Choosing the right curtains is one of the most important decisions when it comes to decorating your home. You can buy them directly from the store or you can customize and have them tailored to your likings but are using them properly and effectively. Do you know what type of curtains is suitable for which rooms? Given the overall attractiveness of a room depends a lot on choosing the right types of curtains, you should keep two things in mind while shopping for them- curtain types and room size. That being said here is everything you need to know about different types of curtains in home decoration.
As the name suggests, these types of curtains are wide and have a single panel covering the entire window. Double panel curtains are used for windows, but you can choose single panel curtains for the living room or drawing room to give them a distinctive look.
Curtains with fringe design
The fringe predominantly sits just above the curtains. They are made with multiple pieces of cloth. The most convenient aspect of these types of curtains is that you can keep the fringe in the window without covering entire the window with the curtain. If you are using window blinds, you can use only the fringe on the window. Not only does this design look beautiful, it also evokes a sense of nobility in the room.
Window covering set
These types of curtains usually consist of several parts, which together make up the whole set. This is why it is known as the window covering set. There are two layers of curtains in this design. The curtain closest to the window is usually white or off-white and translucent with a heavy curtain at its front so that outside light and air can enter the room properly. This set also comes with fringes, special fixtures for hanging curtains, and laces for tying the curtains on both sides of the window. This type of window covering set is more suitable for the bedrooms and drawing rooms.
Just like a scarf around the neck, these types of curtains are also placed on the window in such a way that it looks like a scarf is wrapped around the window. Usually, a thin fabric is chosen for this type of curtain, which looks like a long veil. Although the style has become less popular in our country, it is more prevalent abroad.
About curtain fabrics
The fabric is the single most important thing when it comes to enhancing the beauty and functionality of the curtain. That is to say, if the fabric of the curtain is too thin, it will fail to protect privacy. Likewise, heavy curtain fabrics can darken the house and impact ventilation as well.
This type of curtain cloth is thin enough to allow both light and air to enter the house. You can also see through this type of fabric but not that thin to hamper your privacy. Translucent curtains can be great for the dining room and for the living room windows where the soft sunlight and fresh wind will always keep the room warm and cozy.
In blackout design, the fabric of the curtain is usually opaque. Along with blocking the sunlight, this type of fabric completely blocks the view as well. That is why blackout design is the best to keep the inside of the house cool. Curtains made of these types of fabrics are usually dark in color, i.e., navy blue, maroon, sea green, or ash. Opaque curtains are the best for bedroom or study room design.
The transparency of semi-opaque fabric stands right in between the translucent and opaque fabric. Many people do not like translucent style fabrics for their curtains, nor do they want them to be opaque. Semi-opaque fabrics are perfect for them. This type of fabric for curtains is very common in Bangladesh.
Tab top design
Many of you may know about these tab top style curtains from Aarong. Among all the other designs, tab top design curtains have still retained their popularity to this day. Many people use curtains in their guest rooms or bedrooms. However, this design may not be suitable for the drawing room or living room. And since it does not have any eyelets or rings, it is also considered to have more advantages during cleaning or washing.
Eyelet design curtains are the most popular type of curtains in recent times. These are easily available in the market. Because of the eyelet, installing the curtains is quite easy. However, one major disadvantage of this eyelet design is that you have to remove the eyelets from the curtains every time you wash them.
Where to go to buy curtains?
Apart from New Market, Elephant Road, Mohammadpur, Rokeya Sarani, Gulshan, Mirpur, you will found curtains everywhere in Dhaka. You can even have them tailored for you to your likings.
Depending on the fabric, each can cost you from BDT 800-2,500. However, if you want to buy it as a yard, it can cost from BDT 450-1,500 per yard.
If you want to use tarsel on the curtain, it will cost you around BDT 300 – 600. And the tarsel stand will cost around BDT 500 – 2,500. Due to various types of designs on the fabrics, the price of these kinds of curtains is a bit higher. Which can cost you BDT 1,000-2,000.
Besides, many people in Bangladesh prefer to buy Home Tex curtains. They have a huge collection of curtains starting from ordinary silk to khadi. Prices can range from around BDT 650 – 3,500 or more. On the other hand, the price of each curtain from Kay-kraft, Anjan’s, or Aarang will be between BDT 700-1,600 but the price may vary.
But if your target is to buy fabrics at a lower price and have them made according to your own design, New Market will be the perfect place for you. Here you will all sorts of options from design patterns to different types of fabrics. Prices can range from BDT 300 – 2,500 or more. However, do haggle your way through the price otherwise you might be cheated.
As you can see there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to choosing the right curtains. That is why having a good understanding of each of the aforementioned aspects is crucial.