Decorating your living room is not a quick chore, nor is picking the right curtains. When choosing curtains for your living room, coordinating function and style are scrutinized. Here are four tips that will guide you on how to pick curtains for your living room:
Let there be light
When choosing drapes for common and large spaces, it is best to use sheer fabric. It allows natural sunlight into the room without much effort. You may add thicker drapes in the first line that can be used during cold weather. Pastel shades work best if you want your living room to be vibrant and well-lit.
Choice of fabric
Free-flowing materials are usually the choice of fabric for living rooms. Synthetic fabrics are preferable as they attract less dust and are easy to wash. Velvet and wool are classy but high on maintenance.
Color, color, what color
In pursuit of perfect curtains for your living room, you may be lured into buying dark and bright colors. The first step to choosing that perfect color is determining if you like your curtains to pop out or blend with the décor. To blend, go with shades in the same tone as the wall flanking the windows. To pop out and make a statement choose contrasting colors. However, remember that they infuse the room with this color when the sun’s rays pass through them. So be wary of blues for their eeriness, while pinks are sunny and cheery.
Length and breadth
When measuring the curtain’s height, remember to include the rod and factor in the rings. The width of the curtain should be three times that of the window to give a fuller look. If you want a tailored look, then twice the width is good enough. You may also choose the length to brush the floor or the window sill. Short means the length is just at the window sill, while full length means touching the floor below. Anything midway will ruin the look of the curtain, window, and the entire décor.