Are you experiencing a post-holiday-décor letdown? Here’s something to cheer you up and satisfy your urge to deck your halls…lace! Start your year off right by using this ultra-romantic fabric in your home. There’s no need to completely change your home décor theme – adding a hint of lace in a few places can quickly transform your space, and give you a fresh look with a vintage feel. Plus, there are several different colors, textures, and patterns available that can complement any existing furnishings. In honor of each month of this new year, we give you 12 vintage lace curtain looks for 2015.
With lace curtains trimmed in a fun fringe
, you’ll get both texture and movement in your living space, which will produce a lovely effect when the breeze blows. Fringe is also reminiscent of the 1920’s, adding to the overall vintage feel.
#2 - Colored (soft)
Lace typically comes in soft colors like white, ivory, cream, champagne, gray, and pastels. These hues will work very well for decorative curtains whose sole purpose is cosmetic. If you would like a more functional option, consider draping pale lace over a heavier dark-colored curtain. Your windows will be protected without the overall look feeling too harsh, and you can also play around with mixing textures.
#3 - Colored (bold)
Think outside of the box, and decorate with lace in any hue you want! From black to red to orange, colored lace curtains will make a romantic yet bold statement. These, too, can be layered over existing window treatments and would look beautiful with a pale silk curtain.
#4 - Patched
Why settle for plain lace when you can make a patchwork curtain using a variety of styles? By combining different textures and patterns, you’re sure to create a unique and modern look that still pays homage to lace’s vintage nature.
#5 - Patterned
Though lace is most commonly uses a floral pattern, the possibilities are endless. Tie in your room’s existing theme by choosing lace featuring light houses, nursery rhymes, or even cats!
#6 - Embellished
Everyone needs a little bling in their life! If lace plus sparkle equals too much for you, consider an embellished tieback, or just add lace doilies at the base of your curtains.
#7 - Tiered
Layers of lace can work can together to create a beautiful, texture-heavy look that is sure to complement any room in your home. Tiered curtains have the added bonus of more privacy and light-blocking power.
#8 - Gathered
Choosing a pull-up style will give your windows a lot of visual interest, setting your curtains apart from the ordinary!
#9 - Netted
If florals aren’t your thing, why not consider a netted or dotted lace instead? You’ll still get the sheer window coverage that you desire, without over-the-top femininity. It’s a great way to simply enhance an existing masculine look, such as basswood blinds or bamboo shades.
#10 - Trimmed
Make an already bold curtain stand out even more with a lace trim, or spruce up a plain curtain with a colored adornment. This is also a fun way to tie in color from a couch or accent rug, without it overwhelming the room.
#11 - Repurposed
No curtains? No problem! Create a vintage window treatment using an old tablecloth and your friends will not only be amazed by your new décor, but also by your craft skills.
#12 - Crocheted
If you’re feeling super ambitious, crocheted lace curtains are a heavier, more substantial window covering that you can actually make yourself. Of course, if your list of New Year’s resolutions does not include any DIY-projects, there are plenty of places to buy home-crafted curtains.