Choosing curtains for your home

Choosing curtains for your home

Update your space by choosing curtains that suit your unique aesthetic.

If you are looking for new curtains to freshen up the aesthetic of your home, we can help! We have put together our top tips and tricks to help you choose a style that will really elevate your space — read on for inspiration on finding the product that best suits your needs…

Choose the right fabric

When it comes to choosing curtains, one of the best places to start is to choose a fabric that really works with your décor and space. Consider what kind of look you are trying to achieve — dark fabrics, as well as those with large prints like bold florals, tend to make a room feel smaller. This might work for you if you would like to make a large space feel cosier, but if you want to make your room feel bigger or more open, it’s worth considering a light or sheer fabric. Subtle prints also work well to create the impression of more space.

Consider the colour

Colour is an important element in any room, so when you are choosing curtains, you will need to think about the palette that already exists in your space. If your walls are painted in a single colour, you might spice things up by choosing curtains in a different shade. If, however, you prefer a minimal aesthetic, you might match your curtains with the walls. Another great option is to match your curtains with other accent pieces in the room — this may include a rug, lampshades or cushions.

Have your curtains pressed

It might sound simple, but having your curtains pressed or steamed can go a long way when it comes to achieving an elegant and put-together look. Getting rid of creases and wrinkles can even freshen up old curtains, and give your space a neat and well-balanced appearance.

Create more space

The way in which you choose to hang your curtains can have a considerable impact on the overall aesthetic of your room. By installing your curtain pole a little higher than you normally might, it is possible to create the illusion of space by making the ceilings look higher.

Vertical stripes also tend to draw the eye upwards, and create an impression of more space. If this is a look you would like to achieve, you might consider a striped fabric.

Get the drape just right

If you have chosen to use lightweight fabric, you might notice that your curtains don’t drape quite as well as you would like. A simple solution to this issue is to opt for weighted bottoms — designed to fit into the curtain hems, these weights allow the curtains to hang straight and drape in a way that is symmetrical and balanced.

How can we help?

At Timms Curtain House, we offer a range of curtains, including readymade, custom-made and block-out curtains. We also offer pelmets, accessories, upholstery, blinds, and shutters. If you would like to find out more about our full range of products and services, please have a look here.

Our team has many years of experience in the industry and is available to guide you through the process of choosing the right curtains for your space — whether your project is big or small, we will help you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the final installation. We understand the importance of choosing the right curtains, blinds and drapes for your space and are here to advise you and ensure that you are completely satisfied with your decision.

If you would like more information or have a question for us, please give us a call on 07 3245 7720 or get in touch with us here.