How to Choose The Curtains for Your Living Room
Whether you live in a small town or bustling city, curtains are often necessary to keep light from streaming into your home at night. To ensure that these blinds serve their purpose well, it is important to do some research before buying them. To help you further, Curtains Dubai has put together this quick guide on how to choose the perfect curtain for any size and style of house!
Figure Out The Length Of The Curtains For The Living Room
The length of your curtains is usually determined by the height where they are hung. The standard lengths range from 63 inches to 120 inches, though you can also get short curtains that only cover half the window measuring at 24 or 36 inches in length. To figure out how long your curtain needs to be, you want to think about what distance below the rod it should hang - either just at floor level or down all way below until it touches ground level.
Length of curtains:
When you’re shopping for curtains from Curtains UAE, it can be helpful to search by certain keywords instead of just length. Here are the common terms that are used:
Tier curtains - Short ones that cover just a little bit of the window.
Apron- Curtains that hang below the bottom edge of your window.
Floor- Curtains with some fabric puddling at their base reach down until they meet the floorboards. (Good to pair these with rods situated higher up.) Puddle, similar to the floor but more fabric is leftover after reaching down and meeting ground level (works well when paired with lower placed rod).
How to Choose a Curtain Fabric
There are various types of curtains available online. In addition to thinking about the overall look that you want for your windows, keep in mind how much light will pass through. Heavier, opaque fabrics will allow less light to come in than lighter and more sheer fabrics. If you want lots of natural or artificial lights: Use a curtain made from cotton fabric which is usually quite see-through with a range of colours available if needed as well as experience plenty of strong light coming into the room from all angles. If you want moderate amounts of lighting: Opt for linen curtains which offer an interesting texture that lets some limited amount of sunlight through but not all at once. If you're looking to have no outside lights meddle whatsoever inside your home, then blackout curtains from Dubai Blinds are what's going to do just this job perfectly. And they can be fitted right onto any window frame within minutes by experts, so give them a call before ordering for a quick consultation.
Pick Your equipment
The final part of how to choose curtains is deciding on the hardware, including your curtain rod. To balance out the look, choose a curtain rod that’s 6-12 inches wider than the window. This will provide some visual interest and give you enough room to move your curtains aside when you want them open. Fortunately, most standard curtain rods are adjustable so they can be smaller or larger as easy as needed!
What if Your Windows Already Have Existing care?
It's very common to layer curtains over existing treatments like shades or blinds. If you decide to go this route, it’s usually a good idea to keep the colours of your existing treatments neutral and pair them with opulent curtains (and as a rule of thumb, don't pair prints). You want an optimal look when hanging these two types together; for example, floor-length or puddle length should be long enough. The right curtains will add so much beauty and depth to your space! Follow the steps above in order to get it right and end up with a design that you love.