Curtains are a great accessory that performs multifunctional. They regulate the amount of light entering your room, help keeping the room warm or cold as per the season and can also block incoming noise to some extent. Appropriately chosen curtains can add to the personality of a room. Curtains can broadly be classified into three categories. Sash curtains are used to filter light, draw curtains are employed to block out incoming light, whereas drapes are used to get decorative effect. Formal rooms often make use of a valance or cornice.
Swag curtains are made by draping fabric over rods or poles and many a time there is no purpose but to give dramatic looks to the room. Some swag curtains make use of lace or other texture or shiny fabrics in popular bright colors. Draperies may even be hung over blinds or other shades.
It’s interesting to note that the length of curtain can give a different look to the place. For instance, longer draperies are often employed to get a more formal and dignified look, while shorter lengths give a more relaxed and casual look. Many times householders go for extra long curtains that come to rest on the floor and form a puddle over there or reach till the bottom of the window apron. As a precautionary measure it’s important to ensure that curtains are always away from a source of heat.
Draperies and swag curtains may also be exploited to camouflage flaws in windows as short windows appear longer, depending on the positioning of the curtain rod. On the other hand, too long windows can be made to look much better by having a valance above curtains and even narrow windows can be made to look much wider by exposing maximum of glass.
If you are unable to visualize how the swag curtain will look, it’ll be good to visit a curtain store as they have many different options for set ups. So, you’ll get a first hand feel of how things will look. It surely helps to assess before hand an image of things to come.
Apart from curtains there are many other options, for instance you could use stained glass to veil very ugly views and have privacy too. Frosted or etched glass is another very good option as it allows in plenty of light, yet offers privacy. Another fun option is glass block that’s quite akin to frosted glass.