Curtains are there to provide privacy at home as well as to help accentuate your decorative style. You must find a balance between the practical requirements of a room and match the decor of the room. The rooms have different requirements when it comes to choosing curtains.
You can have a room that requires some intimacy from the outside world, but at the same time you always want the light to shine during the day. Simple or semi-transparent curtains are perfect for this scenario because you can keep them closed but still provide light in the room. Silk and satin materials are popular choices, but you can also use veil which is a lightweight cotton woven fabric. They are also available in many colors but it is best to stick to bright and airy colors to allow as much light as possible in the room.
The advantages of simple curtains are that you have the opportunity to laminate the fabric. You can buy very light shades of transparent curtains to hang, which provides a desired ambience. You can also combine these curtains with regular window treatments. An example would be to have transparent curtains hanging over the window to gain privacy and blackout curtains hanging on the front. This will allow you to benefit from the light and privacy during the day but you can still close the curtains of extinction when you want total privacy or darken the room. This also allows you to insulate the room from outside temperatures during the winter.
Other rooms that can benefit from transparent curtains are the bathroom and the kitchen. These two rooms always have as much light as possible during the day because the windows are normally quite small. The transparent curtains will allow daylight and provide the privacy you need.
These curtains are not expensive to buy and they are readily available in local and online stores. They are also machine washable, but be sure to follow the washing instructions. An additional advantage for washing these curtains is that they can be hung at the back and left to dry since they dry very quickly.
Source by Linda McDermott