Curtains may not be the first thing you think of when furnishing a house, but you shouldn’t overlook it as it is an immensely important item you need to consider. Depending on your choice of curtains, you can give your home a whole different look and feel. Curtains also serve functional purposes like preventing the strong glare of sunlight from entering your home, and keeping your home safe from the prying eyes of curious neighbours or passers-by.
Your reason for having curtains will determine the type of curtains that are most suitable for your home. Whether you want to beautify your room, or block out the light so you can sleep in comfort, there will be an ideal curtain in store for you. The good news is, Ming’s Living offers a vast range of ready-made curtains you can take home immediately, as well as more than 1000 fabrics you can choose for custom-made curtains.
Curtains can be categorised mainly by the opacity of the fabric:
Blackout curtain: Curtains that block out at least 80% of incoming light can be considered as blackout curtains. It is suitable for bedrooms where the sunlight can interfere with sleeping, or in special-use rooms like a home cinema, photo darkroom, or a room with precious collectibles. Due to their thicker nature, blackout curtains are also better insulators. This means that they can keep the sunny Singapore heat out of your room even after you turn off your aircon.
Partial blackout curtain: These curtains let in some degree of natural light, more than blackout curtains do. Partial blackout curtains are for people who wish to have some natural light in their home, but would like to shield their windows for privacy reasons. They are usually preferred for living rooms because they do not make the room too dark, and are sufficient to keep the glare out of the house at the most sunniest times of the day.
Sheer curtain: The thinnest type of curtains are called sheer curtains. They provide a veil over the window, which allows ample natural light to enter the room. Sheer curtains are well-loved for its airy and elegant look, which helps to elevate the design of a room. If sunlight and privacy are not your top-most concerns, sheer curtains can be a beautiful addition to your home.
Dual-layer curtain: By combining two of the above types of curtains, you can get the best of both worlds. Usually, a sheer curtain is paired with a thicker curtain, so that one can act as the day curtain, and the other as the night curtain. This option provides flexibility so that you can adjust the amount of light entering your home at any time.
Ming’s Living is always more than happy to assist you in picking out the perfect curtains for your home. You can pick from our most popular ready-made designs, or request for a custom-made one in Singapore. Contact us today!