Finding the Perfect Curtains: Do’s and Don’ts
Do you want to find the perfect curtains for your room? There are a lot of considerations, but today we’ve compiled a quick list of do’s and don’ts so you can make the right choice!
When it comes to fabric, DON’T go for the cheapest option for your curtains or drapes. Why? Your window treatments will be opened and closed daily, which means they’ll be pulled and tugged, so you need a strong fabric that will endure wear. Going with a cheap option may leave you hanging.
You may want to save cash by buying curtains that barely cover your window – but DON’T skimp on size. To look great, your curtains should have the right proportion to your room. Here are the rules to live by:
- Your panels should be at least double the width of the window, even if they stay open most of the time.
- Length is also vitally important: they can spill into the floor or skim the floor, but they should not be any higher than that (unless you have a radiator underneath).
Layering is a wonderful way to add richness to your room, so DON’T be afraid to combine two window treatments. Try hanging curtains over a roller blind, or layer a light-blocking panel over a sheer. The variety in your decor really does add visual interest (and practicality).
For the finishing touch, DON’T forget about finials. These small details may not seem important, but they can be the perfect complement to finish the look of your room. We have a great selection in store for you to choose from.
Think about the way you’ll feel as you live in your space, and DO choose lined panels if you want to control the temperature and amount of light in your room. Whether you choose a lightweight cotton lining or a heavy blackout lining, your window treatments can be designed to fit your lifestyle and needs perfectly.
DO think about safety and practicality. We love the features of cordless blinds for your child’s room or when you have pets in the house, but if curtains can be a safe and practical option as well. Choose washable fabrics for kids’ rooms, and blackout linings for bedrooms (so you can get a good rest in the early morning hours).
DO call on a pro for help! When you think about which window treatment will work best with your interior scheme, a professional can give you great advice so you know your choice will work well and fit in perfectly with your decor.
At Home Decor Solutions, we are trained professionals who are happy to help you choose just the right look for your home. We offer free in-home consultations for your convenience. Give us a call today!