The Ultimate Homeowner’s Guide to Curtain Styles
Can’t decide what curtain styles are right for your home? Check out this guide to help you get started choosing the perfect window treatments.
Are you moving into your first house and are ready to pick out some curtains for the place? This can be a little of an adventure if you don’t know what to look for.
Curtains can filter light throughout the day and provide privacy for your home while adding a bit of your own personal style but, there are so many different types. How will you know which one is the best fit for your home? Well, this all depends on what rooms you want to put them in.
If this process has your head spinning we’re going to try and help narrow your choice down a bit.
Here are a few common curtain styles you’ll run into.
1. Panel Pair Curtains
Panel pair curtains are two curtains that hang on either side of the window. They are the most common style that you’ll see.
If this style is the one you want to go with, a lightweight fabric is desired in most cases. They’re available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and opaqueness. You can also use them to filter light around a set of doors.
2. Curtain Panels with Valance
Curtain panels with valance will add a decorative aspect to the top of windows. Valances are usually made to be paired with curtains but the valance can be bought and placed without them.
If you want a softer look you can install a window scarf instead of a valance. It serves the same purpose but is just lighter.
3. Stacked Curtains
A layered floor-to-ceiling panel with stacked curtains gives you the option to add light and heavy curtains.
You can add a decorative curtain panel with a sheer or blackout panel to allow you to control the amount of light you want to let in and out. Stack curtains add depth to your windows.
4. Single Panel
You can use a single panel for an entire window. If you want a romantic look you can sweep the curtain back to one side of the window or if you want a more casual look, just let it hang free.
The benefit of going this route is you can select the exact number of panels that you need. If you have a very wide window you might need an odd number of panels to cover it all.
5. Cafe Curtains
Cafe curtains that hang over the window’s midpoint can give your space an interesting visual touch.
They add a nice mixture of light and privacy to the room as well. They are mostly installed in kitchens and breakfast nooks, but you can also put it in your bathroom.
Curtain Styles to Liven up Your Home
These are the five curtain styles that you may run into while you’re shopping around. The room you’re planning to put them in plays a huge role in deciding which ones to get. They can look nice and add a personal touch to your home.
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