Walking through the curtain section in any house and home store can make me a little dizzy. The problem I find is that there are so many options! Curtains are available in all different colors, textures, lengths and pattern it’s hard to figure out what to buy. Here are some of my favorite tips for finding the perfect curtains design for your space.
Color is one of the most important things to look for when looking for curtains design. If you aren’t planning on redecorating your whole room, it is important that your curtains match or blend on some level with the rest of the colors you already have in your room. Neutral colors tend to complement furniture and wallpaper colors. Solid color and patterend designs bring more attention to the window. You may be looking to spice up your room with bold, colorful curtains. They are a great way to turn your windows into a focal point.
How long you want your curtains to be is another consideration. If you have a small space and want to make it appear taller, try floor to ceiling curtains. In larger spaces, you may opt for short curtains. Nothing makes a statement, though like super long curtains that pool on the carpet- but they should only be hung in rooms that are large.
You also want to consider how a room’s light will be affected when you hang curtains. Natural light is not only beautiful in homes, but using it helps save on your electric bill! If you are looking for curtains in a room that you would like to have a lot of natural light, go for sheer, thin materials that will allow light to come through easily. On the other hand, if you are buying curtains for a room you would like to keep darker, such as a TV room or a home office, you may want thicker, heavier curtains. Curtains with blackout lining are a great room decorating idea for bedrooms, as they can block out all natural light.
There are all sorts of finishing touches you can add to your curtains after you’ve decided on a color and level of thickness. There are many kinds of poles or rails to hang your curtains on. You can also choose a particular style of pleating, attach tiebacks and maybe even finials for the end of the poles.
Curtains are one of the main contributors to a room’s ambiance so don’t skimp on this room decorating idea!
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