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For something that serves such a practical purpose, curtains certainly are an incredible asset to adding extra texture, character, and personality to a space. Curtains can completely change the aesthetic of a room and can be an easy and affordable way to alter or update a room without too many steps. Blue curtains, for example, can be an excellent way to add cool or warm tones or a fun print or color to a space. Whatever your curtain of choice is, it’s important to pay attention to the signs that indicate that grabbing some new curtains could benefit you and your home.

You’re bored with your space. Many people struggle to feel inspired when looking around a room in their home, but may not know exactly what to add or do to make it take on more of an aesthetic vision.  Finding a fun print or a central color theme through a curtain can be a quick and easy way to add some personality and direction to a space you once felt uninspired by.

You want to makeover a room without breaking the bank. Total room renovations can be pricey! If completing a total home makeover is not in the cards for you, adding some curtains that coordinate with some throw pillows or blankets in the room is an excellent way to make a space feel new.

You want a different tailor or cut. Curtains come in all shapes and sizes and can create completely different looks when it comes to decorating your home. Whether they are Rod Pocket curtains, Ring Top curtains, or Pinch Pleat curtains, there are so many new options when it comes to length, width, and the number of panels.

You just discovered curtain hardware. Who knew the curtain rods, rings, and finials could also be such a stylistic choice to compliment your style? Finding stylish hardware is a subtle way to elevate your curtains and tie together loose ends in a design decision.

You have more options for colors, prints, and textures than ever before. There are so many incredible options out there for curtains. Whether your style is Mid Century Modern, Traditional, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Coastal, Scandinavian, Modern Farmhouse, or Bohemian, there is a curtain style out there for you.

You want to add a little bit of spice. Mixing prints is very in right now! For some, the notion of this might be intimidating, but there are brands out there that sell curtains, wallpaper and throw pillows that have prints that pair well together. The key to mixing prints is finding a common thread between the varying prints that ties them together.

You realize the curtains you have are outdated. Let’s be honest, some of us inherited our grandmother’s curtains. Curtains sometimes get a bad wrap because perhaps you associate them with the curtains of your youth that were thick and frumpy. Maybe your older curtains no longer fit your more modern home decor. It’s important to have curtains that match your current home style and aesthetic. New curtains today have taken on such a light and airy look which elevates and enhances the decor in a modern way.

You know the curtains you have are old. There’s no getting around this one. A very important sign it’s time to change your curtains is simply their age. Maybe yours are  faded, threadbare, damaged, or stained. Whether due to sun damage or a frisky pet, curtains can be well-loved and have easy to notice signs of aging. Whatever the reason, it’s important to treat yourself to curtains that add to your room’s beauty rather than subtract from it.

You have come to terms with the fact that the curtains you have are not functional. Here’s the thing about curtains… they can serve different purposes! Some are there for insulation, others for sun blocking, and still others for a light and airy decorative touch. Many curtain brands will have different thickness options available in the same print so you can make a functional choice on what your room needs. From transparent to opaque options, you can choose from anything from privacy curtains for your front living room to blackout curtains for your nursery.

You’ve decided curtains make a more stylish impact than blinds. Blinds get the job done, but they rarely elevate a space decoratively. Curtains can serve the same function of privacy while adding drama to the overall look of a room. They can add color, dimension, and texture in ways blinds won’t be able to. Curtains can be both fashionable and functional.

If any of these resonated with you, it might be time to change your curtains! Luckily, there are lots of companies out there who have design guides and swatches to help you with your exciting decision!