Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics

How do I dress a big window?  Should I choose curtains or blinds for my large window?

There a no rules for choosing fabrics for big windows. Large patterns though are a good choice, for example our new Herbaceous Border design depicting beautiful gentle flowers in soft pastel colours. The gentle trellis of Fruit Garden scales up the design and creates a fabric very suitable for large windows. Equally Pretty Maids with its timeless spot motif makes stunning curtains or blinds for large windows. Our design: Up The Garden Path makes beautiful big curtains and being a one colour print creates a simple Scandinavian look.

As far as the best way to dress a large window we would suggest a rail with a pull cord so you can draw the curtains open more easily; alternatively a good quality pole that has been well waxed to aid the opening and closing of the curtains. Interlining is essential to add body to the curtains and they must be full length, but if you have a radiator in the way maybe a roman blind is the best choice. Alternatively if you can’t reach the top of the window at all easily, a roller blind with a pelmet to hide the roll might be the right choice as you will have no need to reach to the top ever…maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm. whereas curtains we can make to any size.

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Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics

How do I dress a big window?  Should I choose curtains or blinds for my large window?

There a no rules for choosing fabrics for big windows. Large patterns though are a good choice, for example our new Herbaceous Border design depicting beautiful gentle flowers in soft pastel colours. The gentle trellis of Fruit Garden scales up the design and creates a fabric very suitable for large windows. Equally Pretty Maids with its timeless spot motif makes stunning curtains or blinds for large windows. Our design: Up The Garden Path makes beautiful big curtains and being a one colour print creates a simple Scandinavian look.

As far as the best way to dress a large window we would suggest a rail with a pull cord so you can draw the curtains open more easily; alternatively a good quality pole that has been well waxed to aid the opening and closing of the curtains. Interlining is essential to add body to the curtains and they must be full length, but if you have a radiator in the way maybe a roman blind is the best choice. Alternatively if you can’t reach the top of the window at all easily, a roller blind with a pelmet to hide the roll might be the right choice as you will have no need to reach to the top ever…maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm. whereas curtains we can make to any size.

All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for curtains, blinds and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.

All these can be made for you through our Made to Measure service.