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Custom Curtains and Draperies to Fit Any Style

Traditionally, curtains have been used to block out sunlight and offer privacy to home owners. However, curtains are so much more. Custom curtains can add that dramatic finish to your room. Choosing the right fabric weight and pattern is crucial to giving your room the perfect feel. There are certain fabric choices that can bring more punch to a room while others are more subtle. Either way, doing a little research will help you choose the perfect curtains and drapes for your home.

Sheers and Lace Curtains

Sheer curtains are the essence of flow, airiness and elegance. Most sheers can be paired with a heavier fabric or can be used draped on bed posts to give a cabana effect. If you decide to use sheers in your living room area, consider adding valances and silk or cotton draperies on top of sheers in a coordinating fabric for a classy and regal look. Using fabric prints in sheen damask or a velvet embossment will bring a Victorian feel to a room. Cotton plaids and toile are great for a French Country touch.

Lace curtains give the impression of being very Victorian and Country. Remember, if you use sheer or lace curtains alone that those should be used in rooms that don't require much privacy. Most people love the light effect of sheer and lace curtains. These curtains are great for giving a decorative touch without blocking the view of the outdoor elements.

Cotton and Linen Curtains

These are wonderful fabrics to have as curtains in your home. They come in a variety of patterns, colors and textures to give you decor an extra punch. Semi-sheer fabrics like linen are great in baby rooms, kid rooms and rumpus rooms. They are thick enough to give you privacy but still sheer enough for a glow of light to come through during the day. Cotton fabrics are the easiest to clean. Although dry cleaning is recommended, you can hand wash or place the curtains in the washing machine on the hand wash cycle. Look for soft floral patterns for a romantic feel or use primary colors for kids rooms. Instead of choosing an obvious themed pattern to match a themed bedroom, try to use a specific color to coordinate with the room decor. Cotton jacquard fabric is really lovely in a dining and living room space.

Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains in no way suggest unattractive curtains. It's the way a fabric is coated. Coated fabric curtains are made specifically to block out sunlight as well as give better insulation in the winter months. You don't have to sacrifice beauty and design. Instead, save money on your cooling and heating bill by adding coating to your curtains.

Custom curtains and drapes are the way to go for your home. You are able to create a custom look unique to your personality and design aesthetic when you have free reign on the types of fabrics and styles you can choose. Don't be afraid to order swatches and thumb through magazines for ideas. You'll want to take your time selecting what suits your needs because you are making an investment.