Are you, like me, pretty tired of the “panel curtains” that can be seen in each and every home? In Sweden, at least, panel curtains have been extremely popular the last decade. They are often in linen, and they look and hang very exact, one on each side of the window. There is something with the squariness and stiffness of the fabric and hanging that acts as a stop sign on my mind… I want curtains to be alive! Below are two examples of inspirational variations, from the magazine Sköna Hem. Pic to the left shows an asymmetric variation of the traditional linen curtain. Different colours, lenghts and types of fabrics are mixed and some straps and decorations are added. Result: much more fun and lively than the traditional straight panel style. To the right, six lenghts of a thin white curtain (from IKEA btw, named”Lill”) gives the room a soft light and a smooth feel. As curtain holdbacks, something originally made to hold a canopy is used. I like that idea.
This photo below has actually nothing to do with home decor, it’s a press photo of the Swedish folksinger/songwriter Sofia Karlsson. But I do like the curtains! They look beautiful, romantic, delicate and pleasant. Just like the music of the woman in the foreground.