Curtains

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Window Curtains


Curtains or drapery are the most common and preferred way of dressing windows. For most people, a good curtain is just a fine piece of fabric, but once you get into the intricacy of buying or shopping a curtain there is lot more to it.

When buying window curtains or door ones, your requirement will be absolutely different as will be their purpose. While, for windows the prime objective is sunlight filtration and privacy, when it comes to door curtains it is ventilation and privacy that matters. Likewise, when choosing curtains, you should also take into consideration on how you want to draw open your curtains? A curtain can be drawn open on both sides i.e. draw on either left or right side, or non-movable curtains placed between windows to give dimension.

Besides, where you want to hang them or how you want to draw them open, there are plenty of other features that affect their finishing. The most important is to decide on curtain fabric. With the end number of options available like polyester, cotton, poly cotton, linen, jute, burlap, silk, and others, it can be quite a task to decide on one. Every fabric comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and you will need to decide what best works for your home. A polyester curtain, generally requires low maintenance, has a plastic non breathable feel to it, while a cotton or linen one needs frequent washing or dry cleaning but gives a classic dimension to the room. Curtains made of natural yarn like linen or cotton attract more dust, need more maintenance and frequent cleaning as against polyester curtains. If frequent maintenance is a challenge, then you should explore polyester fabric curtains.


Besides the fabric, you can make a choice among the different techniques on a fabric like jacquard weaves or prints, embroidered or textured. Each weaving or post processing technique, has its own set of complications and design element. You can choose from classical paisleys to modern geometric or solid patterns, according to the aesthetics of your room. Think creatively and differently, how you would want your bedroom or living room curtain design, and accordingly decide on the technique.

Along with the fabric, there is a lot you can do with the display of your curtains. Explore combination of curtains, with a solid hue one in front and sheer curtain behind, or use both curtains next to each other and control the light intensity in the room. You can also choose to add a valance giving a traditional look and finishing. Check for these decorative curtains and sheer curtains online to give your home a different look and feel.

Other than these, factor-in whether your curtain requires lining. It plays a major role in the drape. Not only it decreases the intensity of light that passes through the curtain but enhances the life of your drapes. It is also suggested that the curtain lining should always be white, so that your house from outside gets a more uniform look. Some people tend to use coloured lining on their modern curtains, which from outside shows the window in a different colour, and can disturb the very aesthetic appearance of your house. So, try to stick to white lining that will work perfect, functionally and decoratively. These days you get a lot of options to choose from when it comes to curtain lining fabric. There is regular polyester or a cotton lining or you can also choose a black out lining, that blocks light up to 99%. For areas exposed to direct sunlight or a day-nap room requiring no light, black out curtains tend to be the best solution. They not only decrease the intensity of light to almost nil but also improve air conditions efficiency or heating efficiency, acting as a thermal regulator. At Decowindow, we keep all such options, making it your one-stop shop for window and door curtains Online.


The stitching of the curtain plays a major role in defining the quality of curtain. When buying curtains online, one must inquire regarding the stitching, which justifies the curtain quality. At Decowindow, you will find most curtains with blind stitch i.e. there is no visible stitching from outside. This gives a clean, chic look to the curtain and enhances the fines of the curtain. Along with stitching, check the incise of eyelet curtains when buying curtains for home. It is quite important that the curtain eyelet quality is good enough to withstand the curtain weight and justify the price. At Decowindow, we use the most premium quality eyelet available in the market. Made of solid stainless steel sheets, the eyelets at Decowindow are almost twice as big as the regular ones, perfect for the curtains for living room.

There are a lot of options in terms of top treatment for window curtain designs. You can choose among pleats, curtain eyelets or grommets, simple rod pocket or a tab curtain. These are predominantly a few common curtain styles.


Once you decide on your curtain fabric, technique and other finishing, it is important that you select your curtain hardware, right. The hardware you select defines how would you be hanging the curtain. If you plan to use a curtain or drapery rod, then check for fine quality rings, tabs or rod pocket. However, with a track the curtain may require to have a tape at the back that can use hooks to attach to the curtain track. Before you buy curtains online or offline, keep the following checklist handy. You should check for the type of fabric, design, yarn of fabric (natural or synthetic), lining colour and type, top treatment, kind of hardware, stitching quality, quality of eyelets, and repeatability of design when buying door or windows curtains online.