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Deciding On Fabric And Colour For Your New Curtains

When purchasing new curtains for your home, it is important that you have considered what fabrics and colours will best match the room’s décor. The furnishings need to complement the existing space, but not so much that they will be lost on the walls. So, how can you decide which fabrics and colours will best suit your home?

  • Texture
    Begin by considering the mood of the room – for a formal space, heavy silk or velvet will look fantastic; for a casual space, billowy linen and crinkly crushed velvet tend to work best. Cotton, cotton blends, wool and wool blends will actually work with any kind of décor. You might also like to consider the washing instructions when choosing a curtain fabric.
  • Colour
    Begin by considering whether you want the curtains to blend or whether you want them to pop – for blending, pick fabrics that are the same tone as the wall but a few shades darker; for popping, pick fabrics that stand out like an exclamation mark because they’re a few shades brighter. You should also consider how the drapes will disperse light through the room.
  • Prints and Patterns
    Begin by considering other elements in the room – patterned furniture or bedding implies that you should stick with solid curtains in Melbourne; solid coloured furniture or bedding implies that you can use patterned drapes (perhaps a neutral print, like dots or paisley) to add some texture. If you are set on a bold print, just note that this can be a daring but striking move.

Regardless of whether you are decorating the room from scratch or whether you are just changing up a few elements, many people like curtains to be one of the last choices that they have to make. This allows you to see what colours, textures and fabrics have already been used in the room and to choose drapes that will match this accordingly.