Are you planning on finding new curtains for your home, but have no idea where to start? Or what you’re even looking for?
When creating a home that perfectly reflects your unique style, we know just how important it is to ensure that the curtains you choose match perfectly - as they’ll likely make or break the overall look of a room.
If you haven’t been successful in your search so far, don’t panic just yet! We’ve put together several of our top tips to help you find the perfect curtains for your home.
Read on to discover our top tips for finding the perfect curtains for your home…
Be sure on what type of ready-made curtain you want
It’s worth having an idea in mind of what type of curtain you’re looking for, as it can feel overwhelming when you’re faced with so much choice! Here at The Mill Shop, we offer a variety of curtain options for you to choose from. Our main categories include:
If you’re unsure about what type of curtain to go for, we would highly recommend checking out our recent blog post on the different styles of ready-made curtains to help with your decision.
Decide what you want from your curtains
Although this may sound like a simple task, it’s easier said than done. That’s because there aren't just style and design choices to consider, but also practical considerations.
For example, is your main priority heat retention? If this is the case, be sure to search for thermal curtains. This type of curtain will do a superb job of keeping a room toasty and warm (as well as providing insulation), increasing the overall energy efficiency of your home.
Alternatively, if you usually require total darkness to ensure a great night’s rest, we would highly recommend going for blackout curtains as they’ll successfully block out any light from entering the room. What’s more, with our unparalleled range, you won’t have to worry about compromising on the thermal feature either - as we offer plenty of curtain options that combine both of these useful features within a pair.
If you would like to know more about the many great ways in which curtains can benefit you and your home, check out our blog post on the benefits of choosing the right curtains.
Accurately measuring your window space for new curtains is a task that’s certainly worth doing carefully. But don’t worry, once you know how and where to start - it’s pretty simple!
This may be the most important piece of advice we can give you, and that’s because measuring accurately and precisely is so important for a variety of reasons.
For example, If you decide to go with an estimate and purchase curtains that are the wrong size, you run the risk of either having to settle for curtains that don’t allow for a nice drape or don’t do a particularly great job, letting too much (or not enough) light in. Or, they could just look downright out of place once hung - and no one wants that for their home!
If you need help on how to measure for curtains, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Check out our easy to follow, expert written guide on how to measure for curtains.
Have a budget in mind
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to spend lavishly on premium quality curtains. In fact, you’ll be able to purchase incredible quality curtains at affordable prices once you know where to find them.
Here at The Mill Shop, we’ve always been dedicated to offering premium quality curtains at great prices, as we believe that everyone should be able to showcase their unique style without having to compromise quality.
We would advise you to have a set budget in mind, not only to help with narrowing your search but also because more likely than not - you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for at a much better price than you think.
We mean it when we say that there’s something for everyone here with us! When you browse through our collections, you’ll be welcomed with a wide variety of styles to choose from, that are all priced very reasonably.
Make sure that your curtains of choice are made for your track or curtain pole
For people who know their stuff, this may seem like an obvious consideration. However, you may see a pair of curtains that you adore and forget to find out whether they’re compatible with your current curtain pole, track or rod!
For example, you won’t be able to hang eyelet-style curtains using a curtain track, so you’ll need to ensure that you have a curtain pole. However, pencil pleat curtains will work with both!
If you find that the curtains you want do not fit your current fixture, don’t worry as it isn’t a huge problem. You’ll be able to pick up a standard curtain pole, track or rod at a reasonable price from most home improvement stores.
Be sure on what style you’re going for
Concluding our top tips on finding the perfect curtains for your home is, of course, style!
We would advise that before you do anything - be certain of what you want the overall interior decor style of your home to be. This way, you’ll be able to have a clear idea of what patterns will look the best to enhance the overall look.
This will help you to narrow your search significantly, as for example - you wouldn’t pair curtains that feature a geometric design with a cottagecore themed home, would you?
This is the fun part of finding the perfect curtains for your home, as it’ll ultimately come down to personal preference. Don’t be afraid to have a look around (or go outside your comfort zone!) and see what’s out there - as you might find yourself pleasantly surprised at what you discover.
Here at The Mill Shop, we’ve made sure that all of our collections offer an extensive variety of different designs and styles. So, whether you like the idea of an eye-catching feature for your home (e.g stunning floral patterns) or even something a little more simplistic and timeless, we’re certain that you’ll find the perfect match for you right here with us.
If you need help deciding what style to go for, we would highly recommend browsing the rest of our blog page for inspiration.
Our blog is full of relevant information where we’ve gone into extensive detail on how to achieve certain styles, along with showcasing a variety of different home interior decor trends.
We’ve selected several of our previous blog pages below for you to look at, which will hopefully shed some light on how you can decide on what you would like your home to look like. Simply click on the title that sounds the most appealing to you to find out more!
- The Interior Design Trends Set to Dominate in 2022
- Everything you Need to Know About Cottagecore
- How to Make a Rented Home Look and Feel Like Your Own
- What Your Home Style Says About You
- How to Create an Ethereal Home
- How the Colours in Your Home Can Impact Your Health
- How to Get the Bridgerton Look in Your Home
We hope that you enjoyed discovering our top tips on how to find the perfect curtains for your home. And remember, we offer a variety of stunning curtain options for you to choose from here at The Mill Shop. Feel free to browse the rest of our website for the best curtains and soft furnishings on the market!