What makes cotton curtains worthwhile?
When it comes to home decor, there are so many options available that can help spruce up the aesthetics of your space. With so many new trends emerging now and then, interior decorating has become a lot more interesting than before. There are so many different ideas out there that you can just pick from and implement in your space. From window treatments to home decor, you will find something that will fit the bill perfectly. What’s more, is that these ideas are affordable as well. So, why not experiment with them?
Cotton curtains might not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, once you get past this initial reaction, you will realize how much value they add to your home (as well as your wallet). These are just like any other piece of clothing when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. If you keep reading or watching enough DIY tutorials online, it shouldn’t take you too long before you get used to caring for cotton curtains again. Here are some things that you should know about cotton curtains:
1: Cotton Is Naturally Efficient
2: They Are Easy To Maintain
3: They Are Breathable
4: They Absorb Sound
5: They Keep Bugs Out
6: They Improve Air Quality
Types of Cotton Curtains
Cotton curtains are a great choice of window dressing because they come in many different styles and colors. They can be lined or unlined, depending on the look you are going for. Some people prefer to have a light-blocking lining to keep out sunlight, while others go for the more traditional appearance of an unlined cotton curtain. You can even find blackout linings that will help you sleep better at night. Many people choose to sew their curtains, but it is easy enough to buy them ready-made from a fabric store.
How to Install Cotton Curtains
- Hang the curtain rod.
- Drape the curtain along the rod, making sure to leave enough fabric on both sides to fold and hem.
- Hem the top of the curtain by folding it over and sewing close to the edge of the fabric, then turn it under and sew again about an inch below that fold, catching a few stitches in each layer of fabric.
- Sew two or three buttons to the bottom side of one side of the curtain (the side opposite from where you want the buttonholes). Sew buttonholes on the other side of that same panel.
- Sew loops at intervals around all four edges of the panel, using small pieces of thread or ribbon sewn onto the raw edges.
- Place pins every six inches down each panel at intervals corresponding with those used to attach loops on all four edges so you can tell where to sew buttons when attaching panels (i.e., if you place a pin every six inches down both panels, but use loops only along one edge, you will know exactly where to place buttons when joining these two panels together).