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Five Unique Window Treatment Ideas

February 05, 2021 2 min read

Five Unique Window Treatment Ideas

From crisp linen blinds to sumptuous velvet curtains, the fabrics we choose to dress our windows are key to the character of our rooms, bringing interest, warmth and shade, and framing the view.

Linen roman blinds by Bess Sturman photo by Ryan Wicks

Photo credit: Ryan Wicks

Above, Ilkley based interior designers  Sturman and Co used roman blinds made from our Between Certainty and Oblivion linen by artist Joel Weaver to add depth to this beautiful crisp scheme in a converted Yorkshire barn.

In our own bedroom at home we have the slightly naughty 'Body Lace' voile curtains created with artist Sarah Jane Palmer.

Lace voile curtains by The Monkey Puzzle Tree in a bedroom

This contemporary take on net curtains gives our room privacy whilst also disguising the ugly windows! The voiles allow a beautiful rose tinted light to filter through, adding a delicate softness to the room.

Body Lace voile by The Monkey Puzzle Tree

A good tip is to have the curtains on a double track so that you can draw back the voiles as well as the main curtains.

Floor length velvet curtains by The Monkey Puzzle Tree

For a real statement, floor length curtains in heavy velvet add drama and provide the best heat and light insulation. Above is How the Leopard got his Spots velvet by Alexis Snell, and below,Rita does Jazz velvet created with Sarah Thornton.

Colourful UK made velvet curtains by The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Velvets can also be made into roman blinds. These use far less material and are perfect where space is at a premium, like the How the Leopard got his Spots blinds in in the home office of interior designers Fresh Start Living.

Velvet roman blinds

All our fabrics are made in the UK and are in stock. Samples are available to order through our website.

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About The Monkey Puzzle Tree

From rich linens and velvets to a risqué lace voile, The Monkey Puzzle Tree collaborates with artists to create truly unique home textiles with a twist and a conscience. 

Founded by Charlotte Raffo in 2017, the business pays a 20%  royalty to their artists to help provide them with a passive income, and the unique designs are manufactured in the North of England, supporting traditional industries and maintaining high environmental standards. 

Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for Best British Product Design in the Brit List Awards 2020, Finalist in the Northern Design Awards 2020.