Right Curtains

How to choose the right curtains?

How to choose the right curtains? Bringing warmth, a cozy atmosphere, intimacy, and style to the home, curtains play a major role in our interiors. Blackout, insulating, sheer, or tieback type, there is a multitude of draperies to dress our windows … Follow our practical guide and find out how to choose the right curtains.

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1THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CURTAINS
BLACKOUT CURTAINS

Their function is simple: to block the light. The blackout curtain will make the heyday of long sleepers who hate to catch a glimpse of light from the hollow of their bed.

It is also the one to favor when you want at all costs not to be seen by your neighbors.

The +: both aesthetic and practical

The -: heavier to install

For which room? Bedroom

INSULATING CURTAINS OR THERMAL LININGS

Want to be warm at home? Insulating curtains with thermal liners are made for you! This curtain of a new kind allows to gain in sound comfort but also thermal.

Thanks to a thermal aluminum lining that is installed with a scratch, this curtain is able to insulate your room from the great winter cold as from the stifling heat of summer.

The +: both aesthetic and practical

The -: heavier to install

For which room? The bedroom in priority, also ideal for studios with large windows

How To Choose The Right Curtains?

THE CLASSIC CURTAIN

The classic curtain is the most used in our homes. And for good reason, its main function is to dress the room. Its price will vary depending on the fabric you have chosen to dress your windows.

The +: it is ultra-decorative

The -: it has no supporting role, will only protect your room very little from the sun or from the freshness, it is purely decorative

For which parts? the living room, the kitchen, the entrance, the bedroom

THE CURTAINS

Light and discreet, the curtains have a certain charm. If you have no vis-à-vis in your environment, it is obviously towards them that you will have to turn.

Simple curtains on the windows and the sun lightly flood the room and you can enjoy the view outside.

The +: easy to hang when they are installed directly on the casement of a window

The -: with them, heat also enters the room more easily

For which parts? The living room and the kitchen

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2THE DIFFERENT CURTAIN HEADS
CARNATIONS

Very common but also very practical, the eyelet curtain head slides perfectly on the rod thanks to its large metal rings. Generally preferred for heavy fabrics.

The +: the eyelets guarantee nice regular waves and ensure a nice fall of the fabric

THE PAWS

The legs can be in harmony or contrast with the color of the curtain. These fabric rings slip onto the rod, they are more suitable for light curtains or curtains.

THE KNOTS

As their name suggests, the knots form small knots at the head of the curtain. Knots that we will tie all along the rod. Here is a type of curtain head that requires a little patience during installation but whose decorative result is very pleasant.

The +: a more feminine touch to the room

GATHERING OR WAVY RUFLETTES

A real puzzle to install but an aesthetic effect guaranteed. With or without hooks, the gathers create waves ideal for a fabric that waves evenly. The curtain then hangs on the rails of a railroad rod or on a window rod.

3THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RODS
THE FLAT ROD OR GLAZING ROD

Ultra-thin, it is fixed directly to the high structure of the window. In iron or PVC, it adapts to all types of glazing thanks to its expandable function. It is ideal for light curtains or simple sheers.

The -: to install it you will have to resort to adhesive fasteners which sometimes come off over time.

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THE “RAILROAD” ROD OR RAIL ROD

This rod is made up of a metal rod fitted with a rail. On it are installed small trolleys in which hooks will be fixed which will hold the curtain. Metallic or PVC, this rod is often intended to support curtains with rather light fabrics.

The +: There are suitable supports that allow you to mount two rods in parallel and have available a sheer with a railroad rod and a double curtain with another type of rod.

THE ROUND ROD

When purchasing the rod, remember that it must always be a little longer than the glazing, counting 10 cm more on one side and the other. Inwood, PVC, or wrought iron, you will be spoiled for choice.

The +: the round rod is the one that will best support heavy curtains such as blackout or insulating curtains.

4ACCESSORIES AROUND THE CURTAIN
DECORATIVE ROD ENDS

Decorative balls in wood or chrome, sober or colored, these tips are perfect for those who like to take care of their decoration in the smallest details.

CURTAIN TIEBACKS

Depending on the material of your curtain and the drape you want to give it, you may need curtain tiebacks. They allow you to tie your curtain on the sides. There are all kinds of them: tassel tiebacks, cable tiebacks, tied tiebacks, brooch tiebacks …

5SOME IMPORTANT STEPS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CURTAIN

I TAKE THE MEASUREMENTS

The first step in choosing the right curtain is to take measurements of the window where you want to install your curtain. Length level as width level will be a matter of taste: some like to see their curtain touch the floor, while others prefer to see it shorter.

Ditto for the width, it’s up to you to see what type of folds you want. For this measurement, it will easily be necessary to add 30 cm by counting, in addition, the length of the rod.

I OBSERVE MY ROOM

Want a new curtain very well but it still has to stick perfectly to the place. Each room has its own curtain and to find the right curtain it will be necessary to take stock of the atmosphere of your room.

  • See what curtain colors can go with the wall and floor color
  • See what materials and colors cover the sofa but also the surrounding furniture

If you opt for made-to-measure curtains, don’t hesitate to ask for a fabric sample so you can put it on your sofa and furniture to see if it matches the overall feel of the room.