Vera Holden. Curtain. November 23rd , 2017.
A nicely done window treatment is gong to contribute a lot to your interior. The idea seems so simple; however, you still can pay a little more attention to find out the right type of curtain panels and rods that matches up aesthetically with the rest of the interior.
While there are always those intrepid souls who like the DYI trend of today and are determined to do everything themselves, the rest of the world's home owners would rather tackle something that isn't quite as complex for the most part. That is why there are professional curtain and blind fitters available to take on this task and make it look easy. With all the measuring and checking to make sure of width and length for blinds and curtains as well as checking for level to make sure everything is straight side-to-side, this job can get complex fast when there are lots of windows to deal with in the home.
The material you select for your window curtains will depend upon the upholstery of your furniture and the color of the walls. You also need to decide whether you want a thick material to block out sunlight or a lighter material that will let sunlight filter through. If you want to your curtain to be made of silk, make sure that you line it with cotton and interline it with flannel. If you don't do this, the sunlight will fade your silk and you will have to keep replacing your curtains often.
Back to that question: how do you know whether to pick visible or invisible? Let's ask another question first: what kind of window coverings are you using? Like we said, some curtains require the invisible rod called a traverse rod. Pleated drapes are made to attach to hooks that hang from this curtain rod and open-and-close by pulling the cord hanging down one side. So if you've got pleated draperies you've already got your answer: use the traverse curtain rod.
Designing with Curtains: It’s one thing to mix and match styles of drapes until you feel as though you have a selection that will work more or less OK with a specific room or area—and quite another to make conscious design choices along the way that result in a more cohesive effect.
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