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.

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.

You can find more window treatments on our product finder

Visit housetohome’s directory to find retailers in your local area.

Ideal Home loves...

Country garden with wooden decking | Create the perfect gardener's retreat | PHOTO GALLERY | Housetohome.co.uk

Create the perfect gardener’s retreat

Feminine hallway with butterfly motif | Unforgerttable hallways | Hallways | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

How to make an unforgettable first impression

Budget kitchen sinks | Update your kitchen on a budget | Budget kitchens | PHOTO GALLERY | Housetohome.co.uk

Update your kitchen on a budget

cosy bedroom

Cosy bedroom decorating ideas

Add a feature wall | Nursery decorating ideas | Nursery | PHOTO GALLERY | Ideal Home | Housetohome

Nursery decorating ideas for your new arrival

Be creative with lighting for a gorgeous glow | striking ideas for stairs and hallways | Hallways and stairs ? 10 striking ideas | hallway decorating ideas | housetohome

10 striking looks for hallways and stairs