Curtains Made to Measure: Why You Should Consider Custom Draperies

It goes without saying that windows are one of the most prominent features in a home. This therefore makes them a natural choice when it comes to making a design statement. The right type of window furnishings can enhance not just the window and room, but also functionality. So when the time comes to make choices, you want to do it carefully. What you ideally want is a balance between privacy, natural light and airflow. 

While there are many options to choose from, here we’re specifically looking at curtains. To be precise, curtains made-to-measure. Why? Because while hopping down to the retail store around the corner seems easy, custom will change your life. That’s not an exaggeration either; trust us, you’ll never look back. 

We’ve enjoyed putting together this list below which shows you exactly why. Take a look for yourself.

1. Precise Measurements

The first and most obvious benefit of curtains made-to-measure is that you get precise measurements. They are designed and crafted to fit your window’s dimensions exactly. At a retail store, the only options are pre-existing sizes that you’ll have to choose from depending on what’s closest. More often than not, these sizes are either too small or too large. Neither is a flattering fit as window furnishings. 

Aside from not looking great, they also won’t help very much in terms of insulation and light control. Curtains that are a touch too small will spill light in, and create visibility from the sides. Too large means they won’t snuggly cover the window, failing to provide insulation. It’s important to remember that your window furnishings need to be practical too. Custom-made does away with all of these, ensuring you get curtains that are measured and fitted to your needs.

2. Personalised Style

Another significant advantage of custom-made curtains is that you get to design them in your preferred style. For starters, you get to personally choose the fabric colour, pattern (if any), and texture you want. This typically depends on looks as well as functionality. For instance, blockout curtains will help you keep out light while improving insulation and privacy. Sheer curtains will help diffuse light, adding to ambience and offering a certain amount of privacy as well. It all depends on the room in question, but the bottom line is that you get to call the shots. 

Additionally, you also get to customise the heading style of your curtains. There are various options you’ll come across, namely pencil pleat, pinch pleat, double-pinch pleat, knife pleat and more. Not only does each style give each curtain its own unique look, it also decides how the fabric drapes. This means you get to deck your space out in curtains that are exactly as you envision them.

3. Long-term Quality and Longevity

Window furnishings are an investment, and so are more than just another accessory. Chances are you’ll be using them for a long time to come, so you want to be sure they last. Unfortunately, readymade options from the store don’t really have this guarantee. You can’t be sure of the quality of fabric and skill of workmanship. Most of the time, cheap fabrics are imported from overseas to save costs. This means that after a couple of washes, either they fade or the fabric starts fraying, or both. The stitching also sometimes comes apart, leaving you to fix it all up. Which, at the end of the day, is not something you want to bother dealing with. 

Custom-made curtains pay a great deal of attention to the product from start to finish. Our advice is to go for products that make use of fabrics from local suppliers. That is to say, Australian suppliers. This gives you peace of mind knowing that they have adhered to stringent local quality standards. Additionally, if an issue did crop up with the fabric, it’s easier to resolve. 

Our range of curtains are made using nothing but locally sourced fabrics, from the best suppliers in the country. This has built trust and dependability over time, so we can in turn pass on this assurance to our customers. Additionally, each curtain is lovingly hand-made with state-of-the-art technology and long-term experience. All of this combined means you can expect your curtains to stand the test of time.

4. Individual Finishing Touches

And last but not least, you get to add your very own personal touches too. Tiebacks for example, are a handy little trick for both a neat and practical look. You can get them made in the same fabric as your curtain. Use them to gather your curtains neatly. Typically, a hook is fastened on the wall, and the curtain is swept to the end and secured with the tieback. If you’d prefer not to use a hook, you can also wrap the tieback around the curtain. Each of these have a different effect though, so do consider that as well. 

Aside from tiebacks, tassels are another fun finishing touch to consider. They embellish curtains, so are less simplistic in the overall look. They look especially grand on curtains in larger spaces. Think large halls or ballrooms. There’s a chance they can seem a bit much in smaller areas, but see how you go. Definitely consider all options before locking in any decisions. 

And then of course, we have pelmets which are a casing of sorts. They’re fitted at the very top of the curtain and hide the rod, which some prefer. Pelmets aren’t a must, but some do like them. You can get these done in the same fabric too. 

We could go on, but this should be enough to help you understand why curtains made-to-measure stand out. If you’re on the hunt for new curtains for your space, why not get in touch with our expert consultants? We’ll bring the showroom to you, for your ultimate convenience. You can even choose the fabrics from the comfort of your home, and see how they suit right then and there. Combined with our expertise, you’re sure to find something you absolutely love.