Pleated or Flat – What’s the Best Option for Curtains?

Nowadays, the market is full of hundreds of different designs and colors of curtains. Even, there are curtains that can only be used in a specific place in the home. For example, bathroom curtains, which wouldn’t look good anywhere else. Choosing the perfect curtains shouldn’t be a very difficult task if you know some basic aspects. Which are?

Next, I will give you a list of the things you should take into account before choosing a specific type of curtain.

Location

Location is everything. As we said at the beginning, there are certain types of curtains that only work in certain areas of our home. Living room, bathrooms, kitchen and bedrooms should have curtains of different colors, designs and materials. In case ofliving room, it’s advisable to use curtains of clear and transparent colors, which allow the entrance of sufficient light to the property. In case of bedrooms, the type of curtain to choose depends on the taste of each person. Some prefer them monochrome, others with prints. You’re free to choose the ones you like most. Kitchen curtains should be short, preferably no longer than half the height of the window.

Illumination

Color, thickness of fabric and location of curtains, will affect the natural lighting of spaces in your home. If you want your house to be fresh and cozy, you should opt for those curtains that allow the entrance of sufficient natural light. Houses that are too dark often inspire sadness and desolation. If you want happiness to infect members of your family, let the light shine.

Material

As we saw, each space requires a different type of curtain and a different material. For the curtains,the material par excellence is silk, but obviously, not many have the budget to pay for it. There are other options a little cheaper but equally elegant. For example, satin curtains go very well in a living room. Made of cotton, wool and linen are recommended for bedrooms. Lace looks better in the kitchen curtains. And bathroom curtains should always be made of a waterproof and fungus-proof material.

Color

A golden rule that you must never forget: The color of your curtains must match the color of your walls. Can you imagine installing black curtains with white walls? Surely it would look horrible.

Pleating

Pleating of a curtain can influence many things. The first is lightning. Pinch pleat curtains don’t allow much the entrance of natural light as the flat ones. Flat curtains are recommended for spaces that require a lot of light. An excellent option to decorate conference rooms. The second aspect that pleating of a curtain can affect is the design. Pinch pleat curtains tend to go better in classic design structures, while flat curtains go better in modern structures. The latter are used a lot in minimalist decorations.

You must take into account these 4 basic aspects before making a decision. Not all curtains look good in any space, no matter how beautiful they may be.