Of all the window treatments to choose from, swags are some of the most interesting to work with. Depending on the fabric or design you choose, they can add elegance, country charm, warmth, romance or an arty flavor to any room in your home. They can be sheer, luxurious, and even homespun. Just look at all the ways to use swags on windows throughout the home:
We’ve put together many visuals for each category of swags. With a little bit of imagination, you can picture how well these different and unique styles of swags would go well in any room in your home.
- In a Mediterranean-style bathroom fit for a king, an elaborate swag adds an “over-the-top” elegant feeling to the space.
- A gauzy swag complements the old world style of a bathroom and accents an arched window to perfection.
- A crisp black and white striped swag coordinates with the black and white toil wallpaper and showcases the perfect mix of patterns.
- A rich cranberry-hued patterned swag paired with jabots warms up a traditional kitchen. The cranberry color picks up the same hue in the upholstery on the kitchen chairs.
- A tiny kitchen showcases a sheer green swag by simply draping it over a tree branch positioned mid-window. Un-fussy and utterly charming!
- A mostly white farmhouse-style kitchen is accented with shots of gold, including in the sheer gossamer swag over the window.
Swags in the Bedroom
- A Tuscan style bedroom dripping with rich detail including touches of golden highlights in the carpet and in the richly patterned swag paired with drapes. Swags can be used alone, paired with jabots, or layered over draperies.
- Rich brown swags top a patterned valance in a traditional bedroom showing yet another imaginative pairing.
- A tropical style bedroom takes swags to a whole new level, using them not only over windows but in lieu of a canopy on a bamboo four-poster bed.
There are no hard and fast rules with swags. Drape them over curtain rods, around medallions, or through swag holders. Some of the most modern looks are asymmetrical:
- Asymmetrically draped swags with cascades in a traditional living room look more interesting than traditionally hung draperies.
- Asymmetrical swags draped over a wooden rod and layered over a panel dress up windows flanking a fireplace.
- Asymmetrical sheer patterned swags and matching panels pick up the rich red tones in the wood in this traditional dining room.
Unusual Ways With Swags:
- A swag hung out on a vertically-mounted pocket rod and embellished with a medallion-topped jabot brings an unusual window treatment look.
- Two long flowing white swags simply draped across the top of a classic four-poster bed in a traditional bedroom. This approach is much less fussy than a traditional canopy, and unexpected too.
- A laundry room in a Mediterranean-style home gets a fancy window treatment with one long swag draped around a wooden pole and knotted at either end.
- In a Tuscan-style bedroom, swags are part of an intricately layered window treatment including cornices, jabots and panels.
Swags can be used in place of valances with a cafe curtain below in rooms where privacy is a priority. Their versatility can take them into tween’s rooms where you can go crazy with color and pattern, and even in nurseries layered over sheers to filter light. They are truly versatile and more inexpensive than most window treatments, so they’re a great way to dress a window on a budget, too.
If you’re looking for some innovative window treatments in Missouri or Illinois, look no further than Sunshine Drapery in St. Louis. We’ve got everything you could wish for in window treatments including swags, draperies, blinds, shades, shutters and more. We can even custom design a one-of-a-kind window treatment for you in your choice of a multitude of fabrics and patterns.