Choosing the Right Curtains
What makes a perfect home ? We often ignore small little things that makes a big difference. The Blinds, Curtains, Carpets though we think they are small addition and do not get necessary attention that they deserve. May be due to budget... agreed , but still we can shop around that fits within our budget.
A curtain or a Blind or Floor mat can bring in the aesthetics and ergonomics of a room and is definitely far more cost-effective than we expect. Choosing the wrong curtains or blinds will spoil look and feel of your living room or bedroom and would leave it clumsy.
The following points will assist you with basics of curtain shopping.
1.An Extension of the Room
The curtains you choose for your windows must give a feel like a natural extension of the room rather than a decoration. But some homeowners will buy the same curtain in bulk and use it for all the rooms in the house. This might work for a few , but it fails in more contemporary residences where each room has a specific theme, style and aura of its own. If it is indeed the budget that is stopping you from adding curtains to the windows of your home, start slowly with just the living room. There is no hard and fast rule that all the rooms must have window curtains at the same instant!. Can go slow but need steady approach.
2. Colors and Contrast
As suggested in my above point...try to use colors and contrast and avoid making an uniform selection for all the rooms. The colors and contrast will give the room different and unique vibe.
3. Privacy and Views
Choose your curtains based on the need for privacy and views... The basic idea of using a curtain is to avoid prying eyes.e. It is here that the curtain fabric and weave become an essential factor, as some offer a lot more privacy than others. While sheer curtains look and feel great and do bring with them visual lightness, they do a poor job in this regard. Add an additional layer of solid curtains along with the sheers to give yourself a wider range of options.
4. Ventilation and Insulation
Adding curtains to the windows (and even doors) gives you an additional layer of insulation and can help maintain the chillness and even bring down your electricity bills for you.
5. Pattern with Texture
Pattern with Texture help keep your mood upbeat in the bedroom.