Furniture Design / October 4, 2018 / Giuliana Bundy.
Tab top curtains lend themselves to a type of fabric varieties, which means that no matter what kind of window dressing you need, you can find or make a tab top to suit your needs. From heavier, insulated tab curtains, to a lightweight tab top silk curtain, and everything in between, this is a very versatile style.
When choosing a tab top curtain, or looking for fabrics, consider the use of the room, your decorating style, and price. Aim for continuity in both the form of the room and its use. Window treatments in a formal living room, for example, would likely be more substantial or made of a more delicate material, than a kitchen. An in-depth study filled with mahogany furniture needs a much window treatment. The tab top style can work here, but should probably be a more significant, richer material (even velvet!).
How you use the room is also a factor. Do you want the area to be dark, such as in the study mentioned above? Alternately, do you need the place to feel light and airy, with as much natural light as possible? If this is the case, lightweight fabric in a lighter color is a better choice than something heavy and darker. You can always add accent colors to the tabs, or by adding design elements such as flowers or buttons.