Curtains: Our Design Guide

Southern Accents

Written by Jill Kirchner Simpson, Produced by Rebecca Sowell Hawkins

Illustrated by Chesley McLaren

Press Photo

“Swags and jabots can make a room look taller because they lead the eye up and down and break up the horizontal plane.”

“Be cautious with the height of a valance. If it’s a very wide window, a large valance will give the appearance of lowering the ceiling height. You may want a short valance or no valance at all.”

“If a room is lacking in architectural detail, beautiful hardware can help enhance it.”

“In period or traditional rooms, it is often nice to do an undercurtain. It adds another layer of pattern or texture. You can just do a faux undercurtain attached to each panel.”

- William R. Eubanks