Switching To Modern Curtains
Whatever your reason for choosing modern curtains, you’ve come to the right place. Many people find that traditional interior design becomes to boring and bland to keep life interesting. When guests visit, you want your home to stand out among a sea of neutral colors, plain mini-blinds, and frilly curtains. Your home should be an extension of your personality not just to impress possible guests, but also to get to know yourself, and be happy with the space you’ve created. For some people, simple interior design is comforting and cozy. The problem is, many times comforting and cozy is also uninteresting. Finding modern curtains is not about picking the most outlandish colors and patterns, instead you should focus on what stands out to you. Below are several tips on picking out which style of modern is best for your home.
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How Modern Curtains Hang
What separates most modern curtains from traditional curtains is not the colors, pattern, or even the fabric. How a curtain is hung on the curtain rod has a lot to do with what separates modern curtains from all of the rest. Modern curtains are generally hung in one of two ways:
- Tap Top Curtains – Tap top modern curtains use small strips of fabric to create “hoops” that the curtain rod slides through. This style of curtain exposes much of the curtain rod allowing you to show off your decorative or ornamental rods.
- Eyelet or Grommet Curtains – Similar in its minimalistic nature, eyelet curtains are also attached with a very simple set of grommets or eyelets across the top of the fabric. This style of hanging also exposes a lot of the curtain rod and is very popular in contemporary interior design.
You’ll notice that what separates modern curtains from traditional hanging style is that there is less bunched up fabric creating pleats and folds on the curtain rod. This simplicity or minimalist style curtain has become very popular over the past few years and is showing no signs of decline. Modern curtains lay flat and slim against the window opening with very evenly distributed folds, or sometimes no folds at all. One of the bestselling window treatments right now are roman shades that lay flat against window pane. Matched with the right curtain, roman shades achieve a very contemporary design.
How Modern Curtains Look
How a curtain hangs is not the only factor that determines if it is modern or traditional. In fact, the colors and patterns of a fabric will stand out a lot more than how the curtain hangs on the rod. While traditional curtains aren’t necessarily solid colors, they do utilize neutral earth tone colors like brown, Merlot, Burgundy, and gold with very imperial patterns. Modern curtains use vibrant pastels with stamped patterns that pop. Or, they contrast darker colors like brown or grey with lively teals and greens. Most are clean pressed with very evenly distributed texture that frames out a window. Squares and right angles are used more with modern curtains than curves and swooping shapes to draw the curtains back.