Choosing curtains can be stressful with the numerous types and colors of curtains available. Choosing a type depends on the function and room in which you will be hanging your curtains. If in a kitchen, you may not want heavy drapes, for instance. Also, in a bedroom you may want more than just a swag type of curtain. See below for tips on how to choose curtains to match your decor.
Curtain Color And Material
The color and material you choose depends again on what room you will be hanging them.
- Material. Simple cotton may not be formal enough for a living room, and silk may be too formal for a bathroom or bedroom. Also think about cleaning your curtains. Check to see if they are dry clean only curtains, or if you can wash them yourself in your washing machine. You want your curtains to look nice, but you also want to be able to clean them easily. Look for linen, cotton sateen or rayon blend curtains for a nicer look, without having to pay for dry-cleaning.
- Color. The color or pattern you choose depends on your decor and what type of look you are seeking. To match or blend your curtains, choose a solid color that is a shade lighter or darker than your wall colors. For patterned curtains, choose patterns that match with the decor colors around your room. If you don't have much color in the room and your curtains will be the only color, go with whatever color appeals to you. Your curtains will make a big impact, so go bold.
The length of your curtains depends, again, on the room.
- Long. Long curtains work well in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. They should skim the floor, or sit a few inches off of the floor. Curtains should not lay on the floor. If they are gathering at the bottom, you may want to hem them. The easiest way to hem curtains is to use hem tape. You can find this at your local craft store. You simply lay the tape where you want your hem to be and iron over the tape. The heat from your iron will help the tape adhere to the fabric to give you a nice hold.
- Short. Short curtains work well in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Short curtains can be simple swags, valances, or long enough that they touch the bottom of the window sill.
Finding the right type of curtain to match with your decor doesn't have to be too difficult. If patterns are too much for you, stick with the basics and just choose a solid color that blends with your decor. Visit a provider that has a wide variety of choices, such as Budget Blinds of Coachella Valley.