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Curtain Treatments

By Candy Crane

When you’re looking to make the most of your curtain treatments, you’ll have several things to consider. You want to use your curtain treatments most effectively, which requires you to keep a few things in mind.

Choose Your Color First

The first step in choosing curtain treatments is to decide what colors you’d like to use. There are two basic things to consider. First, you want to decide what type of mood you’d like to set in your room. If you’re trying to create a cozy feel, you’d choose warm colors like corals, reds or peach. On the other hand, if you want a more subdued look, you might choose from browns or darker blues.

The next thing to consider when choosing the color for your curtain treatments is whether you want your curtain treatments to blend in or stand out. If you’d like them to compliment the elements of your room, choose a color that closely matches that of the walls. This will let them blend in and add interest, without taking away from your focal point. On the other hand, if you want to make your curtain treatments the focal point of your room, you’ll choose bolder and brighter colors that will stand out from your walls.

Make a Decision About Lines

You can also uses the lines in your curtain treatments to play up the assets of your windows or play down the disadvantages of them. For example, a boxy or odd shaped window can be disguised by using curtain treatments with vertical lines that add height and carry the eye upward. If you have paneling or molding in your room and you want your curtain treatments to contrast them, choose horizontal lines, which can give a sense of width to your windows. Draw It Out For Ideas

When you’ve made some decisions about your curtain treatments but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge yet, it can be helpful to get a pad of graph paper and sketch your ideas. You don’t have to be an expert draftsman or artist to do so. The idea is simply to create a visual representation of what your finished curtain treatments will look like, so you can note what’s working for you and what’s not.

No matter what your goals are with your curtain treatments, it’s important to put some thought into them and carefully select the various elements. When done correctly, curtain treatments can be very effective ways of drawing the design of a room together.

Candy Crane is an author for She shares her passion on home decorating and design. Be sure to read her articles before purchasing any window treatments .

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Crane, Candy "Curtain Treatments." Curtain Treatments. 22 Jun. 2010. 26 Oct 2014 <>.

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