Are you moving to a new house? Or perhaps you’re renovating and want to update your current curtains. Whatever the reason, there are some essential things to keep in mind when buying new curtains for your home.
Curtains play a vital role in the tone of a room. If not done correctly, your entire design will seem ‘off’. Aspects to consider include the type of material, thickness, colour as well as the length of the curtains. Save yourself the hassle and money by educating yourself before you start the process. Follow this guide to make curtain shopping easier.
Purpose of Your Curtains
When choosing curtains, ask yourself what the purpose is for the specific room. For example, bedrooms need curtains for privacy which will require a thick material whereas a dining room leading to your patio will only need curtains for lighting. Thus a sheer, even seethrough material will suffice.
Heavy materials will give a dramatic and formal effect whereas lighter materials will offer a more sunny and light effect.
Choosing the Colour
If a room naturally gets a lot of sunshine, it would be better to choose natural hues. The sun is not very forgiving with bright colours and it will fade pretty quickly. Dark rooms also do better with light curtains to open up the space.
Look and Feel
Taking the right measurements are crucial. Measure the height from the rail to the floor and remember to consider the size of the hanging hardware. Additionally, keep in mind the space you want between the curtain and the floor. When measuring the width, it will depend on how snug you want your window to be. Curtains that are at least three times the width of the window will give you a draped look.
Still not sure if you’re on the right track? Why not get in touch with the experts. Curtain Master can help with all your curtain and blind needs. For quality curtains in Durban at affordable prices, give us a call today!