How To Pick Curtains That Best Suits The Room?
by Pei Ying Lim on April 04, 2022
Window treatments can make or break the look of your home! Many homeowners choose to leave it to an interior designer to design their home and choose their curtains. However, that may cost a pretty huge sum. If you are looking to save some bucks and mix and match your home interior on your own, here's a guide on choosing the right curtain for the right room!
1. Select Your Preferred Curtain Material
Pick the material depending on the curtain's intended use and general look and feel. If you want more natural sunlight to fill your room, choose a sheer and lightweight fabric. On the other hand, if you are looking to block light or even noise, opt for thicker and heavier blackout fabric. Sheer fabrics usually complement minimalist rooms perfectly, while heavier fabrics work better with traditional home decor.
2. Match The Colour Of Your Curtain
There are a few ways you can decide on your curtain's colour. The simplest way is to choose a colour that is in sync with the rest of the soft furnishings in the room. Alternatively, if you decide that your curtain is the main focus of the room, pick a colour that contrasts with the furniture and walls.
3. Decide Between Prints And Solids
Ensuring that the soft furnishings in the room complement each other will ensure your room looks neat and create a great synergy. As a general rule of thumb, you should opt for printed curtains when the room is filled with solid colours and vice versa.
4. Customised Or Ready Made Curtains?
There are many advantages to getting a customised curtain. Customising curtains means that you can get them at a size that is a perfect fit for your window, just like a tailored suit. However, this naturally comes with a huge price difference from ready-made curtains. On the other hand, ready-made curtains also come in different sizes. While they will not fit your windows as perfectly as custom curtains, there are many sizes available that can fit most windows. If budget is one of your top concerns, getting ready-made curtains may be the better choice.
5. How To Pick An Accurate Curtain Size
If you are going for ready-made curtains, you may not know the ideal size to purchase. For a gathered look with natural folds, you should measure the width of your window and multiply it by 2. That gives you the best width for your curtains. Curtains at a full height are good for those who prefer their curtains to reach the floor. For homes with young children, shorter half-length curtains may be a better option.
In conclusion, factoring in your entire room's decor, your budget, and the people using the room is a great way to pick the most suitable curtain for the room.