There are a lot of things to consider when shopping for draperies. You want a color or design you love, you want the right fabric, and you need the right width. At Half Price Drapes we can meet these needs at prices much lower than you think. As you consider your options, take a look at these recommendations for four different types of windows.
Wide, long windows that require a lot of coverage
In this situation, your best bet is to stick with fabrics that have some heft to them. Choose simple panels that hang from the ceiling all the way to the floor. Fabrics that will work well include velvet and wool-blends. If you’d prefer a lighter curtain, then it’s best to make sure you’re choosing a lining that will offer the type of heft you’re looking for.
Curtains for a small room that has drafty windows
Your first goal in this situation is to make sure that your curtains cover the entire bank of windows. As you measure the width of your windows, buy panels that equal to about three times the width of the window. It’s also best to choose a heavier fabric that matches well with the paint color in the room. Your new window coverings will help block out cold air in the winter and matching the fabric ensures the room’s walls will look larger thanks to the illusion of unbroken wall space.
A room with a small ceiling
For this issue, measure from the floor to the ceiling and have your draperies hang the entire way. You should also try to match your curtains to the color of the room’s walls. Install your curtain hardware flush with the ceiling. If you’d rather let in plenty of light, choose light, crisp fabric like linen. If you want more privacy then consider woven cotton. Curtains with vertical stripes can also help make your room look taller.
Rooms that require privacy but also need natural light
A good example of this type of situation is a bathroom window: you want maximum privacy but you also want to ensure some light can come in. A good option is a cotton or linen curtain that is light and breezy yet still lets plenty of light stream in.
Do you have questions about which curtains will work for a particular type of window or room? Half Price Drapes is here to help!