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Curtains

There are Beautiful Curtains for Every Decor Style

As interior designers know, the right drapes can make or break a room. These window coverings carry with them a sense of elegance and formality, giving a room a sophisticated, grown-up vibe.

You can add style and color to any room with the right window treatments. Curtains can help define the theme of a space and add a finishing touch to the overall decor.

Curtains are a versatile tool that can go with almost any decor style. For instance if you prefer a more romantic vibe, a pair of gauzy, shabby chic curtains would work for your bedroom.

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The Best Curtains for Each Room

There are certain curtains that work best for certain rooms. Long, sweeping window panels look wonderful in living rooms and bedrooms. However, these don’t work for kitchens. Kitchen windows are traditionally dressed in shorter curtains, such as valances or cafe curtains.

If windows are the eyes of your house, think of curtains as eyeshadow. These types of window treatments can add just the right amount of color and interest to any room

Create a Cozy Atmosphere with Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are ideal for adding a warmth and coziness to any room. These almost-see-through curtains filter sunlight, casting a beautiful glow in any room. The sheer look adds to a comfy and welcoming atmosphere, making these window treatments a perfect for a sunroom or sitting room.

Use Velvet Curtains for a Glamorous Vibe

If you’re looking to incorporate more glamour and opulence in your decor, velvet curtains will do the trick. These classic curtains have a way of making your decor feel more sophisticated, and because they come in a variety of colors, velvet curtains can easily work with multiple interior design style.

Hang Modern Curtains for Cutting-Edge Design

If you prefer a sleek and modern interior design style, you can never go wrong with an elegant pair of modern curtains. Modern curtains may appear simple but are far from boring. Hang a pair of white panel curtains bordered with strips of black, grey, or another contemporary color. Curtains in this bold yet uncomplicated style are perfect accents to a modern living room, dining room, or bedroom.

Give Your Room a Boho Feel With Embroidered Curtains

Embroidered curtains are a must-have for any bohemian room, adding an eclectic vibe that’s essential to this popular interior design style. Whether you’re fully committed to bohemian decor or you’d just like to incorporate a subtle boho touch, embroidered curtains are a great way to go. No matter what embroidery design you go for, it’ll bring a breezy effortlessness to your home.

Use Rustic Patterned Curtains for Farmhouse Chic

Farmhouse chic lends an instant coziness to any room. Top off this popular interior design trend in your own home with the perfect pair of rustic curtains. Go for a softer look with a beautiful pair of white linen curtains, or fully commit to the farmhouse chic look with a pair of rustic, burlap curtains.

Add Romance With Shabby Chic Curtains

You might not necessarily think that shabby chic and romance go hand in hand, but a pair of shabby chic curtains will add just the right amount of romance to any room. Shabby chic curtains often come in softer colors, patterns, and fabrics. Hang a pair of lace or soft blush curtains to your room for a gauzy, romantic feel.

Install Colorful Curtains for Pops of Brightness

Make a bold statement by hanging a pair of colorful curtains! Bright curtains in a neutral room provide fun pops of color, while curtains in the same color as your accent decor create an attractive continuity. Whether you go with solid or patterned options, colorful curtains can make a big and bold impact on your home decor.

Create Simple Elegance with Scarf Curtains

Out of all the types of curtain styles, scarf curtains are probably the most versatile. This style lends instant elegance to your room, and blends seamlessly with many different interior designs. Scarf curtains look best draped over a simple pair of panel curtains and work well in any room.

Add Drama with Scalloped Valances

Framing a window with a pair of beautifully pleated, scalloped valances is a great way to add drama to your decor. This sweeping styling can dramatically improve the view from your window. Scalloped curtains come in a variety of fabrics and can work with different interior design styles.

As any decorator will tell you, curtains make a room — but only when chosen correctly. When it comes to window treatments, it’s a matter of color and fabric, length and lining.

Some fabrics can help keep out the cold. Many hotels use suede, velvet, tapestry or tweed since their weight helps block light and keep heat in. Still, nearly any fabric can be interlined with bump, a thick, insulating felt material. And interlining — a piece of fabric slipped between the lining and the face fabric — can also help prolong the life of the curtains.

LENGTH AND LINING

Before you take out the tape measure, decide how high above the window you’d like the curtains to begin. Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room. Designers often hang curtains about six inches above the window frame, but for a dramatic look, some go higher.

Measure from the top of the window (plus the added inches of height where the curtains will hang from) to the floor. For a more traditional look, with the curtain slightly puddled on the floor, you’ll want to add another two or three inches to your length. For a modern, crisp look, have the panel fall flush with the floor.

When measuring the width of your window, be sure to add four to eight inches on both sides and double the total number to ensure curtain fullness. Then you won’t block a lot of window glass when the curtains are open.

If you plan to use the curtains to shut out the sun, those extra inches around the perimeter of your window frame will also help block out any creeping light.

 

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Box Pleat, Eyelet, Goblet, Pinch Pleat, Rod Pocket, Tailored Pleat, Pencil Pleat

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