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How to Choose Your Curtains for Windows - 5 Things You Need to Know

No matter what your room means to you, it is where you always find a way to enrich the coziness and relief as you spend so much of your time there. A room will never be completed without windows curtains. Your entire space will have a gorgeous and elegant look with these curtains and drapes.

Windows curtains are fabric panels and they are most often sold in pairs. They can be found in a wide range of texture, color, prints & patterns, widths and lengths. The wide range of choices making curtains for windows suitable for every room of the home including living room, bedroom and kitchen.

If you are looking for quality window treatment ideas, we as Cozzyhomes, will cover all of the ideas and the importance of window dressings here.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Curtains for Windows

The main reason people use windows curtains is because they can block the sunlight and for decor also. Curtains that block light can be called thermal insulated curtains or room darkening curtains.

In addition, lots of people use this specific type of curtains which are called grommet curtains. They include rings embedded in the header to serve as the guide for the curtain pole. The rigidity of the grommet helps the pleats well-defined and even.

You can find a wide range of grommet curtains collections at Cozzyhomes.

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1) Choose the right texture

If you have decided to go with grommet curtains, the mood of your room is what you should take into consideration to find the proper texture. Heavy silk and velvet are good options for a formal space and they are dry-clean only.

If you want something more practical or casual, synthetic fabric or cotton will work with most types of decor and they can be machine washable.

2) How The Color of Your Curtains Can Transform A Room

Once you have chosen your type of texture, the next step is to determine the color of your thermal insulated curtains. If you want them to blend with the decor, it is ideal to pick the curtains that have the same tone as your wall but a few shades darker. A bold color will help your grommet curtains to stand out in the room.

White can work well with any other color and white grommet curtains can be considered purity, cleanliness, and virtue. Blue grommet curtains can be calming, relaxing, and somewhat reserved as it is the color of water and nature. Gray is a neutral color and gray grommet curtains can be considered as moody but can also be modern.

Red is a very hot color which is associated with love and passion. Red grommet curtains are sometimes used in bedrooms. However, it’s best for a room you’re not needing to go to sleep in, such as a living room, dining room, or even kitchen.

3) What about Prints and Patterns?

Curtains and furniture or bedding are often used to highlight one of the others. Solid windows curtains are better for patterned furniture or bedding and vice versa.

Grommet curtains with a large, graphic print is daring but can be spectacular.

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4) How long should the curtains be?

The ideal measurement for your blackout window curtains is the floor-length. Most panels are available in lengths from 63 to 144 inches.

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Measure the distance from where you hang the rod to the floor, you can round it up as well. Your modern blackout curtains will possess the most trendy look if the fabric touches the floor or sill or radiator.

However, the answer is up to you, your style, and your needs.

5) How wide should the curtains be?

To achieve proper window coverage, the total width of the curtains should be at least 1.5 times the width of the window. If you are hanging curtains just to frame a window and don’t intend to shut them, you can round down to 1.5 times the width.

Pleated panels have fullness built in, so their width should more or less match the span you’re covering.

Curtain Ideas for Windows

1) Bold Contrast

Dress your curtains for windows the way you like. Do not hesitate to try out if you are thinking about bold contrasting curtains as they quickly make your windows the central of the room. 

When experimenting bold contrast style, make sure to keep the hardware of your windows as low key as possible so the focus remains on your grommet blackout curtains.

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2) Pretty & Practical

Filling your window blackout curtains in deep and bold hues to increase the warmness of your room. Solid and deep blue color is ideally suitable for your contemporary bedroom set-up.

Moreover, try to hang these modern blackout curtains close to the window frame in order to keep the light at bay and to enjoy the cosy set-up. Bold hues windows curtains are currently on trend and they can give new attention in your own room.

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3) Softer Colors

It is not surprising that soft colors reflecting calm and optimism are trending this year, including grey, which brings to mind the steadiness and resilience.

Similarly, teal color, a comforting combination of blue-green and gray, creates the relaxation for you when spending time at home.

Windows treatment fabrics are more suitable with soft and peaceful colors, such as white and off-white, and lighter neutrals gaining popularity.

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How to Hang Curtains

Once you've chosen which room to start in, here are three guaranteed approaches for installing curtains:

1) Floating slightly

If you want your curtains to float and not touch the floor at all, you can hang them less than an inch above the floor. This will give your grommet curtains a neat and well-organized look.

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2) Kissing the floor

This approach is the hardest to pull off as you will have to measure the distance from the rod to the floor super accurately and this will make your thermal insulated curtains barely touch the floor. It is not easy to achieve but this approach will make your room darkening curtains look custom and planned.

3) The puddle

Also, it is considered romantic if you hang your window curtains and create a puddle all over the floor. This is a good idea if your choice of fabric is high quality as the more it puddles the more you can see the beautiful texture of the fabric that you display.