Creating a grand and luxurious outdoor haven on a porch or patio is a fantastic way to set yourself up for endless relaxation throughout the warm months ahead. Outdoor curtains provide shade and style, and can help tie together the theme to your outdoor room.
In addition to privacy and shade, outdoor curtains are also a great way to add character. Look for all-weather fabric that will hold up to the elements. The length of your curtains is important, so measure carefully. If the curtains are lightweight and you are aiming for a wispy look, buy outdoor curtains that will hang at least one inch above the flooring; this way they will catch the breeze.
If, however, you are aiming for the current, sophisticated feel of outdoor curtains, you can hang them so they touch the deck or porch for a “puddling” effect. Measure from the top of the curtain rod to the floor surface and add one to six inches. The final length will depend on how dramatic you want the puddling effect to be.
It is important to take into consideration the arrangement of your outdoor furniture before you purchase outdoor curtains. If you have rocking chairs, for example, make sure they are placed approximately three feet away from the curtain for clearance.
Remember also to coordinate your curtains with your furniture and accessories, including your outdoor cushions and rocking chair cushions. Solid color curtains will allow for greater flexibility to coordinate with all our your outdoor pillows and outdoor chair cushions. Selecting cushions that match your curtains is a superb way to tie together your outdoor room.