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Choosing The Right Curtains Can Tie Together A Home's Look

Curtains are an important part of any room's decor. They are functional and aesthetic and can be used to pull together the look of a room. Choosing the right kind of curtains as a window treatment is important, and then they shall add to the room for beauty.

There are several factors to consider when choosing curtains—the color and fabric of the curtains, function, and rooms in which they will be installed.

To choose curtains that will tie together the home's look and give the best function, the first thing to figure out is the room's needs. This will be, do you need the curtains to block out light, give privacy or purely for decor purposes. To get the best curtain options for the room, consider the existing room decor, the colors of the room and furniture, and the curtains' functions to pick the best choices.

Picking The Right Curtain Style

There are different curtain styles, and there are various ways to choose them. The first style is the hanging system. The styles available are using curtain tracks or curtain poles. Curtain tracks will often have more than one track for sheers and curtains and are best for curved windows because they will run smoothly along the curved sections.

Curtain poles (rods) are a pole that runs above the windows and will have an ornamental stopper on either end. These are popular and modern and are in modern houses.

The other aspect when choosing suitable curtains is the heading style. The heading style is how the curtain is attached to the track or pole because it results in how the curtain will drape. Some of these heading styles are:

  • Eyelet curtains
  • Pinch pleat curtains
  • Rod-pocket curtains
  • Box pleat curtains
  • Pencil pleat curtains
  • Goblet pleat curtains
  • Tab-top curtains

For a formal or traditional style, any kind of pleated curtains is the best. They will also make the curtains look fuller and are best for large rooms with plenty of space. The pencil pleat is elegant while the goblet pleat is best for rooms with very high ceilings.

Eyelet curtains are a modern style and are easy to open and close the curtains. They are better for bedrooms because of the ease of use. Rod pocket curtains have a small pocket which is what the curtain rod passes through to anchor the curtain onto the rod.

These are best for sheers as they will not open them and close them frequently. This will prevent wear and tear. Tab top curtains have loops that anchor the curtain to the rod. They are for farmhouse chic or cottage decor.

Picking The Right Curtain Color

When choosing curtain colors, it is important to harmonize them with the rest of the decor to tie together the home's look. The first thing to decide is whether the curtains will blend in with the colors in the room or be the center of focus. To have a blended look, choose either accent colors or complementary colors. Accent colors can be from the furniture, for example, couches, the rug or the wall colors. The accent color does not have to be the main color in the room, but it should be noticeable enough to draw the eye. The curtains can be in the shade of that accent color or a shade of that color.

Another way is to use complementary colors. These colors face each other on the color wheel. For instance, red and blue, yellow and violet are complementary. The curtains can be one color complementing the walls or the main furniture items in a room.

For printed or bold colored curtains, these will be best in a neutral-colored room. This will make the curtains pop, and they will be the center of attention in the room.

If printed or bright colored curtains are used in a room with brightly colored walls or bold colored furniture, they will confuse the eye. This is because it is drawn in many different directions, which causes disharmony in the room.