Whether you’re decorating a new home for the first time or redecorating your space, it’s a joy to hand-pick your furniture and decor piece by piece. And once you have your furniture and rugs settled upon, it’s time to think about how you’d like to dress up your windows. Curtains bring a lot to a room – their usefulness provides you with shade, tranquility and privacy, but their material and design have the ability to enliven your space, making a subtle gesture or a bold statement. The expansive selection of window treatments from west elm allows you to shop by fabric, and one of the most luxurious and easy-to-care for materials when it comes to your curtains is cotton. Shop solid, patterned or striped contemporary cotton curtains to find exactly the right choice to complement your existing ensemble.
Cotton is a versatile fabric, and when you’re deciding on your window treatments, think about the type of coverage you prefer for each room. For instance, you may like an airy, sheer curtain in your kitchen or dining room, a medium amount of coverage in your living or family room and extra privacy in your bedroom. You don’t have to sacrifice quality material for coverage either; heavier curtains provide you more coverage, but are still 100 percent cotton, easy to clean and easy to care for.
Would you like your curtains in a solid colour or pattern? Your desire may be to contrast or complement. If you have a bright or patterned rug, perhaps you may want to pair it with a solid-colour curtain for a complementary look. Similarly, if you have a subtle, neutral carpet colour or are working with a hardwood floor, a patterned curtain may be just the thing you need to enliven the space. For a contrasting look, it’s perfectly fine to mix and match patterns and colours. A chevron-patterned curtain can easily pair with a geometric rug, or you can contrast colours between your decor, curtains, furniture and floor covering. When it comes to modern and contemporary flair, the myriad of choices is near-endless.
Another thing to pay attention to when shopping cotton curtains is the size. Be sure and measure your windows prior to choosing a standard size. For many windows, an 84-inch size fits perfectly, but for floor-length windows and larger spaces, you want to be completely certain. Many of the available curtains are also easily paired with hardware that is sold separately, keeping installation simple, but also allowing you to complete your room’s window treatment ensemble.