If you’re wondering what kind of curtains to buy, we’ve got a guide for you. Selecting the right types of curtains is difficult and involves many considerations. What type of curtain is best? How long should they be?
1. Single Panel Curtains
When designating fabric for single panels, consider weight, type of weave and colours. Single panels are often sold individually in order to cover the entire window and be pulled to one side when opened. This look is chic and modern, and single panels can be used almost anywhere. There are, however, some cases where designating fabric for single panels may be necessary. For example, the type of window may require them or certain layouts may require this style of curtain.
2. Panel Pair Curtains
Panel pair curtains come in pairs, so you can put one on each side of the window. Whether you close them using a tie back, or by pulling the panels together in the middle, they work just about anywhere.
Where to use them: Use panel pair curtains where you have room for draperies on both sides of the window.
3. Pinch Pleat Curtains
For a more traditional look, go with pleated curtains. These curtains are typically made with heavier fabrics and a bit thicker, which makes them a little more formal in appearance. Pleat styles vary from 2 to 5 finger-widths wide. The more pleats, the fuller the appearance of the curtain. 3-fingers is the most common type of pinched pleated curtain. Where to use them: Use pinch pleat curtains in master bedrooms, sitting rooms or entertaining rooms.
4. Box Pleat Curtains
Box pleat curtains differ from French pleats in that they have deep and uninterrupted folds which cover the whole length of the fabric. They have a tailored appearance, and are best suited for rooms like dining rooms, lounges, or bedrooms.
5. Goblet Pleat Curtains
Goblet pleat curtains get their name from their resemblance to a goblet or wine glass. They can be stationary, but because of the delicate nature of the pleats, this type of curtain is not ideal for curtains that are used a lot. They are better suited for large, formal rooms with high ceilings.
6. Pencil Pleat Curtains
Pencil pleat curtains, which have thinner, single pleats, are easier to work with than goblet or box pleat curtains. They’re better in bedrooms and living rooms that don’t need formality.
7. Grommet Curtains
Grommet curtains are a modern style that offer functionality. These curtains have open rings (grommets) that let you pull the curtains open or closed with ease. The use of Grommet curtains is best for bedrooms or any room where windows are opened and closed regularly.
8. Rod Pocket Curtains
Rod pocket curtains are lightweight and casual in style. They are easy to assemble: Slip the curtain rod through the “pocket” in the fabric, and you’re good to go! Rod pocket panels can fit tight-fit rods, so they are best for rooms where curtains are not used frequently.
9. Tab Top Curtains
Like rod-pocket curtains, tab-top curtains have an informal design. Loops are the most prominent design feature of tab-top curtains and are easy to thread through a curtain rod. Tab-top curtains are perfect in farmhouse or cottage style homes.
10. Tie Top Curtains
Like tie top curtains, tab top curtains hang below the rod, exposing the wall behind it. Due to their delicate construction, these curtains are usually paired with sheers and light fabrics. Tie top curtains are best used in kids’ rooms, informal rooms, and can also be used as cafe curtains. The only downside of tie top curtains is the hardware may show through them. When picking the right rod and finials for your home, be sure not to select hardware that looks worn or dated.
11. Blackout Curtains
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12. Energy Efficient Curtains
Energy efficient curtains are a material that provides insulation, which prevents heat and cold from escaping and entering your windows. If you live in a cold or warm climate, insulated curtains can be beneficial by regulating the temperature inside your home.
13. Window Sill Curtains
Window sill curtains are short, hovering curtains that rest above the window frame. They are ideal for smaller windows or where longer curtains would get in the way, like kitchens and bathrooms. Who to use them for: Window sill curtains are a popular choice for small windows that are often opened. Just about anyone can use this type of curtain, provided they are placed at the right height and length. Where to find them: Look for window sill curtains at home decor stores — these types of curtains are often stocked near the kitchen, bathroom, and short curtain sections.
Curtains from Country Blinds
Add a touch of luxury to your home with these full-length curtains from Country Blinds with Curtains. Made from high-quality materials, they are sure to add a touch of elegance to any room.