Some new home builders Brisbane provide furnished home and some do not; so, if you are designing your own home, selecting curtains and window accessories usually fall in the end because the paint, wallpaper, and furniture selection take precedence. Even if curtains are the last thing to be installed, they should be considered side by side with other designing. Here are the things you should consider while selecting the curtains:
Choosing a Fabric:
The first step is to choose a fabric for the curtain that will go with the general vibe of the room and enhance it. The material will also dictate how well the curtains will function and for how long. So the two things that you need to consider are:
- The look you are trying to achieve
- The practical purpose of the curtains
If you are looking for curtains that maintain the room temperature and keep the morning light out then dark opaque curtains like velvet ones are your best bet. If you want natural light to enter the room during the day, choose a thinner, lighter fabric like cotton or sheers. If you want something in between, linen is a very good choice.
Choosing the Style:
Curtains can be styled in many different ways. You must figure out what you are looking for and how you want to enhance your room with the curtains. The pleats on the top of the curtains can be styled in various ways some of which look elegant and others are more casual. If you are going for an elegant and modern look, you might want to consider pencil pleats, dutch pleats, and new york pleats. The French pleats give the curtains a luxurious appearance while tab curtains look more casual and easy.
Picking the Hardware:
Though choosing a curtain rod looks irrelevant to the styling but if carefully selected it can add an extra layer of visual interest to the window. Curtain rods can be single or double if you are layering different materials in your curtains. Wood, brass, and iron are the popular materials for the rod. Finials are the caps of the rods and they define the style of the window. Whether you want to give a more vintage, casual, or modern look, it’s all in the finials.
Choosing the Length:
Before taking the measurements of the curtains, you must decide how high you want the curtains to be above the floor. If you hang the panels higher than the window, it will give a sense of height to the room. Mostly six inches higher is perfect, but for a dramatic look, you can go even higher. If you want to give a more traditional look to the room, the curtains are longer and are puddled on the floor. For a modern look, let the panels fall flush with the floor. For width, make sure that there is an extra 6 to 8 inches on both sides to ensure fullness and insulation. The extra inches on the sides will also help in blocking any sunlight that might creep from the sides.