Country window treatments are casual and informal, and they often invite the eye to take in the scenery outdoors.

You’ll find that country window treatments often have a homemade look. They can be made of pretty cottons, muslin, burlap or wispy laces.

Curtains in a country home or cabin, give the decor a finished look, and they help to soften a room that has lots of hard surfaces, like wood and tile.

Deciding on Window Treatments

Window treatments in country homes can be lined or unlined.  Often valances are lined.  And summer country window treatments can be simple, unlined tiers.

With rooms that have a view, you’ll want to keep your window treatments to a minimum.  You might choose to frame a pretty view with a simple decorative valance, fabric or wood.

However, if you just leave a window bare, it does have a harsh, cold and unfinished look.  If you just add a valance, the room will feel warmer and more welcoming.

Country curtains in a log home
The window treatments in this picture are mix and match. Plaid curtains are paired with a print valance. The curtains are also coordinated with the bed linens.

Keep in mind that in the North, during the winter months, you might choose heavy (possibly lined) curtains or drapes that will help to insulate from cold winter winds.

In addition, mix and match works well in country decorating.  Be creative.  It’s perfectly OK to combine a small plaid with a plain color or even another print.  Consider the colors and how they will look together.  If you like the combination, claim it as yours.

The bottom line in decorating country windows, is practicality.  What do you wish to achieve?  When you can answer that question, you’ll know what kind of curtains you need for your windows!

More about window treatments in log homes here.