Curtains can be made from almost any time of fabric, from burlap to cashmere. It all depends on what type of environment your are trying to create in your room. You have also to consider how the panels are going to be used. If they are going to be pulled closed on a daily basis you probably don’t want some white silk because they are going to get dirty and maybe even stained from our hands. And if you have small children or pets the same principle applies. Black velvet curtains can be a good choice because they don’t get easily stained. Some curtains now a days are treated to prevent them from getting easily dirty, Just check the curtains tag to see if it has been treated. The best stuff will be labelled properly.
If you are going to order your curtains from the Internet or getting them custom made you should always ask for a fabric sample before buying the panels. You can tape the sample to the wall next to the window for a few days just to get an idea of how it will look in the morning light and evening shade. A lot of fabrics look different when you hold them in different positions and by using your sample like said above, you will have a good idea of how it’s going to look in the room.
Along with the fabric you choose, the style can also make a big difference on how your room will look like. Style can be crucial when trying to get a certain type of environment to the room. If you are looking for a more modern look you have to choose a more modern style of curtains and if you want a more classy look you will have to get some classier style curtains as they are usually one of the most focal points of the room.
This are just two of the thing that you should have in mind when buying new curtains to your house. Take a look around local stores and the Internet to get a better idea of the different possibilities that you have.