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7 Important Things to Know Before Buying Curtains Online

7 Important Things to Know Before Buying Curtains Online

Curtains are the most crucial interior décor element that you can't ignore. Not only do curtains dress up windows and give an aesthetic appeal to your room, but they also control the daily sunlight from entering the house and secure the privacy of your house.

Buying curtains might seem like a pretty straightforward and easy process, but did you know it involves a variety of factors? Please note that budget is not the only criteria you need to consider. Also, the curtains you choose will be around for a while, so make sure you pick the right ones in the first place.

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Whether you are looking for door or window curtains, there are various factors to consider when buying, like style, length, quality of the fabric, pattern, and design. In addition, you may be confused about whether to get your curtains custom-made or buy them readymade from an online store. Do you find this process cumbersome? We are here to help.

We're here to share some potential tips that will help you choose the right style of curtains for your home. However, keep in mind that there is no right curtain; it all depends on your needs and décor style.

Let’s dive in!

Important things to consider before buying curtains online

1. Select the Right Fabric

Fabric is a vital factor while selecting the curtains because it lets the home breathe. Choosing a quality fabric will ensure that your curtains will last longer for years to come. For example, cotton materials allow the free flow of air and keep dust away. At the same time, other heavy materials can be too suffocating and increase dust collection and allergies in the home.

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2. Select the Right Color

Consider the daily sunlight exposure while selecting the color of a curtain. If the room gets plenty of sunlight during the daytime, keep the colors light and pastel. Bright colors, especially in cotton, tend to fade and look drab quickly.

3. Curtains Length and Linings

Did you know long curtains can make a small room seem more significant and spacious? This is why it is vital to consider the length of the curtain before any purchase. To add length to a curtain, you can place the railings higher above the window rather than closer to the window.

However, if you would like to use the wall space, shorter curtains that only cover the windows is an ideal option.

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While choosing the lining, you need to consider how much light you want in that room. Cotton curtains usually look better with a good quality lining. Curtains with quality lining are usually heavier and hang in soft, loose folds. They not only help reduce the amount of light entering the room but also keep heat from escaping. If you are looking for a window dressing that gives you a feel of simplicity and aesthetic appeal, then unlined curtains are good to go with.


4. Select the curtain based on the room décor

Certain fabrics, styles, and sizes suit some rooms better than others. If you are not sure how to choose curtains for your living room, children's room, or doors, here are a few ideas.

Bedroom curtains: Premium cotton curtains with dark colors will keep your room protected from the excessive sunlight and are great for summer nights too.

Living room curtains: Before you select the curtains for your living room, select the style as per your furniture decors, such as matching curtains, cushions, and carpets.

Children’s room curtains: Choose color styles with funky patterns or their favorite cartoon characters.

Door curtains: These can be used at your front and back doors or between rooms for extra privacy.


5. Dry Cleaned or Home Washing

This may sound unimportant but is also vital to consider how you take care of the curtains. No matter if you are looking for dry wash curtains or budget-friendly machine wash curtains, it is important to maintain the curtains to run it for a longer period of time. Usually, high-quality cotton curtains used for the living room and bedroom can be washed at home and re-used. Make sure you check the description on the website before you make your purchase.

Please take note that certain curtain fabrics require to be washed and cleaned properly, or they will be damaged. This means that you will need to spend extra money on maintaining curtains. You may want to consider buying cotton curtains since they are not only affordable, the cotton fabric can be machine washed at home, and you don't have to spend lots of money on dry cleaning.


6. Custom Made Vs. Readymade Curtains

Readymade curtains are now available in a variety of designs and materials online. While browsing any online curtains store in India, you will find quality cotton curtains stitched to match standard dimensions. Buying these and alternating them with custom dimensions is reasonable and works for today's homes and apartments.

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7. Curtains Cost

If your budget allows, you can get interior design experts to help with your home décor. It can have many benefits. Having a consultant come in and do it for you is hassle-free, saving you a few trips to the store. On the other hand, searching it yourself can save you money but will require you to invest your valuable time and effort.

Now that you have all the essential tips required for buying curtains online, you are equipped to go make your purchase! However, if you still do not feel confident enough to find suitable curtains for your home, we recommend that you visit our online store. Doing it yourself would require you to take measurements, find a curtain tailor, decide on the fabric color, length, and lining and shop around for it—it could be fun, but it will be time-consuming.

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