What to Consider when Designing and Making Your Own Curtains What to Consider when Designing and Making Your Own Curtains

You've always had a flair for design and colour and your home certainly reflect that. Your choices of furniture, of pictures, even the rug on the floor all reflect you and your family's personal style. Now, with a glance at your windows, you're considering the idea of designing and making your own curtains to complete the look you want for your home.

Once you've made the decision to go this route, there are a few things to consider when designing and making your own curtains. When trying to decide how to go about creating your window masterpieces, be sure to keep these few things in mind.

The first thing to take into account when designing and making your own curtains is the overall size of the window you are considering dressing. The overall size of the window will certainly affect the amount of material that you have to use. A full length door window will certainly use more material than that the short window in kitchen over looking your back yard.

The second thing to consider when designing and making your own curtains is how much privacy you want the curtains to offer. If you desire complete coverage, choosing a material such as wool or heavyweight cotton might be a great idea. If you simply want something to filter out some of the sunlight, but still allow you to view the outside world, a simple lace curtain or translucent gauze might be a good idea.

Another thing to consider when designing and making your own curtain is how ornate you want your curtains to be, and whether or not you want some of the flourishes such as valances or extra panels. When creating your own curtains, it's always a good idea to sit down and draw out your ideas for each window. In addition, be sure to take the proper measurements including the length, and width of the windows. The more involved you want your curtain designs to be will certainly affect how much work you have to do.

Once you consider how ornate you want your curtains to be, the next thing to consider when creating and designing your curtain masterpieces is how the colours and material will look in the room. Since they are a part of the overall sense of design in the room, it's a good idea to choose materials and colours that will complement both the window and the room.

So if you decide to try your hand at interior decoration by designing and creating your own curtains, be sure to consider a few of these things. Above all though, make sure to dust off the cobwebs of your creative side and allow it to give your home a truly unique feel.

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