If you have a family with small children and pets, you understand the challenge of decorating a home while also trying to use materials that won't get destroyed when a family member, be it a child or the dog, makes an unexpected mess.
Some fabrics may look beautiful and be exactly what you had in mind when choosing window treatments for your dream home, but they might simply be unrealistic when you take into account the stresses they may be prone to in a home with energetic little bodies running around.
But, just because a velvet or silk curtain may be too fussy to clean if there's a big spill or a sheer curtain might tear too easily if it gets tugged on, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the style for function
Cotton drapes are a design option that will work for these kinds of households since they can take a lot of abuse and bounce right back to their fashionable glory. You can theoretically treat your curtains to the same cleaning methods you would regular cotton clothing, which means a little smudge from a your child's popsicle can probably be treated and will come out of the wash.
As well, the pattern and design options of a cotton drape are plentiful because the curtain is so easy to produce and can readily be dyed. Even though it may not be a majestic fabric doesn't mean it has to look that way.
A pleasant pattern could be used to dress up any room of the house, making it so some places don't have to be off limits to your young son or daughter or new furry friend.