Published at Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Curtains. By Pascal Pierron.
Many of us share a common love, which is decorating. Decorating can be a lot of fun and exciting, but it can also be therapeutic. It instantly changes the look and feel of your space, completely shifting the energy in the room. Commonly people start decorating by rearranging furniture, changing the color of the paint on the walls, even adding new wall art or family pictures. One of the easiest ways to decorate and change the entire look of the room is by changing the curtains in the room. Curtains can completely transform any room. Let’s look at a few rooms and get a couple of ideas to decorate them.
Typically blinds are thin and offer minimal heat insulation to a room. Compare this with a lovely warm set of curtains which not only keep the heat inside but also cut draughts as they can hang below the window ledge, unlike blinds which stop just above the ledge. Curtains can also be interlined with a thick material to add extra heat insulation.
First things are looking at how tight of weave it is and if it’s really stated to be blackout. If a curtain says it has 99% blackout then it normally means that the curtains have been put through at least 3 coats of liquefied rubber polymer. This helps not only to close up the gaps so no light comes in but helps reduce sound as there’s less of a chance for it to get in. However watch for reviews that state they saw light coming in as then it probably isn’t coated and you won’t get as much noise reduction as you want. The next things to look for are how thick or heavy the fabric is as the thicker it is the better those soundproof curtains will be. While it maybe obvious avoid anything related to silk in your curtains as these do not block out any sound despite what companies may say. The final thing to do is just test curtains yourself. Not all curtains will block out the noise you think they will so you may need to experiment with a few different set of curtains before you find that perfect set.
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