Choosing the Right Curtains for Your Bedroom

Bidisha Mukherjee Oct 9, 2018
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Curtain ideas for bedrooms should be such that help enhance the look of the room, and give a cozy feel at the same time. Read more on various types of curtain ideas that you can use for your bedroom.
Curtain ideas depend largely upon the size and style of the doors and windows. There are certain other factors which have to be kept in mind while choosing the right kind of curtains for your bedroom.
First of all, you have to decide on the amount of light you want inside the bedroom. Most importantly, the curtain should give you a sense of privacy when you are in the bedroom.
If you are living in the countryside then you may not have a house close-by, but in a city, privacy of the bedroom is a vital factor which cannot be overlooked.

For Small Windows

You can use long, hanging curtains that extend below small windows. As a result, the size of the windows get covered, making it seem that the window is large.
A flat Roman shade can add a style statement to a bedroom that has small windows. The shade can be made of soft fabric, or woven wood. These materials are semi-translucent, and hence, the outline of the window will be visible during the day. If you wish, you can use a blackout lining under the fabric for the sake of privacy.

For Large Windows

The challenge of large windows lies in the fact that they require a large amount of materials for the curtain. You can give a layered look to the large windows. For this, you have to use a multiple number of sheets of sheer curtains that will partly cover the window.
These sheets will provide adequate support by a heavy panel of fabrics. This gives an interesting look to the large windows. For more decorative windows, you can use fabric valances that are made of hardboard with a heavy fabric padding.

For Arched Windows

When you have arched windows, you really don't feel like covering it up with curtains as they have a character of their own. However, since some amount of privacy is essential, you have to put curtains on them. If the windows are facing your backyard then keep them without a curtain.
Or, keep the arch of the window uncovered and use a Roman shade of thin texture to cover the rest of the window that lies below the half circle. This way the beautiful shape will not get affected. Fit a long rod near the ceiling and hang long, lightweight curtains or sheers, so that they don't cover up the design and can be pulled away during the day.

For Bay Windows

Bay windows in a bedroom are excellent architectural features which add depth to the room. Curtains chosen for bay windows should be such that the natural look and feel of the windows do not get affected.
You can hang a number of sheer panels over each section of the window to ensure plenty of sunlight inside the room during the day without hampering your privacy. Like this, a nice flow of fabric may be created. If you don't prefer a formal look, then use a cafe style curtain which will cover half window.

For French Doors

If your bedroom has french doors, then select curtains that reduce the visibility and maintain the privacy that you expect in a bedroom. Moreover, your movements through the doors should not get affected because of the curtain.
Selecting curtain ideas for bedrooms is a challenging task because it should be in sync with the style and feel of your bedroom decorating ideas. Once you have successfully done so, you will get a sense of fulfillment.
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