Reduce heat loss by 37 percent
Choosing thermal curtains is a smart way to protect indoor furnishings from heat and sunlight. These products help reduce heat loss through windows by up to 25%. Moreover, they can also prevent light and noise from penetrating a room. Thermal curtains are also attractive to look at, and they complement the overall decor of a room.
It is important to note that the energy loss of a room can be significantly reduced by choosing draperies that are heavier than the window coverings. These curtains contain an extra layer of insulation. It is recommended to hang these drapes at least two inches above the window sill. If you have large windows, consider hanging cornices on your drapes. This will give them a more formal look.
Add grandeur to a room
Curtains can make a room look more elegant, or add dramatic flair. For instance, a pair of jacquard-woven curtains can look dramatic against a tan leather couch and an off-white shag rug. A scattering of beige and blue throw pillows can further add drama to the room. Or, if you’re looking for a more eclectic look, you can go with a set of modern curtains that feature abstract art.
Control room temperature
A new kind of curtain is designed to control the temperature of a room. It is called an Intelligent Curtain, and it is currently being showcased at the Global Grad Show, a virtual exhibition of graduates’ inventions. The intelligent curtain is capable of keeping the temperature of a room at around 25 degrees Celsius.
Curtains absorb sound by reducing sound energy. The amount of absorption depends on the frequency of the sound. This happens because the air moving through the material slows down, and a portion of that energy is converted to heat. Most sound-absorbing materials are placed on the floor or ceiling, but curtains can be used in places where these surfaces aren’t available or are too heavy. Typically, curtains are made of heavy fabrics, but new designs are made of lightweight and translucent materials.
Curtains are made from many different types of materials, and can absorb sound in various ways. Thick, pleated curtains are better at absorbing sound because they have more layers to pass sound waves through. Deep-pleated curtains are even better at absorbing low-frequency sounds.