Has there ever been a year that we’ve spent more time indoors than this one? Instead of spending hours amongst the beautiful natural world of the Central Coast, we’ve been stuck inside the same room looking at the same wall for way too long.
It doesn’t take long for the home decor in the living room, or the curtains in the dining room to begin to feel stale and uninspiring. Unfortunately, interior design is not the kind of thing that you can just set and forget. For some strange reason, us human beings get sick of looking at the same thing over and over again and we constantly feel the need for change.
Thankfully, you don’t need to produce some spectacular, expensive renovation to add some spice and interest into your living room. Sometimes, all the change you require is a simple change of fabric.
The magic of curtains
Curtains do much more than simply block out light: they can transform the style, mood and function of any interior space. From beautiful fabric for drapery, to stunning ready-made designs, to the functionality of blockout curtains; understanding how window furnishings can transform your space is a real art.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help get you inspired to change that slightly stale room you’ve had to spend so much time in!
They can make a room look bigger
Making a room feel more spacious without actually adding any extra square meterage can sound a little like magician’s hogwash. But it’s actually quite easy to do: simply extend the curtains beyond the window frame on the wall. This works particularly well if you have large windows (but will work with any size window) as the illusion of large windows gives the impression of a large room.
Try it and see for yourself!
They add colour
One of the oldest, yet most effective tricks in the book of making a room really sing, is to splash a little bit of colour around. The trick is to not overdo it. Next time you go to a showroom, look out for the way they make a space feel like you want to be there forever, chances are it will involve colour.
We are drawn to colour like bees to flowers. Particularly, if the room in your home is feeling a little bland, splash out on some yellow or blue window furnishings and watch your room come to life!
They can change the mood of a room
The style of curtains, and indeed any decor, directly impact on the mood and ambience of a room. Rich and ornate fabrics will contribute to a sense of formality within a room, while thin or neutral curtains will add to a more casual feeling.
Experimenting with colour, or more contemporary styles will give your room a sense of fun, which may lead you to getting those Christmas drinks out early.
Ultimately, the curtains you use will interact with the furniture, the upholstery and the colour and lighting of whatever room you wish to upgrade. If you’re feeling a little stuck on how to make the first move, make sure you get in touch! We offer a free measure and quote and can help you select the right window furnishings to achieve that special look. With our years of industry expertise, you’ll get the best products, installation and service.