A burst of color with a play of texture and a swish of fabrics—curtains can completely transform the look and décor of any room. Curtains when used creatively to dress up windows can make a dazzling statement and even become the focal point of space. And the best part of curtain styles are they are hassle free, easy on the pocket and have the potential to give your home a complete make over.
Curtains when put tastefully can add that special ambience to your room decorations. Therefore curtains one of the biggest visual elements is sure to contribute tremendously to the overall look of any room. Depending on the way they are incorporated into the interiors of a home, curtains can have many benefits. They can give a small area the illusion of space or an over sized room a cozy feel. They define the color scheme and add character to the room and help customize the design concept.
Selecting the Right Curtains
There are a range of factors that has to be considered while selecting the curtains for any room. The starting point of fabric shopping should be pattern selection. This is ideally based on the size of the room. Too many graphics or prints can make a room look claustrophobic, while stripes work wonderfully in constricted spaces.
The next important thing is the color scheme. Dark colors like slate, charcoal, wine and granite show up best in massive spaces. For smaller spaces, mute colors like ivory, beige, taupe and yellow can do wonders.
In addition to pattern and colors, the kind of fabric used also helps maximize the impact of curtains. The trend is towards natural, earthy fibers such as cotton, linen, silks and jute. Textured fabrics and jacquard based materials are also in vogue and can add a lot of character to the curtains.
Curtain designing is now an almost independent branch of interiors and a lot of creativity and styling goes into getting the best out of fabrics. There are plenty of options to choose from including plain blinds or the Venetian variety, drapes, valances and layered and eyelet curtains, to name a few. Designers offer curtain options depending on the kind of window space available and the size and height of the wall. After deciding the design of your curtains, you can add a customized touch to them with grommet tops made of leatherier or lace. The point of suspension of a curtain can also be a canvas for creativity with the use of props like buckles, safety pins and clips to hang the drapes.
So give your room décor a complete make over and select from the different curtain styles available in the market.