Function of curtains is to block or obscure light, drafts or water. Curtains come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. Measuring the curtain size needed for each window varies greatly according to the type of curtain needed, window size, and type of curtain.

Before you rush off to the shops to buy take some time out to plan your task thoroughly. Making a successful pair of curtains involves a lot of planning. Consider the position of the sun. Ponder is whether you want the color of your bedroom curtain to blend with your room or wish to pick up colors that stand out.

Keep in mind the type of atmosphere you would like to create and the function. Drawing rooms are usually more formal, while sitting rooms are more relaxed and functional, bedrooms can take a softer look. If you are dealing with a small window, curtains may not be the best option; you may consider a lambrequin teamed with a roman or roller blind.

Control light with curtains:

  • Sheer curtains – transmitted a lot of light through the fabric.
  • Uncoated curtains – block up the direct light
  • Coated curtains - absorb approximately 50-70% of a direct light
  • Lined curtains - maximum light absorption and heat insulation

Popular curtain Styles:

  • Tab curtains
  • Rod pocket curtains
  • Tiered curtains
  • Eyelet curtains
  • Lined curtains
  • Pleated curtains
  • Swag curtains
  • Valances