Interior design can be a fun and fulfilling subject to explore. There are multiple different components to think about, ranging from small details such as your choice of cutlery, all the way to bigger decisions such as the colour you want to paint the walls.
Incorporating curtains into your interior design is essential if you want to create a look that’s fully cohesive – here’s how you can go about integrating curtains, for some common styles.
For more traditional homes, there are a few things you can do to make your curtains look the part. In terms of fabric, it can be a good idea to go with something rich and plush, such as silk or thick velvet from Woodyatt Curtains. Go with traditional, subtle patterns, or if you fancy, you can also go with solid blocks of colour.
You can play around with some decorative hardware as well. Think ornate, thick curtain rods, and antique brackets and caps. If you really want to add a sense of richness and depth, you can try layering the curtains, going with red and gold, for example, to create a truly regal atmosphere.
If you’re going for a more modern aesthetic, then you might want to take things back a step or two. When choosing a fabric, you’ll likely want to go with a plain print, in a laid-back colour – think white, grey, or something else that isn’t too obtrusive.
You’ll probably want to choose simple hardware as well – gunmetal grey, or a subtle wooden option can both work well. If you really want to go the modern route, you can think about trying to hide the track entirely, so that the curtain just seems to float in thin air.
If, like many other people nowadays, you’re jumping on the green, eco-friendly design trend, then you can also use that to inform your approach to curtain design. For fabrics, you can use either naturally dyed or undyed cotton, hemp, linen, or wool.
For the mounting, you can get even more creative. If you find a nice piece of driftwood on the beach, or a beautiful old stick on a walk in the forest, consider turning it into a curtain rod. Remember that it has to be pretty straight to be functional – even a couple of small twists and turns can make the curtain very difficult to open or close.
Mix and match
If you want to create an aesthetic that’s truly your own, you don’t have to go with a tried and tested aesthetic that you can find in a showroom.
Pick individual components and looks, and create an eclectic style that perfectly matches your home and personal preferences. As long as your window coverings are functional and you enjoy the look of them, there’s no need to follow an existing trend.
Incorporating curtains into your interior design style should be a fun, creative process. Curtains are definitely one of the areas in your home where you can play around a bit – by seeking inspiration in the right places, you should be able to create a look that you’re truly happy with.