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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Choosing Curtains

by Jeremy Thompson Web Marketer
One of the most common mistakes in interior designing is installing ill-fitting window coverings. Curtains are not given enough importance, but they have a profound impact on the overall décor. If you are moving into a new house, choose the curtains first. Match new curtains with dominant colours to work with existing décor. Go through lifestyle magazines, gather knowledge about trending styles and fabrics to blend them with your home décor. This post lists some common mistakes which you should avoid while choosing curtains for your home.

Not considering curtain before wall painting

When moving into a new home, choose the curtains first. The choice of colour is limited for different fabric types, unlike wall paints. A slight difference in texture, weave, fabric material can make a big difference in how the curtain complements your décor. This is why choosing the curtain first let you match the paint from a wide array of shades. If your home is already painted, look through the large panels of curtain fabric to determine the best match for your home. Looking at a small fabric swatch, it' will be difficult to figure out the actual appearance of the curtains hanging from rods.

Ignoring blackout lining

You can save a significant amount on additional coverings when you opt for blackout lining. They give additional privacy while providing extra insulation to the room. Such lining has multiple benefits in making your curtains versatile and multifunctional. Insulation through proper curtains is an energy efficient choice that saves a lot on your heating and cooling bill throughout the year.

Not considering the material

The curtain fabric you choose should be beautiful and functional. Every fabric has different characteristics. Choose the fabric based on your requirements and a print or hue that complements your home. Certain fabrics are unsuitable for homes with pets and small children and should be avoided. Consider where the curtain would be installed and if it is appropriate there. For example, hard to clean and synthetic curtains are a poor choice for kitchens where there is a high chance of stains and accidents.

Consider personalisation, not trends

When you go through lifestyle magazines and Pinterest for prospective ideas, you will see many trending designs. They may look fabulous in the posts and you may want them for your home. But consider whether the patterns and designs you see match your home décor, if at all. The curtains may not match your home décor though they look good in the pictures. You can take inspirations from the images you come across and personalise those ideas by customising them for your home. The key is to balance the interior décor, so the elements do not clash.

Avoid mismatching hardware

Accessories like curtain rods, curtain tie-ups, valances should also complement the curtain fabric and interior décor. Curtain rods add a finishing touch to the interior décor but they should be bought only after you have chosen the curtains and the lighting for the room. Avoid plain curtain rods for a lavishly decorated room. Similarly, an antique finish rod will appear out of place in a minimalistic home.

Choosing the right curtain is a trying job given there are so many different fabrics, styles and designs to choose from. Keep in mind what to avoid when buying curtains for your home.

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