What Curtains Work Best For Your Outdoor Patio
With midsummer fast approaching, it’s time to get your outdoor space ready and perfect. Installing outdoor curtains on your patio are a great complement to the rest of your exterior design. Plus, adding outdoor curtains will feel like you’re extending your living space, rather than just decorating your backyard.
It’s important to use fabric that is durable and can withstand the harsh outdoors. Simply placing indoor curtains outside will result in a material that will tatter, fade, and perhaps, get moldy. Polyester and acrylic are the most popular fabrics used in constructing outdoor curtains.
Curtains made of polyester fabric are the most economical yet durable. Depending on the brand and the make, polyester outdoor curtains are waterproof and weatherproof. Acrylic curtains, especially those by Sunbrella, are made for heavy use and yet require minimum upkeep. They are resistant to fading and staining as well as being weatherproof and waterproof.
Outdoor curtains often have the reputation of being bland and heavy. But as a statement piece in your yard, it’s important you find one that fits your space and design. There are several style options you can choose from, including stripes and patterns. Many of the brands offer a wide range of colors, as well. It will be very easy for you to find the perfect color for your outdoor space.
Another option for outdoor curtains is to install sheer curtains. Made specifically for the outdoors, sheer curtains bring a lighter feeling to your living space while also protecting from the harsh sun and wind.
As you’re looking for options in your outdoor space, think about how the curtains will be mounted on the wall or ceiling. Prior to installing, be sure to purchase hardware that is created for outdoor spaces, specifically, as they are made to endure the wear and tear of being outside.
Similar to indoor curtains, there are several hardware options to installing curtains outdoors. One of the most popular is the wall-bracket system that has a normal curtain rod and has brackets screwed into the wall. However, if your outdoor space is made from cinder block or concrete, installing a tension rod is an excellent option. A ceiling mount is third option if wall brackets or tension rods don’t fit your style.
Outdoor curtains are a great addition to any backyard patio. Drapery Designs of Wilmington can help bring your whole design together by installing the perfect outdoor curtain solution.