How to Choose the Right Window Curtains

Choosing the right fabric for curtains does not have to involve difficulty. There are many reasons to use curtains. Some of them are to protect privacy, add decorative accents to homes, and keep the sun and heat from entering the house.

There are certain important things to be considered while decorating our windows with curtains which include choosing the right curtain material, right color and shades based on the color of the room etc. Selecting the perfect curtains for our windows can be quite complex and if choose the wrong color or type, the look and feel would be spoiled completely. Window Curtains are important things to be considered for good interior design of our home.

The Right Curtain for Different Rooms

How to Choose the Right Window Curtains

How to Choose the Right Window Curtains

It is very important that the room where the curtains are going to be placed is considered. The curtains can look out of place if they are not matched with paint, wallpaper, blinds, carpet, or furniture. Bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and dining rooms may all need a different curtain fabric.

Curtains for Bathrooms:

There are two types of bathroom curtains. There is the type that obscures a window to keep people from looking in and the type that accents an opaque window. These curtains are made of sheer or opaque fabrics. Curtains for bathrooms can be half curtains or curtains that cover the window completely. The colour of the curtains is often cream or white unless they are being used to accent the colours of the bathroom.

Keep the curtains in the room

This is actually a mistake that many people make. They find a curtain style and they put the same curtains into every room whether it looks good with the decor or not. The simple fact is each room can have different curtains, unless you are working with an open floor concept and you will not want a child themed curtain in a living room any more than you would want bold and luxurious window coverings in a child’s room. Be aware of this fact and make sure that you change up the curtains from room to room.

Understand your privacy

One of the more popular window treatments that you can find are sheer drapes. While these are wonderful in many different areas, they are not the best style of drape to purchase if you want to have a little privacy since you can see through most sheer drapes. Bedrooms should never have sheer drapes solely, and neither should bathrooms for that matter. Instead, pair them with a darker drape or window covering that does just that; covers.

Understand the lighting

When it comes to windows, not all of them produce the same amount of lighting and this will affect the type of drapes that you use. Drapes that are heavy can block out a lot of light and this works well in a bedroom, especially bedrooms that offer amazing views of the sunrise. Sheer drapes are excellent for sun rooms that don’t need a lot of privacy. Sheers provide a light airy feel that work wonderfully in many spaces. When you know the amount of light coming through the window, you can plan accordingly.

Materials are important

There are many different materials and fiber combinations that you can use for a curtain but your should choose materials that are fade resistant, especially if the room gets a lot of light, which is common in south facing rooms. Although silks may seem luxurious for a room, they are better left on the pillows and other accents since silk curtains will fade quickly and you will be left with dull and ugly curtains on your windows.


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