Updated: May 31, 2022
This week in our Refresh and Reset series we are discussing the bedroom. This is a room that you spend a lot of time in and research continues to point to healthy sleep habits as key to staying healthy both physically and mentally, making the bedroom one of the most important rooms in your home.
The bedroom is a space to create a sanctuary. It is a place that reflects your personal style and comforts. Whether you choose to escape to your bedroom to relax with a book, or wind down after a long day, these are secondary functions of the bedroom. The primary function should always be sleep that allows you to recharge and reset.
Let’s explore how to use window curtains to improve your ability to get good quality sleep. Being well-rested has been shown to improve mental health, wellbeing, and possibly immune function. Creating an environment that promotes sleep is crucial, but it also needs to be stylish. We will look at the different styling options, so your personality can envelop you in this special private sanctuary, waking up to a bedroom that you love.
It is well known that to sleep well a room needs to be cool and dark. At the drape, we have a blackout liner that can be added to any window curtain fabric, color, and style. The blackout liner blocks out 100% of light. To determine if the opacity of this lining is dark enough for you, order a free swatch today. You can either hold the swatch up to your window, or shine a flashlight behind it. The blackout window curtain liner can be added to any fabric in our collection, or purchased separately.
The bedroom is your private personal space. This is not a room that is typically shown off to company, but that doesn’t mean that you should skimp on style and attention to detail. Unlike a living room or dining room that may have your “public” aesthetic, you can make your bedroom extra-special and just for you.
Once you select a window fabric and color, the next step is to select the style of curtains. This is how the curtains will hang from the rod.
This is a 3” pocket across the top of the curtain. When threaded onto a curtain rod, it creates a shirred look.
There are loops on the back of the curtain. When looped through the curtain rod they create a wave effect.
This is a metal ring that is added to the top of the window curtain. The fabric in the center of the ring is removed. The grommets are placed on the curtain rod. This creates a wave effect, but in this style, the rod is visible.
The fabric is gathered in 3 tight folds. There are small loops on the back of the window curtain. The rod can be laced through these loops.
Another option for styling a Rod Pocket, Back Tab, or Pinch Pleat panel is with clip rings.
No matter what fabric, color, or style you select, the bedroom is the place you go at the end of the day for relaxation and rejuvenation.
We are here to help you along this journey with helpful tips, free swatches, and complimentary design consultations. Book a session today!