How to choose alternative window dressings

If you don't fancy the conventional window dressing options, check out the alternatives we've found for you.

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If the idea of blinds and curtains leaves you bored, you needn't worry. There are a number of other ways to maintain privacy in your home without blocking out light.

• Try giving windows an acid-etched glass look with plain or patterned designs, Brume (opens in new tab) do these.

Alison White (opens in new tab) manufactures magnetic window coverings that can be cut to fit, and come in plain or perforated finishes.

• Beaded curtains can make an unusual statement and, if you want to be creative, you can make them yourself.

• Screens and panels can be adapted, or custom made, to fit window areas. Try Draks' (opens in new tab) Canto range for this.

You can find more window treatments on our product finder (opens in new tab)

Visit housetohome's directory (opens in new tab) to find retailers in your local area.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.