We are planning to buy new set of drapes for our home. More like thick drapes. My home is located on the top most floor and there is lot of ventilation in all the rooms. Some windows get direct sunlight and some do not. As far as winters are concerned, it doesn't get that extreme cold in Hyd, so not really looking for lined/insulated drapes. The floor has beige/fuchsia colored tiles, though fuchsia ones form a border in the hall. So, I am planning for some color co-ordinated drapes which gives aesthetic look and is also pleasant at the same time. I would be visiting furnishing stores, here. But I want to get an idea on different kinds of materials that would suit my home. Or for that matter, any other color combo, prints etc that I can go for? Cleaning and washing those curtains? How do I choose if it can go into a washing machine? I really do not want to spend at those dry cleaning stores, but would do so if it demands. Anything, any info would be really helpful to me.