Your window treatments impact the overall atmosphere in a room significantly, especially when you have low ceilings. Your theme color and patterns for the room are also important to consider. In a room with low ceilings, maximizing space can be accomplished with the right blend of curtains or blinds.
Privacy or Light?
Most people opt for lightweight curtains in smaller spaces, but the obvious drawback is that privacy can be hard to find with sheer curtains. Blinds are a solution to this problem. Roll down blinds allow you to enjoy natural lighting during the day and your privacy during the evening. You can install curtains along with blinds to complete the look.
Modern bamboo blinds are also a nice choice. Natural bamboo is light in color and can be adjusted the same as traditional blinds. Bamboo is also very environmentally friendly and lightweight enough to hang easily.
Go Bright or Neutral
Deep colored curtains and drapes are best for large spaces. Cozy rooms, on the other hand, can be expanded and brightened with light colors and soft patterns. White, yellow and tan are all options to choose from. White is a classic choice that will fit with most themes in your home. Brighter colors, like lemon yellow and lime green, can also be used to brighten a small space.
If you decide to use patterned curtains, look for something that compliments the colors in the room. Patterns work best when the decor of the room is simple. Solid colors in furnishings and decor allow you to use geometric and floral patterns without the room being too busy looking.
The style of your curtains also matters when you want to maximize the illusion of space. You should look for curtains that fit your windows well rather than long curtains that reach the floor. A valance over a traditional panel in the right size is a good option since it makes the window look larger.
Tab curtains can also be used to maximize light and space in rooms with low ceilings. You will definitely want to use curtain rods that match your decor when using tab curtains since the rods will be visible. Look for curtain rods that have a simple design to avoid overwhelming the window. Simple silver or gold curtain rods are a good choice for most rooms. With the right window treatment, your home can appear spacious despite low ceilings.