Country house curtains – The window treatments are the most important design element in a room after the finish. Style and fabric used for curtains can make a room feel airy, dark, elegant, contemporary or whimsical. All it takes is a sewing machine, the ability to sew in a straight line and a few simple measurements to design custom curtains for the home.
Take the tape measure and measure the length and width of each window for country house curtains. Also measure the height from the top of the window to the roof and the top of the window on the floor. Use pen and notebook to write down each measurement, labeling each one carefully. If you want to sketch a rough outline of the window shape and location on the wall. Make a note of how many windows are in the room and how many are on every wall.
Take inventory of the color scheme of the room where the curtains will go. Browse through interior design magazines for ideas on color, design and texture of window coverings. Curtains can be further customized by adding valances, blinds and trim. A Roman shade window covering looks minimalist, whereas long velvet draperies are heavy and add opulence and drama. Make sure that the style of the country house curtains will match the existing decor of the room and the house as a whole.