Decorating Your Window or Your View with Curtains
For decoration and other purposes, curtains are materials that are hung over a window. To provide privacy, block sunlight and decoration are the main purpose.
Curtains can be used for privacy if the windows look onto streets or sidewalks. Net curtains or sheer curtains are translucent curtains that will only block sunlight partially. Especially at night, these types of curtains do not provide privacy. Opaque curtains are better for privacy.
For light to prevent glare, for sleeping during the day, or watching TV etc., are the usage of curtains. For light control, opaque curtains are suited better. Sheer or net type curtains are better suited for partial light control.
To increasing the aesthetic appeal of a room is also the use of curtains. The aesthetic of a room and an opulent look is increased greatly by an elegant curtain. On the contrary, a gloomy look will be seen from dirty or unmatched curtains. It is better to give thought to the underside of the curtain when the window looks onto a street, as the curtain can be seen from outside and will dictate the appearance of the house.
Types of Curtains
In the market today, there are lots of various curtains available. Some of them are:
- Curtain Valance
Curtain valance has deep frill fabrics framing the window. Usually, the curtain rod is hidden. Generally, they have pleated heading. Using braid, ribbons, tassels and trimmings, the pleated headings can be decorated.
- Cascade Curtains
Two or more curtains are consisted in cascaded curtains and they are hung over the window. From transoms, the tiers are hung.
- Shirred Curtains
At the top and bottom, these types of curtains have the fabric threaded through curtain rods.
- Tie Back Curtains
With a sleeve or cord, these curtains are gathered at the side of the window and decoratively tied back at the lower part of the curtain.
- Café Curtains
These are stationery and are designed to cover only half of the window. In kitchens and bathrooms, they are usually used for privacy and are made from scalloped headings.
Above the windows on which the curtain rod is fixed, pelmet structures mounted.
The purposes for which the curtains are being installed determine the choice of curtains. a formal or informal appearance will be achieved from the color, fabric and style of the curtain. In the market, there are lots of decorative rods, pelmets, cordings, sleeves, beads, fringes, rings, eyelets available to decorate curtains. When pets and children are present in the house, some thoughts should be given on safety floor length curtains.