Monday, April 22, 2013

Using Curtains to Update the Look in Your Home

Today's post is written by Terry's Fabrics and is regarding the importance of curtains. As you've all seen my recent tribulations regarding curtains, you'll understand why I agree with everything that Terry's Fabrics has said. Have a good weekend everyone!

Using Curtains to Update the Look in Your Home

When it comes to interior design, many people overlook the fact that curtains are quite often the focal point of a living room or lounge area. In uncertain economic times, simply changing your curtains is an incredibly easy, economical way to completely transform the look and feel of a room without having to break the bank. Choosing the ideal pair of curtains can serve to completely change the ambience and overall tone of a room, giving it an entirely new lease of life in the process. There are a number of ways in which you can completely overhaul your room, simply by making some changes to your curtains.

Changing the style of the curtains you currently have can make a dramatic difference to a room. If your sheer curtains are perhaps a little too light, or you require privacy (or perhaps darkness in a bedroom) simply switching to a heavier set of drapes can make a huge difference. Likewise, some people may feel that a room is perhaps too dull with drapes, and might decide to make the switch to something lighter. Whilst many of us see curtains as a decorative feature, they also control how much light enters a room – changing the amount of light will therefore have a noticeable effect on the appearance of the room in general.

choosing a new pair of curtains for a room, be sure to concentrate on colour – it’s arguably the most important aspect of interior design. Choosing a colour which clashes with the rest of your d├ęcor and furnishings can completely spoil the mood, look and feel of a room. It’s important not to make any rash decisions or judgements, and if you’re uncertain as to what colour to choose, try and get hold of some fabric samples (many soft furnishing retailers will make these available free of charge to potential customers) just to be 100 per cent sure of making the correct choice. Remember that colours will affect different rooms in different ways – a loud, lively pair of curtains might brighten up a dull living room, but more neutral tones might be suited to a bedroom, for example.

The size of a curtain is also worth thinking about when considering a change. Many people feel that dining rooms benefit from a longer, more formal style of curtain - although it’s simply down to personal taste at the end of the day. Shorter curtains tend to give off a friendlier, more informal vibe.

Whatever your tastes and choices, changing your curtains is a fantastic, money-spinning method of bringing some fresh air and a new lease of life to your home.

This has been a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this post. I love blogs that put the time and effort into thinking how to style there home on a tight budget. You don't need expensive things to make a home feel stylish.


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