Curtains are as much a part of your abode as any other furnishing. So, spare some of that time and effort for your drapes as well. Here are a few pointers to help you with this task.
- Style vs. Utility: The first thing you need to do here is list out the various activities that are likely to happen in a certain room. This might seem a little odd. For you are sure to think, “Well..Dining area for eating, bedroom for sleeping, office for working.” But think again. You are more likely than not to use a single room for multiple purposes. For instance, bedroom cum office or study cum guest room. So once this important task is done, you can decide what kind of lighting you are looking for. Whether you like the place to be light and airy or dark and warm (when required). If you want the blinds to cut of light completely when drawn, heavy fabric is what you need. Heavy fabric also tends to keep the warmth in (perfect for cold climates). If on the other hand, you like sunlight pouring through, light curtain would best suit you. So the moral of all this: make sure you don’t go by styles alone! Choose fabrics depending on both your needs and style.
- Budget: You might just adore that exquisite silk drapery. But is it economical? Price is not always synonymous with quality or style. Sometimes a more economical option like a cotton fabric may do wonders for your living space. Better than any silk fabric, maybe. So, be it curtains, furniture or decor, ALWAYS choose something stylish, but within your budget.
- Color and Texture: Texture of a fabric is just as important as the color. While color variations in the curtains can create some very interesting effects, textures can be even more interesting. A dull, lifeless, plain colored room can be made to look alive with a textured curtain.
- Playing with patterns: Like mentioned above, patterns, like textures can bring life to a dead, lifeless living space. And curtains are a great platform to display those amazing patterns.
Try these tips and watch your living space get transformed!