Living in small space homes and apartments can be a real challenge, especially when it comes to curtaining a small room. Bedroom curtains are not only there to keep the neighbor’s eyes out but also to make the bedroom space warm and inviting. With great curtain designs available, it is merely a case of choosing wisely, and your dreams can soon become a reality.
Choosing bedroom curtains that fit your lifestyle, budget, and space is essential to achieving a harmonious sleep space. Create a stunning and peaceful bedroom space with these top tips on curtaining small space bedrooms. Lights, camera, curtains!
Top Tips on Bedroom Curtains for Small Spaces
Use these tips to create the perfect sleep space, curtains, and all!
Tip One: Match Bedroom Window Curtains to Wall Color
In small spaces, it is a great idea to use similar colors or colors that are close in tone. Windows often occupy a large area of the room, and when the curtains are a contrasting color, this creates clearly delineated areas in the room. It makes the room appear smaller when you have to look at different colors.
Matching the walls to the curtain color can really help you achieve a feeling of wholeness. This makes the eye move through the bedroom without stopping, creating a feeling of space and openness.
Tip Two: Layer Bedroom Curtains
Your bedroom is a sleep sanctuary, but in a busy world, the window often lets in sound, light, and pollution. Using a heavier curtain combined with a light curtain can really help you create a barrier to the outside world.
A layer of blackout curtains with a sheer curtain over can create an airy look while effectively blocking out light and other intrusions. On their own, blackout curtains can become heavy and oppressive, but with the addition of a layer of sheer curtains, you can mediate this and balance function with appearance.
Tip Three: Choose Wider Bedroom Curtains
To ensure you don’t have cut-off areas on a wall, such as when a curtain only covers two-thirds of a wall, it can be useful to create wider curtains and rather make the whole wall a curtained panel. This look is very popular in high-end hotels, where one wall of the room is usually curtained from left to right and top to bottom.
The benefit of such a large curtained wall is improved insulation, better isolation from noise and disturbances, and a unified visual appearance.
Tip Four: Raise the Bar
When your eyes look at the area of the wall above a window, it is very easy to feel claustrophobic (especially in a small room). It’s far better to join the small section of wall above the window with the overall window by raising the curtain rail to just below the ceiling cornice.
Raising the curtain rail will create longer-length curtains, which the eye is naturally drawn to. Instead of feeling as if the ceiling is pressing down on you in a small room, you will feel as if the curtains continue into infinity.
Tip Five: Go in Blindly
Another clever way to unify curtains for a small bedroom is to use blinds in matching colors to help cover the window in a seamless screen. Consider Venetian blinds for windows in a small but wide room. Or opt for Louver blinds, where the vertical lines of the blinds draw the eyes upward.
For a small size bedroom, choosing large size blinds is a better idea as this creates a less busy appearance. Roman blinds are easy to make and can really make a small window a feature that draws the decor scheme together.
Tip Six: Toss Your Tie-Backs
While tie-backs are great, they may also end up breaking your visual line in half when it comes to your window treatment. Opt for clean lines with curtains that are simply draped to the sides, hang sheer, or left drawn closed if the view outside is not pretty.
Tie-backs also tend to have a different visual texture or color, which can make the room busy. If you do want to use tie-backs, choose a tie-back in the same fabric as your curtains to minimize their impact.
Tip Seven: Frame Your Bed
In a small size bedroom, it may be your only option to park your bed right in front of the window. This need not be a bad thing. Use great drapes to frame your bed and turn your window into a plush faux headboard by using thick blackout curtains and matching sheers. Fabric such as embossed prints or brocade can be a really great choice.
Tip Eight: Color Coordinate
In a small space, it is really important to keep things simple. Use a simple color palette, where you choose three colors to work from, one dominant and two subdued shades. Be sure to reserve the dominant color for accent points, while the subdued shades are used for drapery, bedding, and even furniture color.
Tip Nine: Muted Bedroom Curtains
Large patterns and bold colors are fun to look at in the curtain store, but when you get home, the thrill quickly vanishes—especially in a small-scale bedroom. Instead, opt for muted bedroom curtains that are simple in color, small in pattern or texture impact, and easy on the eye.
If you happen to end up with a textured curtain that is too powerful for the small space, you can easily reduce the texture impact by layering a set of sheer curtains over this.
Tip Ten: Curtains Cut to Size
Another way to dress a recessed window is to cut your curtains to size—the window’s size, to be specific. Fitting curtains into the window frame can help reduce their size, open up the space, and make a cute feature out of a stunning window. Sash and bay windows and their traditional curtaining are ideal examples of this kind of window treatment in action.
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Bedroom curtains can really make your home decor stand out and function, no matter how much space you have. Whether you have a large and well-appointed bedroom or a small attic bedroom, you can make the windows work with the right curtain, color, and fabric choices. Kovi Fabrics has a huge selection of curtaining available to suit your small-scale room.