Spruce up your interiors with the enchanting shades of extensive curtains. They cover decorative as well as practical aspects of any room.
The most usual yet the most appreciating, curtains add a fairytale effect to your home. Tasteful displays of curtains involving upholstered furniture and cozy corners show just what can be achieved with the right colors and textures. The design patterns created are so vivacious that it will take the elegance of any interior to celestial height. Explore your creativity with the vibrant colors available and create an atmosphere of your choice. Select stylish and versatile curtains you can personalize it to suit your lifestyle.
Unlined curtains are most traditional yet most adaptable as any kind of fabric may be used either in light weight or in heavy weight. They are easily washable and suitable for moist places like kitchens and bathrooms.
Grommet top curtains are very much similar to the tab top curtains. Metal grommets or eyelets are attached to the head of the curtain at equal distance. These eyelets are pressed into the fabric and attached to a pole with the help of hooks. Eyelets may be of plastic, metal and wood.
Neither needle nor any thread is needed for this type of curtain. A bonding web, a hot iron, a damp cloth and curtain clips are required for no-sew curtains. Unlined or light weight fabric should be used for these curtains. Make a double border at the top of the curtain, apply the clip with the border and hang it with a pole or a curtain wire.
• Some fabrics get faded if exposed to direct sunlight. Silk fabrics are the best for the rooms facing the south.
• Bright and vibrant colored curtains are good choice for the rooms facing North direction as these rooms are colder than the rooms facing the South.
• Large patterns should be avoided for small windows in small rooms as the room seems to be overwhelming.
• For kids’ room choose a fabric that inspire their creativity such as dolls fabric, fruit fabric, alphabet fabric, cake fabric, floral fabric, cartoon fabric, butterfly fabric, moon and star fabric.
• Pink curtains are the best choices for girls while red and blue for boys.
Fabric types for curtains
Whatever fabric you choose for your curtains, it expresses your personality and mood. A wide range of fabrics provide endless styles and effect to the room.
|Jacquard and Damask||Made of cotton, silk, wool and satin. Available in a variety of colors.|
|Brocade||Rich, decorative and shuttle-woven fabric made of a combination of silk, wool or cotton.|
|Silk||Soft, lustrous, shiny and luxurious fabric. Soothing colors but dry cleaning is preferred.|
|Taffeta||Smooth woven fabric that appears shiny and maintains its' shape. It changes the colors from different angles and gives a very attractive look. Only dry cleaning is suggested for this type of fabric.|
|Voile||Light weight woven fabric, generally made of cotton or a combination of cotton, linen or polyester.|
|Linen||Highly absorbent, good conductor of heat and cool in touch. It gets softer when it is washed again and again. It creases easily.|
|Velvet||Made of the mixture of cotton, silk, viscose, polyester, acetate and other synthetic fibers. Only dry cleaning is preferred for this fabric.|
|Satin||Fabric that has glossy surface and dull back. Fibers of cotton, silk or linen are used to prepare the satin.|
|Organdy||Organdy is a sheer, cotton fabric having light weight. It is more prone to wrinkle and crashes. It is washed in acid for its' crispy finish.|
|Muslin||Finest woven cotton fabric that gives a very fresh feel.|