Door Window Covering Ideas: Top 10 Types of Curtain Styles
In this blog post we’ll explore door window coverings ideas and the top types of curtain styles for the coverings. Various ways you can use curtains to decorate your home. There are many different types of curtains in a variety of colors, patterns and they come in a wide range of prices! Curtains can be used in a number of creative ways-to cover up a window, to create privacy in the house or to add design detail. They’re also very easy to install yourself and they have many practical applications that will help improve your home’s look and function.
Different types of curtains are available to match your personality, budget and decorating styles. Curtains are an easy way to change the look of a room without spending too much time or money on redecorating. You can find them in all sorts of colors, patterns and materials-from soft cotton voile to heavy silk velvet. If you’re not sure what type is right for you, consider these 10 common types of curtain styles:
- Eyelet – Soft, delicate fabric that’s usually made from cotton or linen
- Roman Shades – These shades hang straight down from their rod so they can be lowered with one hand
- Tab Top – This style has a tab at the top that tucks behind the rod when it is closed
- Grommet – Elegant fabrics are stretched across a metal frame to create pleats
- Sheer Curtains – Lacy, see-through fabric that will bring the outside in
- Black Out Curtains – Choose this type for rooms with no natural light
- Balloon Shades – These shades hang down from an accordion style frame
- Panel – Thick curtains hang from a center rod and have different colors on each side for a two-toned look
- Valance – Similar to a roman shade but with a valance at the top of the window. This is great for decorating around your window while still allowing privacy, light and views
- Plantation Shutters – Classic wood shutters that can cover an entire wall or just part of it
Different Uses for Curtains in the House
Curtains can be used in a number of creative ways to improve the look and function of your home. Here are just a few ideas:
- Use curtains to cover up windows that you don’t want people to see into. This is a great way to add privacy to your home without having to install expensive window treatments.
- Add color and pattern to a room by using curtains in a contrasting color or print.
- Use curtains to block out light from windows that face the sun during the day. This will help you get a good night’s sleep and save on energy costs.
- Hang curtains in front of a door to create a makeshift closet or pantry. This will help you organize and hide items that are cluttering up your home.
- Use sheer curtains in a bedroom to add style while still allowing you to see outside and bring the light into the room.
- Use black out curtains or heavier materials to block out light when you want to take an afternoon nap, do work on the computer or watch television.
- Use heavier curtains as a room divider to separate two areas of your home and give yourself some privacy.
- Hang curtains from an oblong hoop or rod for a unique design detail in a room without windows or with odd shapes.
- Use grommet style window treatments in a home office to open and close your shades while working at the desk. It won’t take more than a minute or two to roll up or down curtains, even if you have several windows in the room.
- Hang panels of different sizes on one rod for an eclectic design look that’s sure to get people talking.
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