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For That Perfect Set of Curtains

By Frank Wilson Subscribe to RSS | December 5th 2011 | Views:
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So you have finally decided to take down those curtains and give your home a whole new look. Even the most amateur of interior designers will be able to tell you how much of a difference a good set of curtains can do to your home. There are so many materials used for curtains and you will need to settle on one that best suits your décor and home.

Deciding on the kind of curtains you want will depend on what you want to achieve with them. If you are looking for privacy, you will need the thick sort of curtains. Or you may want to bring in the sunshine at times and at others, have your privacy. You may just want to dress up some windows that have been ignored a while. These are all factors that you will have to evaluate before you get down to buying your curtains.

There are several ways in which you can use your curtains. For instance – give your windows more height by placing the curtain rod a few inches above its designated spot. Buy a few extra meters of curtain material and let it trail a bit on the floor. It adds to the illusion of greater height. If you would like to bring in the sunshine, add around 45 cms more to the length of the curtain on each side of your rod. This way you can pull aside the curtain without covering the panes. This is a great way to make small windows look much bigger than they are.

Most people are often torn between adding a lining to their curtains and leaving things as is. Giving your curtains a lining will protect the material for dirt on the window sill or from an open window. It also acts as means of insulation by keep excessive light and heat out. The flip side to this is that curtains without lining are much easier to manage and can be washed and dried much faster.

If you have sheer curtains, then you will know that excessive exposure to light will make it fade away. Instead add some thick drapes to it to give you the flexibility of changing the look and protecting your sheer curtains.

Curtains serve multiple purposes – they allow you to play with light coming into your home. It helps protect your furniture from fading away from being exposed to sunlight. It can keep in the warmth in warmth in winter and bring in the sunshine in summer. Choosing the right kind of curtains will go a long way.

Frank Wilson - About Author:
Curtains 4u is online store for an extensive range of Curtains including ready made curtains and made to measure curtains. Shop online and Find a great selection of high quality curtains at great value prices.

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