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If window treatments leave you confused, follow our guide on how to find the right design for you

Keep it in proportion
Choose a treatment that suits the proportions of your room. For example, floor length curtains look elegant at tall, slim windows in a high ceiling room. Short curtains can look skimpy, but a bold panel draws the eye to the centre of the curtain instead of its length.

Glam up plain fabric
Give plain curtains a twist with a border in something more decadent. For example, pick out the background colour of a statement wallpaper design for your curtain fabric.

Update with accessories
Use striking holdbacks to dress up inexpensive cotton drapes, or fit a plain pole, then just swap the finials when you fancy a new look.

Go for a formal look with showy designs
Disguise a tall, narrow window with full-on dressy drapes. Layer two complementary silk curtains, and sweep them both to one side for a fuller, more luxurious look.

Brighten up a bay
Try teaming patterned curtains with sheer coloured panels at a bay window. Curtains can be open during the day to let in light, while the splash of colour keeps the wide expanse of window from looking too bare.

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