June 14, 2017

Modest budgets for great curtains

Modest budgets for great curtains

THERE is no denying the fact that you are your home and your home is you. The way you arrange your home tells people of your inner beauty and that is why, when you enter a beautiful house, you feel like it is paradise and you wish you don’t have to leave. It is similar to Peter’s statement to Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”  There are some houses that you would visit and you are in a hurry to leave because the atmosphere is not conducive.

Meanwhile, having a home that is like heaven on earth is not about spending millions of naira. A modest budget can give you a home that is the toast of everyone. This kind of home comes from putting great finishing touches to areas that people oftentimes don’t pay attention to. People often think such areas are secondary while planning to equip the house. That is why many homes do not have focal point, which is the point of attraction, when visitors first enter a house. One of the things that can be your focal point is the curtain.

The style and design of the curtain in your home reveal a lot about you and your taste. If your room has no focal point, you can make one by covering your windows with attractive curtain. The curtain can go a long way in elevating the aesthetics of your home and can be far more cost-effective than you think. The curtain should not be an afterthought or an impulsive buy in the scheme of things. Choosing the wrong curtain can ruin the appeal of your living room or bedroom and leave it duller and dreary.

It is not about how expensive the curtain you decide to buy for your home, but choosing the right one. Things to look out for include the colour, the fabric and the style of the curtain. Curtains are available in prices ranging from cheap to expensive. You can choose a suitable one at a price you can afford.

The fabric you choose must go well with the theme and mood of the room. You should not use silk in a high traffic room and, for a child’s room or play space, you should get a fabric that’s easy to clean.  Get popular curtain styles like the Swags, Café Curtains, Traverse or Two-Way Traverse.

Choosing the curtain that corresponds with the design of the room does not mean they should match but they must look like a part of one big family.

Why not begin to consciously plan to change the accidental curtain in your home? If you think finance is the issue, improve on the present curtain by adding beautiful fabric to change the style. Believe me, you will be amazed about the outcome. Do not forget that your home is you, and you are your home. Whatever you add improves your outward appearance.