Picking the right fabric for your living room curtains is important not only for the look of the room but also for the function of the curtains. Heavier fabrics will block out more light and provide greater privacy, while lighter fabrics will allow more light in and create an airy feel. Our living room should always have that luxurious feel and of course, having our client’s personal style kept in mind is a factor. Consider the following factors when choosing a fabric and window treatment for your living room curtains.
Amount of Light Entering the Room
If you want to block out a lot of light, choose a heavier curtain fabric like velvet or linen. If you want to let in more light, choose a lighter fabric like sheer cotton or linen. With the number of options and samples we offer, our designers will help choose which fabric best suits your needs!
Level of Privacy & Noise
Heavier fabrics will provide more privacy than lighter fabrics. If you want to create a more private space, choose a heavier curtain fabric. Regarding the level of noise, the heavier fabrics will also help to reduce noise levels in the room. If you want to create a more peaceful space, choose a heavier fabric.
Creating a Look
The type of fabric you choose will also affect the overall look of the room. Heavier fabrics like velvet or linen will create a more formal look, while lighter fabrics like sheer cotton or linen will create a more casual look. Most popular curtain fabrics are recommended to our clients for a better look and long-lasting. Depending on the style and client, we aspire to make our client’s dream looks come to life.
Care & Maintenance
Some fabrics, like linen, require more care than others. If you don’t want to put a lot of time into caring for your curtains, choose a low-maintenance fabric like polyester. Taking into consideration you are designing your residential home, it’s important to take into account the type of fabrics you are choosing. If one is renovating their residential home, it’s best to look into fabrics that are children and pet friendly. Avoiding wear and tear is key as well.
Regular Maintenance is required, whether it’s by vacuuming or sending it for dry cleaning. Moisture control is keen with many curtains and drapes. Depending on the fabric, be sure to ask your designer how to properly maintain and care. Living room curtains set the mood for the entire first floor of the household and it’s important to pick the right one and maintain them with care!
Taking all these factors into consideration, be sure to discuss options and living situations with your designer to gain a better idea of which curtain or drape style best suits the home. Now that you know the different factors to consider when choosing a fabric for your living room curtains, you can make the best decision for your space.