Articles on Curtains for Home Decorating
The Ins and Outs of Curtains – There are only a few simple rules to follow here; the length of the hung curtain should be? read about the simple curtain rules
Learn the parts of a curtain so you can speak curtain terminology. Parts of a curtain.
Looking From the Outside In – this is a good reminder to me that the outside look of curtains, blinds and drapes need to be considered when selecting them for a house. Read more about window dressing
Lining, Insulation and Privacy – Lining is often taken for granted. There are many types and they perform many different functions. find out more about lining, insulation and privacy
Budget Requirements – It is important in any decision making process to be aware of your budget. read more on budget requirements
Grommet Top or Eyelet Curtains as Decorative Feature with an Asian Look – An article on a contemporary dining area with a subtle Asian concept. Read more about Grommet or Eyelet Top Curtains
Bay Window Curtain Pole Decoration using a Valance – Bay Windows are often Difficult to Decorate. Bay windows are a beautiful feature of homes. Unfortunately everyone wants to cover them up with curtains. So find out how to do it properly here. Read more about Bay Window Curtain Pole Decoration using a Valance
Fire Hazards / Flame Retardancy – This is an important factor in fabric selection. Selecting a flame retardant fabric for all escape routes in the house. find out more on fire hazards and flame retardancy
Color Fastness – Lets face it a completely colorfast fabric does not exist, some will change uniformly, so their color just pales and is only noticeable to you. for more information on color fastness
The Choice of Fabrics – It is most important that the fabric will drape or hang well. to find out about how to choose fabrics
Surrounding Influences – This is often overlooked when selecting curtains – why? read more about curtain selection
Color, Texture and Pattern – This is where we have assessed the surrounding influences and narrowed down (hopefully) our choices. read more about color, texture and pattern with curtain decoration
Visual Choices – Color – of course we must think of our surrounding influences but also where the windows are, do they have a lot of sunlight, will the fabric fade? read more about selecting colors for curtains
Sheers and Voiles as Curtains – Get an idea of how a modern application of sheers and voiles can be used as window dressing. read more on Sheers and Voiles
Decorative valance, inverted pleat with a balloon hem.
Pattern and Texture – This term usually creates the image in your mind of large bold 1960’s patterns. read more about pattern and texture for fabric selection
Fullness, Length and Heading Tape – the length of curtains, ceiling to floor or sill and puddled curtains. We will now go over the headings and the fullness. read more about curtain fullness, heading tape and curtain length.
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