Tab Top Curtains

Tab top curtains offer a flexible option in dressing a window. You can strive for a clean straight line -- either floor or cafe length -- or insert more panels and create a fuller look to your window treatment. Combine several layers for an interesting and unique look. Your imagination is your only limitation.

Curtains come in many different styles and designs these days. You can see many of them featured on home improvement shows and other interior design shows on television. One kind of curtains that you may enjoy because they have that simpler look is tap top curtains. Tab top curtains work great for more casual rooms and they work very well with a valance. This is why many people are purchasing or making this particular type of curtain for their own home. What is the difference between tab top curtains and other kinds of curtains that may be available?

Tab top curtains are known for their fabric loops or taps at the top, which connects them to the curtain rod. Due to this particular type of attachment, the curtains themselves do not have to be as full to cover the window due to the fact that there are no gathers at the top of the curtains. These curtains hang simply and with straight lines from the curtain rod, which gives the room a more casual and understated look. Are there any problems with using tab top curtains?

If you want curtains that you are able to open and close, then you may want to reconsider your choice of tap top curtains. Due to the loop design, they do not slide very well on a curtain rod, which can make it difficult to open and close them on a regular basis. The loops or tabs will also get worn out from moving back and forth on the curtain rod, which will mean that you will have to replace the curtains more often. Keep this in mind when you are considering tab top curtains for your home or room.

Tab top curtains are easy to find in discount stores and home improvement stores, as well as online. It seems they are found just about everywhere now. They come in many different colors and designs to enable you to find the exact curtains for your room or home's decor. Solid, lace and sheer fabrics all make for great curtains.

If you can't find the exact color or design you want, you will be happy to know that tap top curtains can be easily made from fabric, sheets, or other material that you find that you like the look of. There are many different websites that offer you easy to follow directions. I wanted insulated curtains, so made my own tab top curtains that puddled on the floor and extended beyond the window, insulating the wall and the window; it was great for that house.

Whether you choose to purchase ready-made tab top curtains at your local store or make them yourself, you will have curtains that offer you a clean look for your windows. And the option of mixing other window treatments with your curtains lets you create the right look for your home.

If you enjoy the look of more simple and clean lines and you will not need to open and close your curtains often, you will enjoy the look and function of tap top curtains. They can give you the beautiful focal point that you want on your windows or it can just fade into the rest of your decor, depending upon the color and design that you choose. They will enhance your curtain rod choice, so be sure that you make this choice carefully. All in all, you will have a curtain that will help make your room feel more complete and finished.