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How to Choose the Right Curtains

How to Choose the Right Curtains

When it comes to home décor, curtains play an important role in creating the perfect ambience in a room. They are not only functional, but they also add a touch of style to your space. If you’re in the market for curtains, you might be wondering how to choose the right ones. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. Keep reading to find out more about the key considerations to make when choosing curtains for your home, such as the type of fabric, size, style and hardware.

Consider what you want out of your curtains

Curtains are an essential part of any home, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. They not only add to the overall look and feel of a room, but they can also provide privacy, regulate temperature, and block out light. One of the first things to consider is the purpose they will serve. Are you looking for thermal insulation, light blocking, or something to still let light in? Or are you just looking for something decorative? Understanding your needs will help you select the right material and style.

Another essential factor to consider is the colour and pattern. The right colour can complement your rooms overall look and feel. If you’re looking for a subtle look, choose neutral colours but if you want to make a bold statement opt for a bright colour. Don’t be afraid to mix and match but make sure they complement each other.

The length and width of your curtains also play a crucial role, the length should be based on the height of your windows, with curtains touching the floor for a classic look. The width should be such that they can cover your windows adequately without being too narrow or too wide. This ensures privacy and blocks out unwanted light.

When it comes to style, there are numerous options available including S fold, pinch pleat or pencil pleat.  Each style has its own unique look and feel. Some curtains come with additional features like thermal insulation or noise reduction, making them an excellent choice for those who live in busy areas or want to regulate their home’s temperature.

Consider what area of the home you’re furnishing

Curtains are suitable for various areas of the home, including the living room, bedroom, dining room, and even the kitchen. However, it’s worth noting that curtains may not be appropriate for all areas of the home, for example, the bathroom where the risk for mould growth can be higher.

Living room curtains

Living room curtains should be designed to complement the décor of the room. Sheer curtains are an excellent choice for living rooms, as the name suggest sheer curtains are made from sheer, lightweight fabrics and are designed to let in natural light while still providing privacy. Blackout curtains are also a great option for the living room, as they help to block out unwanted light and reduce noise. Blackout curtains are made from thick fabrics and are designed to block out light and reduce noise.

Bedroom Curtains

When choosing curtains for the bedroom, consider the level of privacy you require. If you live in a busy area or near a street, blackout curtains can help to reduce the amount of noise and light that enters your room. Sheer curtains area also a popular choice for the bedroom, as they add a touch of elegance while still maintain privacy.

Dining Room Curtains

Dining room curtains should complement the style of the room while providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. Sheer curtains are a great option for the dining room, as they allow natural light to filter in while still offering privacy. Alternatively, blackout curtains can also be used to create a more intimate and private dining space.

Kitchen Curtains

Kitchen curtains should be practical and easy to clean. Consider curtains that are made from durable materials that can withstand the heat and moisture in the kitchen.

Tips for measuring curtains

Measure the Window Width

The width of the curtains you need will depend on the size of your window. Start by measuring the width of your window frame from left to right. Be sure to add an extra 10-15cm on each side for overlap and to ensure that the curtains cover the entire window when closed.

Measure the Window Height

Next, measure the height of your window frame from the top to the bottom. Be sure to add an extra 10-15cm to the length to allow for a proper curtain drop. The curtain drop is the length of the curtain from the top of the window frame to the floor. Be sure to double check your measurements to avoid any disappointment, as most companies are unable to refund custom curtains if they’ve been incorrectly measured.

Consider the Curtain Style & Fabric

Different curtain styles require different measurements. The type you choose for your curtains will also affect how they hang. Heavier fabrics require more space to drape properly, so you may need to adjust your measurements accordingly.

Seek Professional Advice

If you need additional help, Carpet Call’s experts will be able to measure and provide advice on all your curtain needs.

In conclusion, choosing the right curtains can be a daunting task, but it’s essential to make sure your space looks and functions just the way you want it to. By considering the purpose, colour, style, and area of your home you’re furnishing, you can select the perfect curtains for your space. Don’t forget to measure your windows correctly, keeping in mind the style and fabric of the curtains you choose. By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and functional space that you will love.

Remember Carpet Call’s experts are here to help if you need any help or assistance along the way!

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