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Curtain Design – Creating Aesthetic Decors for Windows and Doors

Curtains serve various purposes like shading your rooms from the sun, hiding the interiors from being visible, and to give an overall aesthetic look. They are available in many luxurious to cheap fabrics, and a multitude of designs, patterns and styles to suit the needs of every individual.

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Curtain Design - From Antique to the Most Modern Patterns

While traditional curtain designs are confined to only limited options, the modern designs allow you to discover and innovate all possibilities of designs that are in vogue. The modern curtains are designed to ease the maintenance, and the prints, materials and the style of stitching varies. They are washable, and the range of colors varies from bold to bright, to the dowdy and subdued colors. While cotton, linen, chiffon and silk are the most sought after fabrics among curtain designs, there are other fabrics like satin, net, voile and velvet that are appealing too. Nimble designs, multi layered designs, tab top design, and drapes are a few of the most common and elegant curtain designs. These designs are a mix of contemporary as well as traditional designs.

Curtain Styles - Innovative Modern Designs

With the advent of interior designing and fashion trends, there are many curtain styles that you can choose to decorate your homes. Swag curtains, panel curtains like sheer panels, jacquard panels, tab top panels, embroidered panels, and lace panels; drapes, valances, pinch pleated, blinds, balloon curtains, tier curtains etc are a few examples. Swag curtain styles are the most common and sought after of all. They are very dressy and suit the living rooms or for any formal rooms. Tab top curtains or panels are simple, and can be embellished with laces on the edges or with beads and ribbons. Tier curtains styles are great for kitchens and the ones in lace, toile, net, and gingham are popular. These styles have two portions of which the lower portion covers till the window sill and the upper portion employs fabrics that have drapes, frills or pleats. Paired with valances, balloon curtains can give a more romantic look. Voile, satin, velvet and net fabrics are great for balloon curtains.

Hanging Curtains - Let them Drape in Style

It does not matter if you are getting your curtains stitched or buying readymade curtains, you can hang them on your own like an expert. Depending on the fabric of the curtains, the overall length of hanging can be decided. For example, silk curtains are great if they puddle on the floor, wherein sheer curtains are good if they just touch the floor. While hanging curtains, it is not good to hang them a few inches above the floor. For hanging heavy curtains, appropriate supports and accessories are required to withstand the weight of the curtains. Hooks and rods are the most important of the accessories used. By drilling holes on the walls at desired heights, and affixing rod holders, and having hooks placed in positions where you want the pleats and goblets to appear, you can hang the curtains on the hanging rod, and hoist up the rod to hold it in the rod holders.Photo Source : flickr.com/marcus_hansson/

Written by Simon Harris

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