Every modern (and not-so-modern) homes need curtains and drapes. And not just in the living room or the bedroom, almost every room need a drape treatment for maximum visual pleasantries. While many buyers will solely look for visually stunning drapes and curtains for their homes, there is more than that meet the eye.
Today, we’ll tell you the best choice of drapes according to the rooms where they will be put on and how their aesthetics play a much bigger role than just looking good on a door or a window.
Living Room Drapes
Drapes in living rooms should be chosen so as to either match the color theme of your living room walls and furniture or complement them in a stunning way. The usual designs are oversized printed floral patterns, bold and textured panels. Sheer panels can also be used, for they add a lightweight look to the design and don’t block much light coming from outside.
Drapes in living rooms are often accompanied by valances-decorative liveries that hang across the top of the doorways and windows to add to the visual beauty of curtains. They also serve the purpose of hiding the rods that hold the drapes together in doorways and windows.
While beauty gets preference over functionality in case of living room drapes, it is completely the opposite in bedroom drapes. Blackout drapes, which can block unwanted outside light from getting into the bedroom. These drapes should also be heavy, helping in sound insulation for a more peaceful and disturbance-free bedroom environment.
Blackout drapes don’t necessarily mean a dark color. They can be in a variety of prints and solid colors. Most thick bedroom drapes block more than 90% of the outside light, making it perfect for use in bedrooms, especially the children’s bedroom. They also insulating, hence helping save on energy and lighting bills.
Kitchen & Bathroom Drapes
As bathroom and kitchen floors tend to get wet frequently, short and café curtains are normally used instead of floor-length drapes for economic purposes. Café curtains are those that cover a part of a window. They are often accompanied by valances for added visual enhancement.
Dimensions of Drapes
The most commonly available curtain size is about 63 inches, although many windows require a custom fit. The ultimate in luxury, custom curtains are made to your exact specifications. Made from an endless variety of fabrics with multiple header and lining options, you can create a gorgeous window treatment that fits even the hardest to treat window.