This column originally appeared on Living Etc. as part of their “Ask Athena” series. Ahead, Athena helps to solve one reader’s query with how to pick curtains for your home.
I find picking curtains so scary! I never know where to start. I have a yellow accent rug and the rest of the room is quite neutral. What type of material should I choose, and should I have yellow too? I am on a budget so I don’t want to get this costly piece wrong. Also, I am unsure of length—should I go from the top of the ceiling to a bit longer than the floor so it pools? That’s a lot of fabric! Any advice, please… I would love to know what you think about curtains!