A fresh pair of curtains is a quick way to add character to a room. Eyelet curtains are modern-looking and hang from a pole through metal rings, producing large folds. Pencil pleat curtains are more traditional and produce smaller, pencil-like folds through being tightly folded at the top. Curtains are also functional. Blackout curtains are perfect for bedrooms, adept at blocking out the light and for energy saving, look for a thermal pair to help insulate your home. Adapt the style to each room too: you could use bright curtains in the kitchen to contrast with neutral counters. Curtains are perfect for injecting colour into your room. Grey, white and black curtains provide a neutral back drop for bold accessories and give your window dressing a contemporary look. Yellow, red, pink and purple coloured curtains can make your room look brighter and add a fun element, however blue and green curtains can add a traditional feel. They are also good at fixing problems with lighting – if your hallway is very dark then a light voile door curtain will provide some privacy but let the light in.
Updating your curtains makes a good opportunity to get your windows in order too. A Karcher Window Vac will give them a thorough clean, leaving them streak-free. If you're working with a small space, hang your curtains higher and use a full length mirror to give the illusion of a bigger room. Lights can also enhance the feel of the room, with glass ceiling lights not only providing a beautiful focal point but also radiating sparkle in the room.
If it’s your bedroom’s turn for a makeover, start off with indulging in a new bed to ensure a great night’s sleep. Remember to turn your mattress regularly to maintain the “just new” feel. Then make sure to match your curtains to your duvet cover but picking one in a similar colour, and treat yourself to an Egyptian cotton one that will feel soft and cosy, but will let your skin breathe. Consider soft furnishings like a decorative scatter cushions or a patterned rug to make a room feel relaxing and comfy.