What’s the first room your guests will see when they walk into your home? You know what they say about first impressions! Make your living room memorable. To show style and sophistication, one of the first consideration you may want to look into is living room window treatments. Whether you prefer curtains or window blinds, we have the perfect advice for you.
Choosing The Right Curtains
The smooth nature of new curtains can give your living room a fresh look. If you decide to go for the curtains, here’s some general advice.
If you want more privacy and a darker room, you should go for lined curtains. The lining is slightly more expensive but lined curtains last longer because they are shielded against UV rays, and the drapes will fall magnificently. On the other hand, if you want the light to filter through and your curtains are there simply for decoration, you can go for the unlined kind.
Set The Mood
When deciding on the texture of the curtains, you should decide what kind of atmosphere you want to set for your living room. For a smart feeling, go for cotton, cotton blends, or wool and wool blends. If you’re a little more informal, try linen and crinkly crushed velvet. If you want something a bit more sensible, get silky rayon blends and cotton sateen.
When choosing a color, you need to determine whether you want the curtains to blend in with the rest of the room or to scream look over here and make the point! If you want them to meld, just pick curtains that are a little darker than the tone of the wall of your living room. For a sensational effect, choose a bolder color, such as pink or something that pops out. Then, when the sunshine filters through, your living room will get a new tone.
Incorporate Curtains Into The Room Design
Regarding prints and patterns, the rule is, if you have patterned furniture or bedding, get solid color curtains and vice versa. If you are willing to experiment, a small, neutral print brings a pinch of style and energy, but larger, graphic prints colored to relate to the rest of your living room can look remarkable.
As for the length of the curtains, unless there’s a box air-con unit or something else in the way, get the floor-length. Rods can also be decorative and relate to the style of the rest of the room, or they can be completely hidden. Tiebacks can let in more sunlight and bring a more formal look, or if you get some fancy ropes with tassels, they can make your room look majestic.
Benefits Of Having Window Blinds
Although blinds are preferred for more discretion and to block the sunlight, they can also contribute to a more contemporary and stylish look of your living room. Besides the elegant look, their construction and texture bring a certain charm that no drapes can ever match.
You can get some neutral vertical blinds to angle sunlight or to ensure high privacy while arched wood shutters add an elegant touch and a sense of warmth to your living room. If you want to protect your furniture or some artwork from UV damage, get the energy efficient pleated shades.