You Can Do Better Than Red Velvet Curtains

Mickey | Home Furnishings | Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Just because you want a unique and completely original look for your new window coverings does not mean you’ll end up with bordello style, red velvet curtains and a gold sash tie-back. There are all kinds of wonderful new trends in window covering that will give your room impact without a hint of red velvet tackiness.

Today’s modern window covering are extremely simple. Most homeowners are looking for curtains than can be easily washed and you will find manufacturers are responding with products that can easily be thrown in the washing machine and then hung to dry. When shopping for curtains always buy three times the width of your window so that they don’t look stretched apart when closed. Full length is always a terrific look.

Consider a great set of wool curtains. Nothing drapes as nicely as wool because there is heaviness to the fabric that helps it fall beautifully. Wool is very durable and will hold its color for a long time because of its resistance to UV rays.

If you are considering silk curtains, make sure they are lined because silk is a delicate fabric and won’t last long otherwise. Silk is gorgeous in the way it picks up the light and adds a dreamy richness to any room. Ask your window-covering supplier about cellulose window covering. It is a paper fiber that has been made with cotton to give the look of a heavy silk; it’s absolutely gorgeous and surprisingly durable.

Remember, window coverings are about more than fabric. The hardware plays a big role in their appearance and functionality. In materials like wood and chrome, hardware comes in a variety of styles and price ranges. Take a look at the newest trend to hit the window covering market — electronic shades!

With so much to choose from, there is no reason you have to resort to your grandmother’s hand-me-downs like the red velvet curtain she treasures in her parlor. Get hip new styles for great prices and turn your ho-hum rooms into something truly special.

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