CURTAINS IN 1,2,3
Let's talk curtains (a regular question on the blog). We have just installed our new linen curtains and they really give the final feeling of our home being homely. So let me give you some tips on how I chose my curtains.
Windows, light and height
Analyse your windows; My windows all looks the same, originals from our villa built in the start of 1900. They have larger windowpanes and wooden frames similar to stucco. It allows only for bended curtain rails above the window (that needed to be ordered seperatly). Make yourself aware of your own windows, are they all the same? Do they allow for curtain rail or do they have wide windowpanes? Think about the length of the curtains. Our house is old and the length varies from window to window. We had our curtains tailor-made to our needs. Are all your windows at the same hight or does it vary? This may determine if you need to have your curtain custom made or if you can buy them in a shop.
Functions of the curtain
My curtains are there to reduce the noise, the echo sound (textiles reduce noise in large rooms) and limits insight in our TV room. Think about the reason why you want curtains and if they should have a special function such as limiting the light and / or limit insight from unwelcome viewers?
Selection of fabric
We selected a very light linen fabric that we can pull to the sides of the windows. Linen is a great fabric to add that homely feeling. It comes in thin and thick weaving. Select a fabric that suits your needs, darker tones and thicker weaving for reducing light and insight, or light and bright if you only want to add homely feeling, reducing echo and a bit of sunlight. Note that dark colours makes the room smaller.
We had our curtains made from my mom who’s a tailor by profession and interior expert. I would of course recommend anyone who’s looking for the perfect curtains to have them handmade, just be aware of the high price tag. My fiancee and I spended three evenings adding all the hooks, and climbing tables and chairs to hang the curtains. Phew, finally done!