Step 1: Clarify the purpose To protect privacy, block g […]
Step 1: Clarify the purpose
To protect privacy, block glare, enhance warmth, or simply decorate, first clarify the purpose of each curtain. With this foundation, there will be no big mistakes when choosing curtains.
In a house, the privacy of the bedroom and bathroom is the most important. Therefore, when choosing curtains, you must consider the color and thickness of the curtains, especially after turning on the lights at night, whether you can see the activities of the people in the room outside. In areas such as the living room, study, kitchen, etc., you don't have to cover up, you can choose lighter curtains. Some houses are L-shaped, or the distance between the buildings is relatively small. If you do not want to be exposed to the sight of neighbors in every move, you must hang curtains all the year round. Such curtains must have good light permeability and be able to Block the line of sight from outside. If you live on the first floor or in a villa, you have to install at least two layers of curtains.
Step 2: Decide on the style
Flat curtains or Roman curtains, whether to add decorative curtain heads, the style design of curtains is closely related to window shape, opening frequency and room style.
Ordinary windows generally use a double curtain style, with curtain rods or sliding rails. For narrow windows (less than 1.5 meters in width), you can use a single opening. For rooms with fast light changes, Roman blinds should be used. The hem position of the curtains can be adjusted at will through manual or electronic control devices to control how much light enters the room. If furniture is placed in front of the window, Roman blinds can also be installed, which is more convenient to open and does not take up space. Roman blinds are also suitable for hexagonal or arc-shaped rooms. In such houses, the windows will be divided into several parts. Roman blinds can ensure a good connection between each curtain. The design of bay window is also best to use Roman blinds, which are installed in the window frame to save fabric and space. Roman blinds can be made into flat, fan-shaped or water wave blinds, etc., and can be selected according to style and fabric.
Step 3: Choose the fabric
Excluding the pattern, the thickness of the curtain fabric, the fiber composition and whether it has been specially treated have a great impact on the future use.
When choosing fabrics, the orientation of the windows often has a great influence. South-facing windows have good light, and gauze, thin cotton or silk fabrics are more suitable. The north-facing room is often dark and cold, so you should choose curtains with warm colors and a little heavy feeling to increase the temperature. For rooms facing east or west, there will be a few hours of strong sunlight every day. Specially treated fabrics or neutral-colored fabrics should be used, otherwise it will fade or change color. It is best to have some heat insulation performance.
Step 4: Understand the calculation method
After measuring the window size, it is still not completely clear how much fabric is used. Although there are merchants to help calculate, it is still better to understand some basic calculation methods and rules to avoid errors.
After measuring the window size, the width of the flat curtain is added 15 cm on each side. This is the usual position for curtain hook installation, and a size twice the actual width is reserved for pleating. Some patterns are calculated as 2.5 times more effective. Great. The hem of the curtain is 1-2 cm away from the floor to avoid unhygienic mopping, and this will make the room taller. If it is a half-length curtain, the bottom of the curtain can be placed 20-30 cm under the window sill.