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Gingham Curtains

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Gingham curtains are a popular type of curtain that features checked or lined fabric that speak strongly of a country or cottage style of room. It is traditionally a woven cotton fabric although this is not always the case today with synthetic materials increasingly used. You will find gingham curtains available in many colors with reds, yellows, lavenders, greens and blues most notably represented.

 

Frequently paired with gingham curtains are matching toppers such as valances to create a complete window treatment that will create a cosy, country warmth to the room.

 

The consistent color and pattern that gingham curtains provide to a specific part of the room makes it particularly appropriate for use as a matching theme for the rest of the room. If the walls are painted a light eggshell blue, then a slightly darker blue gingham curtain would set them off nicely.

 

You will see gingham curtains used in just about any room in the house although the most likely place to find it is in a bedroom or the kitchen. In either case the presence of this style of curtain tends to be a welcoming one, particularly when accessorized with a matching valance, tiebacks and perhaps a ruffled trim to complete the look.

 

It is a simple task to accessorize around the room to integrate gingham curtains into the overall scheme. Checked placemats and linen used as table settings can complement the window treatment or, equally effective, solid colors that match the color of the gingham curtains will also provide an outstanding effect.

 

The texture of gingham curtains is usually more rough than that of other styles of curtains largely due to the open weave with which it is made. It is this weave that gives the curtains their country look making them appear more rustic than urban chic.

 

Gingham curtains provide a splash of color while also providing texture to the room. The pattern of the checks or lines can look a little busy if it is overdone but from a distance will blur into a softer tone that will complement other items in the room. There are many cases where this style of curtain will prove to be a very effective way of adding interest to the room.

 

Look for ways to brighten the rooms that you furnish with gingham curtains. Yellow gingham curtains may be used in the kitchen to create a brighter space, light blue can be used in the bedroom to add some sparkle to the room. The more creative you get with the material the more fun the rooms will appear.

Red Gingham Curtains

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Gingham curtains can be found in just about any color you require with some examples combining a couple of colors together to form a more eclectic appearance. The country style is definitely attained through using them and they can add accent to any room in the house. Red gingham curtains are going to stand out a little more than some of the softer, more muted colors but this is one of the reasons that you may want to use red.

Red Gingham CurtainsRed is a color that is known to stimulate the appetite, which is why you will find the color in many restaurants. By placing red gingham curtains on the windows of your breakfast nook or dining room you can subtly suggest to your guests and family to clean their plates.

Red is a rich and vibrant color and it can be used effectively to help make the home feel warm and inviting. By placing splashes of the color around the room, and red gingham curtains are the ideal example, you will be adding that invitational touch.

The window is not the only place where this style of curtain is appropriate, particularly if you are setting a country style in the kitchen. Any open shelves or pantry that requires hiding can be tastefully done with a small set of red gingham curtains placed in front of them. This will add a splash of color inside the room and will also serve a smoothly functional purpose.

The traditional look for café curtains is red gingham. If you are attempting to match the look that you might have seen in a 1950s or 60s cafeteria or roadhouse then these are a the types of curtains that you might place on your windows. It is a very effective way of recapturing an atmosphere from the past.