Curtains are a vital element in the decoration of our home, that is why it is so important to spend time choosing them. In addition to their decorative function, they contribute significantly to improving our well-being. In this post, we give you some tips to choose the perfect curtain for your needs.
The Choice of Color
The room decoration (the upholstery, the cushions, or the wall’s tone) will determine the predominant range and the perfect color for the curtains. If you hesitate when choosing the tone, with neutrals, you will be sure.
Another fact to consider is the reflection of light; not all colors reflect the same amount of light. So if it is a poorly lit room, the best color is white, which expands clarity and creates more significant space. Light neutral tones are also suitable to cause this effect, and it will also blend in with the rest of the decoration if you choose these tones as the predominant range.
You probably want to skimp a few yards of fabric on your curtain, especially if you have a large window, but this will only give a clipping feel, and it will create some confusion when looking at the window. The best thing is that you use several meters more than the measurement of your window, allowing the curtain to tip gracefully on the floor or rub it.
A significant decision is how to hang curtains. It will depend on the location of the window and its functionality what determines this choice. If we have very little space between the ceiling and window, the most suitable solution is through rails, where the curtains hang using sliding guides. They take up very little space and are practical when covering larger surfaces.
The blinds are perfect in having furniture under the window since they are folded or collected vertically, taking advantage of the most significant amount of space. In case you have enough space and decide that each element you use is part of the decoration, the best choice is the rods. Kwik-Hang is the simplest option, without drilling holes in the walls and with just using a hammer.
And here, a whole world of possibilities opens up to us to choose from. Cotton is one of the most common options; it goes with everything and is also very practical to clean and maintain. You can also use other types of fabrics, taking into account the room, choosing from muslin and brocade to a flashy velvet.
But always remember to balance the fabric’s presence with the atmosphere of the room to create a stable environment. For example, a heavy brocade drapery is not the right choice for a small window in a casual space. A curtain made of fabric more delicate than cotton would fit more in a formal living room or dining room.
You just have to experiment to find your perfect curtain, but plan carefully before, lest you buy meters and meters of fabric that you will not end up using later.