A Complete Curtains Selection Guide
Curtains are undoubtedly the best way to cover your windows and to hide any imperfections. However, they are so much more than just wall and window coverings. Using decorative curtains can significantly augment the aesthetic value of your home and event décor. Whether you are looking to revamp your living room or to spruce up your event décor, curtains are such a versatile fixture that can be used to impart any desired effect. When planning to buy curtains there are several crucial factors that need to be considered to make an informed decision.
Curtains are available in a wide variety of color options, designs, sizes, styles, and materials that allow you to creatively use them in any kind of décor but it also makes it quite overwhelming to pick the right ones. Confused about what to look for when scouring through the vast range of curtains? Don’t sweat it! We have listed some great pointers to help you opt for the perfect and appropriate curtain panels to suit your needs. This guide will walk you through all the essential factors that you should keep in mind before choosing curtains and drapes for your décor.
1). Determine the Purpose of Your Curtains
First and foremost, it is crucial to determine the purpose of your curtains. Curtains are versatile and can be used to provide privacy and to elevate the décor. If you intend to use curtains and drapes in your home to cover your windows and to retain your privacy, then opt for thick curtains for your living room and bedroom windows that will keep prying neighbors at bay and will let you enjoy your private space without any unpleasant intrusion. Similarly, if you want to use curtain panels to block sunlight and darken any space then opt for our blackout curtains. Tired of dusting off the dust from your furniture and other decorations? Install sheer curtains to gather all the dust and dirt which enters your home through windows without blocking off the sunlight.
However, if you are looking to use curtains to enhance your décor, then opt for fancy curtains to add a classic and elegant decorative accent to your interior design and event venue décor. Choose from a wide range of decorative curtains available at efavormart to accentuate any space. There are different curtains for different purposes, therefore, it is essential to select the ones that suit your intended purpose and help you maximize their usage. For instance, our printed curtains work well to elevate your living room interior giving you the needed privacy. Backdrop curtains like our crystal beaded curtains and tassel curtains are ideal for your event décor to exude a refined and mesmerizing visual appeal.
2). Select an Appropriate Material
Curtains come in various materials and some have special attributes as well such as light blocking curtains, fire retardant curtains, sound absorbing curtains, thermal and insulated curtains. These curtains come with special features without compromising on the decorative aspect. Our fire retardant curtains are treated with fire resistant materials and can be used at events and parties as a passive fire protection measure. These curtains possess the ability to prevent combustion and are available in all color options which gives you the freedom to choose according to your preferences. Similarly, thermal curtains and insulated curtains are made from materials to control the indoor temperature. Looking to mask the outdoor sounds to focus on the task at hand without any distractions? Soundproof curtains have the stunning ability to tone down the noises. Opt for our sound absorbing curtains that will reduce the outdoor sounds and let you enjoy your tranquility. Therefore, while buying curtains & drapes, choose the material that best suits your needs and also brightens up your space.
3). Select a Suitable Fabric
Curtains are a great way to augment the beauty of your home and event décor. Interior designers can’t stop raving about the importance of using curtains to give a chic and sophisticated touch to your décor. Curtains panels are made of various fabrics like polyester, burlap, lace, plastic, silk, velvet, net and organza. While choosing fabric for your curtains, it is important to consider a few factors such as the light filtering ability of the fabric material and your intended use. If you plan to use backdrop curtains to hide the flaws of your venue, then using organza sheer curtains or string curtains will not serve the goal as they are more appropriate for decorative purposes. Opt for heavier fabrics like polyester curtains to obscure any unpleasant space or area.
To select the right fabric for your curtain panels it is also essential to keep in mind the mood or ambiance you want to create. For instance, for a festive and cheerful mood, plush fabrics like our velvet curtains will be a great addition to your lush décor. If you are looking to add an eccentric and quirky touch to your event decorations, then our sequin curtains are ideal to glam up your event photo booth backdrop. Whereas our polyester curtains are ideal to create a casual and relaxed ambiance.
4). Consider the Interior Design
Interior décor and event design are one of the most important factors that need to be considered while selecting curtains. Curtains have a huge impact on your décor and should be chosen thoughtfully. It is important to select the ones that complement your theme and interior. Using mismatched curtain panels will make your décor look unattractive and shabby. Therefore, we recommend that you consider your theme and style before you make a decision. For instance, for a rustic themed event, opt for our burlap curtains and use them as your backdrop curtains to give a sensational look to your venue décor. For your Scandinavian style living room décor, use sheer curtains to augment the beauty of your simple interior. Choosing country curtains such as our printed curtains will give a sophisticated and refined appeal to your French country décor.
5). Choose Suitable Designs, Patterns, and Styles
Curtain panels can instantly transform the look of any space. Window curtains are available in a variety of designs and patterns. From elegant striped curtains to exquisite monochromatic curtains, various patterned curtains can be used to accentuate your interior design. Select appropriate designs and patterns that reflect your style and personality. You may like many curtain designs at first glance but not every curtain is suitable for you. Choose ones that make a statement but also help elevate your other decorations. For instance, opt for our chevron curtains that will add an interesting touch to your dull and boring space. Choose monochrome curtain panels for your background curtains to accentuate your head table décor at your wedding reception. Looking to add a scintillating effect to your event décor? Choose our majestic sequin curtains to exude a luxurious and posh visual appeal.
Can’t decide on any one design? Combine two or more different curtain designs and decorate your space in a modern and trendy way. Style your curtain panels to give your décor a contemporary and customized look. For instance, if you are looking to use curtains to give a unique and distinctive touch to your décor, hang a lace curtain panel in between two plain curtain panels or use beaded curtains with LED light curtains to give a striking and luminous effect to your ambiance. Opt for a layering style and use organza sheer curtains beneath your thick curtains for added charm and finesse.
6). Choose an Appropriate Color
From subtle and subdued hues to vibrant and intense shades, curtains are available in a multitude of color options. While looking to buy curtains it is important to select the right colors to give a harmonized look to your décor. Consider the color scheme of your décor and opt for a shade that complements your style and theme. You can also use contrasting hues to give a unique and eccentric vibe to your space. However, it is crucial to make sure that your selected colors do not clash with your other decorative elements. For instance, opt for colorful curtains in shades of pink, blue, lavender and yellow to decorate your backdrop for a baby shower party or choose pastel tones for your living room curtains to brighten up your space. Opt for rich shades and colors to give an opulent touch to your lush décor. Use intense colors like emerald green curtains or red curtains for your Christmas dinner party décor to complement your theme.
Another factor to consider when choosing the color for your curtains is the size of the room or event venue. The color of your curtains plays an important part in making the area appear smaller or capacious. For instance, soft and muted hues like white curtains will reflect more light making your area appear more spacious. Whereas, dark-colored blackout curtains will give a cozy look to your event emanating an inviting and warm feeling into the ambiance.
One of the most important factors to keep in mind when buying curtains and drapes is the measurement of your intended space. Window curtains are available in varying lengths and widths, therefore, it is important to know the correct measurements to make the best decision. Measure the area from top to bottom and select curtain lengths that suit your space and give your desired look. For instance, for rooms or venues with low ceilings, opt for long curtains and install curtain rods well above your window frame and close to the ceiling to create a sense of height and to give a dramatic effect to your space. Similarly, use extra wide curtains for full coverage to retain your privacy. Wide curtains also make your windows appear bigger and give a sensational gathered effect on the sides when curtains are pulled back. For a crisp and sleek look, choose curtain panels that fall just above the floor. However, opt for extra long curtains to create a puddle on the floor to give a lavish and romantic feel to your ambiance. Choose shorter lengths for your kitchen curtains and also for small windows to give a modern look to your area.
Curtains and drapes come with different styles of headers such as grommet top, tie top, tab top, rod pocket and many more. Select curtains with suitable headers to create your intended look. Grommet curtains offered at efavormart are very convenient as they are super easy to install and uninstall. Use curtain panels with a grommet top to give a casual and classic look to your décor. For your event backdrop curtains opt for curtain panels with rod pockets. These curtain headers are great to hide the hardware giving a truly chic and elegant finishing touch to your event décor.
It is also important to consider your hardware when picking your curtains. Opt for curtain rods that match with your interior to reinforce your theme and décor. The curtains and your hardware should complement each other to create a cohesive look. For instance, our gold sequin curtain panels installed on a gold curtain rod will look absolutely gorgeous and will exhibit grandeur like none other. Use a crystal curtain rod to hang our crystal curtains to spark up your décor.
Whether you want to use curtains for window treatment or to transform your dull and dreary space into an interesting and perky one, selecting the right curtains and drapes is important to achieve your intended purpose. Pay close attention to the benefits you are looking for and choose curtains that fulfill your intent. We hope that with these essential guidelines and pointers in mind you will be able to easily pick the perfect curtains for all your décor purposes. Check out our extensive collection of affordable and cheap curtains to augment the aesthetics of your space.