels behind the headboard create a dramatic focal point

We were so inspired by a room we sponsored at a designer showhouse that we copied the look here. We hung our burlap curtains from ceiling to floor behind the bed and layered our New Blue Art over them for a unexpected look. The artwork’s exuberant brushstrokes of our favorite seasonal hues fulfills our color quotient.

Have we convinced you to go bold with your drapery?

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.