When choosing a fabric for home decor you want to look for a material that is durable, timeless, and hopefully washes easily. Some great choices for window treatments are;
- Dupioni, the stiffness lends itself well to folding and draping, adding volume to your treatment. Using a silk gives a rich and lustrous look.
- Chiffon, this is a great material for making sheers or treatments where you want to allow some light in. Both polyester and silk work well.
- All types of cottons, as you know they come in great prints, different weights, and wash well.
- Some other fabrics that would lend well to window treatments are brocades, challis, and taffetas.
Below are pictures of window treatments I made for my home. These were all made from Fabric Mart Fabrics, however they are no longer in stock. I like to keep it very basic with valances and traditional curtains, but your options are limitless.
Cream silk chiffon sheers for the foyer
Apple Green textured taffeta in the living room
Leaf print cotton lawn for the sliding back doors
Grey and white woven cotton with a purple beaded trim for the master bath
Embroidered scalloped black and white silk taffeta for the master bedroom