During the colder months, window coverings are as essential as a good winter coat, and during the warmer ones, good curtains and particularly good blinds, mean you can control the amount of light and warmth in your home.
With so many options to choose from, it can be daunting, not to mention costly, if you get it wrong.
When I’m discussing what a client needs, the 4 essential factors I take into consideration are as follows;
You need to consider how much light you want to keep in or out of the space; sheer curtains will provide privacy; whilst maintaining the level of light into the room.
Heavier fabrics will provide extra privacy and will help minimise the level of light, hence a better choice for bedrooms or sitting rooms where you spend for winter evenings.
You can also consider adding a blackout lining to your curtains for rooms where the amount of light is a real issue (for example; children’s bedrooms in the summer months).
You can choose the most beautiful fabric and have stunning curtains made, but if they aren’t fitted correctly, they can look awful. Equally, if you’re on a budget, cheaper fabric can often be made to look more expensive. Take time to consider your curtain length; as this will have the biggest impact on the overall look;
Tip: Add height to your room by hanging curtains nearer to the ceiling
This is often where the struggle can be the hardest: the choice can be overwhelming. To help whittle it down, thinking about the function of your curtains is a good place to start;
Once you’ve decided on your fabric type, the fun bit is getting to choose the colour and/pattern to go with your room scheme.
For more information or a free consultation and no-obligation quote, feel free to pop along to see me and all our beautiful fabrics at Hatfields of Colchester, Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester 01206 571000.
We cater for all budgets and settings; from homes to hotels, restaurants and bars.
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