Interior Design / October 10, 2018 / Ellen Lombardi.
From the functional to the fashionable, curtains have come a long way in the world of interior designing and swirled up the ladder of a homeowner's priority list of things to invest. Window curtains and draperies especially, can add aesthetic appeal and personality to a room and are useful for hiding any architectural flaws in the windows as well. Today, window curtains are available in a wide range of colors, textures, fabrics, and prices to choose from and most manufacturers and retailers have in-house decorators to advise you about the best fit for you and your window.
Features of window curtains
Window curtains treatments have some well thought out and applied rules of comfortable living to be applied distinctly and some to a broken with instinctive ease for the rebellious few who like to play at colors, trends, and textures. It is one area where you can make it up as you go along, provided you know the theme and mood for your room and window; then it becomes merely a case of putting together fabrics and colors that match well and complement the rest of the d?cor. Environmental factors and privacy should also include consideration in choosing design and material for window curtains: like sheers and laces are perfect for softening and filtering incoming light while lending themselves to layering styles well. For rooms with intense light and heat, heavy draperies and fabric shades are good options, or even printed curtains with lining or plain ones with insulated backing fabric, ideal for verandahs and bedrooms to be cozier places. The length of a window curtain a determined by the size and shape of the window. A small window can have tier curtains or ones with ruffles to lend it form and character while adding to its dimensions while larger windows can look attractive with double layers, one in sheers and the other with solids/heavier drapes and valances or even tie-backs and corded tassels. Long window curtains look formal and dignified so are apt for the dining or living room whereas short ones, touching the windowsill do well as practical kitchen window dressing options.
Usage of window curtain
Window curtains can enhance the appearance of a room, if designed well, keep out draught, reduce glare from harmful ultra-violet light and hide flaws in the walls/windows; all this while adding an element of soundproofing and filtering out noise, to some extent while, dressing up your window.