If you are fed up with between the glass window treatments, use of curtains would add an unusual visual appeal to the interior design of the room. It is one of the most economical ways to bring about some excitement. You could even paint or use wallpaper but curtains are easy on the pocket and can be replaced without much of a bother whereas wallpaper, you are not happy with, would take weeks to be removed.
It needs a bit of understanding of interior design when you want to transform the looks of your room by using curtains. You can employ curtains on any kind of window, including those that have blinds over the glasses. These are the few things that you need to decide for installing appropriate curtains in your room: length, color, function, hardware and personal style.
Before concluding the kind of curtains you should have, it will help to measure the window and also the existing furniture in your room. For example, you may be having a large bed and big nightstands but the windows may be small. In such a scenario it will be nice to emphasize on windows to make them look larger. So, with such sized windows you should opt to use hardware that goes beyond the frame of the window, making it look larger and goes well with other items in the room. Such an arrangement shifts the focus away from the furniture in your bedroom. Conversely, if the window is too large, and you like to make them appear shorter, you should opt to have simple window treatments that will downplay their size.
Color, Print and Pattern
Colors most often convey our mood and the same holds true for curtains. Colors help to create the desired ambience. Neutral is usually desirable as it allows you to adjust the mood by changing the accessories. In case you like the wall to be the focal pint, use bold colors or patterned wallpaper. In such a case let the curtains be in pastel shades with pattern and print that don’t dominate the scene. Whatever kind of curtains you decide to use for decorating your room, see that it conveys your taste and style. After all you are the one who is going to see them most of the time.
Length is a very important feature in your scheme of interior design. You need not necessarily use short curtains if the window is located at a higher level, much above the ground. You can make it look stylish and graceful by using the incoming natural light by incorporating sheer curtains that reach the floor. Curtains in floor length never fail to add elegance to the room. Short curtains are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. These parts of the home may include curtains of a playful nature. When privacy is not an issue, you surely can opt for half curtains or just a valance. In any case, privacy is not sacrificed if there are blinds between the glasses of the window. Such windows look great with just valances or sheer curtains. It’s all a matter of personal choice.
In case you are installing curtains as a means of controlling light, you should go for room darkening curtains. Generally, you would need such an arrangement for the bedroom. If your job demands you to work at night and sleep during the day, it becomes imperative to have such like curtains.
There is a very large variety of rods and hooks to choose from, depending on your taste and style. Those with a rather neutral style may add a bit of decorative touch by having appropriately decorative tiebacks and rods. That’s an easy way to change the looks of the curtains without being too much.
It is very important to think of the personal choices of the ones who are going to stay there when designing any part of the home. In fact, most of the energy and ideas should be used in doing that as the one who lives in it should be able to enjoy the space and it should be an expression of your own self. This is the most important of all the elements to bear in mind when designing.