3. No matter what color curtains you choose, a solid-colored curtain a few shades darker than your wall paint will help unify your space. The curtains will help create a neutral backdrop, allowing items in the room to pop, whether the items are pieces of furniture or artwork hanging on the wall. For a modern and fun treatment, paint your trim to match this darker color.
4. Extra-long puddling curtains can be romantic and elegant looking, but be sure to reserve this type of curtain only for rooms without carpet.
5. In rooms where practicality rules, such as your bathroom and kitchen, avoid excessive length. Allow curtains to graze the top of the windowsills.
6. The way you hang your curtains can cause illusions of size. By installing a curtain rod several inches above the window, you can cause an elongating illusion. An extra-long curtain rod that pushes to the edges of the window frame can cause a window to look wider. This is useful in windows which appear too narrow.
Remember, you can always call in the assistance of your favorite local curtain and drapery specialist! He or she can help you decide on the perfect curtains and window treatments.