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The Drapery Deep-Dive: How To Choose The Right Curtains For Each Room

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Choosing the wrong curtains for your home is the fastest way to turn what could have been an open and inviting space into one that is dull, improperly lit and just generally unappealing. What most people don’t realise is that curtains can truly make or break a space. Selecting curtains is not too different from selecting an outfit - you want to ensure that colours complement, the right material is used and that your drapes are of the right length. In today’s article, we have a look at how you can choose the right curtains for each room, from kitchen curtains all the way to bedroom curtains. Read on to find out more!

The Best Curtains For The Lounge Room

When it comes to the lounge room, it is important that you select curtains that not only compliment your overall home decor but also serve a practical purpose. If you’re like most people, you probably enjoy having daylight streams into your living room, brightening up your home in the morning and noon hours. This is why selecting the right curtains is so important.

When it comes to selecting curtains for the living room, you want to ensure that you stay away from block-out curtains as they will prevent light from entering the room even in the daytime. Ideal materials for lounge room curtains include cotton, silk and linens that are somewhat sheer and allow light to pierce through. These fabrics are also incredibly easy to clean which is important if you have pets, children or generally high foot traffic in your lounge area.

When it comes to design, let your imagination go wild. It is not uncommon for people to use curtains as a focal point for the room, so select your designs and colours to match and complement your existing home decor. 

When it comes to size, a rule of thumb when choosing living room curtains is to ensure that your curtains are always at least double the width of the window. For a dramatic look, you can allow them to puddle on the floor. If you want more of a modern aesthetic, they can barely skim the floor. Whatever you do, never choose curtains that are higher than the floor as this can create the illusion of a shorter room. 


The Best Curtains For The Kitchen

If you’re lucky enough to live in a home that has a window in the kitchen, we highly recommend opting for curtains over blinds as your window treatment. The best way to choose the ideal curtains for your kitchen is to analyse your space and the look you are going for. If you’re looking for a clean and modern look, choose a neutral, grounding fabric or material. If your kitchen is lacking in size, always opt for light and cool colours as they can help create the illusion of a larger kitchen. The opposite applies to larger kitchens where darker colours should be used in order to make the space seem cosier and more inviting. 

Always remember that the same rule applies when choosing curtains, regardless of the room - colours, fabrics and patterns should complement your space rather than compete with it. 


The Best Curtains For The Bedroom

Now, when it comes to the bedroom, ideally, you want to ensure that your space is kept as dark as possible when you’re sleeping. This is why blockout curtains are so popular with people all around the world. Block out curtains can help prevent any potential street light from entering your room and disrupting your sleep. You can even get insulated blackout curtains that will help keep the cold out in the icier winter months.

When it comes to colour and design, once again, you’ll want to select patterns that complement your bedroom decor and theme. Experts in colour psychology also believe that colours such as light pink and purple have a good effect on intimate relationships, so keep that in mind if you are coupled up!

Choosing the right curtains for each room in the home can truly transform your space and create the ideal ambience that you are looking for. We hope that this article has made it a little easier for you to choose your ideal home curtains! 







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