Difference between curtains and drapes

Curtains are fabric panels made of light materials and hang from curtain rods. They are mostly used for privacy purposes, making it perfect for living rooms. Whereas, drapes are made of thicker materials that are made to block out sunlight, making it ideal for bedrooms.

Pick out the right fabric

The material plays a vital role in the look of the curtains and consequently, the room. From sheer lace to lightweight cotton, medium weight brocades to heavy velvet, your options are aplenty. The two factors that you should consider while picking your fabric are:

The amount of sunlight you want streaming in The mood and décor of your room. For example, heavier fabrics suit more traditional rooms while sheer fabrics work best in more minimalistic rooms

The choice of colour can make or break the look

The colour of your curtains should ideally be in sync with the rest of the furnishings. You could either choose drapes that harmonise with the decor or contrast with it. For a pleasing look, choose drapes in a colour that complement the shade of your walls. Alternatively, if you want the curtain colours to be the focus, pick a hue that contrasts with the furniture and walls.

Choosing between prints and solids

To answer this, we need to look at the rest of the décor. If all the other soft furnishings in the room are a solid colour, going with printed curtains can be a popular choice. The opposite holds true as well. One thing to remember is that prints add visual weight to any element. Therefore one way to work with printed curtains is to pair them with solid-coloured furniture accessorised with printed cushions, area rugs, etc. You could use quirky prints and geometric patterns with contemporary style space, while florals would suit modern classic and traditional decor.

Select fabrics based on the maintenance required

Low maintenance fabrics:If you are looking for curtains that need to be washed twice a year opt for cotton or polyester fabrics. These can be machine washed if they are unlined or else give them your lined curtains a quick hand wash. A great option for those with dust allergies or kids and pets at home

High maintenance fabrics:Any curtain that has pleats or swags must be dry cleaned regardless of the fabric. However, wool, silk and sheer curtains must be dry cleaned or hand washed in cold water to retain their colours and shape 

Selecting the ideal length

Curtains that fall exactly to the floor level are in vogue. For a more dramatic look, you can opt for a curtain size that is longer by a few inches, so that the drapes puddle on the floor. On the other hand, if you have kids, you are better off with curtains a couple of inches above the floor. Ending them at the sill for smaller windows is yet another classic option, but full-length drapes could work equally well.

  • Curtains as per height

    Normaly for most window the length need that is 5ft. which typically falls below the window. their are also 7 & 9 feets curtains are available wich are used for large windows and door.

  • Curtains as per Width

    As shown in the image When length of pole is 18-32 inch then you need only 1 piece of curtain. and number of curtain pieces required as the pole size shown in image.

    The curtain fabric length is about 48 inches and 8 eyelets are placed in that fo widht 1.6 inches