The Strategy for Purchasing the Perfect Curtains in Sydney

Posted on August 5th, 2016

You’ve decided that you want curtains to frame the windows in your home. After all, curtains look elegant and sophisticated. But they can also look casual at the same time, depending on the fabric you choose. Curtains also allow you to add a pop of colour where other window treatments tend to favour more neutral tones.

Because curtains come in so many more colours, fabrics, patterns and lengths than other window treatments, you might feel staggered by the sheer number of choices you have to sort through. Never fear-we want to help you feel confident when you finally shop for your curtains. Use the guide below to ensure you get just the right curtains with as little hassle as possible.

Opt for Curtains That Match Your Personal Style

You shouldn’t put curtains with modern shapes and clashing colours in a room that you want to look more traditional or old-fashioned. Curtains occupy a large amount of visual space, so they’ll help you set, complement or reinforce a room’s theme. Don’t add curtains with embroidery or tassels if you want the room to look austere, sleek and modern.

Pay attention to patterns and shapes as you choose your Curtains in Sydney. The shapes on your curtains should complement the shapes in the rest of the room. So if you have round decor, get curtains with circles, swirls or other round shapes.

Decide What You Want Your Curtains to Do

Do you want to have privacy, block sunlight or add decoration? If you need to block sunlight, then you need thick, blackout Curtains. Blackout curtains also allow you to better control the temperature in rooms that become too hot or cold. If you need extra privacy, you can also turn to blackout curtains or any other fabrics that completely block the view.

However, if you merely want curtains for the decoration, then you can opt for lacy or sheer curtains rather than ones with solid colours.

Be Informed About Fabrics

Some fabrics, like velvet or silk, require dry-cleaning. Others like cotton, rayon or wool can go in the wash with your clothes. Each fabric adds a different texture to your room as well. For example, a smooth rayon looks silky and sleek and contributes to a modern look. Velvet tends to complement a Victorian or otherwise traditional style.

Purchase Floor-Length Curtains to Add Height to Your Ceilings

When your curtains drop to the floor, they make your ceilings look taller because the cloth looks longer. Don’t stop the curtains at the window sill. Then, the cloth creates a box in the middle of your wall, and the ceiling looks lower as a result. Longer curtains look more elegant in any case. If you don’t have a heater, desk or other feature under the window, make your curtains long.

Make Your Curtains Wider Than the Window

You want your curtains to have folds and texture even when you pull them all the way shut. If you purchase smaller curtains that barely stretch across the window, you’ll lose that texture. Buy curtains that are at least twice as wide as the window. Make sure you’ve measured your windows and wall height before you go shopping.

Decide Which Accessories You Should Add

Of course, you’ll need a curtain rod and rings to secure your curtain in front of your windows. You should consider additional accessories as well, such as tie-backs. Tie backs allow you to hold back your curtains and let light through, but the window will still have that draping, elegant look. You could also look into hooks instead if you want a more permanent option.

Now that you know what strategy to use when you choose your curtains, you can shop with confidence. Go to your nearest window treatment experts to make your purchase.


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