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3 Tips for Coordinating Your Curtains with the Rest of Your Room

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Decorating a room comes with many decisions. It's not only about the wall colour and furnishings. The beauty of the decor is often in the details.

There are many things to consider in the design including artwork, pillows, flooring, and what window treatments will work for you.

If you're stuck on how to choose curtains for your rooms, you've come to the right place. Curtains come in many designs and textures. They also make a great accent statement.

Choosing the right colour, size, and style can change the entire look of a room. Changing your curtains isn't limited to when you decide to redesign a room. You can change a room by changing the window dressing.

Keep reading for three tips on how to coordinate curtains with a room's decor.

How to Choose Curtains with the Right Color and Fabric

Choosing the right curtains is about more than selecting the right colour. The colour of the curtains you choose is important, but so is the type of fabric and the length. You will also need to decide on colour, texture, and pattern.

You may also want your curtains to add height to the room. Understand that colours set the tone of a room. If you want a bright airy room, go with light colours in a lightweight fabric. For a more dramatic effect choose heavier fabrics in darker colours.

If colour isn't your thing, look at earth tones in linen fabrics. Curtains do not have to be the same colour as your furniture or bedding.

Will You Need Sheers or Blinds?

Knowing how to pick curtains will also dictate whether you want sheers or blinds behind them. It is not uncommon to have both.

A popular trend is to have two slim curtain panels with sheers visible in the middle. People that love a lot of sunlight choose this option.

Often times when a window has blinds of any size the option may be to go with a valance of side panels. This will help dress-up the walls surrounding the window especially if there is no wood trim.

What Type of Rod should You Use?

Once you know what colour curtains you want and the style you'll have, it's time to consider hardware. There was a time when curtains hung on a curtain rod hidden from view. Today, options include decorative poles, rings and stylish tieback handles.

These items come in an array of finishes and designs. Think about the curtain fabric and the overall theme of the room. Next, decide if you want wood, metal, or something else.

Cap it off with your choice of artsy finials.

Do You Need New Curtains?

Now that you know how to choose curtains it's time to go shopping. Use these tips to add an eye-catching effect to your favourite room.

If you are in the market for new curtains check out our how you can shop for energy-efficient curtains that can save you money.

 

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