Choosing curtains might seem like the least important thing to do when packing for a move or redesigning your home, but it is one of the essential pieces to any decor.
Think about it, if you had a busy day shifting homes and finally got to sleep at 2 am, you don’t want to be awakened by natural light coming in through uncovered windows! It will not make for a very restful and peaceful night.
That’s why curtains are important, not just for decor, but also for privacy. Not only do they provide an extra layer of protection to the surrounding people, but they also help make your space look great!
We can find curtains in various styles and many color schemes, patterns, and hues. Some offer sheer comfort, while others lend more formality. No matter what your style preference is, there is a drape that complements it perfectly! Let’s look at some tips you should consider while picking out drapes to transform the look of your space!
Measure How Long The Curtain Needs To Be
The most important thing to consider when getting curtains is the length you wish to go. The five standard length options are 63″, 84″, 95″,108″, and 120″.
The length you choose depends on the curtain’s scope, your ceiling height, and your desired look.
They also come in lengths shorter than those mentioned above, but we always recommend going for longer lengths as they give an illusion of depth – something we love!
Choosing The Right Color Of The Curtain
The colors of your curtain can make or break its appeal. Make sure that it is in sync with the rest of the room. If you have a very neutral color scheme, make sure you choose a curtain that is complementary to your décor and vice versa!
It is especially important to consider the color of your walls and furniture. You may like contemporary furniture. Whatever you choose, should harmonize with the look of your curtains.
Choosing The Curtain Patterns
The pattern of curtains can be as important as the color. A busy pattern can be distracting and will likely overpower the area you are trying to decorate.
Accessories Add Interest
When it comes to dressing up your curtains, don’t forget about the trimmings and accessories
A curtain’s trims and accessories can add richness and grandeur. If you have a plain curtain that needs dressing up, consider decorating it with a luxury style valance.
For something more understated, simply choose pullbacks without decorative trims, which will still complement the expensive material and shape of the curtains.
Select Fabric Based On The Maintenance Needed
You should choose a curtain fabric that not only looks good but is also easy to maintain.
A fabric may look great, it could mean extra maintenance. So you must consider the maintenance element when you are choosing fabric for your curtains.
It’s not necessarily that washing is difficult, but rather inconvenient when you have a busy schedule. If you’re looking for curtains that need to be cleaned every few months, we recommend going with cotton or synthetic fabrics. They can be machine washed if they are unlined.
This is a great option if you have a family with allergies and pets since it won’t attract a lot of dust mites or pet dander.
If you want the traditional high-maintenance curtains for your home, you can go for heavy fabrics like wool or silk. You have to get them dry cleaned as they tend to lose color and shape if washed in a machine. Or you can, of course, wash them under cold water by hand.
We hope you have enjoyed our blog on how to choose curtains. We have provided some great advice on how to pick the right curtains for your home. Remember that when choosing curtains, you must think about what you are trying to achieve, the colours in the room, and the size of the windows.