The Dos and DON'Ts of Finding the Perfect Curtains

22 August 2021

For those looking to beautify their windows, as well as gain control over privacy and light, curtains are a classic yet still popular option. In addition, you can get curtains in Sydney in a wide range of fabrics, styles, colours and prints, to suit any type of interior design you may currently have in your home. They are very versatile, and range in pricing depending on what type you select, so the possibility of choosing something that is within your budget is very high. Very similar to vertical blinds in Sydney, curtains are ideal for large and oversized windows, because you can cover the entirety of the window for maximum benefit.


So, how do you select the perfect curtains for your home?

-          Purpose – Decide first for what purpose you are looking for window treatments. Is it to highlight the décor in the room, to gain more privacy, to darken the room a bit more, to insulate the room, or all of these things? It is important to find the right type of curtain to suit your purpose. For example, if you are looking for insulation, then a lined curtain is best, perhaps using a UV reflective lining on the back of the curtains.


-          Colour themes – The colours and prints you select for your curtains should depend on your existing décor and colour themes. If you have dull colouring in the room with some dull coloured furniture, then it is time to spice it up a bit with some nice bright curtains, that can add style and pizzazz. On the other hand, if you already have brightly coloured furniture or theme going on, then you can tone it down with some neutral colours like whites, creams and beiges. In case you want to darken the room and your purpose is to control the light, then we suggest darker coloured fabrics. The best way to select colours or patterns for curtains is to get sample swatches from the supplier, and try out different options in the room before you decide.


-          Accessories – When it comes to curtains there is a vast number of options available in terms of accessories such as rods, rings etc, and your selection can enhance the look of the room a great deal. You also need to select the right hardware to suit the right curtain, for example heavy curtains would be best on thick rods because it will support the weight of the fabric while also making it look good. The rest of the décor in the room should be complimented with your curtain style and accessories, and in this sense, you can decide on little extras such as cords or sheers for ties, copper rings etc.


-          Fabrics – The fabric you select for your curtain will depend on your purpose, thicker fabrics to insulate, blackout fabrics to shut out the light, sheer or softer fabrics to control privacy and light and yet have a view of the outdoors. There are many options to select from when it comes to fabrics for curtains in Sydney, and you can even mix and match different types of fabrics for a much better look and to help with greater control of light as well as privacy.


-          Finials – Finials are the decorative ends fixed to the curtain rod, and can really enhance the look of the curtain. These are part of the finer details that go into creating an exceptionally stylish room.


-          Custom made or ready-made – Curtain vendors have many options available, from ready made curtains to custom designed ones. While the ready-made options are easy and take less time to get, they are quite limited in terms of style and sizes available. If you have some odd sized windows then the ready-made ones may not be for you, and you will need to get your curtains custom made. Of course, they will take a little longer to make, but they will certainly be unique.


-          Budget – Your budget is very important when it comes to selecting the right window treatments for your home. Curtains can be quite expensive depending on the type and quantity of fabric you may need, hence plan your budget carefully and select everything accordingly.


In many cases, the vendors themselves will be able to assist you with the best possible options to suit your purpose, budget, and current interior, since they have a vast amount of experience in this area. So, always get their help with options available, and don’t try to do it alone. They may have new innovative options that you have not even heard of yet, which could suit your needs.


Whatever you select, remember that the options you go with should complement and enhance the style and look of your home.