13 bedroom window ideas that will add style to your space
So you are looking for bedroom window ideas. In fact, we demand a lot from our bedroom windows, they have to provide enough darkness and privacy for us to sleep well, but they also have to look good and add something to the space. Lucky for us, there are plenty of options to suit any style, but they’re still functional and well, get the job done or cover your windows.
How to dress a bedroom window?
To name a few, you have the choice of the classic bedroom – curtains or drapes, there are also blinds (Roman, Venetian, roller, etc.) or shutters. And of course, you can also combine these different treatments, but we’ll talk about that later.
So which bedroom window treatments should you choose? Well, that’s where we come in. Here, we’ve rounded up all of our favorite bedroom window ideas to inspire you and, of course, to help you make the most practical choice for your space.
Read on for many bedroom window ideas to copy and don’t miss our bedroom ideas hub page for more inspiration.
1. Go for a classic look with white shutters
For clean and crisp bedroom window ideas, choose crisp white shutters. These are full height, but for more flexibility, choose floor over floor, which let you open the upper and lower sections separately, or cafe curtains that only cover the lower part of the window.
Find out how to choose the best shutters for your room in our guide.
2. Or add warmth with a dark bedroom shutter
While you might be tempted to go for white (which we love), don’t be fooled into thinking that it will block the light in. They might offer privacy, but darkness is another thing – and that’s what makes dark-colored shutters a good buy for a bedroom. We love how it adds such a natural and warm feel to this bedroom and the raw wood means you can fit it into any existing bedroom scheme.
3. Use curtains to transform a simple room into patterns – but line them up for the dark
If you are a fan of the soft look of drapes or curtains but like the blackout effect of a blind, you can line your curtains with a blackout fabric. You don’t lose the lovely softness of a curtain but you still get darkness when it comes to sleeping.
“The main use of blackout curtains is to block the direct sunlight coming through the windows, making it an ideal choice for the bedroom when the sun comes up as early as 4 am in the summer. Great for all seasons, but especially in the warmer months, as blackout curtains will keep the heat outside by reducing heat transfer from the window to the room. For best results, a built-in stabilizer combined with a blackout liner works best. ‘ advises Harry Cole, founder of Loom and last.
Why not make your curtains the focal point of the bedroom and extract colors from the design to accessorize them?
4. Choose a light and airy style for a dark bedroom
Some of us just love the whimsical feel of linen curtains fluttering in the summer breeze … but more than that, if your room is already dark, the voluminous curtains on the windows will just cut off even more light, even when they reopened. So, if you’re not the type to be woken up early by the flooding light during the summer, this cute option is for you.
Do you like the dramatic look of a darkly decorated bedroom? Check out our gallery of darkroom ideas.
5. Hang the curtains from floor to ceiling
Have you noticed anything about all the curtains so far? They don’t just slam around the dimension of the window, they sink to the floor. This is always the way to make the curtains in the bedroom!
“Gone are the days of shorter curtains, they look old-fashioned and can make a window look small and enclosed.” say Jen & Marr of Indoor fox. “Instead, opt for floor-to-ceiling curtains, making sure there is no space. This look adds height to a room, while keeping the aesthetic simple and clean. One of our personal favorites is a solid color wavy curtain, they create an elegant yet simple finish that is pleasing to the eye. Attention to detail goes a long way, we love to swap the grommets to match the curtain rod. This simple but effective technique makes all the difference and helps create a more unified and personalized look. ‘
6. Keep it simple with roller shutters
If your home is contemporary, then whimsical curtains and blinds naturally won’t be your thing. Roller shades are a great option, they are streamlined and don’t visually impose the space. Depending on the color you choose, they can be ‘barely there’, which is ideal if you’re a modernist who wants to control the light and privacy in your room – or show off a fabulous view.
Check out our guide to choosing roller shutters for more tips and ideas.
7. Update your bedroom window by adding a new layer
Do you already have blinds but you want to change? Love your curtains but not getting the light blocking qualities you need? Layering curtains with other window treatments, such as blinds or window films, will give you maximum daylight but privacy if you get neglected. You don’t need to choose thick curtains if you prefer a lighter look – why not layer a lightweight cotton curtain with a heavier blackout option, like Roman shades, for the best of both worlds?
8. Add wood accents with a lightweight venetian blind
Bring a natural element to the bedroom with wooden venetian blinds, one of the most adjustable treatments for a sunny window since the louvers can be tilted precisely to deflect glare. Wide louvers are the latest trend and create a simpler, hassle-free look than the classic wood blind. You can also choose contrasting stripes for a pop of color.
9. Add a fun bedroom shutter for kids rooms
Looking for bedroom window ideas that will suit kids’ rooms? The solid shutters block out light, so the kids can rest even in the summer when the evenings are long, but they also open up possibilities for colors and patterns that you can weave into the rest of the room. I love the bright yellow going on here!
Check out all of our nursery ideas for more inspiration.
10. Choose blinds as a super practical bedroom window treatment
Motorized shades are a great option for mezzanine or hard-to-reach windows, such as in an attic bedroom. Or for a more economical option, choose manually operated roof shades that you lower easily if your windows are close at hand.
11. Increase the privacy of the bedroom with window film
A super quick and easy bedroom window idea, window films are ideal for an overlooked ground floor bedroom. You can have them cut to the exact measurements for your window and are easy to install. Frosted finishes, patterns and patterns all over the surface are also available if you want to add texture and interest to your space as well as your privacy.
Take inspiration from these window film ideas to get the best design for your bedroom.
12. Place the bedroom blinds in the frame for more elegance
A great bedroom window idea for large windows or patio doors, pleated blinds blend seamlessly into each pane for a minimal look without disrupting the frame. Pair it with sheer curtains hanging from a pole that extends to either side of the windows so they can be swept back.
13. Match your bedroom curtains with your upholstery
Found a fabric you love but afraid to blow the budget? Roman shades are the answer, taking up much less fabric than curtains, while also folding into decorative pleats. We love how in this bedroom they have been matched with the cushions to create a really cute cohesive look.
What bedroom window treatments are all the rage?
The most popular window treatments at the moment are shutters – they are stylish, compact and very practical too. The only downside is the price as they are mostly custom made, custom window treatments won’t fit everyone’s budget. Another more budget-friendly and fashionable bedroom window covering is a classic lightweight drape – something wispy or linen-like that allows soft light to filter through. Hang them from floor to ceiling for a much more luxurious look – this will also add height to the room.
What treatments are best for a small bedroom?
In a small bedroom, don’t want anything that can add bulk around the window and block out natural light. Natural light is key to making a petite look lighter, airy, and therefore larger, so go for a lightweight fabric that isn’t too heavy. A roller blind would work well, and you can soften it by layering it with a curtain in a lightweight fabric.