Corina Marisol. Curtains. July 06th , 2017.
There are numerous curtain ideas to choose from and your curtains should match the overall decor of the room. Before choosing a particular style and pattern of curtain for your home, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. These are the room the curtain is chosen for and the amount of sunlight the room receives. The bedroom is the most important room of a house and the curtains in this room should not only provide privacy but should also be aesthetically appealing. The best ideas for bedroom curtain are those which provide a tranquil atmosphere to the room and also allows you to control the amount of sunlight entering through the windows. You should strictly avoid any dark or neon colors in the bedroom curtains as this might have a jarring effect. As a bedroom is a place for rest and relaxation after a long tiring day, keep the curtains in muted pastel shades with floaty fabrics for a romantic appeal. If privacy is not an issue, then you can opt for sheer fabrics or semi transparent fabrics in chiffon, organza or light weight muslin. There are many patterns and colors that you can choose from. If you do not want a very transparent curtain then your next best curtain idea is to layer two sheer curtains. Take a plain sheer curtain without any pattern on it and layer it with a patterned curtain in a complementary color for privacy. Your living room or den is the place where you spend most of your time and the curtains of this room should match the color palette of the walls and the furniture. For the living room you can experiment with different colors, fabrics and textures for your curtains. If the walls of the living room are in a light color then it is a good idea to opt for curtains that are in a bolder hue. Another great idea is to echo the colors that are used in your living room furniture like the colorful throws, cushions and rugs. If you have a white or beige colored couch with blue and green colored cushions placed over it, then use blue or green colored floor length curtains. Another good contemporary window curtain idea that is very in right now is to use jewel toned curtain fabrics for a dramatic effect. Floor length drapes in a pleasing pattern also works well for the living room. If you have a large formal dining room with very big windows then you can match the decor of the room by hanging heavy brocade or velvet curtains. A brocade curtain with an intricate pattern and silk tassels used for holding the draperies back is one of the best window treatment ideas for the dining room. If you have multiple windows in your dining room, you do not have to restrict yourself with identical curtains. You can mix and match different fabrics with a similar pattern but a different complementary color for a striking effect. Another good idea is to opt for curtains that have a similar pattern or color to those of the dining rooms chair's upholstery. This gives a sense of cohesiveness to the room. You can also opt for window valances instead of curtains. The curtains for kitchen should make the kitchen look warm and spacious. Kitchen curtains should preferably be in a thick fabric and they can be hung either from a top rod or in the middle of the window. Opt for cotton, calico or dotted Swiss fabric and try to match the curtains color to that of your kitchen flooring, wallpaper or wall paint. You can also try some classic patterns like gingham, big stripes or patterns with fruits, vegetables on flowers in them. Just make sure that it does not clash with the rest of the kitchen decor. Cafe curtains are ideal for a kitchen as it makes the kitchen look whimsical and warm. So these were some curtain ideas for different rooms in your house. You can even dress up your plain tab-top curtains by adding fabric trims and ribbons. Changing the curtains in your room is the most inexpensive way of transforming the look of your room. Curtains in the kitchen are an integral part of the decor of a kitchen and you can have fun choosing a curtain style and design for your kitchen. Whether you are fully remodeling your kitchen or just want to change the window treatment to give your kitchen a new look, there are many curtains ideas for you to choose from. The type and style of kitchen window treatment depends a great deal on the kind of kitchen you have. A rustic or country-style kitchen will require a different type of curtain from a modern and minimalistic kitchen. So, you have to keep all these things in mind while designing or selecting curtains for your kitchen.
Curtains are often used to conceal the interiors from the outside while allowing the light to filter through. Since they block the sun, they bear the brunt of harsh ultraviolet rays which can cause the colors to fade over time. The effect is accelerated by exposure and intensity so those living in warm climates will be affected quite severely. Vibrantly colored curtains will turn pale after years of continuous use. The darker the initial shade, the more obvious this will be. Smart homeowners will therefore turn to white curtains as these do not have any dyes to worry about. They will retain their appearance for many years with proper care. Another trick is to use a double curtain configuration wherein white curtains face the sun while colored curtains face the room.
To remove stains from linen curtains or clothing as with all stain removal the quicker you act the better your results will be. If you leave the stain too long you may not be able to remove it at all or some evidence of the stain may remain. For white linen fabrics oxygen bleaches can be used for some varieties of the fabric, but chlorine bleaches should be completely avoided.
The least expensive of all blinds that are available in the market are vinyl blinds. You can choose from vertical blinds or horizontal blinds for your bay windows. Horizontal blinds are more commonly used for bay windows, but vertical vinyl blinds also work well. As vinyl blinds are quite flimsy and may not last for a long time, there is also the option of choosing faux blinds. Faux wood window blinds are made with a combination of vinyl and wood and they are a lot less expensive than wood blinds and look pretty much like wood. It is both durable and easy to clean and hence are a great choice for bay windows. Choose 2-inch thick slats in a finish that complements the rest of the home decor. But of course, if you are not decorating on a budget, go for wood blinds. There is nothing to beat the warmth of wood blinds and they give the room a cozy and elegant ambiance.
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