If you’re planning to create a perfectly-styled home, then you must be thinking of an assortment of elements such as wall colour, furniture, accessories, and more. Adding curtains to this list and prioritizing them is a great idea as the right window coverings can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your room. They can potentially make or break the space in general.
That being said it is important to give curtains the attention they deserve. Choosing the right curtains can help to create a fabulous space with minimal effort. On the other hand, if you end up selecting the wrong window treatment, it can potentially make your space look boring, cheap, and not well put together.
Here are 4 tips to help you choose the perfect curtains for your home.
Stick to the Theme
If each room in your home has a different theme, then curtains for each room should be a reflection of that. Many household owners make the mistake of hanging identical curtains in each room even if it not in keeping with the room’s theme. This approach can potentially undermine the unique character of each room. When you have taken the time and effort to design each room with the best furniture, finest flooring, and perfect accessories, you certainly do not want the curtains to hold back the overall look and feel of the room. Always choose your curtains according to each room’s theme in such a way that they align with the character and style of the room. Curtains can be a great opportunity to introduce pattern and texture into a space as long as they are in keeping with the theme of the room. For example, plain neutral coloured curtains for a room neutral themed room could look dull. However, if you opt for a neutral coloured fabric with a luxurious texture and sheen or a neutral tone-on-tone pattern your room’s décor will look unique and visually appealing.
Your curtains do not have to match your wall colour. In fact, it is better to contrast it with a lighter or darker colour rather than trying to match it unsuccessfully. The eye is prone to fixating on details that don’t quite seem to quite match up. Also, hanging curtains of the same colour as the walls can make your room look dull. This is especially true larger windows which should be an opportunity to create more a statement. Remember that curtains are an element of design that has the potential to add excitement to your space. Try utilizing their potential to the fullest by choosing an unexpected pop of colour. Not only will it add an element of intrigue and variety, it will also turn your window area into a visually appealing focal point. It is important to keep in mind that a pop of colour does not mean it has to be outlandish. Whether it be rich jewel tones, a soft pastel, or a darker shade of your wall colour; the key to creating interest is contrast. As long as it is in keeping with the theme of your room, it will add to the overall aesthetic.
Pretty Without Sacrificing Privacy
Curtains don’t just add to the beauty of the space, they also have a pivotal purpose of providing privacy to the home owners. However, this does not mean that you should ignore the importance of your home décor at the expense of privacy. If you choose sheer curtains, they will gently filter the natural light while still allowing you to see outside, however, they may not provide you with the privacy you may need. If privacy is your first priority, then sheer curtains alone may not be the right option for you. You may want to consider layering them with curtains made of thicker fabric. This will allow you to filter the light and enjoy your view or block it out for privacy as needed.
Stay Warm in the Winter and Cool in the Summer
Selecting the right window covering can make your home adapt to seasonal changes more comfortably. To add warmth in the winter, we’d recommend choosing curtains with warmer fabrics that will insulate your home. Think of cozy textures like wools, velvets, and thickly woven patterns for beautiful curtains that will keep you warm. In summer months, lighter curtains will create a fresh and airy look, inviting in a cool breeze. They will also give brighten up the room making it look more spacious. Lastly, choosing the right curtains in every season will help to control the air conditioning and heating expenditures. Choosing window treatments that keep you home warm in the winter and cool in the summer will ultimately save you money.
When in doubt seek the advice of a local window shop. Their professional designers will help you select the best options for your home and your unique style preferences. Some may even offer complimentary in home consultations. In most cases they will also install the curtains for you, removing any chance costly damage to your walls.