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Choosing Curtains For the Living Room

Choosing Curtains For the Living Room

When it comes to choosing curtains for a living room, then selecting the right curtain material and style can help to give character to a window if it is quite plain or alternatively can be used to enhance and compliment an interesting window arrangement.

For irregular shaped windows the only option is normally to use made to measure curtains or bespoke curtain designs rather than ready made curtains.

Size and shape are important factors to consider when choosing your window dressing or curtain fabric, this also applies with respect to how much of the window you would like to see once the curtains are drawn back and how much light you want to come into the room.

The use of a light fabric with no lining will allow light in even when the curtains remain partially or fully drawn; alternatively the use of black out linings and heavy fabric can block light completely. You might want to consider blocking light out if for example there are street lamps outside that could be considered a little intrusive when you are trying to achieve a particularly subtle lighting affect to compliment your interior design style.

Home and style magazines  are a great source of inspiration which can give you an idea of the type and style of window dressing you would like for your home. Another option is that you can visit the websites of many of the leading fabric suppliers that are online to see the latest design styles available. The photographs shown on many websites will give you an idea of some of the different styles available.

Not forgetting of course that practically any design style you desire can be achieved through the selection of different materials and finish specifications. So by all means use these different sources to get an idea and a feel for what you are looking for but always aim to come up with a combination that results in a unique arrangement and style that you can truly call your own.

If you are still struggling for inspiration and need another way to help determine the curtain design and specification details for how you would like your curtains made. It is always a good idea to have a one to one discussion with an interior designer or soft furnishings supplier so that your style and image requirements can be established. Many suppliers of fabrics and soft furnishing materials are happy to discuss what the design options are for your particular needs and how you might achieve the desired result.

After all if they can help you come to a decision that includes the purchase of materials they supply then everyone ends up with a winning situation.