Made to Measure Pink, Toile Curtains

Which pinks do you recommend for curtains?

Vanessa says: ‘I love pink curtains! Mixing soft shades such as my Mallow and Lily Pink with the stronger shades of Damson and Sweet Pea is so feminine and indulgent. It's not just for little girls. The colour of the moment is cheery, sophisticated, and pretty.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

Which pinks do you recommend for curtains?

Vanessa says: ‘I love pink curtains! Mixing soft shades such as my Mallow and Lily Pink with the stronger shades of Damson and Sweet Pea is so feminine and indulgent. It's not just for little girls. The colour of the moment is cheery, sophisticated, and pretty. 

Sweet Pea is my brightest and most strident pink and makes up striking pink patterned curtains, in Up the Garden Path or even Stockholm Stripe

My Damson pink is a bluer softer tone and features as the mid pink shade in so many of my designs, see Gypsy Garland, Cow Parsley and Leaf Dance; to name just a few…. It makes the most beautifully delicate soft pink curtains which is why it is my favourite soft pink fabric.

Mallow is halfway to Lily Pink and looks stunning made up into “Mallow is halfway to Lily pink, and this pink upholstery fabric from this range can make stunning curtains or a playroom in Wild and Free design.

Lily Pink is the softest prettiest pink in Branching Out and Tea Time; both pink fabrics would suit being made into made to measure dusky pink curtains for bedrooms, kitchens and playrooms.

Dusky Pink has a more vintage bird feel with more brown mixed in with it, see Up the Garden Path.’

How to decorate with pink curtains

Think of pink as a neutral — it works with any decorating scheme, multiple shades of pink combine with crisp white create a warm and cosy feel in a bedroom.  With the patterns used stay away from overtly childish themes, sticking instead to classic rose pink floral fabrics for a timeless look that can age with your child. See my Lazy Daisy design and Wild and Free.

Colours that compliment pinks

A touch of green can ground a pink decorating scheme, such as the Kale in my Fruit Garden designs and also Sepals and Petals. Give a natural look a garden spin, with blooms of pink. Mix with plenty of light wood tones, neutral linen fabrics. Try pink and green fabrics in more muted tones for a formal living room: Kale and Damson in fruit Garden, mix beautifully with wicker furniture,

Pinks also like to be paired with softer shades of grey, such as Scree and Clay in my For the Love of Rose, French Ticking and the large bird print, In Full Flight.

My Dusky Pink is a vintage pink curtain fabric: Pink here is really faded red; it’s pink with a past, like a colour that has softened over the years, which gives the room a mature, wise air. This is particularly good for a pink curtain fabric for sitting room: see my Pretty Maids, my modern day Toile: For The Love of Rose and Stockholm Stripe where I have mixed old Rose Pink with a gentle brown called Whippet.

Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms. If you order a half metre returnable sample you can pin it to your present curtains and see how it looks. All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions 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.

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 (choice of either 5cm or 10cm depth - see below)- these have to be made using 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 depending on your choice of depth, add 5cm or 10cm accordingly.

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 (choice of either 5cm or 10cm depth - see below)- these have to be made using 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 depending on your choice of depth, add 5cm or 10cm accordingly.

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.

 

  

 5cm Cottage Pleat                                     10cm Cottage Pleat