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3 Tips For Choosing The Right Drapes

Choosing the right drapes for your home can be a challenge because of the large number of options that are available, as well as because it can be really difficult to get everything about the drapes, from the length to the color, perfect. Here are some tips for finding the perfect drapes for your home.

1. Know What You Want Your Drapes to Do

If you want your drapes to provides some privacy, then you are going to want to make sure that you choose a darker color, such as purple, navy, or forest green. If you choose a lighter color, be prepared to pay for several layers of fabric. 

If you want to make your apartment or house warmer, then you will want to make sure that you choose a darker colored fabric in order to encourage the absorption of the sun's rays. You will also want to purchase drapes that are made out of a heavier fabric, such as tweed, tapestry, or velvet. These fabrics will trap the heat in your home and add an additional level of insulation that might even be able to help lower your heating bills.

2. Decide If You Want to Give the Impression of a Higher Ceiling

Another factor that you will want to take into consideration is if your room would benefit from creating the impression of a higher ceiling. If you measure your drapes so that you can hang them slightly above your window, then you will be able to give the impression that the ceiling is higher in your room. This can make your room seem larger and more grand. If that isn't important to you, you can save some money by having slightly less fabric in your drapes since they will not have to be cut as long.

3. Cut Your Drapes Wide Enough

Finally, you are going to want to make sure that you are able to totally block out the sun, if that is your intention for purchasing and using your drapes. If you are going to block out the sun, you will want to leave a few extra inches on each side past your window when you have the drapes cut. This will allow your drapes to slightly touch the wall when they are covering the window and block out all light.

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