Curtains can truly make a room, but only when chosen correctly. Whether you are looking to update the look and feel of a room, or add the finishing touches to a newly decorated one, the right curtains and poles at 247 will enhance your windows and bring the style of your room together beautifully.
When choosing from the endless selection of curtains and poles on offer, it is a matter of colour, fabric, length, lining and ready made versus made-to-measure. With endless possible choices of ready made and made to measure curtains available to choose, its easy to become overwhelmed, lost in a world of colour, fabric and style choices, not knowing where to start.
The golden rule to selecting the right curtains for your home is to take a deliberate, methodical approach to narrow down the options.
Colour, Fabric and Style
First, you need to decide on a colour for your new curtains. You may like to choose a neutral colour that will work with everything or opt for something a little bolder and brighter. You can colour coordinate or beautifully contrast the colour of your curtains with the colour scheme of your room. When it comes to looking at colour, it is important to take note of the colours of the décor and the most prominent, permanent pieces of furniture in the room.
There are many different fabric choices available when it comes to choosing the perfect curtains for your home. Spend some time looking at the different choices available before choosing the right ones for you.
Spend some time deciding what kind of look you would like to achieve before deciding on the heading style. The pencil heading gives a classic look, the pinch pleat exudes opulence and the eyelet pleat achieves a modern aesthetic.
Length and Lining
Decide how high above the window you’d like the curtains to start from. It’s good to look at the curtains beginning at approximately 6 inches above the window, but if you want more drama, go higher. Curtains that hang higher seem to give a sense of height to the room.
When you have decided where you want your curtains to begin, measure from the top of the window to the floor and then add the extra inches of height, where the curtains will hang from.
You also need to think about how you would like your curtains to hang. Add an extra 2-3 inches for a more traditional look with curtains slightly piling on the floor. For a clean and modern look, allow the curtain length to come just shy of the floor.
When measuring the width of the window, add 4-8 inches on both sides and then double the number, to allow for curtain fullness. These extra inches around the window will also help block out extra light creeping past.
When it comes to lining you need to practically consider the function your curtains are needed to serve and whether they are for decorative purposes only or needed to keep out the sunlight in the morning. Lined curtains are better insulated, block out the sun drape and hang better. But unlined curtains are more easily laundered and may be a better choice for playrooms or kitchens where they are likely to get easily dirty.
Always follow the golden rule of taking a deliberate and methodical approach to narrow down your options and you will always find the perfect curtains for your home.