Inexpensive Bedroom Makeovers Using Voiles & Nets

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

Voile panels and nets can be used in an assortment of different ways in the bedroom. These inexpensive, lightweight curtains are ideal for a variety of decorating motifs including contemporary, Shabby Chic, Bohemian, Victoriana, and modern to name but a few. The fluidity of the material lends itself beautifully for folding, draping and sweeping back, while at the windows voiles can be used to create wonderful diffused lighting effects and prevent prying eyes from seeing inside your home. Because voile panels and lined voiles are so cheap you can give your bedroom a makeover without breaking the bank. Furthermore, today's voiles are available in a wide range of colours to help set the scene you're trying to achieve, along with pattern voiles to enhance your décor.

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Loft bedroom with blue walls a sloping walls and cream double sleigh bed White voile curtain panels at a window white voile curtain panel at a window

Unusual shaped windows can be difficult to dress, however, because voiles and net are so fluid and flexible you can bend them to fit odd shapes and different styles of windows.

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Large cream bedroom with wooden laminate flooring and double bed on wooden ornate bed frame White voile on a metal pole at a window Light beige voile panel with a faint etched block pattern at a window

Modern style privacy curtains are a must in any home. Voile offer a contemporary edge over the more old-fashioned net curtains when they are full length. Used in combination with standard full length curtains you'll get all the daytime privacy you need. Be aware that once an internal light is switched on you'll lose the privacy, so that's the time to close your standard curtains!

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White voile panels at a luxury beach front apartment, with floor to ceiling windows looking out at the beach White voile panels hung above french doors that open out to the garden White voile panels at a window

Room dividers are bang on-trend in modern and contemporary homes. Many master bedrooms also include a free standing bath, having a lightweight voile room divider adds a touch of modest privacy without losing the spectacle or intimacy of having a bath tub in the same room you sleep in.

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Voiles draped over four poster metal bed frame to make a canopy White voiles held back using silver tieback hooks White voile curtains held back using black metal curtain tieback hooks

Romantic 4 poster bed curtains can easily be achieved using metres of cheap net or individual voile panels. You can make the four poster curtains as elaborate as you wish to suit your decorating motif.

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Lots of cream and beige voiles draped over a metal frame bed Copper voile panels hung on a metal pole at a window Red voile panels with matching voile pelmet at french doors

Create a Boho style bedroom using length of fine net curtains or voiles. Drape and hang them to create a bedroom paradise that packed full of romantic, tactile fabrics in a variety of thickness's (densities) and colours.

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Ornate cream wood bed frame with voiles at the window and draped over the bed White voile panels and pelmet at a french door Cream voile panels tied back using metal hook tiebacks

Diffused light effects and contemporary wall décor are easily created using voiles. As we've seen above full length voiles add a sense of privacy and due to their lightweight nature natural sunlight will filter into your bedroom during the daytime creating fabulous soft, diffused lighting effects. Similar effects can be achieved using external lighting, however, you must remember that your privacy will be lost.

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Large bedroom with glossy white wooden floors, white bedding and white voile panels in the windows White voile panels hung at a window White eyelet voiles hung on a metal pole
Pure privacy and style is affordable using full length voile panels and curtains, which is particularly essential if your bedroom is on the ground floor. Allow for plenty of natural folds in the fabric to give your window a voluptuous and stylish look akin to the poshest hotels. It's time to give voiles the place they deserve in your home. If you don't want to use them to dress your windows use them to add an extra dimension to your bedroom. They are so inexpensive you can swap and change them as often as you want, or simply when you want to update your bedroom without the expense of a complete makeover.

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