If you want to quickly make an impact on an entire space without spending a lot of money, show-stopping drapery is a great tool to consider using. Especially in a small area like a dorm room or studio apartment, you might not get your pick of furniture. Rather than spending a lot on accessories that you may not want to use later on, you can save a lot of money by choosing to express the bulk of your personal style through interesting drapery.
Rather than picking somewhat subdued window treatments, you can make a much bigger impression on the overall aesthetic of a room by choosing to channel a trend and making use of it through your drapes. Right now, in fashion as well as home decor, mixing patterns is quite popular. Typically, the designs that are mixed have something in common but complement each other with their differences.
You can make use of this style with individual panels of silk drapes. Choose two patterns that you like a lot and that go together well, and use them instead of a matching set. This look is great for a smaller space where you don't have a lot of options, and can turn a regular window into the focal point of the entire area.
Best of all, this is a wonderful way to temporarily make style changes in your living space. Whether you're moving out at the end of your lease or the end of the school year, all you have to do is take down the window treatments and the room will be back to the way it was before you came in.