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How to Choose the Right Rugs and Curtains for Your Home

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.

Fabric

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.

Colour

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.

Size

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.

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Shape

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.