When you’re choosing curtains for your home, you want to be sure that they’re the right style for the space and that they fit your décor. There are so many choices available today that it can be hard to know exactly what to buy.
Decorating your home can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. There are just a few simple things to consider when choosing curtains, and this guide will help you make sure you get the right ones for your room. From selecting the right fabric to choosing how long they should hang on the window, these tips will help you find the perfect window coverings.
Measure the window frame
The first thing you will want to do is measure your windows. This can be done with a tape measure and should include measuring:
· Width of the window frame
· Height of the window frame from the floor (lowest point)
· Width of the window frame from side to side (outside edge).
Select the curtain style and material
Curtains can be made from many different materials, including cotton and silk. They can be designed in hundreds of styles, like velvet curtains or lace curtains.
The style you choose for your windows depends on how you want them to look in each room and each season.
If you’re looking for a traditional look that will help keep out cold winter winds and provide privacy while still allowing enough light into the room so you don’t feel claustrophobic, then consider choosing velvet curtains with blackout lining or thermal lining (depending on where you live).
These fabrics offer thick insulation and block light while maintaining a soft appearance that doesn’t detract from the interior décor of your home. They also come in a variety of colors so they’ll match whatever color scheme you have going on throughout the rest of the house!
If it’s springtime outside but winter inside due to poor weather conditions outside (or if it’s just dark when everyone goes home after work), then consider using sheer linings instead since these allow more light through without compromising privacy too much.
Consider the curtain rod
You’ll need to select a curtain rod that matches the style of your curtains, large enough to accommodate them and sturdy enough to hold them in place.
When choosing your curtain rods, consider these factors:
· Length: The length of the curtain rod should be sufficient for holding up your curtains. If you have long or heavy curtains, you may want extra support with some kind of bracket. Otherwise, if you’re using standard-length rods and drapes, this shouldn’t be an issue!
· Width: Curtain rods come in many different widths—you can go as wide as 4 feet or so (if you’re feeling ambitious) or keep it narrow as many apartment dwellers do with window coverings that are only about 1 foot wide. It’s all up to your personal taste and space limitations! Make sure you match up these dimensions before deciding on what kind of hardware will work best for your home decorating project.
Roller blinds are one of the most popular types of coverings
Choosing roller blinds for your home is a matter of personal preference — you’ll need to choose between fabric or vinyl and whether or not you want a blackout option.
Fabric roller blinds are made from fabric that’s woven together in a variety of patterns and colors. Vinyl roller blinds are made from a synthetic material that resembles leather or wood. Both types come in different lengths and widths, making them suitable for most windows, even large ones.
Blackout roller blinds feature an extra layer of material in front of the slats that block out light completely when closed. They’re ideal for bedrooms or rooms with large windows facing east where sunlight shines directly into the room during morning hours, waking up anyone who’s trying to sleep in those early hours when it’s still dark outside!
Contrast your window coverings with other elements in the room
Contrasting your window coverings with other elements in the room is one of the most important design principles to consider. The goal is to make sure that no matter where you look, there’s visual interest.
Contrast can be used for a variety of purposes:
· To create visual interest and excitement
· To create balance and stability
· To give the illusion of harmony among disparate elements (like furniture from different eras)
· To unify disparate pieces into one cohesive unit
Check for quality
Once you’ve chosen your fabric and design, it’s time to check for quality. There are a few things you’ll want to look for when shopping for curtains:
· Check the stitching. The seam should be straight and not too loose or too tight; it should also be evenly spaced with no extra material hanging off either side of the curtain rod.
· Check the fabric. Make sure there are no holes or stains in your new curtains—and if there are, see if they’re fixable! You don’t want any surprises after buying new drapes!
· Check the lining. Curtains with a lining will help keep them looking great over time by adding another layer of protection against dirt and dust build-up on their surface (or so we hope). Plus, they provide soundproofing benefits as well! If possible, try out different levels of linings before making your final decision about which ones will work best for your home environment needs–but know that going too far into outer space isn’t always necessary either; sometimes less is more when it comes down to making wise decisions about purchases like these ones too (not just clothes but other items as well).
We hope you found this article helpful, and we can’t wait to see what kind of curtains you choose for that window in your living room. Remember that there are many different styles out there, so get creative with it and make sure to consider the advice we gave you here. At the end of the day, we know that finding the perfect curtains can be difficult work, but if you follow these rules you should have no problem selecting some beautiful ones!