Choosing the Best Curtain Fabrics - Our Top Tips

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Curtains are an important aspect of any interior design. They add a touch of elegance and style to any room, as well as provide privacy and control over natural light when needed. Whether you’re furnishing a new home or simply looking for ways to bring more character to a space, choosing the best curtain fabrics can be a daunting task with so many options available in the market.

In this blog, we will provide you with some top tips on how to narrow down the curtain fabric you need for your home. There are a few different fundamentals to consider, so let us guide you.

How to Narrow Down the Best Curtain Fabrics for Your Home

Consider the Purpose of the Room

The first thing you need to consider when choosing curtain fabrics is the purpose of the room. Is it a bedroom, living room, or kitchen? Different rooms have different requirements, and you need to choose a fabric that will serve the purpose. For instance, you may want heavy curtains in a bedroom to block out light, but in a living room, you may want a lightweight fabric that allows natural light to filter through.

Determine the Amount of Natural Light

When sourcing the best curtain fabrics, you need to factor in the amount of natural light a room receives or will be receiving. If the room receives a lot of natural light, you may want to opt for a heavier, thicker fabric to block out the light and keep the room cooler. However, if the room does not receive much natural light, you may want to go for a lighter fabric that will allow more light to filter into the room.

Consider the Style of the Room

The style of the room should also influence the choice of curtain fabric. For example, if you have a traditional style room, you may want to choose a fabric with a classic pattern, such as floral or damask. If your room has a modern or contemporary style, you may want to opt for a solid colour or a geometric pattern.

Determine the Level of Privacy Required

Another factor in choosing the best material for curtains is to consider is the level of privacy you require. If you want complete privacy, you may want to choose a thicker, heavier fabric that will prevent anyone from seeing inside the room. However, if you only need partial privacy, a lighter fabric may be more suitable.

Look for Durability

The durability of the fabric you choose is also an important factor to consider, especially if you have little children or pets in your home. Make sure you’re looking for fabrics that are easy to clean and maintain when needed, and that can withstand wear and tear from everyday life. Something to avoid are delicate fabrics that may tear or snag easily – unless they are dedicated to a space that will generally be closed off from too much traffic.

Consider the Colour Scheme

Finally, consider the colour scheme of the designated room/s when choosing curtain fabrics. You may want to choose a colour that complements or contrasts with the walls or furniture. Alternatively, you may want to choose a neutral colour that will blend in with the rest of the room, giving it a streamlined and minimalistic finish.

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If you want to know more about our custom made curtains, give us a call on 1300 321 413 and we can assist. Alternatively, reach out through our online form and we can set up a free measure and quote for your new window treatment. Not looking for curtains? We also offer bespoke shutters and blinds!

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