I love the look of puddled curtains. I don't have them in my home, but I wish I did. I'm just not sure how well they would combine with 4 active boys and 2 playful beagles.
They can vary from fairly gentle puddles to much deeper ones like the picture below.
I think puddles work best when the rest of the furnishings are somewhat understated as in Loi Thai's (Tone on Tone) beautiful home above.
You usually see them with plain curtaining, but they look lovely with the patterned curtains below.
I think they work just as well in casual spaces as in more formal ones.
Sheer curtains lend themselves well to softly draped puddling while more sumptuous fabrics look more voluptuous when puddled. The home below belongs to Nigella Lawson who is as gorgeously voluptuous as her curtains!
And finally.... a very casual approach to puddling below.
So, while the world leaders debate Iran and nuclear weapons, or the problems in Libya, let us interior design enthusiasts debate this important issue.... are you for or against puddling?
Till next time
Image sources: 1. Casa Decorada 2. Tumblr 3,4 . Pinterest 5. Tone on Tone 6. azblinds.com 7. Casa Decorada 8. Lars Bolander 9. Tumblr 10. Shabby Creek Cottage 11. House and Home 12. The Home Collection on Tumblr 13. House and Garden 14. Passport2Design