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Choose Perfect Curtains for An Open Floor Plan

22 Mar 2024 0 Comments
Curtain for Open floor plan

Hi there! I'm James, the owner of We sell curtains in many sizes and styles.

I want to share some tips on how to choose the best curtains for your open floor plan.

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Main Section Key Takeaway
Things to Think About Consider light, privacy, defining spaces, and style when choosing curtains for an open floor plan.
Light Control Use sheer curtains for light and airy feel, thermal lined curtains for insulation and light blocking, and layered curtains for flexibility.
Defining Spaces Use coordinated curtains or room dividers to create separate zones while maintaining a cohesive look.
Styling Tips Choose curtain hardware, color palette, and unifying elements that match your windows and home design.
Layout Considerations Use different curtains for distinct zones, but ensure they coordinate well in one big rectangle layout.
Make a Statement Highlight specific areas with bold curtains, keeping patterns in the same color scheme as room furnishings.
Temperature Control Choose thermal lined curtains for insulation, especially for large windows in open areas.
Length and Fabric Select curtain length based on formality, and fabric based on desired look and feel (heavy, light, sheer, patterned).
Curtain Headings Choose heading style (pleated, grommet, rod pocket, tab top) based on desired formality and style.
Shop at Dolcewe Find perfect custom size curtains at with many styles, fabrics, colors, and patterns, starting at $26.99.


Things to Think About Before Choosing the Right window Treatments

When you have an open concept home, keep a few things in mind:


Think about how much light you want to let in. Sheer curtains let in more light but only provide privacy during the day. Thermal lined curtains block out more light and provide better privacy.


Some areas, like the living room and dining area, may need more privacy than others. Layering sheer curtains with opaque curtains provides the most flexibility.

Defining Spaces

Use curtains to create separate "zones" in your open floor layout. Choose curtains in the same color family or with complementary patterns to maintain a coordinated look.


Pick curtains that match your home's style and color palette. Patterns should be in the same color scheme as the room's furnishings to avoid clashing.

    Select Curtains For Different Light Controlling Needs

    blackout curtains for open floor

    Sheer Curtains

    Sheer curtains are great for keeping your home feeling open and airy. They let in soft light and give some privacy during the day, but not at night when interior lights are on.

    Pair with blinds for better light control.

    Thermal Lined Curtains

    If you need more insulation, light blocking, and privacy, like in large living areas or adjoining rooms, try thermal lined curtains.

    These window curtains help keep the temperature comfortable and block out unwanted light.

    Layered Curtains

    For the most flexibility, use layered window treatments, like curtains with sheers.

    This way, you can enjoy the light from the sheers and close the opaque drapes when you need more privacy or darkness.

    Defining Spaces with Curtains

    Coordinated Curtains

    When using different curtains to create separate spaces in your open plan room, make sure they still coordinate.

    Use curtains in the same color family or with complementary patterns to maintain a cohesive look.

    Custom Curtains

    At, we offer custom window treatments in many styles, fabrics, colors, and patterns. This ensures a perfect fit for your open-concept spaces.

    The best part? All custom curtains are starting at $26.99.

    Room Dividers

    Besides curtains, you can use room dividers to create distinct zones.

    A simple sheer curtain hung from the ceiling or a bookshelf can work well.

    Styling Tips

    Curtain Hardware

    Don't forget about the curtain hardware! Choose rods, rings, or tiebacks that match the style of your windows and overall home design.

    At Dolcewe, our curtains are available in grommet, ring top, pinch pleats to fit various curtain rods.

    Color Palette

    Stick to a consistent color palette for your curtains. This will keep your open floor plan looking cohesive.

    You don't have to buy the same curtains for every window. But choose colors and patterns that look good with your furniture.

    Unifying Elements

    Use unifying elements like a specific color, pattern, or texture in your curtains, pillows, or other decorations. This helps tie everything together.

    More Tips for Choosing Curtains For Open Floor Plan

    fabric choice, hardware selection, hanging height, and hanging width

    Consider the Layout

    Is your open floor layout one big rectangle? Or are there more distinct 'zones'? If the room is already visually broken up, you can use different curtains in each area.

    If the room is one big rectangle, you can still use different curtains. But make sure your window coverings coordinate well and don't clash.

    Make a Statement

    You can draw attention to a specific area of the room with bold curtains.

    For example, highlight big windows or a fireplace with a strong color or pattern. Then use more neutral curtains for the rest of the room. Just make sure the patterns are in the same color scheme as the room's furnishings.

    Break It Up

    Use room dividers or shutters to break up a large room into smaller spaces. This is helpful if multiple people will be using the space for different things at the same time.

    Create a study nook, a cozy reading area, a kid's play space, or separate the kitchen from the living room.

    Temperature Control

    Large open areas are harder to keep at a comfortable temperature than smaller rooms.

    Choose curtains that will help with insulating the room, especially if you have large windows.

    Thermal lined curtains will keep the warm air inside in the winter. They will also keep the hot sun out in the summer.

    Length Matters

    The length of your curtains affects the formality of the room. For a clean modern look, curtains should just skim the floor. Romantic puddling requires an extra 6-12" of length.

    Curtains that hang just above the floor are modern and clean. Short curtains create a more casual and relaxed feel.

    At Dolcewe, we offer custom size for all curtains, no matter you need sill length, floor length or puddle length. 

    Fabric Choice

    The fabric you choose for your curtains can also affect the look and feel of your open floor plan.

    Heavy fabrics like velvet or wool create a formal and luxurious feel. Lighter fabrics like cotton or linen are more casual and airy.

    Sheer fabrics let in light and create a soft, romantic look. Patterned fabrics add visual interest and can tie in with other elements in the room.

    Curtain Headings

    The way your curtains attach to the rod (the heading) can also impact the style of your space.

    Pleated headings like pinch pleats or goblet pleats are more traditional and formal. Grommet tops, rod pockets, or ripple fold are more modern and casual.

    Tab tops or tie tops add a rustic or bohemian touch.

    Shop at Dolcewe for Custom Curtains

    We have a wide range of custom size curtains that are perfect for your open floor plan at You'll find the perfect curtains for your home with our many styles, fabrics, colors, and patterns.

    Prices start at just $26.99. We offer free shipping on orders over $199. Plus, get an extra 10% off when you sign up for our newsletter.

    Visit us today and discover the best curtain strategies for your open floor plan. Our team of design experts is here to help you create a beautiful and functional space that fits your style and needs.

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