Any room isn’t complete without a set of curtains on the windows. Until and unless you’re getting blinds and shutters, curtains and drapes are the perfect way to frame the windows and add a polished look to a room. However, not just any pair of curtains or drapes can do this. You need to pick and choose carefully in order to get the right curtains that make your room look elegant and truly beautiful. The following are a few tips that help you do this with ease:
Keep an Eye on Window Shape
The curtains you get have to frame the window or glass door so be sure to have taken the right measurements. Make room for any additional space that you might have in mind and already evaluate the area, length and width of the curtain and the curtain rod. This gives you a better idea on how to pick the curtain. Some designers think it is good idea to give an additional 6 to 4 inches in length and width so that the curtains add a sense of space to a room. If you’re opting to space your curtains in this manner, be sure to make allowances for this aspect in your total estimate.
What’s the Theme?
Picking the type of curtain also has to fit in with the theme of the room. For some rooms, the traditional, pleated curtains might be great while other curtain types might be suited for some more different themes. Based on this, you can opt for French pleats, pencil pleats, pinch pleats and other styles. If you’re opting to have a room for rest and peace, you might want to opt for black out style curtains that block light completely with ease. The best part is that you can find almost any design or type of curtain to go with any theme that you have in mind.
Pay Attention to the Materials
When you’re getting curtains, the materials you use can also make a huge difference as well. If you’re looking to make a room light, open and airy, opting for diaphanous materials, including lace, cotton and more in light, summery colours or even pastels will allow you to do that. However, if you want to add a royal look, you’ll want a thicker material in rich deep colours ranging from purple, maroon, blue and even golden. The kind of materials you use for your curtains can make a marked difference in the overall look of the curtain.
Ease of Maintenance
Like all things, curtains need to be maintained to keep them in good condition as well as free of dust and more. For this reason, you need to ensure that the curtains you’re getting are easy to maintain. Are they machine washable or are they dry cleaning friendly only? This decision is going to make a huge impact in the future so be careful when thinking about it. If you can put up with the expense of getting them dry cleaned from time to time, then go for the dry cleaning friendly curtains. On the other hand, if you’re not up to the expense as well as the time waiting for the curtains to get dry cleaned; you should opt to get the machine friendly ones so that you can wash them and maintain them yourself.
Custom Made or Store Bought?
If you don’t like the curtains in the store, you don’t have to buy them, get your curtains custom made. Often times, the curtains available can give you a good idea of what kinds of curtains that particular business can make. You can easily get your custom-made in order to ensure that you get the dream curtains you always wanted.
Keep in mind that custom made curtains can either cost you more or less than the store bought ones. Based on the materials, design and finish you’re going for, it is better to discuss your idea and get an estimate beforehand to match it with your budget. If you’re looking for some amazing curtains for your home, get in touch with us on 1300 950 950 and our team of experts will help you get the best ones possible.