Tips on Choosing the Right Curtains for your Home

Tips on Choosing the Right Curtains for your Home

Choosing the right curtains can give new life to the overall appearance of each room inside your home. Using them comes with plenty of advantages – they can help provide great deal of privacy, they block light from entering when you’re sleeping, and they can even make your room look more spacious.

Finding the right curtains, however, takes some vision and imagination.  So, here are a few things you should take into consideration:

1.       Color. The color of your curtains should match the color of your wall. This doesn’t mean they need to be the exact same color, but they do need to complement the existing paint. The same is true for matching the rest of your decor and flooring. Gentle shades, such as creams and pale pastel colors, are always a good choice, but if you have a plain room where you would like to add some visual interest, then bold colored or patterned curtains are probably the best option.

2.       Thickness. If you want your room to look lighter and well ventilated without opening the curtains every day, then opt to go for sheer curtains.  If you’re looking for something that will allow you to sleep well without being disturbed by the sunlight, then you should opt for heavier curtains that will block the sunlight from entering your room.

3.       Design and Pattern.  There are many curtains with attractive designs and patterns, a lot of plain-colored curtains, and curtains with heavy and complicated prints. If you have a small to medium-sized room, it is best to go for curtains with simpler designs and minimal prints. Larger prints have the tendency to make a room look smaller.

4.       Size. Measure the size of your window, so you will have an idea of which sized curtains will fit most perfectly. Decide on how high above the window you would like your curtains to begin, most designers hang curtains about six inches above the window frame to give a sense of height to the room.

New curtains are a great option for freshening up your rooms and completely changing the look of your interior without spending too much money on redecorating.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate

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