Best Curtains for Your Home This Year

There’s nothing like giving your home a much-needed makeover, and when it comes to decorating your space, curtains are a great way to do so. If you are looking for inspiration, below is our guide to the best curtains for your home this year.

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Popular Curtain Types This Year

There are lots of different
curtain types that are good for the home environment. The type you choose will depend on your style preference, budget, and how it fits in the space.


Single or panel pairs are some of the most popular curtain types for households, and they’re great for hanging with windows that have floor space to cater to their length.

Useful for: Any windows in the home that are within reach of the floor to drape down.


Pleated curtains come in a variety of styles but are similar to panel curtains. Typically the most common form of pleated curtains are box pleats, goblet pleats and pinch pleats.

Useful for: Any windows. Like panels, they’re good for standard windows you’d typically find in the living room or bedroom.


Grommet are contemporary and modern-style curtains that have open rings (grommets) that go along a pole that sits at the top of the window.

Useful for: Typically found in the bedroom but can also work well in other spaces like the living/dining area.

Rod Pocket

Rod pocket curtains are often made out of lighter materials, typically referred to as sheer curtains. They’re more casual and slip through the curtain rod through a pocket found in the fabric.

Useful for: Rod pockets are the best for those who maybe have more limited space available as they’re a thinner and tighter fit on curtain rods.


Blackouts are fantastic for those who struggle with sleep at night. Installing blackout curtains can help block light filtering through other curtains or blinds.

Useful for – Bedrooms in particular, but also perfect for a home theater.


Energy-efficient curtains are great for helping save money and keeping the home insulated.

Useful for: Older homes or areas of the home where there are a lot of windows.


Cafe-style curtains are quaint and often provide a bit more personality to the space than anything else. They are ideal for adding a bit of privacy but for also letting natural light in.

Useful for: Great for kitchen spaces where there’s a lot of light needed.

Popular Curtain Materials This Year

There are a variety of different curtain materials to choose from. Here are some common curtain materials:

  • Linen: Great for light filtration and ventilating the space between the curtains and the windows.
  • Cotton: A common material to use for curtains and great for those needing a budget-friendly option.
  • Silk: Very plush and rich material that can look lavish when used for curtains.
  • Velvet: Another popular curtain material that adds a bit of texture to the space around you.
  • Polyester: A highly durable and strong material.

Choosing the Right Curtains Can Revitalise Your Home

Deciding which type of window treatment to hang starts with looking at the problems the window covers must solve, be it energy consumption, light reduction, or style.

Once you’ve identified the problems and decided on the type of blinds, curtains or shutters you need, the next step is to work out the size and cost.

And that’s where we can help. The Classic Blinds & Shutters team provides a free measuring service. And once we’ve got the measurements, we can provide you with your project quote. Contact the team today!

FAQs on Curtains

Which curtain is best for a window?

Every window is different, so some will fit certain curtain types, whereas others may require custom curtains. It’s down to the placement of the window within the room.

Do blackout curtains actually work?

Yes, as long as the blackout lining fits exactly to the window, they are great for room darkening and controlling how much light is in the room.

Which patterned curtains are in fashion this year?

Multi-coloured floral drapes are on trend right now if you’re looking for home decor statement pieces this year.

Key Takeaways

Curtains for Your Home This Year

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