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Nate Berkus Explains Why You Should Match Your Curtains To Your Walls
Chicago interior designer Nate Berkus offered up some pearls of wisdom regarding curtain choices, including why you should match your curtains to your walls.
He told My Domaine, “The curtains could be a standalone feature [...] but most of the time, there should be a connection to what else is in the room for the space to feel unified.”
Berkus suggested that the curtains could be chosen to match another design feature in the space — for example, the curtains could be the same shade as the chairs.
Curtains can be a standalone feature, but matching them to the walls is always a good choice, especially if you're going for a more unified or minimalist design scheme.
The designer also said it's a good starting point to match the curtains with the walls and light fixtures, then use a bold trim such as a dark, natural wood.
Berkus shared that the most common mistake people make with curtains is not choosing them long enough, but doing so gives the illusion of having higher ceilings and more space.