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Curtains and rugs are decisive in making a room feel like home. Curtains influence how natural light falls in the interior. But how do you choose the right ones? Let’s find out.
The first significant element to look out for is the fabric of the curtains. A fine line between heavy and light, where the curtain can fall naturally, is optimum. An excellent way to find out is by holding the curtains against a window.
Keep in mind, the sample needs to be at least 2 yards in length since a smaller sample might not work for determining whether the curtains will drape or not. Some fabrics can keep the cold at bay. Velvet, suede and tapestry are excellent examples of fabrics that help keep the heat inside.
It’s wise to go with darker colours and avoid lighter shades as the curtains tend to fade colour as it gets more sunlight. Neutral tones are great if the curtains are changed regularly since they tend to fade lesser than other colours.
Before you make measurements for the length of the curtain, make a rough estimate as to how high the curtains should be held in place. Average height designers veer towards is six inches from the window frame, as this gives the illusion of height to the room.
Now that you have an idea about how to choose curtains, let’s find ways to get you a good rug that matches with the aesthetics of the room.
A great rug can recondition the floor and change a room. Keep in mind there are different rugs for different kinds of rooms. For example, a hallway would require a rug that’s easy to clean
While placing a rug, make sure that the rug touches the furniture. If the area is big, get a bigger rug so that each end has a piece of furniture touching it.
A rectangular rug isn’t the default solution to every room. The room may require a circular rug that brings the place together. A living room may need a square rug that ties the teapoy and the couch.
Make sure the pattern of the rug goes well with the interior décor. A pattern that pops would add colour to an old room.
If there are pets or children in the household, the material of the rug is something that must be kept in mind as rugs can easily catch fluff.
A combination of a great rug and a great curtain can quickly turn an average looking house into a home. Make the right choice and let your mind wander free when choosing the right ones.
For me, western home decor matters all the time though I’m not obsessed with it or even focused on it. In truth, aside from painting rooms in the house, I haven’t changed the western decor in my home in years. Back then my decor largely revolved around original art. I was majoring in art history and was inundated with art in all forms. I fell in love with artists and genres and wanted to surround myself with art. I wanted to take what I loved and make it mine. I was always on the lookout for paintings I could afford. Being at a university with an incredible art school I had access to young, upcoming student artists. Their work was affordable and accessible. This is when my interest in western decor started. I would spend countless hours browsing Southwest and western rugs online, trying to find the perfect addition to my western home decor.
Western Rugs Are A Genuine Piece of Art
I began purchasing a lot of art. Whatever moved me and I could afford I purchased. I was very selective about what I acquired over the years and it had to be something I was drawn to even if I couldn’t necessarily explain why. The question of “why” has come up often over the years. The art I collected became the centerpiece of my home. I could see my eclectic taste developing and surrounded myself with a space that made me happy. I enjoyed the feedback I received when I had guests and the conversation that was generated from the art.
My home is where I relax and spend time with friends and family. Our homes are an extension of ourselves and tell a story with our southwestern decor being the details of that story. They give insight as to who we are without us even having to say anything. My decor is a reflection of me and the things that have meaning to me. Whether it’s photos of my family, a painting or a modern mid-century dresser I refinished, they are all small parts of a collage that make up my life.
My western decor brings a sense of peace to me and when I look around at the things I have collected I am reminded of different times in my life. The items that collectively make up our decor often have their own stories. From the plant given to me thirteen years ago while pregnant with my daughter, now residing in a favorite pot, to a table I made from reclaimed parts in a salvage yard, these are narratives about my life and interests. So yes, western decor is important to me. I imagine I will again purchase new paintings and art and there will be more stories to be told through my surroundings. I look forward to it.