Curtains are a very important part of the décor of the house. They are not only necessary, but also add style and glamour to your home. It’s really confusing on how to choose the right window curtain for your home from the wide variety of designs and colours available in front of you. Isn’t it? Here is the perfect guide to pick the perfect curtain for your home.
A number of factors like colour, fabric, length and lining are taken into consideration while choosing the perfect curtain. Start with the purpose – do you need bright lightening to the room or a moderately lit room? If you prefer full darkness then you will have to opt for lined curtains. Lining is bit expensive but has its own advantages. It protects the fabric from sun damage and also increases durability.
Apart from these, consider mood and style of the room. Choose curtains for the rooms based on the purpose of the room say formal, a relaxed setting, modern or traditional look.
Texture: It completely depends on the mood of the room. For formal you can opt for velvet or silky curtains and when it comes to casual style you can go for crinkly crushed velvet. Or you can opt to cotton, generally, cotton work with all kinds of décor and easy to wash too.
Colour: First decide whether you want your curtain to go with your decor or not. Avoid bright colours in rooms with lot of lights as they fade away faster. Choose blue, pink for neat look and go for darker ones if you want a wow look.
There are many patterns available in the market. Pick one that suits your requirements the best.
Solid curtains are a safer option, since not much of design and pattern are involved. If you want to blend with the décor, choose colours that are darker than the walls. Colour co-ordination basically create soft and harmonious look for any décor.
Patterned curtains are an instant favourite, but avoid them if you have a patterned wallpaper or furniture in the room. Go for small, neutral prints like floral designs, dots and circle. And if you want a modern look go with stripes and geometrical shapes. Vertical stripes fits the best for smaller rooms as they make the ceiling look taller.
They are a perfect choice when you want privacy as well as have view of the other side. These curtains allow optimum light passage giving the room optimum light during the day. Sheer curtains are more suitable for ultra-modern interiors.
Blackout curtains come in multi layers to protect against outside light and the high temperature. You can also use blackout curtains to add a royal look by choosing curtains made up of silk or satin.
You can hide the curtain fixtures at the top of a door or window using pelmets to make the appearance more appealing. They are usually made out of plywood shaped in the form of box and is covered using decorative fabrics. These curtains setting can be used on huge halls with less furniture and has long and lengthy multiple layered curtains (sheer and block out curtains). The idea of using pelmets here is to take the attention away from curtain fixtures and make the flow of pleats look beautiful in a modern and aesthetically pleasing way.
Valances are generally installed in kitchens and bathrooms where you want only the uppermost part to be covered avoiding direct rays but let in plenty of light. Valances are much softer in appearance with a gathered or pleated heading.
It brings elegant look to the overall design. Swags are best suited for Victorian style of rooms.
It is a perfect choice for the bedroom as it adds romance and soft look.
Rod pocket fits best for a casual look. It is recommendable when you don’t open and close the curtains often. The curtain fabric itself is used to make a loop to slide through the rods. It is also called tab top curtains. It is an informal style of curtain and are suitable for all weights of fabrics because they hang evenly and have a neat folded appearance.
These type of curtains hang easily and freely move on the rod. It includes a silver rings at the header covered with fabric that a rod weaves through. Since it moves easily on the road, it can be used in kids’ room. Eyelet curtains are best suited for light and medium weight fabrics. When the right fabric and designs are used it can be used for modern bedrooms or lounge.
Curtains can make or break the look of your home. Go for the curtain that suits your décor and budget too and be smart while choosing the right one for your dream home. Hope this article gave you an insight about the types of curtains and how to choose them. If you have any suggestions too, please do share with us.