Curtain Decorating Tips
really a matter of personal preference, but here are a few things to consider.
White is brighter, because it reflects more light, and will provide a sharper
contrast with the rest of the colors in your room. It draws more attention to
the window. Natural offers a warmer, softer look, and tends to more easily blend
with or complement the other colors in your room.
Sheers and laces filter light without blocking it,
and don't disturb your view. Natural or white cottons or blends, are
translucent, and soften the light. Woven fabrics, lined curtains and insulated
curtains more nearly block out the light. Achieve the lighting effect you want
by selecting an appropriate fabric.
curtains, you can create looks that range from country to colonial to
contemporary. With tailored curtains, your look can be anything from country to
traditional to formal. With a combination of top treatments and curtains, sheers
or laces, an up-to-date feeling is easy to have. The most important thing is to
design to please yourself!
When you tie back
or hold back your curtains, you allow more light to come through your windows,
and visually widen them. Where you tie them back is a matter of personal
preference. Tied high, in the middle, or low ... each offers a different look
with different amounts of light. You may even want to change the height of your
tiebacks from season to season, to change the whole feeling in your room.
It's simple! Use any of our top treatments alone
in spring or summer, and then change to a layered look in fall or winter by
adding a lace or sheer panel, or matching or coordinating curtains, underneath.
Our insulated curtains and shades are a perfect
solution ... and they're available in a variety of styles and colors. Or, try
our insulated tailored lining. Keep the heat in in colder climates, and the heat
out in warmer climates!
Lined curtains offer several
benefits that justify the extra expense to some people. They tend to block out
more light than unlined curtains when closed. Secondly, they offer a bit more
insulating value. Finally, because the lining is usually Natural or White in
color, the view from the street can be made consistent from window to window,
eventhough inside, different rooms have different colors.
much or as little color as you feel comfortable with. Solid colors or prints are
refreshing and draw attention to the window. Soft, neutral colors can complement
the colors in your carpeting, furniture, or wallpaper. If the window is
interesting architecturally, you may want to emphasize that feature through
Don't hesitate to experiment with mixing
naturals and whites, or prints, stripes and solids. Warm shades of reds and
yellows will add life to a room. Cool colors ... blues or whites ... or earth
tones like greens and browns ... are restful. Work toward harmony and
complementarity in color selection.
Please call us or drop us a note. We'll discuss
your project with you, and we'll send you some free fabric swatches. You might
even want to order a half yard of material that appeals to you. Place it at your
window, step back or even across the room ... see how distance influences the
appearance of the print, pattern or color ... notice how the color and texture
captures the mood in your room. Also, observe the mood and effect created by the
fabric in the daylight, and how it changes at night illuminated by the lamps in
your room. Choose the fabric or color that passes the "feels right" test under
these different conditions.