Fabrics, lengths, colors, and finishes … Choosing a curtain is an art to master in order to achieve the desired effect. Whether you want to protect yourself from a sun, create an intimate atmosphere, make the last touch decor, obscure the light or otherwise make the most of natural light, here are our tips to guide you in the choice of your curtains for your destination room. Click here for indoor blinds.
Choose curtains according to the destination room
Start by studying the room, its needs and areas for improvement, because each has its own specificities. It is therefore essential to adopt the curtains to space.
In the kitchen, with grease splashes and humidity, choose Venetian blinds that are easy to dust and clean. But if you absolutely want to install curtains, opt-in this case for polyester models that pass easily to the washing machine.
In the living room, it is a question of choosing light and discreet fabric to protect oneself from the sun but especially to create an intimate atmosphere while letting the light filter. The ideal?Sheers in cotton, polyester or linen.
In the bedroom we prefer blackout curtains to plunge the room in the dark at night, but also to create a subdued atmosphere during the day. Goal? Block the light.
Tip: do not neglect the choice of the rod, it will bring a little more seal to the window. Visit this site for indoor blinds.
The ideal size for curtains
Let us talk about the perfect size for curtains in detail.
The first step and not least
Take the measurements of the window that will host your future curtains. Measure in both length and width.
Side length, everything depends on your tastes. Some prefer curtains that fall to the ground, others prefer curtains cut short. In any case, know that it is customary to place the rod 15 cm above the window, so you must add 15 cm to your measurement.
Side width, everything depends on the type of undulations (or not) that you want. Remember to take into account the length of the rod and to provide 30 cm more to ensure a minimum of ripples.
Special Tip for you
If in doubt, do not hesitate to add 10 cm to your measurements, especially as some fabrics may shrink in the wash. You can always edit and hems if necessary. Better curtains long and wide, and therefore catchable, curtains too short!