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Design your windows

When it comes to curtaining options, functionality should be the fundamental element to come to mind. However, style and design too play a huge role when it comes to the make-up of them. Note that lining is perfect for shielding off your curtaining getting any sun damage and would allow the curtains to last much longer. But what should one be looking for in a curtain purchase? Here is a few tips to consider if you are thinking of designing your windows:


Alsways think about the mood of the room you considering of changing. For a formal living space, think heavy silks or velvets as they are great insulators. For more practical options and often washable options include silky rayon blends and cotton sateen.

For a casual feel, there are billowy linen (generally dry-clean only) and crinkly crushed velvet. Cotton and cotton blends work for any type of decor and bring a crisp, neat feel, as does seasonless wool or wool blends.


Decide whether you want the curtains to blend with the decor or to attract attention. To blend with the decor, pick curtains that are the same tone as the wall but a few shades darker, or choose a non-dominant subtle colour for the room. For a focal point curtain, bold colours will work like an exclamation point (if you’re looking to add an x-factor effect). Also keep in mind that in a space where the sun shines through unlined curtains, the colour will infuse the room.

Prints and patterns:

Rule number one: If you have patterned furniture or bedding, stick to solid curtains. If you have solid-colour furniture or bedding, consider patterned curtains. For a subtle hit of style and energy, go for a small, neutral print, like dots or paisley, which reads like texture from afar. A large, graphic print in a colour that relates to the existing decor is daring but can be spectacular.

For all your curtain or upholstery inquiries, please contact our store which stocks a wide range of the latest trends:

Constantia Curtains: 021 761 9648

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