How to choose the right curtains for your home
Curtains play an important role in the overall decoration of the house, whether curtains as shading on windows and balcony doors, or as decorations on doors, cupboards, etc. The options are various and one can choose from loads of colors, textures-fabrics, depending on his needs and tastes.
Choose the right indoor shade: The first, and perhaps most important, step is to decide what kind of shade you want to have in your home. Do you prefer curtains made of lightweight or non-woven materials that usually hang from curtain rods, blinds (motorized or manually controlled), or roller blinds?
Essentially, depending on the purpose of the room, you can choose the type of internal shading you need. You probably need another medium in the bedroom and another in the living room or kitchen. So, be sure of exactly what you are looking for.
Choose the right material: Curtains come in a variety of fabrics, which reflect both their look and feel. The options are endless, from lace or cotton, to brocade or heavy velvet.
Therefore, consider the aesthetics you want, but also the amount of light you wish to enter each room.
You can also combine different curtain-textures for a more special effect.
Also, you have to consider that some fabrics need more care than others.
Specifically, on the one hand, low-maintenance fabrics, such as cotton or synthetics, only need to be washed twice a year, while they do not accumulate a large amount of dust.
On the other hand, high-maintenance fabrics, as well as woolen, silk and sheer curtains, should be washed more often, possibly by hand because they are more delicate and require special care and treatment.
Choose the right length: The trend at the moment favors floor-length curtains, but we can’t ignore the practicality of shorter curtains, especially for homes where pets and/or children live. The final decision is of course yours!
Find the ideal width: The perfect width depends on the width of the window or patio door. In order not to “break” your head, you can measure the frame of the window or balcony door and multiply it by 2, so that the extra fabric will create pleats and see that the curtains will look rich and beautiful when they are gathered.
Choose the ideal color for your curtains: Curtains play an important role in decorating not only the house, so you don’t have to like them, but at the same time, they should “tie” harmoniously with the rest of the vibe of the space.
The curtains should either match the color of the furniture in the room or the colors of the walls and floors, or they don’t have a complementary color that will add more to the visual effect. Of course, you can also impress with a bold color contrast.
Don’t forget also the value of the right choice of colors for a room and how it can affect your mood and psychology. So don’t make hasty moves.
Find the right pattern: Whether the curtain you choose will be plain or with a pattern is again a matter of personal taste and the best decoration of the room. The many and varied patterns can look impressive, however they can be tiring on the eye.
So, if you have furniture, carpets, it would be better to choose a monochromatic curtain.
If the room is dominated by monochrome, a special curtain with a pattern can make the difference.
If you say “yes” to the patterned curtain, think about what fits best in the space and what you like best.
Floral? Geometric designs? Everything you can imagine. The options abound!
In order to make a final decision, it would be good to take the above into account and of course to trust your instinct, so that you have the best possible result that will make your room special.