Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 31, 2016
More than just a decoration, curtains are one of the most important parts of the living room. In addition, to provide coverages for the room, modern curtains in the living room also bring warm and pleasant ambiance to the room. They will also be incredible room decor, and help to make characters and theme of your living room. That’s why choosing the right curtains for a living room is never an easy business.
The design of the modern living room curtains will heavily depend on your taste, as well as the general theme and design of your living room. You’ll be overwhelmed by an endless choice of colors, style, and materials, let alone various patterns and different ways to put them on the windows.
You may already have your own criteria for ideal modern curtains to decorate your living room, but here are some tips to help make your mind up.
1) Think about the fabrics
When it comes to the material, or fabrics that make your modern living room curtains, you should also think about the textures. Depends on the theme of the living room, choose the right fabric with right textures. For example, for a formal space, you can opt for heavy silk or velvet (dry-clean only). For a more practical choice, consider using silky rayon blends and cotton sateen curtains, which can still be used in a formal living room. For a casual room, try modern living room curtains made of cotton, wool or crinkled velvet. They’re generally crisp, neat and timeless.
2) Think about colors
The next thing to be decided is the color of your modern living room curtains. Try to think about curtains' colors that blend well with the decor, or any contrasting colors to pop. For blending, choose curtains that are in the same tone as the wall but a few shades darker, or choose a non-dominant subtle color in the room. If you’re looking to bring some “wow factor” into the living room, you can opt for bold colors. Don’t forget to pay attention to the natural lights. In a room where sun shines through the windows, your curtain colors will infuse the room.
3) Think about prints and patterns
When it comes to choosing your modern curtains for a living room, there’s a rule of thumb there: patterned furniture or an elaborately-patterned rug simply can’t go with patterned curtains. So if you have such type of items in the living room, keep the curtains solid. But if you have furniture in solid color, feel free to add some accents with patterned curtains. Small geometric prints, dots and paisley, pinstripes as well as classic small flowers will be a great choice of curtains for a modern living room.