Choosing the right drapery for each window in your home is not easy to do but there are ways to determine which draperies would look best for your room. Whether you are an expert designer or you are just trying to make your home look nice, you can find the best pair of window treatments to hang in your room.
Measuring is very important because you need to hang everything evenly. The general rule for measuring is to measure twice to ensure accuracy. You want to measure from one point on one side to the same point on the other side of the window. For example, if you want the treatments to hang on the outer edge, be sure to measure to the outer edge on both sides.
There are so many styles to choose from today. Panels were always popular in the past but were later replaced by window valences or window toppers. Today, it is the combination of both panels and toppers that complete the look for most windows.
If your windows are tall, you need to consider the length before you decide on the right look. Today, windows come in many different shapes and sizes so it may be more difficult to find the right covering to match. Some windows look better when you add a blind to it and then complete the look with a valance. If you want to let as much light in your home as possible, you will need to take that into consideration when determining how to dress each window.
Choosing the design of your window coverings can be fun. IF you are decorating with a certain theme, then you can coordinate your curtain to match that theme. Some examples of themes include rustic, cottage, western, retro, or Victorian. The colors you choose will depend on the style of your room. If you go with a theme, you can add that theme to your window treatments or you can use a solid color or neutral color to balance the look.
Colors chosen for the windows can balance the look of the room or it can throw the look off completely. If you have a primary color on your walls, such as red, blue, or green, you may want to dress your windows in a neutral color like cream or beige. If you have neutral colors on your walls but have primary colors in your decor around the room, including furniture, you may want to use neutral colors on your windows. This helps to balance out the look. When you walk back into the room, you should not see anything that stands out.
You can make a difference in your room by changing each drapery every season. You may want to cover your window with light material for spring and summer and lined material for fall and winter. There are so many choices to make. The lining in window coverings can range from silk to flannel. The purpose for the lining is to keep the cold out and help the heat to stay inside, cutting down on the cost of heating a home.
Its fun to find the right drapery to use for each window because they give you many ways to be creative or to complete the look in a room. Once you get tired of a look, take them down and put up something else. Keep everything that you take down to put back up in the future in case you change your mind.

By Muezza