9 KEYS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT CURTAINS

Curtain or blind? A plain or patterned fabric? And the fastening system? If you have questions about choosing your home curtains, we help you solve them, and we propose designs to choose from.

  1. The shape of the window

  2. Curtains for small houses

  3. Unify the curtains, and the house will expand

  4. Do you prefer more light or more privacy?

  5. Plain or patterned curtains?

  6. What is the ideal length for the curtains?

  7. How do I hang the curtains?

  8. What if I prefer blinds?

  9. Curtains: shopping

THE SHAPE OF THE WINDOW

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They depend on how some curtains will suit you better than others. And it is that each window fits a different type of curtain. Thus, like those in the image, the balcony windows appreciate curtains because the blinds are uncomfortable and challenging to open. On the other hand, blinds are better for windows that do not reach the ground, especially if you want to take advantage of their lower part.

CURTAINS FOR SMALL HOUSES

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The meters are a vital factor when choosing the curtains and getting them right. Thus, when choosing curtains for small floors, the safest bet is to dress the windows with blinds or curtains because when they are glued to the glass, they barely occupy, and you should not leave a few cm free on the sides for the curtain fabric to fold. And as for the material, bet on light colors and open wefts, which let the light through. A trick: if you opt for a tone that is the same or very similar to that of the wall, you will gain a feeling of space.

 

UNIFY THE CURTAINS, AND THE HOUSE WILL EXPAND

Choosing the same fabric and even type of curtains for the whole house is a decorator's trick, especially for small spaces. But it is also valid for a large home, where you want to create a sense of the whole and not that each area is free.

 

DO YOU PREFER MORE LIGHT OR MORE PRIVACY?

It is essential to be clear about what you want to prioritize: that with the curtains drawn between clarity at home or even the exterior glimpsed or, on the contrary, gain maximum privacy even if you "mortgage" the light with it.

If you are one of the first options, you will be interested in choosing light fabrics, a little dense and with an open weave, linen or cotton never fail. On the other hand, if you are looking for a "screen effect," bet on fabrics with a lot of body and "heavy," such as velvet, thick linen, wild silks, or chenille. You can combine these curtains with light thread curtains, voile, or open-weave linen, giving you a lot of play because they will let the light through and draw the curtains when you want more privacy.

PLAIN OR PATTERNED CURTAINS?

PATTERNED CURTAINS

How big your house is and what effect you are looking for. It is recommended to opt for plain fabrics and key colors in small spaces because they expand the reach and multiply the clarity. If you love prints, you can opt for a design with tiny motifs and soft colors.

Patterned curtains enliven large rooms as long as the drawing is in proportion to space (the pattern must be appreciated correctly). A tip: opt for timeless designs, such as flowers, stripes, or geometric motifs. They will last longer and will not tire you as much.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL LENGTH FOR THE CURTAINS?

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It is a matter of taste and fashion. The most common is to add about 15 cm to the length of the window. However, if you like your curtains to rest loosely on the floor as we do, add an extra 10 cm. The look is more welcoming, and space looks more dressed.

Don't you know how to calculate the meters of fabric you need for a curtain? Let's give you a hand: add 30 cm to the window's width and then multiply the result by 2, 2.5, or 3, depending on how you want a curtain with more or fewer gathers. This will be the width, and to know the length, you will need to measure from where you want to place the bar and add that extra cm, according to your tastes.

HOW DO I HANG THE CURTAINS?

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The usual thing is to hang the curtains using bars or rails. The bars are the most straightforward and decorative plus because you can choose a discreet and minimalist bar or one with more personality and colorful finishes. The bars are usually accompanied by rings or belt loops, which are small strips of the same fabric as the curtain through which the bar passes. As for the rails, they allow easier handling of the curtain, although they are less aesthetic.

WHAT IF I PREFER BLINDS?

Blinds are an efficient option beyond small spaces. Although there are different types of blinds, the package type prevails, which, when going without rods, has a more natural look and is not as rigid and static as the folding ones.

Blinds or, in their more informal and casual version, screens are a prevalent option in children's rooms.