Choosing the Right Curtains
A lot of people do not pay enough attention to the design of the curtains and blinds when doing the finishing touches for a new house. This is also sometimes due to budgetary constraints. Ideally, they should receive due attention, as they influence to a large extent how a room will look and feel.
Houses nowadays have large windows. Those require special attention to the windows coverings, which should be given ideally at the design stage of the building. Combining the right choices in color and design ensures that the overall design of the house is on point.
White colored curtains and blinds seem to be the default setting. It is the most versatile and timeless color. Most window designs rhyme with it. There are many shades of white, which a good decorator will know how to select, to brings certain feelings out of the occupants.
It is common nowadays to see people opting for a wider color palette. There is more selection of colors and designs that are fresh, minimal, translucent with light colors, and differentiated for each room.
Their choices also consider the rest of the furniture and other decorations in a room, to follow a certain theme. Blinds have an even wider selection.
When it comes to curtains, there is now a wider choice to pick from, where you find flamboyant embroidered and patterned fabrics with rich draping. They can also be made to stay mute and laid back. The curtains and blinds can also be hanged in different kinds of cast metal rings and rails.
The design choices of these curtains and blinds have to match with the lighting considerations of a given room. Your choices will be affected by the direction the rooms are facing. Rooms that are generally dark need more elaborate curtain designs. Rooms that have enough light throughout can do with toned down curtain designs.
You can also use curtains and blinds to manipulate how a given room is perceived, especially when that room has a particular shortcoming. Vertical blinds have been known to give a room with a low ceiling a feeling of expansion. You can also achieve the same effect when you use lengthy curtains, that reach the floor, thus ‘pushing’ the ceiling up.
When you hire a professional decorator, they will give your windows the same attention as other areas of houses usually receive. This will bring out the best in the windows. If the room has a scenic view of the outside, this will be even more appealing. When the view from a given room happens to be the least interesting, it shall be important to have a great window design, to take away some of the boredom, and introduce some color and life into the ambience of the room.