There was a day I went to visit a guy friend(I hope when you read this you will not hate me he he he….) and few minutes after getting into the house I noticed he had no curtains and it was at night with the lights on. At first I thought, what is?!
As in how do you even sleep in a curtainless bedroom of all things, how do u undress and dress without the curtains on? Well, to some extent its kinda cute to wake up in the middle of the night, look out of the window and see all the beauty of the stars in the sky. I actually woke up in the middle of the night and the sky was just so beautiful. The only advantage he has is that the bedroom faces a land that’s not occupied and there are very few people if any who pass there so there are no chances of people looking into the room when he is dressing. Again he lives on the second floor and there are no flats that face his bedroom so he is safe but I pray he got curtains; it’s kinda creepy you know….
Other than blocking the light and getting you some privacy, curtains are also used for decorating the room. Choosing the color and the fabric of the curtain can be tricky at times but it need not be an uphill task. It all depends with the look and the feeling that you want to have in the room that you are buying the curtains for. You could be looking for an informal look, a formal one, a relaxed feeling or just anything. For starters the fabric will dictate will dictate how well your curtains function and how they last. If they are too heavy they might not fold well when you draw them and if they are to light they may not fall well. Bright colors are not too good for rooms with bright lights because they tend to fade easily but if you keep on interchanging your curtains, then you are sorted out. When buying curtains, neutral colors are the best bet because they don’t fade easily and they are most likely to blend with the rest of the colors in the room. Linen, faux silk, silk and velvet are the best bet because they hand well on the window.
Have you ever wondered why hotels use velvet, suede and tapestry? It is because these are heavy enough to block the light and at the same time lock in the heat. Lining and interlining will give the curtains a little longer life and they give the curtains some fullness. If silk is unlined it rots, strange, huh?! Long curtains give the notion that a room is taller even if it is short so note that when buying your curtains. For a dramatic look, you can hand your curtains more than 6 inches above the window.
Choose curtains that compliment or match with your furniture. It gives a sophisticated look.