What are beaded curtains, and are they a good choice for your apartment?

If you own or rent an apartment and you need to buy new curtains, one of the things you may have heard of is bead curtains.

If you have not owned a set of beaded curtains before, however, you may be wondering why so many people like them so much and if a nice set of beaded curtains may be a good choice for your apartment.

What are beaded curtains? — As they sound, these are a type of curtain that is made out of beads.

Beads are threaded onto long strands of string that is then knotted off at the end. Each strand is attached to a top piece that is then hung up like a traditional curtain. The beads then fall from the top piece creating a type of ‘curtain’. This blocks out prying eyes from outside, while still allowing light to shine through.

If you like to have a light apartment, beaded curtains can be a great way to get it. They also look quite beautiful as the light shines through them, as they tend to shimmer almost like gems.

Sizes of beaded curtains — You can buy pairs of beaded curtains for just about any size of window. Just be sure you order a pair that are the correct size.

You can also order a single beaded curtain to hang in a doorway as a type of door. This is a wonderful use of a beaded curtain, as it blocks of one room from another without darkening each room like an actual door often does.

These are the most popular types of beaded curtains, and are often used in stores and restaurants as they allow prospective customers to see into the establishment without allowing flies and other bugs to fly in.

How to choose the right beaded curtains — If you have decided to try beaded curtains in your apartment, there are a few things you will want to look at to be sure you choose the right ones.

Size, of course, is the most important thing so be sure to measure your windows carefully before you place an order.

Next, you will want to consider the color of beads that will look the best in your room, as well as if you want to buy plain glass beads or those with a pattern.

Also look carefully at the top of the beaded curtain. Some are quite plain like a typical curtain, while others have patterns and designs on them. Be sure whichever curtain you choose has a top piece that will fit in with the decor of your apartment.

Where to buy beaded curtains — The easiest place is to look for what you want on the Internet.

Not only will this give you access to thousands of home stores across the United States selling beaded curtains, you will also be able to look at suppliers in India, Thailand, China and other parts of Asia.

As these countries are where many of these curtains are made, you will often get the lowest prices here as well.