Curtains have the power to completely transform a room’s aesthetic. Their presence can set the mood from casual to bold in an instant. At JCPenney, we have a carefully edited selection of curtains and drapes that fit a range of styles to work in your living room. You can choose from contemporary patterns, subtle hues, and drape styles. Since all our curtains are made with premium fabric, they offer a beautiful hang that stays smooth for years together.
Tip 1: Consider the Functionality First
Identifying what you want from your living room curtain is the best place to start. Are you looking for better insulation or hope that natural light would shine through all day long? The answer lies in the thickness of a curtain. There are four types of thickness to consider when curtain shopping – lined, sheer, opaque, and blackout. Sheer curtains are ideal layering on top of existing shades or as a standalone for a breezy and relaxed vibe. Opaque filter light and provide enough privacy that only shadows are visible at night. On the other hand, lined and blackout curtains block sunlight, ensure complete privacy, and are energy efficient.
Tip 2: Get Acquainted with the Colors
Now that you’ve got a grip on what you need from your curtains, you can consider the color options. Lighter color drapes illuminate more with natural light, while darker tones appear heavy, grounded, and dominate the space. Ideally, the family room’s best options are optic white, gray, ivory, oyster, light blue, or light brown. These shades work well with different furniture finishes and easily transcend into any home setting. That said, pick a color that reflects the character of the space and adds appeal to your living room’s overall aesthetic.
Tip 3: Think about Fabric & Print
The curtain material will also play a key role in determining how much light can be let in. Cotton curtains are more casual and allow plenty of light to filter through. The textured weave of linen drapes beautifully diffuses light, while linen-silk blend curtains combine linen’s relaxed nature with the lustrous sheen of silk.
When selecting curtains, also pay attention to the print. You can opt for a solid color curtain or something that features a beautiful floral, ikat, or geometric pattern.
Tip 4: When Choosing Curtain Hardware
The curtain hardware options at JCPenney forge classic shapes with aged or polished finishes. We’ve curtain rods in a range of styles, from clean and straightforward to intricate floral. Coordinate the color of the curtain with your hardware’s finish. For example, if you have a curtain in a warmer hue, select hardware with a matte finish.
Now that you’ve got the fundamentals down, you can start selecting window curtains for your living room. And if you’re unsure about which size of curtains you should purchase, follow this link. It will help you quickly walk through selecting the perfect size curtain panel. Snap a few pictures of your curtain selects and tag #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you get featured.