Draperies: Window Coverings for your Victorian era Inspired Home

The fun thing about owning a home is making it your own.  You have the leeway of bringing your own style and décor into the home.  You can choose your own paint colors, fabrics, and patterns.  You can reinvent and redesign.  There are no limits, other than, of course, your budget.

Still a can or two of paint will not break the bank.  Neither will window coverings from Shades on Wheels.  We have affordable window solutions for whatever style speaks to you.  Say, for instance, that you own a Victorian era Queen Anne home.  These homes are historical and stately.  They can be decorated to pay homage to the period, or updated to reflect your style.

One of the most intriguing aspects of a Queen Anne home is the various sizes and shapes of windows.  Beautiful rounded turrets on the face of the property, large picture windows and more all can benefit from our expertise.

So, if you own a Victorian era home, here are a few ways you can dress up the windows:

  1. The wrap-around porch: These homes are known for their wide porches that wrap around the front and sides of the home.  Billowing sheer drapes can frame the corners and create a feeling of relaxation.
  2. Turrets: These rounded towers usually have multiple windows for a maximum view.  A curved curtain rod and flowing draperies can offer privacy at night and be pulled back to allow in natural light.
  3. Gables: Victorian homes are known for their various gables.  The different sized gables were a design commonly found on the different levels allowing the homeowner small escapes onto an upper-level porch.
  4. Multiple rooms: Traditionally, these homes had many rooms laid out asymmetrically.  Long drapes that pool at the floor are ideal to the period.

The exterior of the home is just as important as the interior.  Color palettes that are associated with the era include blues like turquoise, navy and sky blue, reds like terra cotta and pink, and even greens and tans.  The colors are generally muted tones and not bright over-powering hues.  The light tones draw ones eye to the detail of the woodwork and architecture.

With that in mind, you can choose drapes for the interior that match whatever style you want.  Curtains as a decorative and functional addition actually grew in popularity during this time.  They were often held back with braids or ties and were available in hundreds of different colors, textures, and patterns. 

If you have a Victorian era home in need of the perfect window covering, give Shades on Wheels a call.  Our draperies can fulfill your needs and give you the sophisticated look that compliments the era as well as your style. 

Call us to set up your in-home appointment so you can see first-hand how our products can give you the finishing touch to your home.  Call 617-332-0603 or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shadesonwheelsnw to learn more.

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