Curtain Guide | Choosing Your Curtain Fabric
When choosing your made to measure curtain fabric, consider the style and mood you want to achieve. For example, is it relaxed or more formal, minimalist and contemporary, retro-styled or traditional?
Do you want curtains that are the centre of attention and really pop, or do they simply just need to blend in with the rest of your decor?
Once these questions have been answered you will have a much clearer idea of what fabric to go for.
You can choose from the following made to measure curtain fabric categories
Plain curtains are very versatile and will give you lots of decorating options, they can still blend in nicely with any future decor modifications you have in mind. Also, if you already have an existing pattern scheme work with, plain curtains are a good safe option to give your room the required balance. If you’re looking for curtains that just need to blend in, try picking out a slightly darker hue than your walls as this will provide a soft, non-obtrusive look.
Semi Plain Curtains
Semi plain curtains are obviously less neutral than a plain fabric, however, if you're looking for curtains that will provide a little bit of excitement, while at the same time not being too dominant, selecting a semi plain fabric may be a better option for you.
Patterned curtains are great for making a statement and will give your room an instant decoration. Large pattern designs combine very well with solid plain coloured walls, so don’t be afraid to be daring. However, try to avoid large bold designs if you have patterned furniture or wallpaper, as this may be too overpowering.
Floral curtains are great for creating a cosy and uplifting mood and can brighten up any room in your home with very little effort. From beautiful pink rose designs that are reminiscent of a traditional English country garden to exotic multi-coloured designs, perfect for conjuring up a warm tropical vibe.
Introducing striped curtains to your colour scheme is a great way to inject some energy into a room. Striped designs are ideal for minimalist and modern interiors, but such is their flexibility, they can look equally at home in the most elegant of decors. Vertical stripes can also help create the illusion of a larger room, for example, if you have low ceilings.
Dotted curtains can inject a sense of fun and can be easily used in vintage and contemporary decors. Polka dots look particularly lovely in women's and girls bedrooms of all ages, and to make this gorgeous fabric really pop, try incorporating it with white or neutral coloured walls.
Checked curtains are perfect for creating a warm and cosy atmosphere, especially during the autumn and winter months. Tartan fabrics, in particular, are very popular at the moment, and thanks to the wide range of traditional and modern designs available, you can easily conjure up the perfect mood for your home.
Decorating a kids bedroom can be really fun and choosing the right curtains can set the tone for the whole room. Pink is still the obvious choice for a girl, as is blue for a boy, but you don’t have to limit your options with just these two colours. For example, using reds, oranges, and yellows are bright and exciting colours that both boys and girls will love.