Hello, this is Tushar Bhatia from Charu Creation Pvt. Ltd. So, this Buyer’s Guide series on Curtains will consist of videos on topics like Types Of Curtains, opacity, curtain style, materials, curtain pattern, curtain length, curtain features, etc. In the last video, I explained different Types of Curtains & Opacity of curtains. In this video, I will explain different Curtain Styles and Curtain Materials
A) Curtain Styles So the first type of curtain style is 1. Casual: Casual curtains are a popular choice in bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Casual curtains will lend themselves to an easy, not-too-serious vibe. These curtains often feature grommet and eyelet or tab top attachments, and they’re rarely used with a valance.
2. Classic: Classic styles are universally popular in any room in the home. Classic curtains are often used with valances and additional accessories to create full window treatments. These curtains feature a classic, timeless appeal and are often seen in design styles like classical, country and bohemian styles.
3. Contemporary: Contemporary curtains provide a fresh interpretation of classic styles. They’re most commonly available in shades of grey and earthy tones that are inspired by nature. Sometimes, brighter and bolder colors are used to provide a pop of color in an otherwise subdued space. Contemporary curtains often feature rich textures and provide a sophisticated look that isn’t overly styled or pretentious. 4. Modern: Modern curtains generally reflect modern design in general. Modern designs are usually minimal and often incorporate metal along with eco-friendly materials as well. While solid colors are ever popular with modern curtains, bold patterns with clean lines or abstract elements are also very popular. Depending on the style of the room, modern curtains can create a powerful design statement Another important factor when selecting curtains is the materials they’re constructed from.
A curtains material serves several purposes beyond being decorative. Thinner materials are used to create sheer or semi-sheer materials while thicker materials are used in semi-opaque and blackout curtains. Depending on the materials, the curtains may also possess additional features as well.
1. Cotton: Cotton is a popular choice for many different applications. Cotton is semi-sheer, so it lets in lots of light while still providing a moderate level of privacy. Cotton curtains are often layered with other fabrics to create a complete window treatment. You’ll see cotton curtains in many different styles, and it’s a viable choice for any room in the home. Cotton curtains are also easy to clean, which makes them even more versatile.
2. Linen: Linen curtains are a bit heavier than cotton, while still maintaining an easy, casual vibe. They let in a moderate level of light while providing an additional level of privacy. Linen can be a bit more difficult to clean than cotton. It’s probably not the best choice for dusty environments as the rough texture of linen can act as a magnet for dust.
3. Velvet: Velvet curtains are another popular material. This material is best if you’re looking for the most privacy possible. The heavy material also keeps out drafts and reduces outside noise. Velvet is a popular choice for bedrooms with light-sensitive sleepers. It’s also a great fabric to use to create a more dramatic effect on your windows. Velvet is usually cleaned professionally, as it’s a difficult fabric to clean. So, if upkeep is a concern, you may want to steer clear of this fabric.
4. Silk: Silk is a beautiful and luxurious fabric that is used to produce a broad range of different types of curtains.
It’s semi-sheer and depending on how thick the silk is, it may let in lots of light, or a limited amount of light. Silk is a popular material in classic and contemporary curtain styles. Silk is difficult to clean, and usually, requires professional help for cleaning. So, you may want to consider the upkeep costs before investing in silk curtains.