Things to consider while purchasing curtains for outdoor


Curtains always have an essential place when we talk about interior decoration. Matching curtains of the latest styles and attractive fabrics are admired in any interior or exterior setting. These are good enough to express the taste of a person, family, or specific class as well.

 

The primary purpose of hanging curtains on the window is to block the sunlight, resist rain and dust from coming. Moreover, it provides privacy by separating portions or sections. The ranch house, balcony, and other outdoor places need curtains, which makes them more elegant and classic.

 

When we talk about outdoor curtains, few people think these are unnecessary. While the curtains enhance the overall look, make the place more appealing and decorated.  Here are the few things which will help you to understand why outdoor curtains are essential as an indoor one.

 

Fabric

The fabric is the first and foremost thing to consider while purchasing a curtain. First, you need to decide where you want to hang the curtain. For that place, what kind of stuff you acquire. Since the outdoor curtain will be exposed to the outer setting permanently, these should be coordinated for sure. The fabric should be of the highest quality as it will face the rain, sunshine, storm, or other weather conditions. So, your curtain needs to be water-resistant, thick enough to block the sunlight, and provide shade by covering the area. Now UV protected curtains are also introduced to prevent the harsh sun rays and cover your outdoor area as well, along with making it look good.  Polyester is one of the popular types of curtain fabric preferred for outdoor curtains.

 

Grommet Tops

Curtains with grommet tops are easy to handle and install. Now the grommet is already attached to the curtain, so you do not need to insert every single hook in it every time. The stainless steel or nickel grommet is easily manageable. They are rust-free, which can sustain weather conditions outdoor. Hence, it can be used for a long time without any damage.

 

Tab Top Curtains

If you do not prefer grommet, as it can damage the curtain or too noisy. You can go for tab top curtains. These have loops made of fabric that can pass through the rod for hanging and are easy to install. As the loops are made of the same fabric as of curtain, it gives an elegant look to the curtain. These are perfect for your balcony, porch, casual outdoor space, garden area, or outdoor place to convert it into a room.

 

Length and Size

After deciding fabric, the color of your choice (according to the placement and style), you need a perfect size and length of the curtain. You need to measure the outdoor space where you want to hang them. Every garden, porch, or space is different in dimensions; you need an exact measurement for perfect curtain fit. You need to calculate the dimension properly in order to avoid any issue. Sometimes you may need a curtain in volume, so it is favorable to keep the width more than actual space size.