To make sure that the reform of our home is complete, one of the details that will guarantee the sure success of our decoration will be the right choice of our windows. Although it may seem like a simple decision and simply based on the subjective tastes of each one, interior design professionals recommend thinking carefully about the characteristics of our curtains to ensure that we create a space in accordance with our objectives and, above all, our expectations.
One of the first questions we should ask ourselves is what effect we want to achieve with our curtains. This decorative element is so versatile that the answer to this question can be endless. For many, the priority when installing curtains is privacy; for others, light. If we are looking for fresh air, we will need not very dense and translucent curtains, preferably gauze and in light tones, which provide that feeling of lightness and cleanliness to our home, as we did in Tinda’s in this project in the heart of Barcelona , where the Lividity was clearly part of the essence of this house with a terrace that we invite you to see.
If, on the contrary, we want something more sophisticated, curtains made of heavier materials such as velvet will create textile details with character and fall and will give our home that chic touch that we are looking for so much. For those who want to guarantee their privacy, curtains made of almost opaque fabrics such as taffeta or chinilla can be a perfect solution.
Looking at the textiles in the room that we are redecorating can be another clue to choosing the right curtains. Analyzing the decoration of our room, take into account the cushions and carpets so that our curtains combine and create a feeling of harmony with them.
Shade and designer prints for curtains
The most innovative trends in interior decoration are clear… color has no limits! Interior design wants us to give free rein to our imagination and risk combining different colors and tones to achieve a daring, original, personal and unique space. Despite this, for many, the choice of color can be very intimidating and, during this process, it is natural to create doubts as to how to integrate our curtains into the whole of the room.
An essential recommendation to maintain the coherence of our space is to look for a tone similar to that of the upholstery or the rest of the textiles in our room. This can make our space too neutral, something that we can solve with a touch of color in decorative objects or flower arrangements. If we are not clear about the color to opt for, we should always prioritize neutral tones such as white, gray or beige that will give us the opportunity to modulate the tone of our decoration through accessories.
One way to give that splash of color without risking too groundbreaking shades is through prints. When it comes to curtains, patterns are as hated as they are loved! The truth is that the trend of including patterns in our curtains is increasingly common and is postulated as a strong rival to the more neutral curtains and monocolor shades.
If we want to make sure that our choice will hit the target, we cannot forget the advice in the previous section on the type of fabric. While fine thread and embroidered curtains will evoke a coastal and Mediterranean style , thicker fabrics with large patterns will create a more retro, sixties atmosphere.
Curtains or blinds?
Blinds are a decorative option that has always been integrated with more modern styles and trends. For those who worship the classics, the blinds can be somewhat plain or shallow and they will feel more comfortable choosing a more conventional drapery design. Among the main advantages of blinds is their great ability to modulate the light that enters our room. In addition, its screen-like structure makes it particularly easy to clean and keep looking like new. Due to its length and the fact that, in most cases, they do not reach the ground, this option is very attractive for those who have pets.
Although in this post we have tiptoed past the technical vicissitudes of our curtains, we must take into account the opening system that our windows, windows and doors have.
Bar or rail?
Although it may seem that we have started talking about bars , the terms “bar” and “rail” designate systems for placing curtains. Nothing to do with the bar counter we are talking about in this post!
As for curtains, the simplest option in this case will always be the rod, a decorative element with designs as varied as types of curtains we can find. By varying the material of our rod, its length, the details of the ends, the way in which we are going to install it on the wall or the rings that we use to hang our curtains on the rod, we can achieve original and innovative designs. Due to its simplicity, this mechanism will rarely give us problems and we only have to worry about dusting the bar from time to time.
The rails, on the other hand, have the advantage of being discreet and giving our rooms a more polished and elegant finish. In addition, with them we will be able to cover the unsightly boxes of the blinds.
Single or double curtains?
Double blinds are seen by many as a decorative design only suitable for large and elegant houses. However, this combination is ideal for large doors and windows, even for terraces or balconies, since they frame that element of the room and give it the prominence it deserves. So that the final result is not too overloaded, instead of combining two heavy textiles, we can mix sheers or blinds with more dense and opaque curtains. This will create a sense of balance and give us the opportunity to use one or the other curtain depending on the light we want to let into the room. The double curtains will give the room a serene atmosphere and a very contemporary style with which we can play through the patterns and the choice of fabrics for our curtains.