Like all aspects of interiors design, curtains play their part in the overall aesthetics of a given room, and the underlying feel of your home in general.
Too often a poor choice of curtain can make a huge difference to the ambience and energy of your room. And too often, a technical decision like design detail and type of fabric, if executed poorly can undermine all other decor aspects in the space. Window treatments (blinds, shutters, curtains), when done well, have the amazing ability to complete and uplift a space, and make a home feel like a home.
Deciding on what type of window treatment to do can be a daunting task. There are technical considerations and measurements, the task the curtain needs to fill, and the specifications of the fabric, as well as how it marries with the other design aspects of the room. For example, is the curtain's task primarily utilitarian, or is it simply to adda decorative element to the room?
All of these considerations need to be included when deciding what to dress your window in. Equally important is knowing when a room should not have them.
In general, window treatments should be viewed as a lifetime investment, well worth the initial layout and as important to your home as the flooring.