”Still, if you like to change out your rooms often, you can be less concerned with fading,” says Alice Guercio, vice president of product development at Kravet. Cunningham suggests going with neutral colors, since they’re less likely to fade than other colors and more likely to blend into a room’s
Custom window treatments offer many benefits: You can customize the dimensions to your window size and create a tailored look, like a perfectly-fitted suit. Custom panels come in endless design options, from material to header style. With these options, though, comes a considerable price difference from off-the-shelf curtain panels.
If custom curtains just aren’t in your budget, Cunningham suggests spending a little more money on high-quality retail window treatments. She and her partner, Anne Maxwell Foster, like Restoration Hardware’s Belgian Heavyweight Textured Linen Curtains.
Before you take out the tape measure, decide how high above the window you’d like the curtains to begin. ”Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room,” says Cunningham. Designers often hang curtains about six inches above the window frame, but for a
Unless you’re designing a bedroom, you probably don’t need blackout shades. Instead, pick sheer fabrics that let the light in and create a natural breezy look. Sheer Belgian linen is great to achieve this look.
If you want to go the patterned route, hang curtains as high as possible and wide enough so they hang outside the window frame when opened. That way you’re not blocking valuable sun rays from streaming in. Pay attention to the weight of the fabric—I generally prefer heavier fabrics like
When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best, says Guercio. ”Faux silk tends to be the most durable,” she says. And in a particularly sunny room, faux silk doesn’t deteriorate as
When measuring the width of your window, be sure to add four to eight inches on both sides and double the total number to ensure curtain fullness. ”Then you won’t block a lot of window glass when the curtains are open, and they won’t get in the way,” says Lawrence.
One buyer declares, “I have waited six months to write this review and my original liner looks as good as the day I hung it. No mildew or rust. The magnets have weight and stick well to the bath. So I replaced the liner in my other bathroom with another
The liner is sized to fit a standard tub-shower combination with its 72-by-72-inch dimensions. This textured polyester microfiber curtain comes in Sport Khaki, White, and Dark Grey. The top is finished with reinforced button holes for shower curtain rings and there are three weighted magnets at the bottom. Easily machine-washable,
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