Lambrequins, once utilized in drafty castles to conserve warmth, are now usually reserved for insides. These highly ornamental versions of cornice boards decorate not only the upper part of a window but the sides also. But like cornice boards, these fashionable window treatments can be utilized together with draperies, wooden blinds or cellular shades to get a layered look.
Have a glimpse at those eight great examples of lambrequins to find out whether this conventional look will fit in your home’s style.
Leland Interiors, LLC
Full-length scalloped. Perfectly symmetrical in layout, these floor-length lambrequins dress up and decorate this very traditional bedroom. The soft top and the side scalloping divert the eye from all of the hard edges of this bedroom. The blinds with tapes would be the background.
Style tip: Coordinate the fabric of your lambrequins to your wall colour so your furniture remains the focus. Let the scalloping of this lembrequins turn into the texture in the room.
High layout. Perfectly designed, the lambrequins revealed here lie just over the conventional draperies, including a layer of modern flair in addition to conventional design for a stunning look.
Style tip: Use the symmetry of a set of lambrequins to flank any image window. Sometimes more is better than less.
Maureen Rivard Fawcett Design
Uniquely rustic. This very ingenious homeowner utilized a salvaged doorframe to make lambrequins. The framework was cut in two to make a pair which flanks the focal point window.
Style tip: Adding the rustic worn wood of this lambrequins along with the sleek lines of this couch was a risk, but it pays off. Do not be scared to follow a new idea in regards to your own window treatments.
Kirsten Nease Designs
Stepped-inside corners. This matching pair of box-style lambrequins covers the whole sides of the windows and puts an accent on the inner corners using a design.
Style tip: Consider using self-welting (fabric-covered cording) to line the top edge of this lambrequin for added detail. Consider matching the fabric of your lambrequin for your bedspread to get a cohesive space.
Amy of Maison Decor
Half scalloped. This elegant lambrequin travels only halfway down the window, acting as a crown to the paired, one-sided drapery. The ornamental tieback brings to the general elegance.
Style tip: Add fringe to the top of your lambrequin to get additional texture and detailing.
Jerry Jacobs Design, Inc..
Wood. A sculpted wood lambrequin is a spectacular way to add character to a traditional-style room which may be missing its architectural elements. Instead of having your lambrequin covered in fabric, consider painting it. Insert your crown molding to the top for a really finished look.
Style tip: Paint your wooden lambrequin exactly the same colour as your walls for increased drama. Bring more fabric in your room by installing your draperies on the outside of the lambrequin instead of inside.
Traditional. This very formal great room employs an extremely traditional-style lambrequin produced from a tapestry. Heavy layering is the key to achieve this look — first the lambrequin, then a drapery and then sheers.
Style tip: By including a lambrequin and many layers of curtains, you can make the window look larger.
The Interiors Workroom, Inc
Highly sculpted. These highly stylized half-length lambrequins make a decorative statement in this dining room by giving a swag-type layout and feel over the floor-length sheers. The paisley print is a great option here.
Style tip: A great way to tie any window therapy in your space is by matching your fabric with pillows. Small bolsters with accent plaid at a dining room are always sudden and visually appealing.