The Hamptons look is all about simplistic elegance. A few beautiful pieces artfully arranged and tone on tone colour palates. When it comes to the windows, blinds and curtains should be soft and blend in effortlessly with the surrounding walls. Natural fibres suit this styling, so look for cottons, linens and wool blend fabrics. Plain fabrics with self patterns, self stripes or a slubbed texture give a soft yet interesting look. Consider Hoad Neutral Territory collection or fabrics by Hemptech through Mokum Adelaide.
As far as curtain styles go, you can pretty much do anything your heart desires; pleated, gathered, full length, pooled onto the floor. The main idea is to keep the look simple. The fabric you select will go a long way to achieving this. One common style in many Hampton homes is semi-sheer curtains (fabrics that let light into the room but you can’t see through). The advantages of this style is they let light into the room during the day but give privacy both day and night. The down side is they are not very insulating. Fear not … by installing a double curtain track you can hide block-out lining behind and only draw this behind the semi-sheer curtain when needed. Problem solved!
Curtain tracks can act as a feature, so consider using a timber pole with carved finials in different shapes and sizes. Teak or walnut stained timber are perfect when paired with neutral coloured curtains. Metal curtain tracks in satin silver, antique brass or wrought iron also look the part. These are available with different shaped finials to suit.
Another common Hamptons style, is semi-sheer roman blinds. Once again, not very insulating but very beautiful and perfect for living rooms. Use gorgeous linen and linen blends for this style of blind, but make sure your manufacturer pre-washed the fabric before making, to ensure the fabric doesn’t shrink after manufacture.
Curtains or blinds just not your thing? Then plantation shutters are perfect to complete the Hampton look. Select shutters in a shade of white and in a wider style blade to really make your home look the part!