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Guide to buying living room curtains

Curtains are usually the most prominent part of any room. They can add style, texture and warmth to a room. They also serve as a good starting point when furnishing as they are a backdrop or pallet from which inspiration can be drawn when decorating a room.

Functions of curtains

When choosing the right curtains for your living room, you should consider the function you would like them to perform, the percentage of your decorating budget you can spend on them, the general style and ambience of the room as well as the best style of curtain.
Why we need curtains? They can be used to prevent or enhance the amount of outside light which gets into a room. Length and volume of curtains can also make a room look bigger or smaller. Curtains also can be used to control sound in a room. They have the effect of padding and can eliminate echoes if you so desire. Prevent people from looking in your home A very important function of curtains is that it protects the inside of your home from roaming eyes. This is especially important in rooms on lower floors particularly when people pass by the window frequently. Curtains can also be used to partition rooms. Types of curtains Curtains vary in style and material. You can choose to use luxury curtains made from silk, velvet or damask. Curtains can also be sewn in different ways. You can get pole-pocket drapes, tab-top curtains, ring-top drapery, grommet-top curtains, thermal drapery, sheer curtains, window scarves and valances. The style of curtain you should use will depend on whether you need room curtains, dining room curtains, or living room curtains.In addition to curtains, other home accessories like living room rugs and living room cushions may work well with your other living room decor.

Hanging your curtains

Having the needed accessories If you already have all the hardware you need, hanging your curtains is simple. You will not generally need expert help unless there is drilling or hammering to be done although these can be done with a few important DIY tips. You will need to purchase some items depending on the type of curtain you have. Curtain rods, finials and curtain rings and hooks can be found at any hardware store while curtain accessories like tie-backs can be made or ordered with the curtains. Final word These guidelines will help you choose the best curtains for your living room with minimal stress.

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