Gunda Misty Curtains, February 10th , 2017. So, if you don't find the bamboo rods you are looking for, you can easily make them yourself to match your taste. You may use antique fittings for darker colored rods, or lighter fittings if you are using them in their natural form. Use this eco-friendly material in your home decor, and see the difference it makes to the overall appearance of your room.
Amala Eunice Curtains, February 10th , 2017. Blue, royal blue, stark white, ivory, light green, light orange, beige and white, sheer white, sheer light blue, etc., are some popular colors for outdoor curtains. Also, opt for materials that are waterproof and resistant to mold, mildew, and color fading. Some popular materials include, duck-coated and vinyl-coated sheers and canvas. Their prices are pretty affordable if you are installing them all by yourself. However, if you want to use curtain replacement models, that come with matching curtains and canopies, then you certainly need to pay more. Apart from their functional use, curtains and drapes enhance the visual appeal of a room. They add to its aesthetic value and help highlight the furniture and accessories present in the room. Simply put, they can be used as a focal point, or as a backdrop to accentuate a focal point you are trying to create. So, how can you decide what kind of curtains and drapes are more suited to living rooms than any other room in a house? Let's take a look. The choice of drapes depends on the purpose you want to use them for. Of course, the first one is to block out the sunlight, but the choice of curtains depends on the amount of sunlight entering the room. For instance, if it is the morning sunlight, you would choose ones that allow this light to filter into your living room, while you enjoy a cup of tea early in the morning. For this purpose, you could choose light cotton, sheer, or lace materials. However, window treatments also have to provide privacy during the evening. So, having a dual set would be ideal, for you to enjoy your mornings, and privacy in the evenings. On the other hand, if it is the rays of the setting sun that make it through your room, choosing a darker shade would be ideal to block out these harsh rays. As such, thick cotton or silk would be a great choice. Silk curtains are slightly more difficult to maintain, but since your living room is where you entertain your guests, choosing rich curtains is a good investment. This room is also the focal point of your house, which is why all measures toward appropriate home decoration should be followed. As mentioned earlier, apart from the functional use of curtains, they are also used for the purpose of decorating the living room. If you wish to use them as a focal point, then the ideal way to do so is to choose a good pattern and print on them. For instance, a curtain with floral prints would do well in a traditionally decorated room, while a modern room would be able to carry off curtains and drapes with geometric prints beautifully. The manner in which you want to drape them is also important. For instance, do you want luxurious valances, or do you simply want them to stand out on their own, on a beautiful curtain rod? It is only your personal choice that will matter here. Colors are also very important. While the light and privacy factor will help determine the color you choose, the overall decorating pattern and color scheme of the living room will be another factor you should consider. Further, if you want to put up curtains on large windows, keep in mind that the color you choose should not be too dark. A large span of a dark color will make your living room look dull and steal away all the charm it holds. Finally, the shape of your windows are a big deciding factor. Bay window treatments will vary from window treatments for arched windows. Again, both can be as simple or as luxurious as you want them to. Further, while you may choose shorter curtains for windows, it is ideal to have drapes for French doors to give them the grand look they deserve. With these tips, you can get as creative as you wish to, indulge in different styles of curtain draping, and come up with some great curtain ideas based on the overall look of your living space. Decorating a bedroom can be quite a task, and you'll agree, as you must have done it at least once. You decide the theme that you will be using for your bedroom. Then you mix various color tones, to check if they match the theme that you have selected. Once you have the furniture decided, it's time to think about the curtains. You need to decide what type of curtains you want, which colors to use and what kind of fabric you need for them, according to the theme. To make your job a little easier, we'll give you some ideas for bedroom curtains. Bedroom curtains can be categorized into two types. The master bedroom curtains and the kids' bedroom curtains. They can further be divided into window curtains and door curtains. In this article, however, we will focus only on window curtains. So, let us see some curtain ideas for kids' bedrooms and then adults'!
Ella Naamah Curtains, February 10th , 2017. Hanging outdoor curtains for patio can transform the space in a matter of minutes. Not only is this a great way of adding a design element to the space but it also allows the owners some privacy from people gazing in. While you could easily buy curtains to match you space, making your own patio curtains can bring a certain sense of satisfaction. While stitching and hanging up your patio curtains, you will need quite a few things. This includes curtain rods, fabric for the curtains, scissors, sewing machine, and a measuring tape. Once you have all the things that you need, just follow the simple steps given below in order to make outdoor patio curtains. First and foremost, you need to take measurements of the patio doors to determine the length and width of the curtain rods and the fabric that you will using. To determine the length of the curtain rod, you will need to measure the width of the door or window frame. While picking out the curtain rods, ensure that the ones you pick out are rust free curtain rods. Once you have decided what fabric you will be using to make the curtains for the outdoors, you will need to take measurements. Measure both the length and the width of each curtain and add about two to three inches to the measurements for the hem and the pockets for the curtain rods. Ensure that when you are cutting the material, you multiply the measurements with the number of curtains that you need. While buying the fabric for the curtain remember to buy a variety that is not only heavy but also durable enough to withstand the elements of nature as these will be hung outside. Also try and choose fabrics that are resistant to dust, moisture, and also in a fabric that will not fade away quickly due to constant exposure to the sun. The thread that you need to use in order to make outdoor curtains should be sturdy and strong as you want it to be able to handle the wear and tear that it will undergo on a daily basis. Next comes the actual process of sewing the curtains. If you are already an amateur seamster or seamstress, then making the curtains may not be a huge task for you. In order to make the curtains, the first thing that you would want to do is to create a pocket for the rod to be put through. Once the pocket is made, you can hem the bottom of the curtain. In order to make the sewing process simpler, you could choose to fold the edges and then iron over them to create a seam line to sew on. You could also pin the fold to make it easier to sew. Making patio curtains actually needs very little sewing. Once you have sewed the curtains, all you need to do is put the curtain rods through the pocket holes that you have created and hang them up by placing them in the brackets that you have in place. You now know that making outdoor patio curtains is not a very difficult task. The only step that may take a little test may be the process of actually sewing the curtains but once you are a little more proficient with sewing, it may be a task that is nothing more than a quick weekend project which can completely transform the way your patio looks. Why is it that the exterior of a home is often ignored when it comes to decorating? Shouldn't it be given equal, if not more, importance? Well, we've taken in upon ourselves to give you some ideas on how you can spruce up the exterior of your home and make it look as warm and inviting as the indoors. How? Well, the answer's quite simple really. Outdoor curtains! Who would've thought something as simple as curtains can help to entirely transform your outdoors and give it a wonderfully vibrant appearance! This article has some ideas that you can use for outdoor curtains. Check them out! Need something light, yet elegant to decorate your outdoors with? Well, linen is the perfect answer for you. If it's a cottage style home that you live in, then even better. You can have some beautiful wrought iron furniture placed on your patio and then, the area where the patio's edge meets the ground below, that area can be cordoned off with a pair of high mounted linen curtains. The linen curtains should no doubt match the overall dcor of the house and of the furniture that you have placed on the patio. Color wise, you should ideally go for something in dark, earthy hues. Deep chocolate brown or deep olive green are some of the best options that you can try for outdoor linen curtains. While linen may look really elegant, it does have one slight problem: maintenance! Hence, if you're a resident of an area that is blessed with both abundant sunshine and rain, then using linen curtains makes no sense to you, does it? So, what you need to go for, especially for your outdoor curtains is an all-weather curtain. Yes, browse online and you'll find some great deals and varieties on weather resistant curtains, which are made from special materials that are capable of withstanding harsh sun and rain too. Plus, they're not very harsh on the eye too. You have an array of designs, colors and styles to choose from. So, just go ahead and search some home improvement sites that offer these curtains for sale. You're sure to find something to suit your taste and budget. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Who has beaded curtains in the outdoors, right? But just picture this. You're sitting on the swing in your backyard, which is right in front of the beautiful French doors of your yard. A light breeze blows and you look towards the door, and there you have your gorgeous beaded curtains, sparkling with the wonderful sunlight bouncing off it. Sounds nice? Well, you can have such a scene too with some fancy beaded curtains in your outdoors. You can substitute the beads for things like small mirrors, acrylic beads, crystal beads, tiny bells, etc. Take your pick! You can even make the curtains yourself and impress guests with your handiwork! Whatever the fabric may be, you need to keep one thing in mind: the color of the curtains must not only be a flattering one, but it should also be the one that complements your outdoors. Suppose you have a pergola or just a covered seating area in your front lawn, where you like to spend the evenings with your family every chance you get. You'll want to ensure that your family is protected from prying eyes, right? Plus, it'll have to look good as well. The best way you can ensure this, is to have curtains in solid colors like dark red, orange, green, navy blue, etc. adorning and surrounding this area. Solid, single colors will also absorb the dust and sunlight better than sheer ones, and need to be cleaned less often than the lighter ones. Well, so much for outdoor curtain ideas. There are sure to be a lot more ideas that you can think of. Do share them with us, we'd love to hear them. So go ahead and decorate the exterior of your home with as much passion and creativity as you would decorate the interiors! If you have shifted to a new house and it has some very small, less than the regular sized windows, it can be quite a challenge finding appropriate curtains to cover them with. As it is the curtains which lend a kind of a character to the windows, making them look appealing and attractive, it is very important that you choose the best ones! When it come to small windows, you should always look for curtains which are simple and functional. If you choose some very heavy and decorative curtains, they will look very overwhelming and may seem out of place too. Steer clear of loud designs too, as they can make the window appear smaller than it actually is. The below given ideas for small windows will further help you out in choosing the right drapes, which will give it the perfect shape and look. When choosing curtain designs for small windows, always go in for vertical patterns. Vertical patterns on the curtains, will lend length to your windows. As for the cloth, go in for the sheers, as they help the light pass through and enter the room, much more than any other cloth. To further add on to the length of the windows, let the sheer curtains fall, almost to the floor (just about two inches above so that they do not get dirty and you end up washing them again and again!) This will give the illusion that your windows stretch to the floors, thus making them appear much taller than they actually are! One drawback of hanging sheer curtains is that they do not offer privacy. So, to take care of this problem, get a two layered curtain for your window. Above the sheers, have some colored curtains installed. You can tie them back with sashes in the mornings and leave only the sheers on, to allow the sunlight enter your room. During the night, you can leave the colored curtains on, to maintain your privacy! If the window is wide but its length is short i.e. it is not very tall, to add an illusion of length to it, place your curtain rod, just below the ceiling, instead of immediately where the window starts from, as is done with regular sized windows. Now, when you hang curtains on the rod, it will seem as if the window starts from below the ceiling, thus adding a few inches to its height! If the window has a sill underneath it, then obviously, you can not hang the curtain till the floor, as it will hide its architectural beauty. In such a case, one of the useful curtain solutions is to place the rod just below the ceiling and hang a valance from it, that reaches to the top of the window. From there, hang curtains of your choice, which end at the sill. This two layered look, will lend its own charm to the interiors of your room and no one will even notice the short length of your window! For windows which are narrow in width, extending the rod about three to five inches, on either side, and then hanging the curtains on them, will lend an illusion of width, thus making the windows appear much broader than they are! To make the windows look a bit more wider and interesting, a good idea is to hang sheers in the middle and colored, slightly thick curtains on the sides. This way, you will get a twin colored look for your windows, plus the sheers will offer the much-needed light in the room and the colored curtains, the privacy that you need! Make your window look arty, by hanging an embroidered cloth over it as a curtain. You can make use of any cloth piece which has some unique designs on it, for this purpose! Or hang roman shades, which match with your room decor, as they will conceal the window completely and thus, none of your guests would be able to make out its short length! It's not just the curtains, you can play around with the curtain rings and the finials and draw attention away from the length and width of your window. So, get some artistic finials as well as large rings to hang your curtains on, cause this way, people would be more drawn to look at them, rather than the size or shape of your window! As you can see, there are so many innovative curtain ideas for small windows that you can utilize, to make them look stunning. Choose any of these or come up with a few of your own, to transform your small windows into decorative and creative focal points of your room! The right window treatment can help you create any interior dcor look that you want in your home. Most people have a clear idea about the kind of window treatment they want in their living room and bedroom, but are stumped when it comes to kitchens and bathrooms. Leaving the kitchen window bare is not a desirable option, but regular floor length curtains are not functional. As privacy is not an issue in a kitchen, you can opt for cafe curtains that cover the bottom half of the window. These type of window treatments are modern and give your kitchen dcor some flair. Cafe curtains for kitchen can be found in any home furnishing store and they are available in different materials and styles. However, they can be a bit on the expensive side. So the best thing to do would be to make your own cafe curtains. Making your own cafe curtains also helps you to customize them according to your will. Even if you are a novice at sewing, you can make them easily as they do not require advanced sewing skills. You can experiment with different styles of cafe curtains from the frilly floral ones to the light sheer ones. Light weight cotton, patterned silk, muslin and sheers are ideal fabrics for making cafe curtains.
Lehua Kyllikki Curtains, February 09th , 2017. Blinds not only look good on windows, but are also easy to install. They are a part of window treatment, which is one of the important aspects to be considered while designing a home.
Rajya Maureen Curtains, February 08th , 2017. The first company to match up the window covering colours with their bedding set patterns was a company by the name of Croscill Bedding. The first matching patterns that Croscill offered were known as Arsenic and Old lace, coined from a popular Cary Grant movie. Because of their original ideas that were such a breakthrough in design, they have become one of the biggest names in themes for your bedroom. Today you can get and entire decorative motif from Croscill that spans from bedroom to bathroom. If you don't have the funds for a professional interior decorator, you can shop Croscill and get everything that you need to successfully decorate your home in an elegant fashion on your own. Other companies soon followed suit, and today you can find window treatments for every room and any style imaginable. Many companies now offer patterns in similar colour schemes which can be mixed and matched to suit a variety of tastes.
Mireille Felicia Curtains, February 09th , 2017. Among the many attributes of a curtain, its color stands out as arguably the most important. It is imperative that you select the proper color to prevent it from clashing with the other components of the room. The house already has its own color palette from the floor to the ceiling and the curtain must be able to blend into this seamlessly or else the effect will be jarring. Also, keep in mind that besides its decorative value, the curtain will also be useful in regulating the light that filters through from the windows. The temperature will also be affected by the choice of color.
Marisol Mac Curtains, February 10th , 2017. In Case of Archways: These are built above the front door of the house to provide a unique look to it. People tend to decorate this place with many queer shapes where the blinds cannot fit easily. Customizing the blinds to fit in such places can really expand your budget, so using other covering options is the best way out.
Blaguna Rajani Curtains, February 09th , 2017. Now consider what kind of curtain or drape you'll be hanging. Will it be light and billowy, heavy and insulating or something in between? You guessed it: the weight of the coverings will be instrumental in choosing your rod. Maybe you want a layered look, so you'll be considering double or triple rods.
Pax Ivanna Curtains, February 08th , 2017. The basic functions of any window treatment are, regulation of light in the living room, providing privacy, heat, and cold insulation and lastly, adding beauty to the room. Once you decide the framework and functions of the drapery, move on to the fabric and style that can be used which also depend on the type of window. You may choose any of the styles or ideas mentioned below or improvise on them and come up with customized designs of your own.
Anushka Banister Curtains, February 10th , 2017. The material you select for your window curtains will depend upon the upholstery of your furniture and the color of the walls. You also need to decide whether you want a thick material to block out sunlight or a lighter material that will let sunlight filter through. If you want to your curtain to be made of silk, make sure that you line it with cotton and interline it with flannel. If you don't do this, the sunlight will fade your silk and you will have to keep replacing your curtains often.
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