Keep in mind the following TIPS to find the right curtains.
- Choose lined curtains for extra shade and privacy.
- Want more light in the room? Select unlined curtains to balance.
- Look for insulated thermal panels for energy efficiency.
- Don't forget hardware, such as curtain rods and any matching accessories.
These curtains feature grommets (or build-in rings) at the top, which the curtain rod slips through. A casual, modern alternative to other curtains.
One of today's most popular styles, designed with a sewn-in pocket for the curtain rod, so there's no need for rings or hooks. Great alone or layered with a valance or sheer curtains.
Made of a semi-transparent sheer fabric, which filters light while offering some privacy. Creates a soft, elegant look alone or layered with other curtains. Ideal for bedrooms, dining rooms or living rooms
These classic, versatile curtains feature loops of fabric along the top that hang directly from the curtain rod. Because of its extra exposure, consider a decorative rod to accent and enhance. Perfect for any room in your home.
The most important step in finding the perfect window treatments?
TAKE ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS!
As you get started, remember the following tips:
- Use a metal tape measure. Cloth and other measuring tapes can stretch, causing inaccuracies.
- Consider the type of window hardware you want because, depending on the style, it may increase the measurements.
- Keep a pencil and piece of paper handing for jotting down measurements.
- Indicate length, width and window location for clarity.
1. Start 3-4" above the top of the frame to account for rod placement.
2. Measure to where you want the bottom of the curtain to sit - at the top of the window sill, between the sill and floor, or the floor.
Note that common, preset curtain lengths include: 63", 84", 95", 108" or 120".
3. Start 4-6" on either side, creating extra coverage for shade and privacy. Measure across to the other side.
Multiply this width by up to 3, depending on desired fullness. For example, if your final measured width = 50", get enough curtain panels to cover up to 150 in total width.