Frequently asked questions regarding curtains, styles, and patterns

 

What is the difference between Curtains vs Blinds?

Curtains are fabric panels that are most often sold in pairs. You’ll find curtains in a wide range of widths, lengths, fabrics, colors, and patterns, making them a versatile and popular choice for every room of the home, even bathrooms and kitchens. While blinds lift up and down with a cord or lifting mechanism like shades do, they differ in that blinds are not a solid length of fabric.

What is the difference between Curtains and Drapes?

Like curtains, drapes are fabric panels, and typically sold in pairs. The differences between curtains and drapes, however, is that drapes are lined, sometimes with fabric heavy enough to block out all outside light, making them perfect for bedroom use.

Do I need to put curtains on all of my windows?

Curtain choice is based on your overall design decor. It is advised if you are looking to create a more suitable home environment then purchasing curtains for all of your ground floor windows is ideal.

Are curtains expensive to buy?

Curtains vary in length and width. The more fabric required to make the curtain normally determines the price range. More stylist and decorative fabric might also run you more than a plain design

What kind of material are curtains made from?

Typical decorator fabrics that are suitable for curtains include linens; silks and faux silks; cotton and cotton-blend chintz's, which have a shiny coating; warp sateen's, which are smooth and heavy; drapery antique satin's with characteristic slabs; and brocades, with raised, tapestry-inspired motifs.

How should I measure my windows to determine the size curtain I need?

Measure the width of the rod from left to right. A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more - sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.

Are there curtains that block sunlight?

Yes. There are different thickness levels when it comes to curtains which determine the amount of light that can be blocked.

How often should you change home window curtains?

It is suggested to change your curtains every season as the temperatures normally fluctuate. However, you can wash the same sets of curtains and re-hang them if you prefer.

Are good curtains machine washable or dry clean only?

The ideal curtain should be machine washable as it will be cheaper and more convenient than having to take them to a dry cleaner.

How do I know what size curtain rod to buy?

You should measure the width of your window frame from the top to determine the size rod you need to use.

What is the difference between Blackout curtains and light filtering curtains?

Blackout curtains are designed to block 100% of all incoming light while light filtering curtains significantly reduce the amount of sunlight that is let in but not all light.

What is the best fabric for living room curtains?

Voile are used for sheer curtains which block a little privacy. Lace fabric can be used as the sheer curtain; cotton is a light material that cleans easily, linen is a heavier fabric that can create a dynamic living room design, while blackout polyester fabrics can help create heat and cold insulation.

What kind of curtains provide privacy for the bedroom?

100% Blackout curtains would provide the most comfort by creating a dark sleep friendly atmosphere. They are also noise reducing which is ideal.

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