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Made to Measure Living Room Curtains

We can make your bespoke curtains to a beautifully high standard

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We can make Made to Measure living room/lounge curtains using our designer fabric to your exact requirements, to fit any window size or style. Each of our bespoke curtains can be beautifully made for you by professionals in our traditional workshop based in the UK. They are hand finished with great care and attention and delivered to you well within eight weeks.

You can find a useful video talking you through how to measure up for both curtains and blinds by clicking here.

Before you take out the tape measure, decide how high above the window you'd like the curtains to begin. "Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room".

Tips for prolonging the life of your curtains

Unfortunately, fading from sunlight is always possible.  Here are some tips to help prolong the life of your curtains – you can draw them well back from the light, you can line and interline them, you can also draw them with a pulley system to avoid making the leading edge dirty.  Swapping the curtains over from time to time helps to keep the fabric exposed to sunlight at a minimum or perhaps adding a leading edge where the fabric will be most vulnerable.

Should I line and interline my living room curtains?

Some fabrics can help keep out the cold. Many hotels use velvet or tweed since their weight helps block light and keep heat in. Still, all of my designer fabrics can be interlined with bump, a thick, insulating felt material. This interlining — a piece of fabric slipped between the lining and the face fabric — can also help prolong the life of the curtains. Lining and interlining are what give curtains their body and fullness.

If you have ground floor French doors, it looks wonderful to have a second fabric lining the main curtains, this creates more interest from the garden when you look in to the house.

If you simply cannot decide which is best, blinds or curtains, try using both. Doing so provides privacy and gives you design options you will not have with blinds alone, adding more colour and pattern.

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How to measure up for your curtains:

A video guide to help to measure up 

Please remember that pattern repeats and fabric widths are automatically calculated if you order through our web site. It is advisable to fit your pole or track before ordering your curtains. Your pole or track should ideally extend 30cms on each side of the window so when drawn back light is maximised and at least 15cms above the top of the window to block out as little light as possible again. Please use metric units only when measuring.

Poles:

WidthIf you have a pole, measure the distance between the finials. (A)

Finished Length for pencil pleat, triple pleat, double pleat and inverted pleat - when measuring the finished length using a curtain pole we recommend allowing between 2cms and 5cms above the eyelet on the underside of the curtain ring, depending on how much of the pole and rings you wish to hide. From the measurement you choose above the eyelet, measure down to the bottom of the hem (see B & C) and that is your finished length measurement. 

Finished length for cottage pleat - these have to be made be a 3cm single position tape which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, please provide us with the distance from the eyelet to the floor and add 5cm for the cottage pleat.

Finished length for flop over frill - these curtains have to be made with a 3cm single position tape which makes the finished length non adjustable. To measure the finished length for this header, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor. Don't add any extra for the frill, we will do that.

Please note, we will add 25cm for hem allowance.

                                   

                                           

 

Tracks

Width - If you have a track, measure the total length of the track, including any overlap where the curtains meet in the middle.

Finished length: For pencil pleat, triple pleat, double pleat and inverted pleat - when measuring the finished length of your curtains using a track add 1cm above the track (to hide the track) down to the bottom of the hem. (D)*

Finished length: For cottage pleat curtains - these have to made with a one inch single position tape which makes the finished length non-adjustable. To get your finished length measurement, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor and add 5cm for the cottage pleat.

Finished length for flop over frill curtains - these have to made with a one inch single position tape which makes the finished length non-adjustable. To get your finished length measurement, just give us the measurement from the eyelet to the floor and don't add any extra for the frill as we will do this. 

Please note, we will add 30cms for hem allowance.