1. Portières can help to infuse color/pattern in a room. This is especially helpful when you live in a white box and can’t paint. Check out how Jen from I Heart Organizing added bright and cheerful colorblocking with closet curtains:
2. A portière is great for hiding storage (and chaos, if you’re like me). These utilitarian shelves are concealed with soft curtains, adding to the calm, relaxed vibe of the bathroom.
3. Portières also help to soften the energy in a room. If your room needs some balance or feels cold, textiles are perfect to add a feeling of coziness. Dana from House Tweaking created these dreamy curtains for closet that complement the room perfectly.
4. Portières allow you to separate and define an open floorplan. Here, curtains were hung between the bedroom and living room to define a sleeping area (and give some privacy).
5. Using a portière can help block drafts and insulate your home. Julie from Redhead Can Decorate created this lovely ruffled portiere to keep her kitchen toasty.
Just like curtains, portières are typically hung with curtain rods and brackets. However, you can employ other methods to hang them, such as nailing the fabric into the wall or using portière rods.
What do you think of portières? Have you also been using them all along without knowing their proper name? Have you used a portière to decorate or keep warm?