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New Curtains

The seasons are turning and it is time for some new decorating. One style change you can do to your home is to change the curtains. Did you just buy a new home? As much as you liked your old curtains they may not be the right fit in your new home. Are you trying to sell a home? For staging purposes, new curtains may help bring a room together that would pique the interest of potential buyers. Whatever your reasoning, the act of buying new curtains can be complicated. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind.

There are a lot of choices to think about when buying new curtains. How to pick out new curtains depends on color, fabric, length, and lining. When trying to pick out the right type of curtains think of CFLL. What color do you like? Which type of fabric should you use? How long should the curtains be? Does it need to be lined for light or thermal reasons?


The possibilities are endless with solid colors, patterns, and styles. One of the most important factors for color is exposure to light. Any bright color or pattern that is on a window that has sunlight exposure will eventually fade. If you are buying a curtain for the long term, it may be best to go with a more neutral color or a window treatment that can withstand the sun.

Fabric and Lining

As many color choices that there are, the same can be said for fabric. Silk, linen, velvet, cotton, and cotton blends are just naming a few. The type of fabric also determines how the curtain will function. Is it going to be pulled to the side? Is it going to hang or drape? Different types of fabric weigh and fall differently. If you can try and get a big sample to experiment with so you can see how it will fit and fall. You may also want to consider thermal fabric lining to help keep heat in and cold out. Need curtains for a bedroom? Light filtering curtains are something to consider, especially if you work the night shift and need to sleep during the day.


This is where someone with a sense of interior decorating will come in handy. It is hard to determine what length a curtain should be. Should it be short, accent, full length, touch the floor? There are just so many options. Pinterest would be a good place to see different styles and layouts. Also, depending on the budget, it may be helpful to consult with an interior decorator.