THE “YES” AND “NO” YOU SHOULD RESPECT WHEN CHOOSING CURTAINS
1. YES TO CHOOSING THE GENUINE CURTAINS ON FABRIC
So that a window is really well dressed, it is best that the curtains to dress the window look abundant in fabric. That is, in terms of measurements should be from twice the width of the window.
2. YES TO CHOOSING LONG CURTAINS TO DRESS THE WINDOW
You will gain elegance if the curtain touches the ground and drags a little (10 cm). That natural fold will give volume to the fabric and will be elegant. In lighter fabrics, you can add a bead of lead to the hem, which will prevent them from ‘flying’ with the breeze.
3. YES TO CHOOSING THE CURTAINS THAT INSULATE
The function of the curtains is to decorate dress the window, but also regulate the entry of light and isolate from the outside temperature. Use the fabrics and fabric layers in your favor (double layer or thicker fabrics will keep the room from losing temperature in winter).
4. YES TO CHOOSING REMATTERED CURTAINS TO DRESS THE WINDOW
All curtains must have their corresponding hem. If you want to avoid sewing, you can use a thermo-adhesive tape, for sale at hardware stores and haberdashery. Simply fold the fabric to the desired size, place the tape between the exposed face and the folded part and pass the iron on top of both. You already have the hem!
5. YES TO CHOOSING THE WALL COLOR CURTAINS
This “yes” is a trick to gain meters: that the color of the fabric is the same as that of the wall. Do you want more ideas for small spaces? Put light-colored curtains, better plain or with very discreet prints marked with the fabric thread itself. The window will look bigger if you put the bar very high, just under the roof, and cover the wall from end to end with the curtain.
6. YES TO WHITE OVER WHITE (OR VERY BRIGHT TONES)
If you have curtains, double curtains to dress the window or blinds to dress the window and drapes, bet on the winning combination white on white. You can use different shades of color: pure white, broken, ivory, champagne or almond. Although there are many types of curtains depending on how they are made, the way to measure the window is the same. Keep in mind that all these measures will have to be taken before opting for one model or another.
7. YES TO THE ALZAPAÑOS AND CLAMPS
They will serve you to pick up the curtain at the side of the window and so that the heavier fabrics dress, but do not impede the passage of light. The perfect match: a discreet button-type alzapaño on the wall and a clamp of the same fabric as the fall.
8. NOT TO ABUSE STAMPS
Do not abuse patterns or flashy curtains that will saturate a lot. Above all, you should avoid them if you have patterned wallpaper. You can use them in a set of very smooth colors and in monochrome environments to “break” the effect.
9. NO TO CHOOSING SHORT CURTAINS TO DRESS THE WINDOW
Curtains are not an option. We refer to those that remain 10 cm above the ground. But also in the short to save a piece of furniture or a radiator. To solve this situation there are blinds. A long curtain with a piece of furniture in front is preferable, without this “crushing” the textile against the wall.
10. NO TO CHOOSING SMALL BARS
The bar from which the curtain hangs always, always, must be longer than the window. This will allow you to pick up the curtains to the side and leave the window completely clear so that the light enters or open the leaves.
WHAT HEIGHT IS THE BAR?
The effect is more attractive and the ceiling height will be “raised” the higher it is placed. “It is best to leave at least 10 cm on the window frame,” says Mr.Lee, The Sales & Marketing Director of UNITEC Textile Decoration Co., Ltd. In the event that the blind drawer is visible, the bar must be placed on top of it so that the curtain completely covers it.