When choosing a window treatment, there’s a lot more to consider than just style – you also want your curtains to be functional. If you’re looking to spruce up a room with new curtains or drapes, here’s what you should consider.

Below are 3 important things to consider when buying curtains and blinds:

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Color, Prints and Patterns
A rule of thumb: If you have patterned furniture or bedding (or a very elaborate rug), stick with solid curtains. If you have solid-color furniture or bedding, consider patterned curtains. For a subtle hit of style and energy, go for a small, neutral print, like dots or paisley, which reads like texture from afar. A large, graphic print in a color that relates to the existing decor is daring but can be spectacular. Source: RealSimple

Length and Lining
Before you take out the tape measure, decide how high above the window you’d like the curtains to begin. “Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room,” says Cunningham. Designers often hang curtains about six inches above the window frame, but for a dramatic look, some go higher.
If you plan to use the curtains to shut out the sun, those extra inches around the perimeter of your window frame will also help block out any creeping light. Source: ElleDecor

Blackout Lining
Blackout lining is a must for children bedrooms if you want a good nights sleep. In fact I’d recommend it for any bedroom. TV rooms and home cinemas will also benefit from a blackout lining, especially if you’re likely to watch TV or a film during hours of daylight. There are blackout options for both curtains and blinds. Source: GilroyInteriors


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