The Ultimate Checklist before your next Curtains or Blinds Purchase
Did you know that many people find BOTH curtains and Blinds are the perfect option as each have their own benefits?
Additionally, it comes down to you, the home owner and what you are looking for.
The Unique 5 point Checklist will certainly put you on the right path to make your BEST Buy!
#1 Choose Between Curtains or Blinds
Choose Curtains if:
- You want more of a sensational effect – they can make a feature out of a window.
- You want to protect your furniture.
- You want a more cozzy vibe.
- Great for privacy.
Choose Blinds if:
- If you have smaller window size than blinds can save you lots of space.
- You’re Looking for a neat look.
- You can choose the exact amount of light you want to enter
- Rooms with lots of moisture like the bathrooms or kitchens.
#2 Do I want OFF-THE-SHELF or CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS?
|Custom window treatments offer many benefits and endless design options.|
|With these options, though, you will pay more but get much more unique benefits like a classic or classy feel that ready made can’t give you always.|
Ready Made are much faster to get and install – however, you limited by the designs and size.
#3 What Fabric to go for?
This can vary from room to room and in general, for your bedroom, linen/Cotton would be your best option as its creates a relaxed look.
A more heavier option like cotton or silk is best for your living room. However, silk is more used for aesthetics rather than functionality.
If you are looking for a more rich look and feel, Velvet can be a great option. They are thick and heavy, and they block out cold air pretty well.
#4 What Designs / Colours to go for?
This is where it can get interesting..
The next decision is whether you’d like your curtains or blinds to blend into the interior or to make a statement with a bold print or colour.
Let us explain..
For a subtle and balanced look, select your curtains/ blinds with fabrics that are a shade or two lighter or darker than the colour of your wall. In other words, slightly similar to colour to your CURRENT Décor.
Or.. If your Current Décor / Furniture is more on the neutral side, your window treatments can be more bolder if you want your Curtains / Blinds to STAND out more.
For a modern look, monochromatic window coverings or tone-on-tone styles are your go to. A great option is to choose dark colour fabric roller blinds.
Lighter Colours also allows more of the light to enter while a darker tone will create more of a dominate space.
#5 Decide on a Curtain Heading
Pencil Pleat – The most common type and they create a classic and relaxed drape.
Wave – Made with unique fabric ‘wave’ folds that have earned it its name, wave style curtains will add a touch of timeless elegance along with a contemporary feel.
Double Barrel – Get that modern feel and also maintain fabric efficiency with Modern Classical Double Barrel Curtains.
Pinch Pleat – Formal heading style and creates an luxurious full curtain. Requires more fabric.
Eyelets are threaded through the curtain rod to create a modern and wave like look.
We hope that this easy to understand, The Ultimate Checklist before your next Curtains or Blinds Purchase helped you in someway to get your dream curtains or blinds a step closer.
Remember that at the end of the day, your Window treatments should be something that your are proud to showcase.
In summary, choose a window treatment that you love, is functional, and not only reflects, but also enhances the look and feel of your space as your custom curtains will play a key role in the overall aesthetic of your home.
ASH from Sensational Interiors