Summer Style: 16 Fresh Ways With White Cabinets

Summer Style: 16 Fresh Ways With White Cabinets

Summer Style: 16 Fresh Ways With White Cabinets

From canopies to porches and everywhere in between, adding a fresh pair of white drapes is an easy way to update your distance this summer. This simple, classic drape style has a classic feel that embraces summertime breezes but works yearlong also. Read on for 16 creative ways to decorate with white drapes, inside and outside.

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Streamline your bedroom . White linens, fresh white paint and delicate white drapes drifting in the summer breeze make for a deliciously relaxing area.

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Update your canopy bed using a simple DIY. Use swaths of any inexpensive sheer white cloth to wrap, pin, knot and hang round your canopy bed. Do not be worried about getting it perfect — part of the allure of this look comes out of its almost accidental feel.

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Produce an al fresco dining destination. This outdoor dining room is reminiscent of a French café. With gravel and stone covering the floor and heavy iron , the floor-pooling white drapes provide a welcome note of softness.

Duplicate a window treatment and fool the eye. Alli Michelle of the Hooray blog utilized a pair of inexpensive Ikea sheers on the other side of the mattress in her master bedroom to great effect. Parted to show a map on the wall, the sheers echo the window treatments to give the feeling of an additional window.

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Try a layered look. Bamboo blinds provide textural interest and solitude and block light, while simple white cotton drapes add softness. When the blinds are pulled up, the absolute curtains can be used to softly filter the light and still provide a bit of solitude.

Dreamy Whites

Create a curtain rod out of found materials. Try looking in your backyard to get a fallen branch that’s roughly the same span as one of your windows. Hang the branch out of your current curtain rod hardware and add tie-top or tab-top white drapes to let the natural wood show through.

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Create a sense of depth with layers. Inside this area, utter mosquito netting hangs over the mattress and simple white drapes draw the eye in by the open door. You could also replace a cupboard door with white drapes for a similar effect.

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Define outdoor zones. This grill area feels like an area of its own as a result of the white drapes that can enclose part or all the space. Bonus: Thick outdoor curtains such as these also provide shade to outdoor diners.

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Produce a private escape. Hang drapes across a tiny corner or balcony and earn an instant escape where you can hide and read.

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Carve out additional rooms with ease. If summertime brings lots of seeing family, flip your upstairs into a sleeping loft for the kids with drapes as room dividers. Hang the curtains from ceiling-mounted monitors for the cleanest look.


Lighten an eat-in kitchen. If you’ve been using full curtains or blinds in the kitchen, then why not switch to café drapes? All these half-height pretties still provide adequate privacy and let in far more light.

Let drapes pool for a romantic effect. If that lush, intimate look is what you are after, aim to let your white sheers pool on the floor by at least 6 inches.

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Ruffle Shower Curtain – $96

Upgrade your bathroom with one quick shift. A shower curtain made of soft cotton is much more pleasant than one made of synthetics, and you can throw it in the washer and dryer (and bleach it), so it’s easy to keep it looking brand new. If you are trying to find a brand new one, I love the deliciously fluffy, ruffled variant shown here.

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Rig a canopy with a few straightforward supplies. If you’re convenient and feel up to get a little experiment, you might want to try creating your own DIY canopy. String twine or fishing line via little hooks high up on your walls in four places to make a virtually imperceptible frame, then drape mosquito netting down and across.

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Give kids’ rooms a touch. An easy mosquito netting canopy hung over every twin mattress is a quick way to add fancy decorator panache. Fitting bedding and bedside lamps finish the look.

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Add solitude to your porch. If near neighbors or eyesores mean you aren’t spending as much time on your porch as you would like, the remedy is as easy as hanging a pair of outdoor curtains. Be sure to pick drapes made from outdoor fabric, so they will be able to resist the elements for years of usage.

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