A complete guide on how to choose the perfect curtains

A beautiful room with wrong curtaining is like a beautiful woman wearing heavy makeup, it looks so cheap. Window treatment is as important as painting your walls. At often times, when decorating our space curtains are always the last item on our minds.
You may get all the proper stunning pieces within the right place, but your space will never be complete without superbly made curtains.

If you're trying to find a fresh, modern curtain inspiration, MHC is always ready to make your dream come true.We measure and install curtains according to your design and we offer a comprehensive, efficient and friendly made-to-measure curtain service, for both domestic and commercial clients.Our experienced personnel have all the tools necessarily to help you make the right choice.They will even come out to your home with sampling,putting your mind of ease. 

The first step to deciding how to choose curtains is to work out what your room requires. Oftentimes, homeowners choose curtains, drapes, blinds and shades without knowing the difference. Doing so, these window treatments can actually interfere with the quantity of sunlight your room should get.

Although most people want to get to the fun decisions like style and fabrics, we need to do our homework and give some thought to how we are going to use curtains we choose! we want the curtains in our homes to be fabulous and functional!

Here's 5 tips to picking the proper curtaining


1. The selection of colour can make or break the look

The colour of your curtains should ideally be in-sync with the remainder of the furnishings. you'll either choose drapes that harmonize with the decor or contrast with it. For a lovely look, choose drapes in a very colour that complement the shade of your walls. Alternatively, if you would like the curtain colours to be the main focus, pick a hue that contrasts with the furniture and walls.

  1. Selecting the perfect length

Curtains that fall exactly to the ground level are fashionable. For a more dramatic look, you'll go for a curtain size that's longer by some inches, so the drapes puddle on the ground. On the other hand, if you've got kids, you're better off with curtains a pair of inches above the ground. Ending them at the sill for smaller windows is one more classic option, but full-length drapes could work equally well.

If you're wanting something more modern or are looking to expand the visual size of an area, i recommend hanging the drapery higher above the window, either to the ceiling or at a given height in-between the window and ceiling. Another style to think about is pooling, which occurs when the remaining fabric of a panel gathers on the ground. This style of hang is best limited to rooms with restricted use or homes without children or pets and is complementary to bohemian, contemporary, and shabby chic design.


  1. Try blackout curtains to scale backlight and noise.

If light pollution in the dead of night is a problem for you, or if you’re having trouble sleeping normally, these specialty window coverings will effectively block all external light from coming into your bedroom. They're going to also decrease the sound of outdoor noise. Black-out curtains are usually made from very heavy polyester or Thermaweave, which is woven fabric that also provides insulation. Blackout curtains may help insulate the space and keep hot or cold air from seeping in from outside. These specialty curtains can usually be found at any home furnishing store. they are available in a very big selection of designs, colours, and patterns. Hunt down curtains that are labelled with terms like “blackout,” “room-darkening,” and/or “light-blocking.”

  1. Picking between lined and unlined curtains

Here’s where you weigh the functionality of the curtains or drapes that you just have chosen. If the curtain hangs on a window that receives direct sunlight, a protective lining can make it more opaque, fade slower and last longer. Also, two layers – one sheer, one opaque can provide you with the flexibleness to settle on the amount of privacy and light you want. The actual fact remains that a lining makes drapes heavier — so choose wisely.

  1. Hardware

Hardware may be much of an afterthought once we are talking about curtains. But it shouldn’t be at all! What holds curtains on the wall is very important.
Ask yourself what color/finish do you want curtain hardware to be? What kind of rod do you want to use? what's going to hold the curtains on the rod? does one want to make a statement with the curtain rods or allow them to go as unnoticed as possible? How far from the wall does one want the curtains to be hung? do you want custom made curtain rods? Will you utilize finials or have rounded corner rods that hug the wall?

Another thing to bear in mind of is how long the curtain rods have to be for the window and also the wall space you've got on either side of the window for your curtains to hang.

The answer to those questions will determine what curtain rod will work best for you and what the value point of the rods are.

Get your curtains right with a home consultation. MHC will send a consultant to your home to assist you with choose colours, textures and finishes that blend perfectly together with your design, saving you some trips to the shop.

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