As most people know, curtains have been around for centuries. There is no denying that a grand set of curtains draped from a decorative rail can add a luxurious, glorious and soft finish to any room.
The thick material not only looks magnificent, it also sets your room up and is perfect for blocking any drafts or heat loss from your windows. This keeps your room nice and cosy on those cold nights.
Drapes offer the best insulation out of all window furnishings keeping your home warm in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Curtains also offer great sound insulation, especially for homes situated on main roads and they are also all the rage in theatre rooms everyone is putting in their new homes.
Curtains provide the best blockout of light in comparison to any other blockout window furnishing and they can be the most expensive form of window furnishing.
This is due to the amount of fabric that goes into making a curtain and the hand-sewn qualities, the hanging and track mounting requirements and the quality of fabric.
However, they are a worthwhile investment if the fabric is timeless as they will last a very long time if looked after.
Although curtains are beautiful and luxurious, they are more challenging to maintain and clean compared to roller blinds.
Curtains come with their unique care instructions and the cleaning process can involve washing and re-hanging, dry cleaning and or ultra sonic cleaning.
If you want to have a fuller look in a large room curtains will certainly look the best.
Curtains create a lavishness feature adding character to any room.