Curtains enjoy a place of honor whether it is a beautiful house, elegant mansion, ritzy restaurant or opulent hotel or a shop/beauty parlor. You name it and they are there. You will find use of curtains right from the olden times. Whether they are there can be due to different reasons. It can either be for functional purposes such as to afford protection from elements such as wind, red - hot sun or winter snows or purely as an outlet for man's creative spirits and décor. Whatever may be the reason Curtainsand their rods have been a part of human existence and will continue to be there for ages to come.
We can broadly categorize curtains in two ways - by style and by fabric. While curtains are used at different places for different purposes, they tend to be categorized by the use they are going to be put into. You can use only a plastic or chemical quoted plastic curtain in a hospital or shower stall where it come into contact with water frequently. Likewise, you cannot use stylish or fancy curtains in your bed room or drawing room.
Curtains by Style
If you are looking for something trendy or fashionable, you can go for rod pocket curtains for your windows. These curtains/drapes/panels are very popular and extensively employed to give a trendy décor look. These curtains are hung on curtain rods.
If you are looking for decorating your room and would like to project a fresh look, you can go for tab top curtains. They enhance home décor and offer versatility in designer curtain material. Tab top curtains are normally made-to-order with your window in mind and would, therefore, provide a distinguished look.
Ring Top curtains are yet another variety of beautiful window curtains and speak for themselves. You have the option to use a wide variety of fabrics like silk sari, taffeta, polyester or with/without lining. These curtains impart a style of its own - elegant, sunny and charming beyond definition.
Tie top curtains are embellishments or small fabric strips attached to the curtain heads. It has the functional value of holding the curtain in place around the curtain rods. The outcome: an informal look and normally employed with light weight fabrics.
Next we move on to curtains with attached valance. By attaching a valance you are treated to an enhanced double layer look. This employment comes handy when space is at premium.
Curtains by fabric
Sari curtains are the perfect material if you are on the lookout for light or elegant drapes with luxury. The material imparts a gentle or cool look and is soft to touch. These curtains are normally made out of saris. These sari curtains are usually exported to various countries from India. You have the advantage of selecting from a wide variety - both in style and finish from websites like indianselections.com, saricurtain.com and saridecor.com
Velvet curtains or Organza curtains are two different but elegant curtain materials. Velvet curtains give you a shining and enhanced look that is different from the other fabrics. The rich ambience of velvet is popularly known as these fabrics are usually used in dress material. Velvet curtains give you a lovely and richly outstanding ambience. It has also the added attraction of availability in varied colors. It is mainly used in formal settings and is very popular as home theater Curtains.
Another variety of curtains is the Organza/tissue curtains. This cloth is light in material, and the curtains are best used in summers as the lighter colors will give a bright look to the room. You can also use the curtains in conjunction with the heavier variety like the velvet or heavy drapes. One particular type that is currently in fashion is embroidered Organza curtains, that are used alternatively with contrasting color heavier drapes like silk or cotton.