Curtains. Wednesday , December 21st , 2016 - 04:00:50 AM
Once you know what kind of room you have and whether a lighter or heavier window treatment will look better, then you can move on to choosing colours and patterns. Some people choose to match their curtains to a sofa that they have in the room. This is a great idea for rooms that do not contain much colour. However, if the room is papered and the sofa is a dark colour or bold pattern, then this is not such a good idea. The blinds or other coverings should not be the focal point of a room. In general, the smaller the room the smaller the window coverings should be.
Before you actually select the patio door curtains, you need to keep in mind myriad of things. The first and foremost thing is easy access to the patio door when curtains are installed. Sometimes it may happen that wrong choice of curtains can cause difficulty in opening and closing of the patio door. Moreover, the length of the curtains should be appropriate so that they do not get stuck in the door gaps. The purpose for installing the curtains is one more important factor that must be considered. Some people may install patio door curtains for privacy and for prohibiting the sunlight, while others may install them for mere decorative purposes. Few homeowners like to have the curtains for serving both the purposes. The fabric and the style of patio door curtain should blend well with the other interior decoration of the room, so that you can get an overall elegant interior design. Now, let us take a look at some ideas on curtains for patio doors.
'First decide if you want a track or a pole 'It's best to use a metal tape measure as it will be more accurate 'Your track or pole should be placed approximately 15cm (6") above your window top and should be wider than your window by approximately 15-20cm (6-8") 'Measure the width of your track or pole excluding the finials (decorative endings on poles). Do not measure the window 'Add an extra 2.5cm (1") to your track/pole measurement. This will allow for your curtains to overlap in the middle when they are closed so as not to let in any light or draught
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