One window and many different types of curtains, how to choose and decide.
Choosing curtains is a very personal decision and at times can be influenced by the latest trend or design.
Before deciding on the type to buy take a look at the window and think about:
Taking these points into consideration may help with the decision.
If the house is down a country lane with the nearest neighbours miles away and no public footpath then maybe no curtains are needed.
However if the house is right beside the pavement on a very busy road then curtains can block out some of the sound and thinner net curtain or voiles are useful for privacy.
If the view looking out is onto an industrial business park then the window can be totally obscured with a heavier net curtain or film onto the window to allow the light in.
The size a window also may dictate the type of track or pole to use. A wooden pole is pre - determined when made, so if you are looking to hang curtains on a small window then this type pole may not be small enough whereas a metal pole may suit better.
When stripping this choice down to the basics the type is really the curtain styles and designs.
After all a curtain is really a piece of fabric fixed to a window and many have started out with just a sheet and some thumb tacks at one stage or another, especially for a first home.
The eyelet or grommet curtains are usually used with a curtain pole. The holes are made in the fabric and a metal or plastic ring lines the hole so the fabric does not fray. This also allows the curtain to be opened with snagging on wooden poles.
The pencil pleat heading on curtains is named after the look the heading gives when ruffled up. This look is a row of pencils lined up.
This type of curtain could be thought of as old-fashioned but it is very versatile and works well with different fabric and windows.
The name tab top curtains comes from the look of the heading which is strips of fabrics to hold the curtain onto the pole.
Cafe curtains can be made with tab tops.
Once the curtain styles or the type of heading has been decided this could determine whether curtain tracks or curtain poles are used.
A pencil pleat top can be used with a pole as well as a track. This is done by using the curtain rings that are included when buying the pole.
These larger rings will have a smaller ring at the bottom that the curtain hook can loop into. The curtain would be placed so the top edge just fits under the rings.
There are varieties of pencil pleat and one is a pinch pleat. This heading looks like the fabric has been pinched together in three or five pleats.
Taking some of the above points when looking at the window:
Curtains also help keeping the heat inside a room even with double glazing there is a small amount of coolness coming from the glass panes.
There are many questions that come with choosing curtains with the first important There are a huge variety of ready made curtains available to buy from shopping outlets and online such as Terrys Fabrics and Amazon
Enjoy deciding on the many types of curtains available.
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