Left: Venice Net & Right: Annalisa Net Curtains by Linens Direct of UK
I used to think that the only reason my mum had net curtains was so that she could watch the neighbours in secret! I never really did see the point of them and have always thought they looked a bit old fashioned.
However since moving into my new flat I realized I would need some net curtains myself. My flat is on the ground floor and quite close to the parking area. This means as everyone comes and goes from their cars they cannot help but see into my kitchen and living room. This does make me feel a bit like I am on display and also means people can see my belongings easily which is a worry from a security point of view.
Maintain an Air of Mystery with Net Curtains
I did try blinds at first in my flat as I felt these would provide a more modern look. However, the blinds blocked out a lot of light and it was difficult to see out of the windows. They also rattled a lot if I had the windows open and this could be quite annoying.
I resigned myself to the fact that only net curtains would do as they provide some privacy without blocking out all the light and ventilation. This would also mean I could open the window without having all the noise of rattling blinds. I did want something a little stylish for my net curtains as I had spent quite a bit of money modernizing my new flat and bringing the décor up to date.
After looking around a few fabric and furnishing shops, I was unsure what to do. The selections on the high street seemed very traditional and generic. They were all a bit fussy and over-patterned for my tastes and I felt they would have looked out of place in my stylish modern rooms.
My friend recommended I look online for curtains and linens direct. She advised that the Internet could offer a lot more choice and I should be able to find some more stylish designs online. I have never shopped for curtains and linens direct online before so I was a bit skeptical the Internet could offer anything that I hadn’t seen before.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. After only a few minutes of searching online for curtains and linens direct, I discovered a huge range of choice. There were many different curtain and net curtain designs including vintage, traditional, ultra-modern and even kitsch. In fact there was so much choice for curtains and linens direct online that I wasn’t quite sure where to start!
Choosing the Right Net Curtains for Your Home
I think that the first step when choosing net curtains for your home is to decide exactly what you want. I wanted net curtains that would provide me with a good level of privacy but that would also be aesthetically pleasing. This meant that I was looking for net curtains with a close weave (for additional privacy) but also a modern and attractive design. I didn’t want anything too floral or over-patterned. Understanding exactly what you want from your net curtains helps you to narrow down your choices and makes it easier to shop online.
I also realized when I was shopping online that you could get different shades of net curtains. I thought they only came in white but you can actually get some lovely cream and ivory tones as well. The creamy tones can provide a little more warmth to rooms that already have cool colour schemes. The traditional crisp white colour adds a cooler note suitable for functional areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
I found the perfect curtains and linens direct online. After a little searching around, I discovered a stunning kitsch design that would add a little fun to my modern interiors. The design was called ‘Fiji Café Net’ and featured a beautiful scalloped edge decorated with colourful fruit imagery. This is one of the only net curtain designs I have seen that has different colours and really stands out from the crowd and offers something special for my home design.
You can find a stunning range of curtains and linens direct online. This is a great way to find the perfect dressings for your windows to offer privacy, style and interest to your interiors.