Curtains are an important element in any home because besides fulfilling their functions of controlling the light, separating spaces and providing privacy, they dress up the windows and become an important feature that completes the decoration. They have a high decorative value and come in a multitude of colours, patterns, fabrics and materials, out of which a particular one can be chosen depending on the characteristics of the room. For example, if the room is monotonous with neutral shades, the ideal thing is to choose curtains that blend the colours of furniture and other attractive elements featured in the room and vice versa. You can also determine how long the curtains should run – reaching the floors or just ending at or below the window sill – or based on the look you are after – traditional, formal or casual. Transparent curtains are always in fashion but they are not ideal for achieving the desired privacy. If you are good at your sewing skills, you can also look for some inspiring list of DIY curtain ideas and make your own curtains at a low cost.