Curtains Attract Attention Make Yours Attractive With The Right Curtain Fabric

Patterns, plains, floral, the choice is huge. Whether the curtain fabric is for curtains in your lounge, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, there are curtain fabrics to suit your taste, decorations and of course your budget. None of these rooms are complete without curtains, they complete the room.

On waking in the morning our first action is to open the curtains and let a new day begin, the outside world enters our lives. iliv curtain fabricWhat’s the weather got in store for us today?  At the end of a long day, we close the curtains shutting out the cold darkness.

A nice flowing floral curtain fabric looks great in the bedroom, or if you tastes are more minimalist a plain curtain fabric would be perfect. In the bedroom it is always advisable to line your curtains with a thermal black out curtain lining, thus cutting out the first signs of daybreak (so you know you can sleep for another hour at least) as well keeping warmth inside the room during those cold nights.

In the kitchen, the curtain fabric can be as lively as you like. Cotton is the ideal choice for this room as they can be washed and dried quickly with ease. That way you’ll have them back up at your windows within the day.

The dining room is a bit more formal. A plain chenille or velvet curtain fabric would be the most suitable for this room. The dining room chairs would also look well with their seats upholstered in the same fabric as your curtains. This will give the dining room a finished look.

contemporary-curtainsThe lounge  or sitting room is the room for set aside for watching TV or just to rest at the end of a long busy day. The choice of curtains for this room depends on what you have in decoration. If you have gone for a traditional look a floral jacquard will set the room off beautifully. If your upholstery in the room is plain, you can choose a patterned curtain fabric that will compliment the plain upholstery. An abstract design could also work well depending on your upholstery. The desired effect is to compliment the decoration of the lounge and your curtain fabric is meant to do just that.

Always remember that it is important that you choose a curtain fabric you love because you will have to live with it for some time, or at least until you do another makeover that is!

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Choosing The Perfect Curtain Fabric

Nice CurtainsWhen choosing the right curtain fabric in order to make your own curtains, you have many factors to consider.  Not only do you have to think about your personal preferences, but you also have to think about the purpose of your curtains as well as in which room they will decorate.  You also need to consider the windows that need treatment and how well the curtains will work in their allotted space.

For instance, cotton may be the most obvious choice as well as one of the most common.  Cotton is also one of the least expensive choices, which works well for someone on a budget.  In some cases, cotton may be easy to care for, but cotton curtains may need to be dry cleaned depending upon any type of treatment so that you do not ruin any dye jobs, embroidery or other decorative accents.  Some cotton fabrics can cost as little as about £5 per metre while some may be pricier at around £100 a metre

You may also consider other curtain fabric if you prefer different looks such as mink or silk.  In many cases, you can find curtains made of polyester that has a silky, mink appearance.  These fabrics are usually washable in cold water and tend to be more expensive than cotton fabrics.  Faux silk fabrics can also be pricey, but they give an elegant look to your curtains.  You may also choose silk fabric, which may not be as pricey as you may think.

Sheer drapery fabric is another choice you can consider when you need curtains that serve more of a decorative function.  With these fabrics, you need to take greater care when handling them.  These fabrics can also range in price like cotton fabrics.  You may also need to take the opposite role and find fabric for blackout curtains when you need to darken a room such as a nursery or a dark room completely.

Of course, other factors to consider when you are choosing a curtain fabric include colour, size and cost.  While you definitely want to find colours you like, you also want to make sure you find something that goes with your existing or planned décor.  You should also make sure you find the fabric that fits within your budget so you can get enough fabric.  You do not want to run out of fabric before you have finished making your curtains.