Any type of window dressing can do wonders to dress up not only the window, but the entire room. And different types of curtains will create different looks. For an appealing effect at the window, sheer curtains are among the best. They are light and airy, look very attractive at the window, and will give the room privacy while still letting in abundant illumination.
Every room of the house that features a window will look more aesthetically pleasing with a carefully chosen window dressing. Floral sheer curtains can be very pretty at a bedroom window. And an elegantly furnished living or dining room will stand out even more if sheer draperies are hung the windows, preferably reaching to the floor. The sheer panels can hang straight or be pulled back with decorative tiebacks. And a swag valance at the top of the window will add more appeal to the entire look. But with or without a valance, the total effect will still be charming and elegant.
Sheer fabric in a very pale color, such as light green or blue has a delicate and soft appearance. A bathroom that includes a window will take on new appeal if a delicate window dressing is used. The curtains can be a lighter shade of the same colors used in the room, or they can be of a different hue that will complement the color scheme of the room.
A masculine room can have sheer curtains at the window and still look masculine. Just because the fabric is sheer does not make it a feminine accessory. If the window dressing is in a darker, more masculine shade, such as brown, it will look very appropriate in a room with a male theme.
Delicate window dressings do call for more careful handling when washing and drying them. It is wise to refer to the care instructions and stick to the information for the best results. If hand washing and line drying is recommended, then that would be the proper way to care for them. Otherwise, the curtains may not hold up very well and could actually be ruined. The majority of delicate window dressings can be washed in the washing machine on gentle cycle and tumble dried the same way. But always check ahead of time to make sure.
For variety, try using a different type of window dressing in each room, something that will complement the room itself but will also stand out separately from what is hanging at the windows in other rooms. This will give the house a very unique look. Or if a more uniform look is desired the same theme can be carried throughout the house with the same type of curtains being used from room to room. Whatever personal taste dictates will be the most appealing touch in the home.