An Informal Classical Look oozes with period charm which is very much maintained by your choice curtain poles and blinds as well as the furniture. French Painted furniture and the choice of curtain fabric in the image above say it all. The curtains have been made from a Toile design fabric. This type of decorating pattern originated in France in the late 18th century and has enjoyed a good level of popularity ever since. The design is usually set on a cream or white background plus a single colour for the design, usually dark red, green, blue, brown or black and consists of very complicated period country scenes or cherubs. The design is very popular not only for fabrics, wallpaper and blinds, but is often also often used for bedding and china.
The deep box pelmet of the curtains above has a curtain track fitted underneath to hold the curtains. If the curtains are a light weight fabric then a simple plastic curtain track will be sufficient, but as in this instance, the curtains are quite heavy as they are interlined and the fabric has a light background so to avoid marking the leading edge of the curtains with constant handling, a good quality metal curtain track with a pull cord to draw the curtains has been used.
The Cherub Cornflower and Cherub Red Roman blinds show this fabric off to its best advantage as the blind, when open is a flat panel of fabric, unlike curtains that will always be viewed in a fold. Both these blinds can be used as blackout blinds, ideal for a bedroom as a blackout lining can be used if required.
A matching throw bedspread casually yet carefully placed on the bed gives the impression of easy living, but in fact a great deal of thought has gone into this informal classical look. The curtains although quite formal with a deep pelmet detail are not at all claustrophobic as the room has a high ceiling.
The biggest bed possible in the Master bedroom is the ideal, not only for a close knit family where everyone can pile into on a Sunday morning, but also for a great look. Your bedroom is the place where you are your most venerable, and need to feel the safest. A good thick duvet or blankets are more comforting to snuggle under than a light duvet and a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow may well help you to sleep better and will also give a fresh country feel.
Curtain Poles, Window Blinds & Accessories
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