How to choose curtains for the bedroom? – Bauldry Botanicals

When selecting curtains for a bedroom, several factors come into play to ensure the space is both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Selecting the perfect curtains can be a daunting task with the plethora of option available. Whether this be an energising space which gives you a little nudge out of bed in the morning or a relaxing haven which wraps its arms around you before you rest.

Bauldry Botanicals specialize in luxury fabrics, wallpaper, soft furnishings and window dressing. Always inspired by nature in design aesthetic and sustainable ethos. With their expert knowledge and advice, choosing your curtains for your bedroom has never seemed so effortless.

Fabric and texture

Fabric choice is significant to the overall look and feel of your window dressing, a heavier weight of fabric will create dramatic pleats and structure whilst a lighter option will allow for beautiful drapery.  

Enhanced durability and energy efficiency makes them the perfect complement to any lifestyle. Organic cotton has a positive impact on yours and the earth’s health by being free of toxic chemicals. Hemp is another option we recommend with its organic antibacterial and moisture wicking qualities; naturally filtering UV light which is an added bonus when designing rooms which bathe in natural light. Organic Cotton and Hemp are also antibacterial, hypoallergenic and great for people with skin sensitivities or allergies.

Colour and pattern

If you are looking for a colour palette to invigorate and motivate; zesty tones of yellow can create a  sense of sunshine even on the cloudiest of days. Providing additional motivation to begin the day  positivity; awaking in an energised space filled with optimism. Consider layering with pastel lavenders to restore a soothing, relaxing balance. In nature no colours combine with such wild abundance as warm floral pinks with the refreshing harmony of green.

Peaches and blues combine to discover a feeling of serenity and reliability with soft shades of uplifting blues alongside with reassurance and comfort of warmer tones. 

Experiment! Attach colour swatches of your favourites to the wall and live with them over a period of  time. Unlike many other social spaces within your home which may be required for formal dining or  casual socialising – a bedroom is a deeply personal space – it is not one for outside influence and should be something which suits only those who rest there.

Size and length

Bedroom curtains are always better suited to be comfortably wider than your window and most often  full length as to create the most privacy and feeling of disconnected tranquility as the day ends.  Adding fullness to your width will create a more luxurious finish whilst puddling on the floor will  develop a more dramatic and romantic style when gathered into tie or hold backs.

We always recommend for standard windows that bedroom curtains should be a pair rather than single curtains  because drawing the curtains at night and opening in the morning is like the symmetry of closing or  opening a book. This sense of pairs creates a visual balance within a bedroom.

Personal preference and style

One way in which light can be invited yet still remain personal within a bedroom is to combine curtains for privacy with translucent voiles; allowing the light to fill your space whilst offering connection. The ‘Waterloo’ bed could create perfect harmony between the upholstered frame and curtains; contrasting with the flow of voiles which could drape to form a canopy upon the frame.

When developing a colour palette, curtains create an opportunity to imagine a cohesive and complimentary look. For example matching pleated curtains and contrast  buttons with upholstered beds such as the ‘Daniella Deep Buttoned,’ would create colour, balance and opportunity for unique character.  


Choosing the right curtains for your bedroom is a blend of functional needs, aesthetic preferences, and the overall theme of your room. Having insight from Bauldry Botanicals should leave you in good stead to enjoy your curtain choosing journey. By considering these aspects, you can select curtains that not only enhance the beauty of your bedroom but also contribute to a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.