Many people are not aware what a big change curtains can make when it comes to the appearance of their home.
Rather than buying new furniture or remodeling your entire room, a new curtain can entirely transform a room.
With the right curtains in various styles and colors you will be able to set moods and home ambience without limits.
Before you go to get new curtains, here are some tips to make the buying decision easier for you.
The most obvious thing when people buy new curtains will be their color. There are two ways to go about it and you should know what you like: You can get curtains in colors that match well with the rest of your home, or curtains that will contrast them.
Many people choose curtains that match their furniture, walls etc. but you will be surprised that a contrasting color can be fantastic too. It can help if you have a general motorised blinds idea about the color theme in your home, including every piece of furniture and other things. If you are unsure about selecting a color, let the store provide you a small sample patch. You can then take this small sample home to see how the color will go with your room before you buy the curtain.
Make note that a curtain can serve two purposes: It can be a decorative element in your home and it can serve the purpose to block out light. Maybe you have a room where you don’t care about blocking out light, in this case the thickness of the curtain will not matter a lot. You can then focus on style or color instead. On the other hand, if the main function of your curtain will be to block sunlight (for example in your bedroom) then a thin and translucent curtain will not be of much use. In such cases you want a curtain made from thick material that won’t let through a lot of light. This is also a concern if your house doesn’t have blinds and the curtain will be your only way to darken a room during day time.
One other purpose, beside the decorative element, would be to use curtains as a way to block the view from outside into your home. Those curtains don’t need to be too thick because they should still allow plenty of light into your home.
Do you already have curtain rods installed at home? Will your existing rods work with your new curtain? If they will not, you will either have to replace your curtain rods to accommodate the new curtain, or buy a different curtain but keep your rods instead. On the other hand, if you find a new, beautiful curtain it can be well worth it to replace your existing wall mounts and rods.