The Influence of Drapery – How Curtains Can Reshape the Feel of Your Home

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Curtains are so much more than pieces of arbitrary material that keep the light out and give privacy at night. Like all aspects of interior design, the curtains play their part in the overall aesthetics of any given room, and overall style of your home. Too often, a poor choice of curtain can make a huge difference to the ambiance of your room.

The right selection of curtains can enhance the décor of your bedroom, lounge or dining rooms, and fuse with other interior design elements to neatly complete the piece. However, picking the right curtains can be a confusing task. Sometimes, it’s hard to know exactly what will work with the rest of your interior elements. Here are examples of how to pick the right styles and material to enhance your most intimate domestic spaces.

Sheer

Curtains don’t need to be heavy draped ‘light shielders’, or solely there for privacy alone. Sheer curtains with a frill lace can work as a unique middle option—something to add a little charm to a dining or living room without completely blocking out natural light. The curtains are more a light buffer, a romantic tinge to a warm, inviting domestic living space.

Patterns and Shapes

There’s nothing wrong with heavier drapes with interesting shapes, if a given room calls for it, such as in a nouveau living room setting with subtle tones, mixed with geometric patterns creates are harmonious balance in the room. Cushions speak to the lampshade and curtains; a sophisticated and intelligent design conversation between different, complementary interior elements.

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Light and breezy

A soft, mid-sheer light drape is optimal for areas such as the dining area. This is because they provide a lightness and breeziness to the room whilst still accentuating and providing softness to the room. This also works perfectly for contemporary areas with a unique, bold blend of interior decor elements, such as rooms with an idiosyncratic pop-culture/overly personalised style.

Traditional

There is always a place for the traditional curtain. For a more elegant, refined lounge-setting, the curtains must to follow suit. Drawn back with curtain rope to let ample natural light stream in, heavy traditional drapes reassures a level of homelessness and comfort without being overbearing to the room whilst still promoting the regal, elegant aesthetic the room is looking for.

Contrast

Curtains in a bedroom are not only highly perfunctory (too much light = not enough deep sleep) but they have the ability to make such a striking statement when coupled with the rest of the room’s decor. Most modern and minimalistic colour palettes and styles call for quite contrasting curtains. For example, gunmetal grey/blue curtains provide a bold foil to the white linen of a bed, walls and side table, giving a statement of contrast to an otherwise rather plain room.

Pleated

Pleated curtains are the perfect accent to a room enforcing a traditional, contemporary, elegant look. The way in which they are pleated changes the way they hang. For example, in a modern traditional room, incorporating a rich toned, pinch pleat curtain can help emphasize the traditional aspect of the room whilst accentuating the modern colour palette and furniture.

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Curtains are more than just material that keep the light out and give privacy at night, they can be a defining aspect of a room and can be vital when bringing a rooms entire aesthetic together. With a wide array of styles and variants to choose from, there are perfect curtains for any room. Good luck!

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