Large windows are often found in the living room and the bedrooms. While choosing window drapes or for them, you must consider:
- The amount of light required in the room
- If privacy is required for the room
- If sound absorption is required
- The aesthetic value that the curtain has to offer to the overall decor of the room
- The decor of all the rooms in the house
For large windows in living rooms, you can choose to have beaded curtains, pleated or layered in fabrics like silk, velvet, or satin. For a better finish, you can also install valances or pelmets to cover the curtain rods. Also, if your windows open up to a street or road, you will have to use double-sided drapes so that both sides look presentable. You can also make use of fancy holders or tie-backs, that can be used to gather up the curtain when it is not drawn close. You can also use coverings to hide flaws in architecture, if any, in your room. If you are using dark or extremely light shades, you can make use of sheer curtains to neutralize the colors.
In your bedrooms, you should make use of curtains that add to the coziness of the room. In case the room is small, you can use them to make it appear a bit bigger and spacious. Sheer draping looks very good on large windows in bedrooms, and also helps block out some amount of sunlight. Floor length coverings, made of satin or lace, are also an ideal choice. You can either use roll up or pull apart patterns, along with cornices and valances.
While choosing curtains for large bay windows, you must look for those that will accentuate the look, both from inside as well as outside the house. You can have two curtains at the two corners, and a swag in between them. Remember to color coordinate them. Valances can also accentuate their look to a large extent. Make sure that the curtains also cater to your privacy needs.
To give a personalized touch to your windows, you can get the designs and patterns on your curtains custom-made. You don't need to spend a fortune on them. Choose fabrics that fall into your budget, and use a little creativity to decorate your windows in the right manner.