It is a well-known fact that a great pair of curtains will make any room appear bigger, brighter and its decor will instantly look more attractive.
Is it time to spruce up your curtains at home? Discover all the curtains and curtain fabrics options in Malta on Yellow.
Types of Curtains and Fabrics
Curtains can make any room look more beautiful but they also fulfil a very important practical function.
For instance, blackout curtains are curtains that have been lined with a very thick material (or in some instances even foam) to make them opaque and prevent light from passing through. As a result, they are very often used in bedrooms and commercially, in hotel rooms. Thermal curtains are also a special option that include foam between fabric layers to help retain heat in the room. This not only makes a space cosier in winter but it also helps to reduce electricity bills. On the other hand, sheer curtains are made out of a very light material that lets a substantial amount of light pass through. They are particularly suited for the hotter months and for areas where privacy is not a principal concern.
Curtains can also include different decorative elements. Many choose pleated curtains with a pelmet to conceal the curtain fittings for more formal areas such as dining rooms while roman blinds are a great option if you would like a more streamlined option that looks great even when it is folded up.
The most common type of curtain fabric is polyester since it can still look good and fall beautifully while being more affordable compared to other options. Cotton is also a great option for everyday curtains since it is a practical material that can also be lined for increased sturdiness. Medium or heavy weight linen is the perfect choice if you are after an option that is durable and elegant in its simplicity.
Lace, silk, brocade and velvet are preferred options if you are looking to invest in more high-end materials. Lace is a very pretty option that lets light pass through while adding a delicate element to the room. Silk instantly looks luxurious and instantly adds a touch of luminosity, particularly since it is usually used in rooms that do not get direct sunlight. Brocade is a rich material that incorporates intricate patterns in different colours while velvet is a gorgeous fabric that makes any space look grander.
What to Look for When Buying Curtains
It is important to keep in mind a few points when it's time to buy new curtains.
Start off by picturing the place where the curtains will go. Kitchen curtains should ideally be in a fabric that can be easily washed while bathroom drapes should be in a thick material that offers plenty of privacy.
A patterned fabric can create a bold visual statement, just make sure that the chosen print looks just as good when your curtains are closed as well as open. If you are looking into getting a more expensive material, make sure to check the specialist cleaning that is required and whether it is an option that fits in your lifestyle.
In all cases, don't forget to check if the fabric has been pre-washed to avoid shrinking when the curtains are ready.
Curtains and blinds are great if you are getting your residence ready for seasonal changes, but we've put together many tips for a toasty house in winter or a cooler home in summer.
Curtain Services Available in Malta
There is a vast range of curtain fabric shops spread across the Maltese Islands and it is possible to browse many materials in different colours and textures, purchase ready-made curtains and discuss custom-made options with in-house experts. These shops also carry contemporary and classic curtain rods and tie-back hooks in chrome and brass finishes. Many shops offer on-site consultation particularly for more complex projects and free quotes.
If you are handy with a sewing machine, making your own curtains can be an extremely satisfying project. However, good quality ready-made drapes are nowadays easily available in fabrics, colours, lengths and style. Alternatively, a professional can sew curtains to your exact specifications.
Many shops offer on-site consultation particularly for more complex projects and free quotes. Delivery to your preferred address is also very often available.