Lots of factors need to be taken into consideration when deciding on your choice of curtain. You want them to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional and practical. Are they to be long or short? Is there furniture or radiators that need to be taken into consideration? And do you need extra insulation in a room which curtains could fulfil?
Once the various options have been considered, the next decision is which type of heading to have. Nearly all of my curtains are made using interlining. This is a soft fleecy fabric which is sandwiched between the main fabric and the lining, this gives the curtains insulation as well as a beautiful soft texture and drape that adds to the overall look.
The most popular headings are all made to measure and hand sewn – providing you with a supreme quality product which will last for many years.
TRIPLE FRENCH PLEAT
TRIPLE FRENCH PLEAT
This is classical, elegant and timeless. The pleat is folded into three and sewn in place at the bottom of the pleat. This heading stacks back neatly at each side into folds. They work best when they are full length, they can skim the floor or be slightly puddled. I can provide roller blinds to compliment any colour scheme.
This is slightly less formal than the triple pleat, with the pleat folded into two and sewn in place. It uses slightly less fabric than the triple pleat heading although still lending itself to full length curtains.
This is the simplest curtain heading as it is created by machine stitching on heading tape. It is then gathered up to the correct width to fit your window. Most useful if you are wanting a cost-effective simple curtain solution or for a children’s bedroom.
This heading forms cylinder type pleats (like a cartridge). It has a slightly more contemporary, masculine look to it. Also better with floor length curtains.
This heading is achieved by stitching on the heading tape an inch or so down from the top of the curtain, so when gathered, the top flops down slightly. This is a good option for a very informal country living room or bedroom, as it has a soft and relaxed look.
This is a very stylish neat system, created by using special heading tape to create a beautiful wave effect. These curtains hang below the track in a very neat uniform style maximising the light. They are best used in a modern, minimalistic area, or for bi-fold doors. When the curtains are stacked back they are very streamline so allowing maximum light into the room. These curtains require a specialist wave track system which I can supply.
Poles and tracks are crucial both to achieving the effect you are looking for, as well as being practical and hard-wearing.
There are two main types of ways to hang curtains – on tracks or poles. Curtain tracks are used to be functional, or discrete when you want the emphasis to be on the fabric. Or where space doesn’t allow room for a pole, then the track can be ceiling fixed. Curtain poles can be wood, metal or wrought iron. If you want a simple wood pole, a ball finial finishes it off nicely, or you can go for more elaborate style finials. They come in an array of different colour finishes.
I work with a range of suppliers with a wide choice and can help you decide the right one for you, your budget and your design.
• Silent Gliss
• Byron & Byron
• Walcot House
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