Easy tips and tricks to use drapes for small spacesOn September 11, 2021 by akshee
Owners and renters of small homes and apartments always yearn for their homes to look as uncluttered and roomy as possible. However, confining and crammed as they are, it is no piece of cake to outfit small spaces, especially in the busy city of Mumbai. Having said that, here are a few tips and tricks that we swear by to use drapes to make your space feel comfortable:
Use sturdy fabrics and place your curtain above your window frame
Skimpy curtains must be a strict no-no. On the other hand, opt for thicker materials that not only make the accessory look rich, but also work better in concealing windows and light. Coupling a sheer curtain liner or shade with a slightly heavier exterior curtain is a great way to add dimension to a window treatment. Additionally, extending curtain rods beyond the frame can act as a trick to make the room appear much more expansive. The higher the curtain rod, the taller your window is likely to appear. In order to attain the best results, place the rod at least 4-6 inches above the window frame.
Choose patterned fabrics
Vertical patterns work wonders in adding height to windows and navigating one’s gaze upwards, as opposed to horizontal patterns that create an illusion of width. Thus, sheer, lightweight, vertical drapes with muted patterns that add height must be your ideal pick. If you’re one of those people who fear experimenting with patterns and wonder if they may seem too bold for a small space, opt for thin linen elegant fabrics like dreamy sheers in plain colours without prints
Draw attention to the curtains
Take the drama up a notch and make the ceilings appear taller by picking curtains with a distinctly bold pattern that sets them apart from the rest of the room.
Go for floor-length panels
Sleek and floor-length panels are deemed to steer the eyesight upward along the entire length of the curtains, thereby creating an illusion of height. They make the walls appear higher and lend a different feel to the room altogether. Steer clear of mid-length or window-sized curtains that accentuate space limitations and do not contribute towards expanding the window.
Light color schemes are the best pick
If you wish to illuminate the room and amp it up by giving it an open and inviting feel, opt for lighter tones like plain white, silver gray or beige. To adorn the room with sunny, warm tones, you could go for pastels, pale yellow or white apricot as well.
Opt for double curtain rods
In case you wish to keep the curtains drawn, choose lightweight materials like linen that let sunlight in and if they’re pulled to the sides, go for denser fabric. Heavier fabrics ooze out luxury and richness.
Try these tips out for yourself and rest assured as they work their magic in making your room look more open, airy and breathable with a sense of space!
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