Tips to choose the right curtains

Many times, it is very difficult to choose correct fabric, so Estetica offer few familiar window treatment situations and recommendations for picking the right fabric:

  • A wide, long window that need plenty of coverage: Fabrics with some heft to them will meet your coverage needs. Make simple floor-to-ceiling panel draperies in a heavier-weight fabric, such as velvet, chenille, or a blended fabric that limit the light. An alternative is to line your draperies with lining.
  • A wide, long window where not much coverage is needed: A swag and cascade (made out of a non-sheer fabric with great drapability, such as a silk or blended cotton) that frames the top and sides of a bank of windows is a perfect treatment to provide some dress-up without much coverage. If you want to use a sheer fabric to diffuse the light, choose panels in organza, chiffon, or even lace.
  • A room with a small window: Think about adding a drapery that covers the window entirely. Measure your drapery so that it extends well past the window’s trim molding. Then choose a heavier fabric, such as damask, in a colour that matches (or closely matches) the room’s paint colour. The window treatment helps block air. Matching the fabric with the room’s walls gives the room-enlarging illusion of unbroken wall space.
  • A very low-ceilinged room: Measure your draperies so they extend from the floor to the ceiling and match their colour to the wall colour. Be sure to install the curtain rod nearly flush with the ceiling. If you want to let in light, choose a fabric whose texture is very light yet crisp, such as sheer and if you like coverage, choose a tightly woven cotton. Using a fabric that features vertical stripes is another nice way you can create a feeling of length and height in a low-ceilinged room.
  • A small window, the only source of light in a small kitchen: If you have a small kitchen with only a tiny window, you want to maximize the window as much as possible. Consider adding a vertical blind, or if you have the ceiling height, an pleated curtain in the medium weight fabric of your choice. 
  • A windows in a formal living room: Pleated curtains look great over sheers in dining rooms, and this treatment lets in adequate light for dining, working, or studying. Choose a fabric with a tight weave and even a bit of stiffness, so that they’ll keep their shape.
  • A bathroom window that needs privacy but still needs natural light: Try a heavier voile, which give a bit of coverage, yet let in some light. Create a simple curtain panel with this fabric, and your problems are solved. 
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