Having a hard time picking out window coverings for your home? Continue reading to check out some tips for choosing drapes and curtains that will best fit your decorating scheme.

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Below are 3 tips for choosing drapes and curtains:

Length and Lining
Measure from the top of the window (plus the added inches of height where the curtains will hang from) to the floor. For a more traditional look, with the curtain slightly puddled on the floor, you’ll want to add another two or three inches to your length. For a modern, crisp look, have the panel fall flush with the floor.
When measuring the width of your window, be sure to add four to eight inches on both sides and double the total number to ensure curtain fullness. “Then you won’t block a lot of window glass when the curtains are open, and they won’t get in the way,” says Lawrence. Source: ElleDecor

Color and Fabric
Neutral curtain colors are a popular choice because they’re easier to blend into the rest of a room’s décor and are less likely to fade. But don’t be afraid to go with a pop of pattern like a quatrefoil or stripes to add some visual excitement to a room.
Lighter fabrics like linen, silk and variations of these materials filter light beautifully and hang nicely, making them good choices for a sunny room. Blackout curtains in velvet, suede, tapestry and other heavy materials are excellent for blocking light and controlling room temperature. Source: HomeDepot

Privacy and Lighting
Depending on your space, consider how much light you want to filter in or out:
If you’re choosing curtains for a common area like a living room or sunroom, opt for sheer curtains to allow more light into the space. Consider a heavier fabric in a room where you want more privacy or less natural light, such as a bedroom or theater room. Source: WayFair

We hope these tips will help you feel more confident about selecting drapes and curtains for each and every window in your home. For more information, contact us now!


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