Swag Curtains For Mood

There is nothing that completes a room like a window treatment. It finishes off the window and gives your space a warm, welcoming ambiance.

A simple but extremely effective method of dressing up a window is with a swag curtain. Swag window treatments are widely used because of their versatility, and based on the particular swag style can reflect either a traditional or contemporary look that will fit any décor.

You will find that swag curtains are made in a variety of different styles that are ruled by a matter of personal taste. The traditional swag curtain design will have the hem in the middle of the curtain much shorter than it is on the sides and they usually run the length of the window. A style that is very frequently seen is the fishtail swag curtain which is a very simple design that involves draping the curtains over the end of the curtain rod.

The type of swag depends on what size and style window you are planning to treat. Swags can be used on anything from a small 36" single window to a dramatic, wall of windows. Swags are usually either draped over a decorative pole with finials at the end, or if custom made, can be stapled to a board for more of a casual appearance. Swags can also be purchased at certain department stores or from custom made by designers. Custom made swags often include interlining, which gives them a rich appearance, and will also cause them to wear better over a long period of time.

Here are some types of swag curtains to choose from where you can find more information.



PARKER SCALLOPED SWAG VALANCE LINED 36X36X16 BURGUNDY NATURAL NAVY BLUE PLAID
PARKER SCALLOPED SWAG VALANCE LINED 36X36X16 BURGUNDY NATURAL NAVY BLUE PLAID
$23.95
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Hen House Fishtail Swag 145 x 25
Hen House Fishtail Swag 145 x 25
$29.99
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Palermo Swag Pair 72 x 36 100 Cotton
Palermo Swag Pair 72 x 36 100 Cotton
$29.99
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Cambridge Wine Starberry Vine LinedFishtail Swag 142 x 25
Cambridge Wine Starberry Vine LinedFishtail Swag 142 x 25
$39.99
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Heritage Lace Windsor 72 inch Wide By 44 inch Drop Swag Pair Ecru
Heritage Lace Windsor 72 inch Wide By 44 inch Drop Swag Pair Ecru
$60.26
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VTG RETRO MID CENTURY 68X38 SEARS MERRY MUSHROOMS SWAG CURTAIN NEW IN PACKAGE
VTG RETRO MID CENTURY 68X38 SEARS MERRY MUSHROOMS SWAG CURTAIN NEW IN PACKAGE
$32.99 (3 Bids)
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20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 5
20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 5
$99.99
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20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 2
20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 2
$99.99
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Sanibel Seashells Kitchen Curtain Navy Blue Brand NEW
Sanibel Seashells Kitchen Curtain Navy Blue Brand NEW
$18.99
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20x10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 11
20x10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 11
$99.99
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20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 07
20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 07
$89.99
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20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 10
20X10FT Pleated Wedding Backdrop Curtain Background Decor Sparkly Sequin Swag 10
$99.99
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For a traditional look, an over the pole swag with jabots is perfect. If you have higher windows or a larger space, another option is to add panels underneath the jabots. Swags and panels are a perfect choice for a formal living room or dining room. They provide a perfect framing effect that embodies the richness of the room.

If you prefer a casual look, swags over a pole can also be used. Consider the finish of the pole and the finials--these can range from dark, formal woods or metals to light colored casual wood or small metal rods. A swag curtain on a board also provides a less formal look or if you want to dress them up a little, they may be pulled through decorative sconces.

If contemporary is your style, there are several kinds of swags that will blend in your space. Using a swag with only one jabot is a great style for two single windows that are side by side. Keep in mind the material and trim used on the swag also gives it different looks. There are some swag curtains that come to a point rather than curve at the bottom, and these are also often used in contemporary rooms.

Dress up the curtains in your living room by installing a set of fishtail swag living room curtains. They can give the living room a much more formal appearance and, as a result, might turn the room into a more formal space.

The way in which a swag curtain is created is to drape the fabric over curtain rods. The reason for doing so is largely for the dramatic effect it will have on the room. A fishtail swag is used as a way of accentuating other window treatment solutions such as blinds or surrounding curtains. It can help to make the window look more formally dressed.

Trims can also be considered on swags. For a formal treatment, swags can be trimmed in bullion, tassel fringe, or beads. However you dress them up or down swags are a great addition to any room and a custom look can be achieved to fit your personal decor.

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