Window treatments are typically considered one of the “finishing touches” on a space. They can help pull the room together and make it look complete. However; as they say, rules are made to be broken. I did a post on how to choose between curtains and blinds for window treatments, but what about the option of no treatment at all? Bare windows can sometimes be the perfect choice for a space. (As long as you are not looking for added privacy, of course.)
Some windows are so beautifully crafted that they look lovely without any drapes or blinds/shutters. Older homes especially have custom, framed windows that are so pretty in their own right that it’s almost a shame to cover them up. Even your decor may not call for the extra detail of a window treatment. Whatever the case may be, windows without drapes can look gorgeous. Here are 10 examples where that is found to be true.
Between the eye-catching wallpaper and stunning view outside, these windows didn’t need any help making this space look elegant.
This breakfast nook is all about color and light, which the windows help bring in plenty of to fill the space.
The geometry created between the window frames, mirrors, and vanity work together to create a visually enthralling statement.
This tall bank of windows brings a ton of character to the space. The only adornment they benefit by are the pieces of art leaning against them.
Painting the window frames black against an otherwise white palette makes the windows stand out without any need of drapes.
For a totally clean, contemporary space, it’s best to leave the window treatments out of it and let the windows blend seamlessly right into the space.
The white windows mimic the details on the cabinetry and open the space up to the stunning view outside.
These windows were given their own personality with their interesting shapes and defining paint color.
Windows flanking French doors can create one large focal point when left bare of any drapes or blinds.
A soft gray on the French doors and window molding keeps with the clean, contemporary vibe of the living room.
Sometimes, windows can bring a space character without any help from additional adornments.