One of the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to change the complete look and feel of your room is by changing curtains on the windows. True, the same can be done by placing a picture on the wall or changing the furniture, however, the new curtains will immediately refresh the room, and you don’t need to hire anyone to install them.
Determine the focus in the room
If you don’t want the focus in the room to be on the window, the choice of curtains in neutral or natural colors, and a relatively simple style. Such curtains can be tied to the wall in the middle, lowered to the end or raised to the middle, depending on what suits you best.
If you like the focus in the room to be on the windows, in order to harmonize or emphasize the neutral color of the furniture, the best is to choose curtains with bright colors or with stronger stylish details. You can place the top bar on the curtains, and in such way, you will emphasize the windows.
Choose a color that suits you
The color of the curtains always plays an important role in the overall decorative scheme. Today, it is common to mix natural colors with white, some prints, stripes or bright colors. Warm shades of red, yellow and pink will add life into a quiet room. Cool colors – gray, white or blue – are relaxing tones. Green and brown are pleasant earth tones. The key is to choose colors that will make you feel comfortable and to match them with other colors in your room.
An easier way to decide which colors and which fabrics will fit in your room is to buy a piece of that material and leave it in the room for a while. Place it by the window and step back to see how it affects the space. See how colors and textures change the mood in your room. Also, analyze the effects it produces on daylight and how it changes at night when it is lit by lamps in your room. Use this technique to choose something to enjoy.
The length of the curtains is another factor to consider. Longer curtains will visually extend the window and emphasize the height of the room. Curtains to the floor make the room more formal. Shorter curtains hight equal to the window or in the height between the window and the floor give the room a more informal look. Connecting the curtains with pieces of fabric or tape, or dedicated holders can further visually expand the window.
We come to the question of light in the room. To reduce or filter sunlight, use striped and sheer curtains. If you want to darken the room, consider opaque screens or linen fabrics. Blinds, on the other hand, will provide you with both darkening and full lighting of the room, depending on what you want.
The next thing you need to pay attention to are the cornices. Material, shape, edges, holders – these are all elements that will help you create the desired shapes. Different ambiances will dictate different models of cornices, which, in addition to functionality, will visually complete the room.
Fun and pleasure
Finally, have fun choosing curtains for your windows and enjoy the pleasure that comes with choosing the colors and shapes of the curtains in your home.