How to Choose Drapes

May 29th

How to choose drapes? Any decorator will tell that curtains make a room more charming but if only chosen correctly. Window treatments are all about color and fabric and length and lining. Well, custom made versus off the shelf are also interesting. Among the many decisions, you will find yourself easily to feel overwhelmed.

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No matter what space in your home whether bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom or is it for doors or windows, there are best options. The sizes do also play important roles in determining the design and cost to spend. These are basic ideas in how to choose perfect drapes for your home.

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Color and fabric are two of essential parts when choosing curtains. The material deeply dictates about how well your curtains function is. Do not choose one with too heavy weight because they may not crisply fold when drawn.

If they are too light, they may not fall well. Home decorators will always suggest in holding fabrics up to a window. This is suggested even in a fabric showroom. Over time the sunlight will fade fabrics. It is suggested to avoid bright colors if the room gets a lot of light.

Neutral colors are suggested as well since they are less likely to fade and more likely to blend into the decor of room. Best fabric choices like silk, faux silk, linen and velvet are usable for window treatments. The body and fullness can be features by lining and interlining.

It is also suggested to decide how high the curtains above the window you would like to begin with. To give a sense of height, hanging panels higher than the window is a good idea. Six inches above the window frame is good to add dramatic look with higher impression.

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If you want to have a traditional look, slightly puddle the curtains on the floor to your length in two or three inches. Modern and crisp look will be just easy by having the panel to fall flush with the floor. Make sure to add four to eight inches when measuring your window width on both sides.