A curtain might feel soft but it's very hard-working. It can keep out strong sunlight on a summer's day and the nosy looks of your neighbours, too. A thick one will even keep out draughts in winter. Best of all, it helps you give your home your personal style, whatever the time of year.
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Find the fun, flair and functionality of fabrics with fashionable curtains from IKEA. Maybe you want to block the morning sun for late Sunday sleep-ins. Or maybe you need a simple and stylish way to separate a room. Either way, you’ll discover the drapery to fit your desires right here.
When you've found the right curtains, make sure to complement them with matching rods and rails.
How to pick the right curtains for every room
Choosing curtains for your bedroom, living room or kitchen can be challenging. To make it easier, your first considerations should be practical. Note which direction the room faces, consider what the room is used for, and plan accordingly. Here are a few tips.
If your bedroom faces east, it'll be exposed to the glorious rays of the morning sun. If it faces west, your bedroom will stay bright until late in the evening. Consider thick, block-out bedroom curtains that will help prevent the light from disturbing your sleep.
A decoration tip is to install roller blinds behind your curtains, in a complementary colour. This adds an extra element of depth to the room.
Living room curtains
If you have an east-facing living room, and your TV faces your windows, the setting sun’s glare could ruin your latest boxset. Darkening curtains will help keep the light out when you want to lose yourself in a new film.
If reflections in the TV is not an issue, you might want to choose some bright sheer curtains that glow radiant in the daylight. Or maybe select a beautiful, patterned curtain that goes well with your living room design.
Kitchen and bathroom curtains
Venetian blinds are a good idea for kitchens. This because they can easily be wiped down if soapy water manages to escape the sink while you’re doing the dishes. Complement the venetian blinds with a cute window valance.
For bathroom curtains, privacy is also a thing to consider. Choose curtains that cover the whole bathroom window, but still lets the daylight through.
How to hang long curtains
Long curtains can be installed in several ways. Hang them right next to the window to create a nice textile frame around your view outside. If you place them a bit higher and wider than the window, you can create the illusion of a larger room. Here you can play around with different colours and shades to create a dynamic atmosphere.
How to create new areas in your home with curtains
With a nice thick curtain, you can create the feeling of two unique and private spaces in the same room. This is a great option for making a small home office space in the living room. Or maybe you can give your children some space for themselves if they share a room.
To use a long curtain as a room divider, you need to place a rod or rail in the ceiling. Locate it in the middle of the room, or wherever you want the wall of curtains to be placed. Then simply hang the curtains, and voila!