Curtains are a big part of decorating any room. Most people will tell you that when a curtain is chosen correctly, it can make or break a room. It all comes to the curtain’s materials, colour, layers, and size. As different rooms have different size and themes, choosing the right curtain to complement the room is a fairly complex process. With so many options to go through, it can be overwhelming at times. Here are just a guide on what to look out for when picking your curtain.
Colour and Material
Choosing the right colour or pattern of the curtain depends entirely on the theme of the room. Having neutral colours for curtains is usually recommended as it creates less contrast. Neutral colours tend to last longer as it wont be faded by the sun overtime. Layering of the curtains is also a good idea as it is another way of controlling the amount of sunlight and visibility. The common style that most people use are 2 layers, a lighter transparent material overlaid with a more solid colour.
For the materials instead, there are so many options to choose from. The purpose of lighter materials are generally for controlling the amount of light and also it gives a more classy look as a layer. Some options for this are faux silk, silk, and linen. Faux silk tend to be more durable compared to the others. For the heavier options instead are for completely blocking light and in certain cases help with the temperature as well.
Picking the Right Length
Measuring the length of the cloth needed to make the curtain is a fairly simple process. However, you will also want to know what length is comfortable for you and the look of your home and windows. You will need to decide where you want the curtains to start from, so you can measure the start point to the end. Because most rooms in any home will have more than one window, you will also want to avoid having different lengths.
For a more modern look, usually curtains will hang flushed with the floor. This will also make it easier when you need to move the curtain. Most people will also have layered curtains at the same length. The length of the curtains can accommodate many different purposes. You may also have multiple curtains for different purposes. For example, to block out the sun even further, people consider adding a few extra inches to the curtain.
Customising Window Treatments
Customising window treatments will give people many options and styles. Most people will usually customise their windows overall look and materials together with the dimensions. The panel designs for this will have many options to choose from. However, custom treatments will also have a higher cost to them. People on a smaller budget may opt for the ready made window treatments.
Maintenance and Cleaning
After investing in a number of curtains, the next thing to look into is how to keep them lasting longer. Of course the durability of the curtains depends on the materials. If they are taken care of well, then they should last a fairly long while. People tend to get curtains which are able to clean with washing machine. This will save more money long term. People also have options of curtains which need extra care and attention with dry cleaning. These curtains are usually used seasonally or on special occasions.
These is just a simple guide into what a process of choosing a curtain is like. Most people just consider dropping by nearest curtain expert store just to have a consultation of the right curtains for their home. Some people also like the idea of searching through online for the many options available. Whichever option you choose, please take your time and enjoy the process. At the end it will always come through.