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Moving To A New Home? 2 Tips To Help You Choose The Window Treatments

When moving to a new home there are many things you have to do. One of these things is choosing the window treatments for your windows. This can be difficult to do as there are a variety to choose from. Below are two tips on choosing your window treatment design to give you some help.

Materials Used

You can find draperies of a variety of materials, colors, styles, and can have them custom made to go well with the room's décor. With draperies you can choose a thick material, such as velvet. This material will only look good in a formal setting, however.

For a more casual style, you can choose linen, cotton, or silk. Linen is a light fabric and is also sheer. Cotton is versatile and easy to clean. Cotton is a stiff fabric, however, so this is something to consider. Silk curtains are traditional and classic. They work well in a casual room but also add some formality to the room. These curtains are often pleated and go to the floor. Silk is a sheer fabric so if privacy is an issue, use a liner.

For a kitchen consider only using blinds or a blind with a valance. This will make things much easier for you as blinds are easy to clean. You can also control how much light you let into your kitchen.

Color, Pattern, and Size

The color you choose is important as your curtains are one of the first things people notice when they walk into a room. Match the color well your sofa or chair fabric, or to other décor in the room. If you choose custom draperies, this can be expensive so make sure you choose what you like best the first time.

You can choose from a variety of patterns, from one plain color to a mixture of different colors. Some curtains can have flowers, different shapes, such as squares or hexagons, and much more.

The size is something else to consider. This is especially true for curtains you are putting on living room windows. You want the curtains to be wider than the window so when the curtains are closed, they will have folds in them. This makes the curtains appear fuller. Also, it can look well to have the length of the curtain go to the floor. For other windows, such as in your bathroom or kitchen, curtains should hang to just a little below the bottom window.

Talk with a company that will custom design your curtains for you. They can answer any questions you have and help you make the right choice.