Choosing curtains for your new home – Where do you start?
Getting the curtains right in your new home is important. You want to make sure that they’re both aesthetically pleasing and practically effective – that they look good, while also providing adequate light control and privacy.
While it can be a bit overwhelming to get started on house renovations at first, once you start breaking it down like that, it starts to become a lot easier to start that choosing process. Let’s take a look at what you need to think about, step by step.
Consider the function of the room
First of all, you need to think about the room that the curtains are going in, focusing on what you’re going to use the room for. For example, a bedroom will require very different window coverings compared to, say, a kitchen.
Based on the function of the room, you can then think about how the curtains will help to facilitate that function. For example, to keep a bedroom nice and dark, and optimise it as a restful environment, you might want thicker, insulating curtains from a provider like Woodyatt Curtains, while for a kitchen, you might just want cafe curtains, or even no curtains at all.
Once you have some idea about the functionality of each room, you’ll need to think about what kind of aesthetic you’re trying to create. Often, function and aesthetic will complement one another – continuing from that prior example, thick insulating curtains in bedrooms can also create a very cosy environment. Where function and aesthetic do clash, you might have to think about which you want to prioritise.
Ease of use and care
You’ll also want to think about how easy the curtains are to use and take care of. If you keep a clean home and don’t have kids or any pets, then this might be less of an issue. If, however, your home is often a little more chaotic and you predict that the curtains will need to be cleaned relatively regularly, then it’s important to think about getting a fabric that’s a bit more durable. This will often mean getting either a cotton or synthetic option, instead of a woollen or silk curtain. It will also mean that the curtain is cheaper to replace, should things get really bad.
You also need to think about how much all of this is going to cost. Curtain costs can quickly start to add up, especially with larger homes, and particularly when you start to add in installation costs as well. You’ll have to factor all of this into your budget, making adjustments where necessary.
If you can’t afford to do all the rooms exactly as you’d like to, then we definitely recommend prioritising your bedroom. Having a dark, cool environment to sleep and rest in can make a big difference to the rest of your life, and having the right curtains can help you to take a massive step in the right direction.
We hope this has you feeling confident as to which curtains to get for your new home. By taking these simple steps, you should be able to end up with a solution that looks good, provides you with the functionality you need, and doesn’t break the bank.