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 do these.

Alison White 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' Canto range for this.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.