The curtain can become softer in shade and better in texture if you are ready to splurge. However, not everybody can invest a lot on just his or her curtains. Many times people just go buy the normal curtains that have gathered headings. If you want to open the curtains, then you pull the curtains to let the pleats loose.
However, even that option may turn costly if you do not compare the rates. Go to the directories and note down at least five companies that install curtains. Call each one of them and enquire about the prices and the time to install as well as maintenance.
Always remember to ask for discounts and special offers if any. It is always wiser to go for a company that is closer to your house, even if they charge you a little higher price. Compare the overall pricing and select on the one you feel will offer you quality, design options and a good package.
Curtains are also an additional decoration to the house. If you want to experiment, then you can buy customised curtains. You can have a different curtain design for each of your rooms making it more beautiful and welcoming. In your drawing room, you can choose the pencil pleat curtains that have long, tight pleats on the heads of the curtain.
For your children’s room, you can opt for cased or slotted heading curtains where you can slide the pleated curtains onto the pole and tie them at the centre when you want to draw the curtains open. In your bedroom, you can go for the formal look French pleat or pinch pleat curtains that are groups of three or four pleats.