It’s one thing to dress the windows in a small study, walk-in closet or diminutive restroom, it’s quite another thing to dress the windows on a watercraft. For many Portland area boat owners, their cruisers, sailboats, and yachts are their treasured recreational outlets; a living space that exists for pleasure alone. For the most part, boats can handle dynamic interior design, executed with all the intent and enthusiasm as any other living space. And as it is for most living spaces, starting with the window treatments is a smart plan of action.
Most boats have restrictive, small windows as well as larger, picturesque windows. As with any design project, it helps to start with a color palette so you can make sure your design is cohesive though your window treatments may vary in texture and shape.
For larger windows, consider custom valances that frame your galley windows and let the natural light stream in unobstructed. A custom valance can add a touch of warmth as well as tie together other, disparate design elements.
If you’re the proud owner of a yacht that features gorgeous picture windows, rather than hiding them behind a shade or a sheer, consider vignettes that can be controlled by remote to reveal a breathtaking Multnomah or Columbia sunset.