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Curtains - Different Fabric for Different Rooms
by Ross M. Goldberg
Description: Tips for choosing curtain fabrics for different rooms of your home.
Have you decided to buy curtains only to find yourself
overwhelmed with all of the options available to you? There are
so many kinds of curtains with so many different fabric options.
How can you decide? Well, before you make a final decision,
there are some practical answers you can ask yourself that will
help you to choose the perfect curtains for each room in your
For instance, what type of room are the curtains for? Is it a
formal room that is more for looks than function? Is it a
casual room that takes a lot of “wear and tear” from children?
Will the curtains primarily be for decoration, or do they need
to be functional to keep the sun out as well?
Chances are that you'll want your curtains to have a flow that
is consistent with the room. On occasion, curtains are used as
a style contrast, but generally speaking, most curtains are
purchased with room design in mind. Knowing the style of the
room you are buying curtains for really helps narrow down your
Cotton and cotton mix curtains are good “neutral” fabrics for
curtains. They blend into most rooms and well-made cotton
curtains will often hang in a way that gives the impression
that they are of a higher grade. Cotton is a good alternative
if you want more curtain for your dollar. There are a variety
of style choices within the Cotton mix. A couple of examples
would be Corduroy and Denim fabrics. Being a heavier fabric,
Cotton and Cotton Mix curtains are very practical for rooms
that get a lot of sun.
Silk curtains, although on the higher end of the price spectrum
make a statement when hung in a room. Silk curtains are elegant
and rich and aesthetically pleasing. This being said, it is
important to remember that silk is a fabric that is harder to
clean than some of the more practical fabrics.
Velvet is another option if you are looking for sheer elegance.
The fabric is heavier than silk and therefore offers a middle of
the road solution if you are looking for something that can keep
the sun out, but also offer a rich formal look. Both Silk and
Velvet are good fabric choices for curtains that will hang in a
room that will not have a lot of “little hands” reaching for
You will be much more likely to be completely satisfied with
your curtain purchases if you take the time to really assess
what is most important to you. Do your curtain priorities lie
in visual appeal or in more practical uses? Regardless of the
answers to these questions, a little research will go a long
way towards finding exactly what you want.
About The Author: http://www.pretavivre.com offers more options
for curtain fabrics in custom sizes than any other supplier in
the United Kingdom.
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