The right curtains will do more than just enhance the look of your home. Drapes can help cut your heating and cooling costs, ensure you have privacy and even make it easier for you to sleep at night. Choose your curtains wisely and you’ll be able to use them for years to come.
4 Things to Consider When You Choose Curtains
What Do You Want the Curtains to Do?
You’ll be happier with your final choice if they not only look great but perform the function that you need them to. Do you need darkness during the day? If you work at night, then the curtains you choose need to block out light and ensure you can sleep. Love a blast of sunlight right in your living room? Our Long Beach apartments get plenty of sun, and lightweight or even sheer curtains will help you enjoy it to the fullest. Decide what features matter most and you’ll know what to look for as you shop.
Do you love a formal and elegant look with long, lush draperies, or prefer a cottage-chic look with linen and ruffles? Get an idea of what style appeals to you most or matches your existing furnishings and you’ll have an easier time narrowing down your choices at the store.
You’ll need to know how wide your window is and how long you want your curtains to be. Measure from the rod (or where the rod will go) to the bottom of the frame or the floor to see what length works best for your room and home.
Color, Print and Texture
The fun part is choosing your prints, colors and even texture; once you know what size and style you need and the function you want the curtains to perform, the rest is simply a matter of personal preference. How can you tell what works? Take a look at what you have and what styles appeal to you:
- If you have a lot of colorful, busy furniture or love to change up your decorating scheme, neutral colors give you a lot of flexibility.
- If you have neutral furniture, then bright, colorful or lively curtains can help balance your room and provide a much-needed burst of color for your home.
Taking the time to determine what features matter to you most and shopping around to see what styles, colors and patterns you like best can ensure you love the curtains you buy.
No matter what curtains you choose, you’ll love the amazing views and stunning floor plans at our apartments in Long Beach. Stop by and see one of our spacious and modern apartment homes and see what an updated floor plan could do for your decorating style.