Consider the amount of light that you want streaming into each window. You wouldn't want to hang long heavy curtains over a large picture window, for example. However, in a bedroom that faces the East, a nice set of lined curtains would be perfect. You don't want to be woken up in the morning before you are ready to get up. When lining is in place, the amount of sun damage is reduced and the curtains last longer. Curtain linings also protect against drafts and help the fabric to lie more naturally.
Semi-opaque curtains are appropriate for bathrooms. You want some light to come in but you don't want people to be able to see you from the outside. Think about what type of window fashion you would like to see on your sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds are a popular option as they allow you to adjust the amount of light you want.
Perhaps the main reason you want curtains on your windows is for decoration. This is perfectly fine, and in this case, unlined curtains may be the best option. One thing you should consider is if you want to be able to wash them yourself. Luxurious fabrics such as velvet or heavy silk require dry cleaning. However, curtains featuring interesting textures, colors and patterns can make your home look rich and elegant.
If you are looking for window treatments with a casual feel, there are many great options for you. More practical fabrics for curtains include silky rayon blends and cotton sateen. Billowy linens also work well in a casual décor, although they also usually require dry cleaning. One fabric that works well with any type of décor is cotton. Cotton shears and cotton blends look effortlessly clean and crisp. Some wool blends have this same quality as well.
No matter what type of window fashions you are looking for, Wayne Wiles can help you through the process from start to finish. To get started, just give us a call at (239) 204-5700. If you live in the Fort Myers and Naples area, come take a look at our great selection of window fashions for your home. We are located at 16240 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, Florida and 2400 Trade Center Way in Naples, FL. Wayne Wiles has a wide variety of styles, colors and textures of stylish window treatments that are sure to fit your needs.