Curtains do more than just cover your windows. They are also accents that can make or break the home décor and which can easily change the atmosphere in a room. With the hundreds upon hundreds of curtain colors, curtain lengths, and curtain styles available, choosing can be difficult. Here’s how you can pick the right curtain for your house.
Measuring. Start by measuring your window. Ideally, the curtains should be around four or six inches wider than the actual window, so that the curtain will be able to thoroughly shield the room from excess light or keep the interior of the house private from outside. Measure the length o the curtain as well, with an excess of two to four inches on the top and bottom. If you want a curtain that adds drama to the room, go for the curtains that span from the top of the window to the floor. There are also extra long curtains that start from the ceiling and fall all the way down to the floor. In this case, you will need to measure from the ceiling or the top of the window.
Sheer fabrics. Now that you have the size, the next step is to choose a curtain with the correct fabric. There are plenty of fabric choices, none of which is right or wrong. The sheer fabrics, usually those made from lace or other light fabrics, will work if you want to let more light into your home. Even with the curtain drawn close, these sheer fabrics will usually let some ambient lighting in during the day. Sheer fabrics are great if you have few windows around the house, since you will need to let as much light in as possible during the day.
Thick fabrics. If you have plenty of windows, on the other hand, you should try curtains that can effectively block out to give you better control of lighting in the house. In your bedroom, you can install blinder curtains that have extra thick curtains that will fully block out light, to give you more darkness if you want to extend your sleep. These fabrics, however, are usually more expensive.
Curtain rods. It isn’t just the fabric that you need to think about, but the curtain rods as well. There are simple rods made from aluminum or polished iron, which you will simply need to place over the brackets. There are also more ornate brackets made from fine wood that work best with curtains that are tied to the rod, and which will give a good view of the curtain rod.
Color. The color of the curtain should also complement the wallpaper and the rest of the house’s color palette. Usually, the curtains should have a richer color when compared to the wallpaper so that the curtain can act as an accent for walls that are usually neutrally colored.
If you want to add more zest to your curtains, you can also use scarves or fancy ribbons to tie up your curtains. With these in mind, getting curtains that are functional and aesthetically pleasing will be easy.