How to Buy Silk Curtains

Silk curtains make a room—but only when you buy the right one. With so many factors, colors, sizes, fabrics and styles, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, today I am going to introduce to you some tips for selecting the right curtains, silk drapes/curtains, in particular.

Fabrics:

Fabric plays a very important role in choosing suitable curtains. If they're too heavy, they may look too serious and it is not easy to take care; too light and they may fly when slight wind blows.

Fabrics fade, with the sunlight, over time. If the room gets a lot of light, you should choose dark-colored curtains. Another advice is that choose neutral colors, since they're less likely to fade and more likely to blend into a room's decor.

Linen, silk, faux silk, and velvet are best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best.

Styles:

Jacquard or Printed:

Patterned drapes add elegance and characters to your home decor. Common patterns come with floral, jacquard, and trellises. These offer a timeless, versatile appearance. Dynamic patterns such as stripes, chevrons, and geometrics make your room a more modern space.

Solid:

Solid drapes offer you many decorating options. Solid drapes can also add a vivid contrast to your decor. Try any color that will go with your home decor.

Sheer:

Sheer drapes offer airiness to a room that is hard to achieve through other decorating plans. Sheer drapes are typically layered with opaque drapes or shades for privacy.

Thermal or blackout:

These drapes are designed to protect against external temperature. They are available in a variety of styles and are layered with a heavy backing for thermal and blackout purposes.


Headers Commonly Seen

Rod Pocket:

Rod-pocket drapes are made using a casing at the top that covers the drapes rod.

Tab Header:

Tab-tops are made with flat loops spaced along the top edge of the drapes.

Grommet Top:

Grommets are rings that are built into the fabric. It create a pleated look that is clean and modern.

Pinch Pleat:

Typically, Pleat Drapes are used with drapery rings or a decorative traverse rod.


Hope you will find the right curtains/drapes for your own home.

Related reading:

How to Hang Drapes
How to Measure for Curtains

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