It may be that the curtains are not the first thing that attracts attention when entering a house. We usually say or receive phrases like: “what a beautiful coffee table”, “where did you buy that rug?” or “I love the paintings you have chosen”. But, does anyone notice the curtains, if they brush the floor or if you have hidden the track behind a decorative molding? The truth is that they are one of the most unnoticed elements in a house, yes: only when they have been chosen correctly and fit in with the rest of the decoration. But when they are too short, the hem catches our attention, they don’t match the rest of the interior design or they are very old… That’s where they make our eyes focus on them.
But so that this does not happen to you, peterjohn.co.uk have compiled a decalogue of tips to place the curtains well and integrate them into the living room or bedroom to enhance the sophisticated and relaxed look that we all want for our homes. It is time to take out the meter, review the types of fabric and pay attention to the amount of light that enters the space, and we would be ready to hit the mark with our curtains.
We start with the unknown world of measurements to look at the width of the curtains. In order for the curtains to form these waves, both collected and unfolded, you must bear in mind that they have to measure twice (or more) than the size of the window in question.
The next measurement would be the height. It would be ideal if the curtains were from the ceiling, but what is essential is that they should touch the ground. And for our fabric to have a nice drape, take into account the hem, which will give weight and smooth the fabric depending on the type we choose.
But you can also opt for extra-long curtains. Lately we are falling in love with many interiors that have chosen a maxi-drop and come to accumulate fabric on the floor. The point is not to fall short!
As for the rod or track that the curtain will go on, it should measure at least 20 or 30 centimeters more on both sides of the window so that when you pick up the curtains, they take up wall space and the room can receive the maximum of light.
The white color on the walls is perfect for enhancing the light in a space, and for the curtains it is ideal to filter the light enough to achieve a bright and relaxed interior. You can also choose other light tones, such as beige depending on the decoration, and still obtain the same effect.
For the bedroom, blackout curtains are perfect to keep out the light, yes, it is always advisable to have a double layer to adapt according to the time of day: choose a semi-transparent curtain between the blackout curtain and the window.
If you want to add color… choose a plain design! Unless you like maximalism, opt for less is more. It is very easy not to get the patterns right and end up giving an unwanted touch to the decoration.
A very stylish (and very trendy) trick when choosing color is to choose curtains in the same tone as the wall. This way you will merge the look and they will go unnoticed.
Curtains aren’t just for windows. When talking about curtains we move directly to the living room or bedroom and we imagine the main window, but they are also perfect for separating rooms in a study (if you add a glass and iron enclosure on top you will get a magazine look), or even to separate the bedroom dressing room. The result is very sophisticated.
The only thing that isn’t quite decorative is the drapery track, so hide it behind some decorative molding if you can. An infallible trick!
Finally, we remind you that not all curtain designs are made of kilometric fabrics, there are also other options such as slat curtains that provide privacy in a second. And you can combine them with some extra curtains. There are a thousand possibilities!