Made to Measure Red Curtains

Which of your fabrics do you recommend for red curtains?

When people walk into a red room, they immediately respond.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Curtains

Which of your fabrics do you recommend for red curtains?

When people walk into a red room, they immediately respond. 

High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, more old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cosy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, red is a statement curtain colour. 

In an otherwise neutral palette, even a restricted amount of red can liven up a space. My brightest red fabric is called Tomato, Wild and Free and Stockholm Stripe both incorporate this red and make beautiful red curtains.

Raspberry red is softer and a little more orange, making wonderful red curtain and blind fabric. See my designs: Fern and Dragonfly and Flora and Fauna with coordinates’ Little Leaf, Plain Check and Botanical Trellis. For upholstery we also offer a Plain Raspberry Red Linen Union.

My Cranberry red fabrics have more blue in them and go more towards a burgundy dark red curtain fabric. Cow Parsley and Acorn and Leaf all have this lovely mellow red, warming up a room without being too strident.

Red soft furnishing fabrics are warm, cool greys, greens and warm blues are also possible complimentary colours to use in a room to add interest.

Red stimulates the appetite, which makes it a perfect choice for the lead colour in a dining room palette, any of my red fabrics would work in this type of room, but maybe especially my Cranberry. Red adds drama to any room—even one as utilitarian as the kitchen.

What colours contrast and complement red curtains well?

If you’re familiar with the colour wheel, you know that green is exactly opposite of red, making it a complementary colour. Complementary colours tend to, well, complement each other, so green is a great choice to pair with reds. See my fresh Apple Green mixed with Raspberry in Cockerel and Spot, Stripe and Dash and Paisley Ground.

A colour scheme of red, white, black, and grey make a stylish bedroom, Red punctuates the room with pillows, a throw, a rug, and other accents. If you’re not ready to commit wholly, try red as an accent, pulling it in through curtains, cushions or an upholstered chair: see my Down To Earth fabric which combines red with the neutral Limestone. Decorating tip: in a sitting room, pick a wall colour—like chocolate brown—to ground the red. Because the colour is so visually arresting, even one red upholstered chair or red cushion can transform a bland room. Red furnishings work well with pale and dark neutrals―white walls, wood floors, and natural stone.

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