What Are The Tips on Buying The Best Curtains?
Curtains plays a vital role in making a room elegant if chosen correctly. It’s a matter of color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. With so many things to take care of, here are some tips for selecting the best curtains for your home.
Color and Fabric- Fabric is the most essential part of selecting curtains, as the material will dictate how well your curtains function and hold up over time. If they’re too heavy, they may not fold crisply when drawn. It they are too light and they may not fall well. If you are using it for the window then do take care of the sunlight. Sunlight will fade fabrics over time. If the room gets a lot of light, it’s smart to avoid bright colors, since they tend to fade faster. Linen, silk, faux silk, and velvet are best choices for curtains as they tend to hang the best.
Length and Lining– Before you do the measurement, decide how high you’d like the curtains to begin. Hanging panels higher than the door will give a sense of height to the room. Designers often hang curtains about six inches above the door frame. If it is for the window measure from the top of the window and also add 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. 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 sneaking light. Most panels require a sturdy hanging rod. Choose from a simple café rod to a more decorative drapery rod with decorative finials.
Measurement – Accurately measuring for curtains is a must if you want to get the right fit, whether you’re shopping for easy-fit ready-made curtains or commissioning made to measure. Curtain width measurements will depend on the length of your curtain track or pole, but measuring curtain length or ‘drop’ will be determined by where you’d like your drapes to end.
Blinds and Cords– You may not realise this, but the cords on blinds and curtains pose a strangulation risk for small children. Therefore go for a range of blinds and curtains that are as safe as possible. Go for a range of blinds that are completely cordless. To raise or lower TUPPLUR blackout blinds and LISELOTT blinds simply grab the plastic tab in the middle and pull. RINGBLOMMA, on the other hand, employs magnets that allow you to raise and lower the blind to one of several predetermined heights.
Cellular honeycomb blind, HOPPVALS, not only insulates your windows, it also makes them safer. Here we’ve hidden the cord away in the fabric, which has been thoroughly tested to ensure it won’t rip and let determined little fingers get through.
To make your curtains as safe as possible go for no drawstrings. When you choose curtains, like AINA, you can rest assured that people won’t be seeing in and the kids won’t be getting tangled up.