A few things to consider before having custom curtains made. Not only do curtains provide privacy and filter the light, but they can also transform a room and add personality. There are a few things to consider before you get custom curtains. We have put a list together of a few things to consider before getting curtains.
What is the best style of custom curtain for the room?
The style of curtain comes down to what you would like to achieve with the curtain. If you are looking for privacy and to block light, you would require a lined curtain. If you would like to simply filter the light a pair of unlined curtains are a great choice. The setting of the room is important as if you would like something for a more formal setting, you may want a dressier texture such as silk or velvet. On the other side of the spectrum, there are cotton and linen panels, these impart a more casual feel. You can also use tiebacks to create a drape to your curtain panels.
How to hang the custom curtains?
You need to mount your curtains at least 10cm above the window frame or even halfway between the ceiling and the top of the window. If your ceiling is low, we would recommend having the curtain right underneath your crown moulding to give your room more height.
What the best curtain panel length?
Measure from the top of the window (plus the added about 10cm of height where the curtains will hang from) to the floor. For a more traditional look, with the curtain slightly puddled on the floor, you’ll want to add another two or three inches to your length. For a modern, crisp look, have the panel fall flush with the floor.
You should consider the amount of pooling you would like. (Pooling is the amount of fabric that gathers on the floor at the foot of your window.) Made-to-measure curtains are made with an extra 5cm, as floors are often a little wonky. This would be considered a normal amount of pooling, but if you’re looking for some glamorous excess, generous pooling is the one for you, adding 12 cm of fabric added to the bottom of the curtain and create that luxurious look.
When measuring the width of your window, be sure to add 10cm on both sides and double the total number to ensure curtain fullness.
How many curtain panels do you need?
This depends on whether you plan on closing the curtains. If you want to have the option to close them, you would need the panels the combined width of the curtains. You may need to get multiple panels are ready-made panels come in select sizes.
If you want to frame the window and won’t be closing them, you can round down to one and a half times the width of the window. Therefore, one panel on each side may be sufficient.
Should you get custom made or store bought?
Custom window treatments offer many benefits. You can customize the dimensions to your window size and create a tailored look, like a perfectly-fitted suit. Custom panels come in endless design options, from material to header style. With these options, though, comes a considerable price difference from off-the-shelf curtain panels. You can