What can I use instead of curtains in a bedroom?

Emilee Geist

‘What can I use instead of curtains in a bedroom?’ It’s the question you may ask if you’re looking for a cooler alternative to the timeless window dressing. But it’s important this substitute doesn’t hinder your sleep.   While it is easy to see the appeal behind luxurious bedroom curtain […]

‘What can I use instead of curtains in a bedroom?’ It’s the question you may ask if you’re looking for a cooler alternative to the timeless window dressing. But it’s important this substitute doesn’t hinder your sleep.  

While it is easy to see the appeal behind luxurious bedroom curtain ideas, this ageless furnishing is not for every home. In all their richness, curtains can retain heat whilst offering a somewhat regal style to your space. So, if you’re looking for how to sleep better (especially in a hot climate) – or you’re aiming for an exclusively modern aesthetic in your room – then you may be looking for an alternative.

Like all bedroom ideas, your window design decisions are important to get right. However, you could do far worse than follow advice from these experts. This is what they suggest for a good-looking, sleep-including space. 

green painted four poster bed with yellow canopy fabric

(Image credit: Polly Wreford/Sally Denning)

Megan Slack Head Shot

Over the past year, Megan has written a host of sleep content for Homes & Gardens – including pieces on color psychology and the best bedding for a restful slumber. 

All her sleep articles, including this one, explore the relationship between wellness and interior design – to help you curate a space that looks good and promotes better well-being in your bedroom. 

What can I use instead of curtains in a bedroom?

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