While you can divide your large rooms in many ways, perhaps the most affordable way to go about it is by installing curtains. Thanks to their flexibility, you can have them installed in a myriad of ways to get you the private spaces you want. That said, the key to success when it comes to using curtains to divide a room is this: proper planning. Without it, you're going to end up with nothing more than a mess of curtains.
Here are three factors to consider when dividing a room with curtains.
1. Type of Fabric
You can find curtains made in a variety of fabrics. However, note that most, if not all, will work as a room divider. The choice of material will depend on what you're looking for.
For example, if you want the light from the windows to fill the whole room, consider using light-weight fabrics, such as cotton. However, this fabric won't help when it comes to privacy, but if you don't have a problem with that and want natural light to fill every divided room, this is the way to go. However, if you do care about privacy, reflective fabrics, such as silk, can also do well to light up the darker areas of the room while blocking the view from one compartment to another.
2. Purpose of Installation
There are many reasons to install dividers in a room. For some, the divided room can act as a storage area that's easy to access. For others, it might be a place to hide all the mess while they're working on something. For some other people, they might need more room because there are more people than there are actual rooms in the house.
Figure out what reason you must install the curtains. That way, you can install them properly and utilise the right type of curtains to do so.
3. Installing the Curtains
Of all the ways you can install the curtains, the most common is to hang them from the ceiling. That said, there are many ways to go about this as well.
If you've ever been to hospitals, they use rods to install the cubicle curtains to separate one bed from the other. You can do the same in your room, installing rods at appropriate sections and using the curtains to separate them. If you want to divide a room from wall to wall, you can easily do that using high-tension wires that run from one wall to the other, then running a curtain or two across.
Whichever installation route you take, be sure to hang them through the ceiling's joist. Failure to do so means that the installation can easily break off from the ceiling, damaging the walls and ceiling in the process.
There are many factors to consider when it comes to installing curtains as room dividers in your home. From the type of fabric to how you install them, they will all depend on your wants and needs. Once again, before you begin the work, always plan thoroughly. That way, not only will you enjoy a smooth installation process, but the outcome is one you've envisioned it to be.
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