The best curtains are made to measure and hand made. Good curtain makers do not use heading tapes but create every pleat,
gather and hem by hand. If curtains are to last for many years they will certainly need to be lined
and interlined to protect the outer decorative fabric against UV damage.
There are many factors to be taken into consideration when choosing curtains to complement a room.
Firstly the style must be decided (contemporary or classic), then how best to line the curtains
(sateen cotton lining, blackout or thermal) or interlined and then which headings and fabrics will
enhance the design of the room and its furnishings. There are a great many styles from which to choose,
from eyelets and pencil pleats to hand sawn headings (triple pleat, box pleat, goblets or cartridge pleats)
to name but a few of the most popular options.
Curtains can be combined with most blinds and often will make blinds less austere. Pelmets are often
dramatic additions, setting the style of window treatments, and need to be chosen carefully to complement
the fabric and overall style. For more dramatic effect, classic curtains can be combined with swags and
tails as well as rich tassels and trims. The options are endless!