To create a well-balanced interior, the room should have beautiful curtains framing timber windows. It’s important to choose a suitable size of curtains so that they complement the overall design and don’t spoil the look of the room. To do this, they need to be correctly measured and adjusted. You can opt for curtains that slightly cover windowsills or, alternatively, choose long luxurious curtains that will attract attention of your guests.
- Whack Your Drapes Between deeper cleanings
Stylish curtains should be kept clean. For this, they must be washed regularly to refresh the look of the room. But you don’t need to do it every week. Use a simple method to remove dust from the curtains. It is enough to easily whack them so that the dust ends up on the floor. This way it is much easier to clean the house by wiping the wooden window sill from crumbling dirt.
Double-glazed windows also require full-fledged care. If you notice any damage to your windows, contact the company dealing with refurbishing sash windows in St Albans.
- Measure the width
To make your curtains look harmonious, choose the right height to place the rails. The optimal distance is about 15 cm above the window. On the sides, the cornice should poke out about 15-20 cm. This way the curtains will completely cover your window, which is important for rooms on the sunny side.
Ready-made curtains have standard width options:
- 117 cm;
- 168 cm;
- 228 cm.
To determine the correct size, measure the length of the cornice to the middle. The correct parameters will allow you to choose curtains that will complement the interior of the room being both closed and opened.
- Measure the drop
The length of curtains matters too. In stores, you may find 137 cm, 182 cm or 228 cm curtains. For rooms with high ceilings, choose curtains up to 274 cm long. It is easy to get the correct parameters if you just measure the height from the holder to the floor.
If you want to buy curtains with eyelets or other decorative fittings, measure the distance from the curtain holder and add a few cm, since the curtain will run on top of the rail.
For floor-length curtains, choose a length that will end about 1 cm above the floor. Sill-length curtains shouldn’t overlap the sill of the sash window. The optimal length is about 15 cm below the window. If there are radiators near the glass unit, choose curtains that will not be on the way of hot air — they should be several cm higher than the radiator.