Creating Cafe Curtains

by Karen Bates
(last updated November 12, 2014)

There are many ways to add class and elegance to your home while keeping it a bright, comfortable place. A lot of things can contribute to the atmosphere of your home, including your furniture selections, color schemes, carpeting, decorating theme, and more.

Making a fun change to your home's interior doesn't need to be a huge project, or an endeavor that ends up costing you a lot of money to achieve. One good example of a way to try a new look without going overboard is by installing new curtains in your home.

Curtains and other window treatments come in a wide variety, and the style you choose for your windows can really make a statement. The curtains you use can either compliment your decorating scheme, distract from other areas of your home, or blend in without being easily noticed. Sometimes, making a bold statement with curtains is a simple but effective way to decorate with style.

To create a fun look for your windows that is both stylish and functional, try creating the cafe curtain style. Cafe curtains are like half curtains that don't cover the entire window, just the bottom. This means that the curtains give you privacy, but won't block out very much natural light. This lets you enjoy extra light in your home while retaining privacy.

To get this look (which is especially popular for kitchen windows), you only need a few things. First, you will need a curtain rod for each window you will be covering. These could be adjustable if you prefer so you don't have to install them, or you can use the kind that you will need to screw into the wall. Next, get some fabric to use for the curtains. You can either buy pre-made curtains or, if you're especially crafty, you can sew them yourself. Make sure that you choose your fabric carefully, however. Different materials vary in how sheer or opaque they are, and this can affect how much light will get through the fabric. Also, find a pattern or color that will suit the room's color scheme well.

Start by measuring your windows, and decide exactly where you will want to hang the cafe curtains. Record measurements so you will know what length of curtains to get. Next, install the curtain rods and the curtains in the middle of the window so the bottom half is covered by the fabric. Now you have beautiful and stylish cafe curtains!

Cafe curtains create a unique look in your home, and they are quite easy to install. Simply adding new curtains in an area can make a big difference to the look of the room.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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