Transforming the interior of your home can be an exhausting and stressful task to undertake, however, every few years, homeowners find the need to upgrade. One of the most affordable and time-efficient methods of changing the appearance of your home’s interior is by changing your window curtains. This minor change has a major impact on the interior of your home and is sometimes all you need to do to refresh your room.
Window curtains are full of design opportunities. You can alter different elements of a window curtain according to the desired result you want for your home. However, many homeowners do not know how to select and effectively customise their window curtains to enhance their homes. Many of the choices homeowners make can unknowingly cause their homes to appear small and dated.
Understanding how to transform the interior of your home with window curtains is key in making effective choices. In this article, we’ll discuss the different effects that window curtains can have on the interior of your home. While you can always contact a member of our team for help, you can also use this article as a guide for purchasing curtains.
4 ways window curtains can revamp the interior of your home
- Add ‘height’ to a room
Struggling with a small room? Your curtains can extend the height of your home. While we don’t mean this literally, strategic placement of your window curtains can draw your eye upwards and create the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Most people tend to place curtains at eye level or exactly where a window starts, however, you can extend the height of your room by placing curtain rods right below your crown moulding and several centimetres above your frame. Let your curtain drape to the floor for maximum effect.
When you request your free in-home measure with us, ensure to let a member of our team know that you’d like your curtains placed close to your ceiling.
- Make a room appear more spacious
If a room in your home is a lot smaller than you would like, then we recommend utilising your curtains to improve the appearance of the space. Specific styles of curtains can make your room’s space seem a lot larger.
First, choose a sheer fabric or light coloured curtain for your room. Light and weightless fabrics can make rooms seem much more spacious. They do not interrupt the flow of your room and instead, trick the eye into thinking that there is more space.
The second technique is to drape your curtains beyond the width of the window. This will create the illusion that your windows are larger which ultimately, makes your room appear more spacious.
- Insulate and illuminate a room
Depending on the type of window curtain you purchase, you can both insulate and illuminate a room. At Empire Window Furnishings, you can customise the fabric of your window curtains.
With curtains made from light-filtering fabric, your home can benefit from insulation during different seasons. With light-filtering curtains, you can protect your home from becoming too cold during the winter and too hot during the summer. This option is excellent for bedrooms.
If you prefer to have your rooms flooded with as much natural light as possible, then select a sheer curtain. Sheer curtains provide some privacy while simultaneously facilitating natural light. We recommend sheer curtains for living rooms and dining rooms.
- Add a tasteful pop of colour
If you’re struggling with the monochrome palette of a room in your home or are searching for a way to subtly add drama, your curtains are the perfect opportunity. They allow you to make a bold statement in your room without committing to something more permanent, like paint colour.
Change your window curtains according to season or holiday and enjoy the ease of customising your home.
How can you customise your Empire Window Furnishings window curtains?
At Empire Window Furnishings, we make every effort to afford our clients as much design freedom as possible. We know how important it is to customise your furnishings, which is why we’ve made a number of options available. Here are some of the ways that you can customise your window curtains with Empire Window Furnishings:
- Hardware and heading style – classic or contemporary
- Pleating style – pinch-pleated, twin, S-wave, roll or knife
- Type of fabric – sheer or light-filtering
- Colour of fabric
- Dimensions of the curtains
Get in touch with our Empire Window Furnishings team
Think you’re ready for new window curtains? Let us know! Contact our team to set up a free in-home measure and to request a quote.