Curtain fabrics have varying properties, and your choice will greatly affect the appearance and beauty of your home. There are some key essentials you should pay attention to when choosing the type of material you want or when designing custom made curtains. Below are tips to guide you in making a great and best-fit choice of curtains for your home.

Choosing the Right Fabric

The features of your house will determine the type of fabric you choose. If your windows are tiny and don't allow much natural light to pass through, then go for fabric like Voile that easily allows light to pass through. Voile and voile-like fabrics are quite transparent, so you may want to order a plisse voile. Plisse curtains are chemically treated so that they become pleated or puckered for more coverage.

Alternatively, if you want curtains that will black out light perfectly, then go for a tightly woven material. Also, request for multiple layers for your curtains so as to achieve better light blockage. Examples of great blackout fabrics include suede and velvet.

The Choice of Color

The color you choose for your curtains greatly determines the type of effect and appeal you will achieve. For a perfect minimalist touch, choose curtains with plain colors and a color similar to your walls. Also, you may want to add some soft finishing, such as cushions with a covering made from the same fabric as the curtains.

Bright and floral colors create a welcoming and retreat feel. If you would like to achieve this appeal, then you can go for floral curtains. However, let the colors you choose for the curtains match with something else in your house; for example, the furniture. Also, you can introduce soft finishings such as artwork and cushions, which have the same color as your floral curtains.        

Pattern and Prints

If you want curtains with dense fabric patterns and prints, then use plain and solid patterns for your soft finishings, walls and floors. However, if other items in your house have dense prints and patterns, then it's best to have plain curtains. Numerous complex patterns in one room tend to create a sense of confusion and disorganization.

Also, the type of pattern you use can influence the illusion of space. For example, if you have low walls, then use curtains with vertical lines. Vertical lines tend to make walls appear high, and the room will appear bigger than it is. Also, instead of heavy fabric prints, you can go for dense pleats and folds on curtains that don't necessarily have complex prints. The folds and pleats create a similar appeal to dense fabric prints and patterns.

Curtains help you achieve the interior appeal you're are targeting. So make sure you choose the best-fit fabric, color and pattern and prints for your curtains.