It can be easy to overlook the importance of curtains in your home decor; switching to a brand new one requires a lot of measuring and manual labor so we just settle with what’s already there. But curtains add value to your home by dictating how much light shines in. Here are a few factors to consider before purchasing a set of curtains that’ll suit your home well:
Take the time to accurately measure the dimensions of your windows. Your curtains must be at least six inches above the window and long enough to touch the ground for proper coverage. This will help make your window not seem like something hung on a wall and will emphasize the height of the room. Feel free to hang them even higher for a more dramatic look.
Curtains need to do two things. First, they need to cover up light. Second, they need to be able to fold and unfold properly. Linen, silk, and velvet are the ideal materials to use. Curtains are also a great way to insulate your home for different kinds of weather. In that case, suede, velvet, and tapestry will work great.
Color and Design
For a simple, long-lasting look, stick to neutral colors like black and white. These colors will go well with whatever decor style you’re seeking. If you want brighter colors and designs for a bold, risky look then you’re free to do so -just be mindful that colors fade in the sunlight over time depending on the dye’s quality.
Don’t rest on your windows. Give your home the shade it needs by styling it with beautiful curtains.