Curtains and Drapes: Important Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind


Whether you are shopping for a new pair of curtains or you are frustrated with how your current curtains look, the following dos and don'ts can help. They cover the basics of choosing the right curtains and how to hang them properly.


Do think about the room and function. When you are beginning to shop for new curtains or drapes, start by considering both style and function. A good way to make sure you are choosing the right window treatments is to consider the room they are going in. In most cases, you won't choose the same material for every room of your choice. For example, light fabrics and sheers are great for living rooms because you often leave the windows open and don't need as much privacy. However, in the bedroom, you might not want the room to be lit up when the sun comes up and need more privacy. Choose darker curtains for the bedrooms for this purpose.

Do hang curtains with a template. As you start to hang your curtains after buying the material and curtain rods, you want to make sure all windows have curtains at the same height. When you have multiple windows in a single room, it can make it difficult to have them all even. A good way to remedy this is by making a paper template that has marks on it where the curtain rods will be hung above the windows.


Don't forget to take measurements. Taking measurements of the window is not only important to know the general size you need but because you need the curtains to cover the windows completely. Since you should hang the curtains several inches above the windows, you don't want to have curtains that are too short. They should preferably reach the floor or at least reach past the bottom of the window frame. Also make sure they are wide enough to cover the window.

Don't fail to order custom-made curtains. If you have windows or sliding glass doors in your home that need curtains that are an odd size, don't simply try to find store-bought curtains that might work. You may be able to cover the windows, but it probably won't look as good as if you got them custom-made. While it cost a little more, you will be much happier with the final result by investing in curtains that are the perfect size.

For more tips on finding the right curtains and drapes for your home, contact a local window treatment retailer. 


21 April 2016

Interior Design Tips and Ideas for Your Dream House

Creating your dream house is a process that is terribly exciting and a little bit scary, and once you choose your house and do random maintenance, you can focus exclusively on its interior design. Want to create a calming oasis? Want to create a sleek and modern look? Want designs that work with your dogs or your kids? Regardless of how you see your dream house, I want to help you achieve it. Hi, my name is Jade. When my husband and I bought our first house, I realised I had an innate eye for design. Because of that, I decided to start a blog full of tips. Cheers!