Many homeowners will agree, few décor items can spruce up a room quite like a new set of curtains. Even more so if the curtains are custom made to fit the space.
Exceptionally tailored curtains not only offer increased privacy but can easily make a small room appear larger than it actually is. And that’s only the start of the advantages that curtains bring to a home. Whether you’re favouring drapes or s-fold curtains, a new set will give the room in question a fresh appeal and you’ll find your home much more valuable in meeting your personal needs.
Think about the last time you were in a hotel room. There’s something very spectacular about those grandiose, luxurious curtains draped across the whole window, isn’t there?
Curtains don’t only add to the ambience of a particular room but serve a few other purposes as well. Let’s have a look at a few reasons why adding curtains will add extra value to your space.
If you have the unfortunate issue of nosy neighbours, adding curtains is a great way to curb that problem. This is especially helpful if you live in the city and your home is very close to other buildings from where people can look in. It’s also great for keeping nosy strangers from looking in if your home is close to the street. Closed curtains at night ensure there’ll be no peeking in from strangers.
A beautifully tailored set of curtains offers a practical way to control the light that enters your home. With the right curtains or drapes, you can adjust how much light you let into a room during the day. This is particularly handy for people who need to sleep during the day or whose babies can’t sleep with too much light in a room.
Curtains are a great way to provide some insulation to a room. This can be from heat, cold, or even dust particles. In the winter months, a room may become considerably warmer if there are thick, tailored curtains adorning the windows.
Since curtains can provide some insulation from the heat in the summer and cold in the winter, it’s a great way to save on your energy bill. Having curtains that you can open and close means you can control the amount of sunlight you’d like to let into a room during the day. Keep them drawn to prevent the room from absorbing too much heat. Closing the curtains at the end of a winter’s day will allow you to keep a room warm by not allowing the heat to escape.
Another benefit of adding curtains to your home involves your furniture. If you have leather furniture, you might want to keep the curtains slightly drawn during the day. This will keep the leather from getting damaged from sun exposure. Homes with laminate floors can also benefit from drawn curtains during the hottest times of the day, as this prevents the surface from fading.
If you have alfresco areas in your home or garden, s-fold curtains are a great way to separate the spaces. This creates a more ambient and dreamy outdoor space.
A set of tailored wave fold curtains will enhance the décor of any room. Whether it’s small café curtains in your kitchen or long draping curtains in your living room, curtains add a luxurious feel to any room. Curtains are visually appealing and the colour and style you choose can be the foundation of your décor style.
Thick curtain fabrics can help insulate your home from some of the noise from the outside world. This can be very helpful in rooms where children are doing homework, or for adults working from home.
S-fold or Wave Fold curtains are the most common curtains for modern or even traditional homes. Looking at them from above, you’ll see the shape they make on the track forms an “S”. The fabric doesn’t form the pleat like traditional curtains. Instead, the shape is held by the track by the carriers.
Not only are these curtains visually appealing, but they also add a modern appearance to your décor. The S-fold shape is also maintained throughout, so there is no uneven bunching of your curtain in certain spots. Often homeowners will create this look from floor to ceiling or even wall to wall, extending past the curtains. This creates a striking aesthetic in any room.
If you’re looking to transform your room from drab to fab, consider upgrading the curtains in your home. Here at Alfresco Blinds, we can easily assist you with the right type of s-fold or wave fold curtains. Easily tailored to your particular window sizes, our curtains will complement any room in your home!