Give Your Guests A Very Berry Christmas!
Give your guests a very berry Christmas by using colours which reflect the season. Use red or pink curtains with a contrasting main colour of snowy white, look for colours such as Burgundy, rose-hip or winter berries to create chic, yet inexpensive styling to your room.
If your guest room is small opt for eyelet curtains as these can be pulled back close against the wall to provide maximum light through small windows. Eyelet curtains with 3 inch headings provide chic styling when hung from metal curtain poles, creating beautiful pleats,or from more traditional curtain tracks if you have larger windows.
To make your guests feel warm and snug make sure all your curtains fit the size of your window correctly. Full length lined curtains are great for keeping out draughts, pull these closed at dusk to help prevent heat being lost through ill fitting windows. If you have old-fashioned sash styled windows using a combination of fabric blinds with your curtains to give a double layer of insulation.
You don’t have to wait until the January sales to snap up a bargain as many high street and online retailers have already slash their prices, enabling you to buy ready-made curtains before your Christmas guests arrive very inexpensively.
To give a sense of cohesion and balance to your guest room use ready-made curtains which coordinates or complement your bedding. Add further finishing touches such as boudoir cushions scattered onto the bed and don’t forget to add an extra blanket which can be folded neatly across the end of the bed.
There is no need to redecorate a whole room, just give it a new lease of life by buying cheap bedding with coordinating curtains. It is even possible to buy designer bedding at low costs, these also have gorgeous coordinating ready-made curtains to give your room a designer look without the designer price tag. Many of the designer ranges also have the latest in-trend bed runners which are more for decoration than keeping your guests warm, therefore if you know your guests feel the cold may be a quilted bedspread is a better option.
When choosing your curtains don’t forget to all so think about how you are going to hold them back. Are you just going to let them hang naturally or how about sweeping them back from the centre and holding them in place with coordinating tiebacks to give a refined and elegant look to your windows?