Rashmi Jameela. Curtains. March 13th , 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'!
These drapes are insulated with lining inside the fabric, which is either cotton, silk, satin, or any other thick material. Sometimes, when they are not lined, they have sheer curtains inside them for insulation. They are available in many bright colors and bold designs like embroidery, print, and hand-stitched.
Curtains or drapes on the rod, though traditional, are more useful and helpful in all aspects. They serve all the functions of other types of blinds. There are a variety of options available in case of material, colors as well as patterns. Curtains can be used in traditional, classical styled homes or also for the more modern ones. Another advantage of drapes and curtains is that you can sew and install them yourself at home. They are budget friendly as well as user-friendly in all aspects. Curtains and drapes are available in a wide price range, from $20 onwards for faux silk ones; $75 onwards for cotton ones; and $150 onwards for silk, taffeta and velvet curtains.
If you are creatively inclined, you can create your own drapes at home. Adding trimmings like lace edges, satin ribbons, and sequins to plain, sheer curtains are good ideas for creating your own unique drapery. Before purchasing in retail, it makes sense to check out the sales and discount shops. You might be surprised at the sheer variety of reasonably-priced curtains that is available at such places. Imagine a house with a beautifully engraved ceiling. A huge hallway, and big rooms. A back door that opens into a sprawling lawn, that is punctuated with brilliantly vibrant wild flowers. The sun's rays come into the house from all directions, unfiltered and pure. But then the house turns really warm. So warm in fact, that it becomes impossible to stay in the room for long. What's the perfect solution to this? Curtains and drapes of course! Any form of interior decorating is incomplete without some gorgeous drapery ideas to add that bit of elegance to your windows, and even doors, at times. So, if you're considering home decorating soon, you must check out the ideas for curtains and drapes given here, for the different parts of your home. When it comes to living room decorating, it's all about impressions. The living room is definitely the first impression that any person is going to have of your house. And if you have some boring drapes in your living room, then there's no real point of decorating it with the latest furniture. So let's see what you can do to spiffy up your living room. If your window let's in a lot of sunlight, then going for a dark color makes sense. It will keep the sun's rays away, and by reflecting the light, it will also keep the room cooler. You can select some good printed and heavy fabric for the curtains and drapes in your living room, for the windows. For a passage from the living room into the kitchen or the next room, you can have some pretty beaded curtains. They look great, and have a mysterious look too! If you're looking for some window treatments in your kitchen, you can try some kitchen curtain ideas. Since your kitchen windows are relatively smaller than the other rooms (or so I'm assuming), you'll have to opt for a smaller length. Don't go in for dark colors in the kitchen, it gives a very dull effect. Keep the colors bright and sunny. Go in for floral or summery prints. Avoid pastels too. Take colors like orange, bright red, a pleasant green, sea blue and others in the same color palette. Those were the window curtain ideas for your kitchen. For the transition from the kitchen into the living room or a passage, you can use the same curtains, only much longer in length. Or you can just have strings with small trinkets like charms, bells, etc. tied on them. Oriental and Indian curtains with small animal figurines also look exceptionally pretty within rooms. Bedroom decorating is always taken quite seriously. You spend most of your time at home here, so it's obvious that you want it to look nice. So, here are some curtain ideas for bedrooms. Bedroom curtains and drapes can be modified as per your taste and your personality. If you want the drapes for the windows of your bedroom to look classy and sophisticated, go in for a richly embroidered fabric. Here you can go in for pastel shades of your like, but just add a dash of shimmer with gold or silver threads, here and there. You can also go in for an entire theme for your bedroom, and match the curtains and drapes to it. If your room is a shade of baby pink, go in for a bright red for the curtains. Or, paint the wall which has the window (only) in a dark color, like dark chocolate, or black, and have a pristine white silk curtain, with beautiful self embroidery on it. Or a cream and dark chocolate/black combination will also look great! Try out the curtains and drapes ideas that are mentioned above to give your home a striking and stylish look. And watch the others go green with envy! Patio doors are basically transparent door frames that can be installed in any part of a house. These are wonderful frames that allow you to view the beautiful landscapes outside your house. Patio doors are usually installed in living rooms and they allow easy passage to a garden. One more important functionality of patio doors is they allow abundant amount of sunlight to enter into a room. Since these doors are see through, it is necessary that they are covered with drapes or curtains, so as to achieve privacy and block natural light when required. Installing curtains is an inexpensive way to cover the patio doors. They come in large variety and you can select them depending upon your requirements and the style of the patio door. Given below is a brief discussion on patio door curtains in various patterns.
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