If you are finding the option of buying new curtains difficult to justify in this financial climate, you needn't worry. You can always make your own thermal and blackout curtains simply by attaching thermal linings to the face of your existing curtains. Thermal linings are made using a polyester and cotton blend fabric material which has acrylic foam as a layer. In some cases a thin layer of aluminum is used instead.
Unlike straight panel curtains that are rectangular in shape, shape curtains are made in a variety of different shapes. Leaves, flowers, cars and trucks are some of the most common styles of shape curtains. These cut outs of whimsical patterns are usually custom-made or found only at high end specialty stores. If you are searching for a truly unique look, a shape curtain is definitely the way to provide it.
Floor-length curtains. These are curtains where the fabric either just touches the floor, or drapes over it with excess material (the latter is called puddle-length). This gives an impression of luxury and decadence, and you don't even need to have long windows to make use of such curtains: in fact, floor-length curtains on regular windows tricks the eye, and makes the windows appear bigger and thus brings more light into the room.
Another clever option for kids rooms is using blackout curtains. Research has found that kids need 10 to 18 hours of sleep daily. However it can be tough convincing our children to sleep at certain times, like while it's still bright outside. This is where blackout curtains come in. They are room darkening curtains which you can use to control any external light that pass into your kids' rooms. Blackout curtains are effective because they are able to block 99% of light, thus providing our kids with the ideal environment to get their necessary sleep.
A good idea is to visit your local thrift shop or second-hand swag store where you will get mismatched curtains, sheeting and even cushion covers that can be patched together to create wonderful kitschy kids bedroom curtains. Cartoon characters, knights themes and a military these are ideal for growing boys. You can find cheap green cloth at the local thrift store and then back that up with flags, maps and other paraphernalia. The knights theme can be carried out with the use of wooden swords mounted on the walls, wooden furniture and a mock knights crest that is printed with computer printers on to stationary and even the walls.
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