The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Curtains For your Home

Everything You Need To Know When It Comes To Decorating Your Windows

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Curtains For your Home

06 December 2018

Decorative window treatments such as curtains are an important part of your room. Whatever style of home you have windows are one of the first things you notice. Curtains  are foundational to any rooms decorating. They are a great way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home and add character and style. Window treatments are a design element that truly pulls a room together. With so many options available in any price range it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The following steps will help guide you in your decision-making process.

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Order Free Samples

Try before you buy! With free samples, you can have an overall sense of what the final material colour and design will look like before you install it. This means you can be sure that your choice of window treatment colour, design and material will complement the rest of your furniture and won’t clash with the decor.


Consider Child and Pet Saftey

Curtains and blinds with pull cords can be a potential hazard to young children and pets. Children who are learning to crawl don’t hesitate to explore a room. They are likely to pull or climb the curtain. Young children can get tangled in these chords. Look for enhanced safety features to reduce the risk of accidents such as cordless or motorized window treatments.


Don’t Block Out Natural Light

Lighting is an important aspect in interior design don’t choose a type of window treatment that blocks out too much natural light. Hang your window treatments correctly to ensure you can allow the maximum amount of light in.



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Choose A Colour Scheme

Think long and hard about what colour and pattern to use. Consider the mood of the room. Select the right fabric shade and style to truly enhance a rooms fullest potential. You will need to decide if you want the curtains to blend with the décor or stand out. Window treatments present an opportunity to brighten up your room with colour or bold prints. The fabric you choose for your window treatment helps establish a colour palette for your entire room. In another instance, you could choose a neutral, subtle and pattern free window treatment to blend in as a calm background.



Take Proper Measurements

Don’t take your order without taking precise measurements. Measure your window and also measure the space you’ll need around your window for treatments.


Don’t Use The Same Curtains In Every Room

Different rooms call for different window treatment styles. The curtains that look lovely in the living room might look out of place in your kitchen. A one size fits all approach would definitely not work.


Make Sure They are Long Enough

If your window treatments are too short they can give your windows a messy and unstylish look. Allowing your window treatments to sweep the floor creates a tailored look with a touch of sophistication. Hanging your curtains high and wide is a great way to create the illusion of a bigger brighter room.


There are many different types and styles of window treatments available. If you’re overwhelmed with all the choices or finding it difficult to narrow down your options, start by browsing through magazines, decorating books and Pinterest

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