- Home & Garden
- 01 Aug 2023
How Long Should the Curtains Be?
In a world where everyone is obsessed with covering their windows with fancy blinds, some old-school people like us, still choose to drool over aesthetic, colorful, and designer curtains.
In this article, we will answer some basic and most commonly asked questions by people about Curtains and Window Treatments.
How Long Should the Curtains Be?
The Right Curtain Length majorly depends on the room’s design, the purpose of that room, whether it's a bedroom or workspace, and whether it's a children’s or a parents' room. It has been observed that longer curtains give a more formal look as compared to short-length curtains. So, suppose you’re a doctor and have a clinic at your home itself, we would advise you to go for long curtains that are simple and don’t have too much design on them. This would give the room a formal and professional look, and an office look as well. On the other hand, if you want to decorate your child’s room, you can always go for short curtains with cute prints that would give their room a cozy and relaxed vibe. If you are looking for more Curtain Length Advice, you can always reach out to us.
Before we jump on to the next question, it is important for you to know what fabric is the best for curtains. While the design and color of the curtain play a major role in deciding the room’s look, it’s also essential to know what the fabric is. Various fabrics like Linen, Cotton, Polyester, Silk, and Velvet are available. But whatever fabric you will choose can change the entire look of your room. For example, silk curtains would look very beautiful and give a luxurious look to your living room. On the other hand, most people choose Cotton curtains for their bedrooms as they are very light and breathable.
Are Curtains Suitable for a Wall of Windows?
If you do it right, it can give a very royal and cozy look at the same time. If your living room has a wall of windows and other walls have textured printing, we definitely recommend you go for a Simple curtain design to cover your wall window. The drapes can now be mounted on the ceiling, making it easy to move, and would also give aesthetic value to your living room.
Should you Get Matching Curtains and a Couch?
This is one of the most common questions that we get bombarded with, and there is always one answer to this. It is not mandatory to get curtains of the same color as your walls or your couch. Some people like monochrome themes and choose to get their curtains, walls, and couches of the same color. But on the other hand, some people love contrasting and colorful shades, and they end up choosing different colors for their walls, couches, and curtains. The entire idea is to make your living room aesthetic and a cozy space where you can spend time with your loved ones.
The most common practice is to get curtains that are a shade lighter or darker than your walls, and also keep a check on what kind of furniture you put in front of them. For example, if you have a couch that has a design printed on it, we would recommend you go for solid-colored curtains so that the couch and curtains don’t look the same, and add aesthetic value to your living room. For more curtain ideas, you can visit local shops near your area or search online for Curtain's latest design.
Where to Start?
All this information at once may leave you confused. If after all the answers, you still feel skeptical about the right choice of curtains, we would suggest you work with an interior designer. A designer will not only update you on the latest designs but will also help you decide what would be a great choice of curtains, couches, and wall colors. From the right fabric to the right shade of color, every confusion of yours will be solved easily.
However, if you want to start the journey of designing your rooms yourself, we will give you a few points to consider before you buy the curtains:
- The window’s shape and size
- Choose a style for your home, it could be modern, minimalist, traditional, etc.
- Different curtains for different rooms or the same curtains in the entire house?
- Furniture and wall color scheme throughout the house.
Don’t let the process of choosing the right curtains overwhelm you. Do what gives comfort to your soul, and choose what brings you happiness and an aesthetic value. We wish you luck with your journey of turning your house into a home!