Conservatory Curtains - why would you?
Very few conservatories would have curtains fitted. I don’t know why but it does appear
to be a popular conception. Those that do seem to go overboard on the design patterns, use heavy weight materials
and tie-backs with scalloped frilled coverings for the rails. It seems that homeowners with conservatory curtains
have an all or nothing approach to this aspect of interior conservatory design.
What is apparent for conservatories with curtains is that they are used as fully functional habitable rooms for
part of the main living accommodation and the curtains are a way of keeping out the down drafts during winter use
and to make the space more homely - and I think it works so do not knock it.
I do not think any conservatory accessory supplier or soft furnishings supplier has a range of curtains called
‘the conservatory range’. So is there anything the home owner should be looking for when selecting curtains for
Deep, rich colours with intricate patterns with lots of frilly detail should perhaps be avoided simply to stop
it looking dated. However, heavyweight curtains offering some degree of additional insulations with white internal
linings to reflect the sun in the summer may be an advantage.
Some curtains for conservatories can appear overpowering even when fully opened so take your time selecting the
right colours and details to hopefully maintain a contemporary feel in 4 years time.