For a home to look its best, it needs to have the right window treatments. Windows are a focal point of any living space and if they are done properly, they can enhance the look and feel of each room. Ready-made curtains may not always be ideal to achieve your home decor goals. Fortunately, customizing curtains is easy and offers more options for the ideal style.
Why Customize Curtains?
There are a number of reasons to order custom curtains. Whether you are a homeowner, a designer looking for unique window treatments for a client, or are looking to decorate a home to flip it quickly, custom curtains give you the flexibility and individualized look that makes all the difference. Reasons for ordering custom panels include:
- Looking for a unique design;
- Choosing individualized specifications (for example, to get higher, fuller curtains for a more stately appearance, or smoother, more minimal window treatments for a modern aesthetic);
- Combining a header and fabric option that is just right for you;
- Needing curtains for non-standard window sizes;
- Needing curtains or valances for an area beyond a traditional window;
- Decorating or dividing spaces in the home.
Choosing Your Custom Curtains
First, focus on colors, patterns, fabrics, and styles. Select anything from classy patterns to bright solid hues to elegant neutrals. Fabric choices include silks, textured silks, cotton twill, sheers, and more. There’s something for every decorating taste, from casual to formal.
Once you’ve chosen the right color and fabric, it’s time to decide on the header style. Choose from a number of different looks, including pole pocket, pole pocket with hook and loop belt (which gives great versatility and allows you to change up the look), French pleats, inverted pleats, Parisian pleats or Goblet pleats.
Now, consider the type of lining that you want. One option is a lined curtain that includes face fabric and standard lining. This provides a clean and finished look ideal for most window treatments and most rooms. Another choice is a lined and interlined backing, which adds an interlining that can provide insulation, some additional privacy and more substance and body to the panel. This is ideal for rooms that need more warmth, more privacy or a touch of elegance and sophistication.
The next step is measuring your curtains. This one of the most important components, but isn’t difficult with a few simple steps. You’ll need to decide how you want your curtains to hang, and whether you want a primarily functional or decorative look. A major advantage of custom window treatments is that you can get curtains that fit your space perfectly and give you the look you want, even if you have an odd-sized window or want a unique look.
Finally, you’ll be ready to choose beautiful hardware to complement your window treatments. From antique bronze looks to relaxed sun-bleached styles, to contemporary black hardware, this adds the final finishing touch to complement your custom curtains. Remember to make sure that your curtain rod is the correct size for your pole pocket if you choose a pole pocket header.
Window Treatments That Stand Out
When you opt for customized window treatments, it allows you the greatest level of control over the fabric, color, header style, size and look you are after. This can really make a difference in the overall look of a home, whether you are showing it to potential buyers or just looking for an ideal way to make it appear just the way you dreamed. Browse the different options or request free fabric swatches today to get curtains that set your home apart.