Curtains and Drapes for Living Rooms

Posted on November 17, 2012 – 06:13 am

Making a choice about the curtains/drapes for your living room can be really confusing, only because of the variety now available. What's more, there are a lot of other factors you haven't even realized, that need to be taken into account when choosing these curtains and drapes. Here's how you can make this process easier.

Apart from their functional use, curtains and drapes bring out the best in terms of visual appeal in a room. They add to its aesthetic value and help highlight the remaining furniture and accessories in the room. Simply put, curtains and drapes can be used as a focal point, or as a backdrop to accentuate a focal point you are trying to create. So how can you decide what kind of curtains and drapes are more suited to a living room than any other room in a house? Let's take a look.

Choosing Living Room Curtains and Drapes

The choice of drapes for living rooms depends on the purpose you want to use them for. Of course, the first one is to block out the sunlight, but the choice of curtains depends on the amount of sunlight entering the room. For instance, if it is the morning sunlight, you would choose curtains that allow this light to filter into your living room, while you enjoy a cup of tea early in the morning. For this purpose, you could choose light cotton, sheer, or lace curtains. However, window treatments also have to provide privacy during the evening. So having a dual set would be ideal, for you to enjoy your mornings, and privacy in the evenings. On the other hand, if it is the rays of the setting sun that make it through your living room, choosing a darker shade would be ideal to block out these harsh rays. As such, thick cotton, or silk curtains would be a great choice. Silk curtains are slightly difficult to maintain, but since your living room is where you entertain, choosing rich curtains is a good investment. The living room is also the focal point of your house, which is why all measures toward appropriate home decoration should be followed.

As mentioned earlier, apart from the functional use of curtains, they are also used for the purpose of decorating the living room decorating. If you wish to use curtains as a focal point in your living room, then the ideal way to do so is to choose a good pattern and print on the curtains. For instance, a curtain with floral prints would do well in a traditionally decorated living room, while a modern living room would be able to carry off curtains and drapes with geometric prints beautifully. Considering the manner in which you want to drape the curtains is important. For instance, do you want luxurious valances, or do you simply want your curtains to stand out on their own, on a beautiful curtain rod? It is only your personal choice that will matter here.


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    I want to give an elegant look to this room.
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