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10 top things to consider when buying made to measure curtains

When it comes to decorating your home, curtains play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of your space. Made-to-measure curtains offer a tailored solution that can transform your room into a stylish and comfortable haven. However, choosing the perfect set of custom curtains requires careful consideration. In this article, we’ll explore the ten top things you should keep in mind when buying made-to-measure curtains.

1. What curtain heading should I have?

Different curtain styles can dramatically affect the overall look of a room. Options range from traditional pinch pleats to contemporary wave heading. Your choice should align with your interior design scheme and a personal taste. Some fabrics are more suitable to certain types of headings than other fabrics. If you feel a little lost, we have images to show you to visualise different styles. Feel free to have a look at our gallery or instagram page for inspiration. Alternatively, please book a free consultation with us so that we can help you choose what works best for your space.

2. How to choose your fabric?

The choice of fabric is very important when selecting made-to-measure curtains. Here you will want to consider factors such as the room’s purpose, the amount of sunlight it receives, and your preferred level of privacy. But mainly choose fabric that you will love and you can live with for a while. Made to measure curtains are a long term investment, as they say “buy cheap pay twice”. That is why it’s worth investing into something that will last longer. We love fabrics and we are more than happy to have a chat with you to advise you further.

3. Which lining and interlining should I buy?

Curtain interlining is a layer between the face fabric and the lining, it is used to create a luxurious look for your curtains and also to keep a draught out of your house. A quality lining can provide insulation, protect your fabric from sun damage, and improve the drape of your curtains. Both linings and interlinings can enhance the appearance and functionality of your curtains.

During a consultation we first ask what you are looking to get out of your curtains. Based on the information you give us, we help you choose the most suitable lining or interlining for your curtains.

4. Shall I choose plain or patterned fabric?

Consider the colour scheme and existing patterns in your room. Curtains can serve as a focal point or complement existing decor. Neutral colours often create a timeless and classic look, while bold patterns can add a touch of excitement. Did you know you need a lot more fabric when it’s patterned? Pattern repeat size on a fabric can vary from 1cm to 50 cm and above, vertically or horizontally, so it’s alway best to have a chat with us about how much fabric is needed and the overall cost.

5. Buying the perfect pole or track

The choice of curtain poles, tracks and tiebacks can significantly impact the final appearance of your new curtains. Make sure they align with the style of your windows, doors and overall decor in the room. We would also ensure it is the perfect match to the colour of your curtains and the style of your space.

Poles vary from wooden to metal so you need to consider what is the best option for you. Wooden poles are often of natural finish, so pairing with natural types of fabrics like cotton or linen is to be considered. Metal poles or tracks are often associated with modern type of headings ie. eyelet, wave but also with traditional headings in period properties. We offer a large selection of metal poles.

6. Customisation options

Explore customization possibilities, such as trimmings, borders, and contrasting fabrics. These details can add a unique touch to your curtains and make them stand out. We are always happy to help you explore your options, so be sure to get in touch for a free consultation!

7. Maintenance and cleaning your new curtains

Think about how easy it will be to maintain and clean your curtains. Some fabrics are machine washable, while others require professional cleaning. Under no circumstances should you wash your beautifully hand made curtains! Ever! They will shrink and be instantly ruined. The best way to clean your curtains is to vacuum clean them every so often. If you are not sure what to do, always ask us how to care for your new curtains.

8. How to measure my window?

Accurate measurements are critical for made-to-measure curtains. There is a lot of consideration to be done and there is no space for mistakes. If you are serious about having hand made curtains provided by us or another make or shop, please leave this job for us. We will visit you for a free consultation and we will take measurements too.

9. Budget

Set a realistic budget for your made-to-measure curtains. Custom options can be more expensive than ready-made curtains, but they offer superior quality, customization and longevity.

10. Choosing your maker

Choosing your curtain maker can be a difficult task, so be sure to go with someone you can trust, someone who can provide you with guidance along the way. We are passionate about soft furnishings and fabrics. We love working with clients to create their desired look in their homes. We offer a truly bespoke service and will do our best to advise you as much as we can. We are a reliable small business who thrive on quality, punctuality and amazing reviews from our clients.

Made-to-measure curtains are an investment in both style and comfort for your home. By carefully considering these ten key factors you can make an informed decision that transforms your living space into a visually appealing and functional haven. Whether you’re looking for elegance, insulation, or privacy, custom curtains offer endless possibilities to elevate your home decor.

How do we work? You contact us to arrange a free consultation. We visit your space and once you are happy to go ahead, we select appropriate materials together. Then we hand craft and install your new curtains and you have transformed your space. Sounds good? Get in touch for a free consultation!


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