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Custom Made Curtains 101: Factors you need to consider

When considering custom-made curtains, there are several factors to keep in mind:

1. Fabric

The type of fabric you choose for your curtains will play a significant role in their appearance, durability, and functionality. Some factors to consider when choosing fabric include the weight and thickness of the material, the color and pattern, and whether the fabric is solid or sheer.

We have a wide range of curtaining fabric available on our website that you can choose from. If you have no idea where to start – the most popular curtaining fabric collections are: Tabi Linen & Airy Fairy from Hertex, Light House from U&G, and when it comes to lining Siesta from Silkhouse. These options are great quality and cost effective.

You are also more than welcome to book an appointment to come see fabric samples at our office in Lakeside, Cape Town. E-mail: sales@fabricsuperstore or WhatsApp: (+27)76 474 8659

2. Style

There are many different styles of curtains to choose from, including traditional, contemporary, and minimalist. Consider the overall style of your home or office space and choose a curtain style that complements it.

The specific curtain finish (i.e. wave, pinch pleat, box pleat, eyelet, tab top etc.) contribute massively to the overall style of the curtains.

In short, Wave & Eyelet curtains have a sleek and contemporary appearance.
Pleated curtains are classic and elegant and give a neat and tailored appearance.
Tab top curtains have a casual look that is perfect for informal settings.

Each curtain finish and the benefits and drawbacks are explained in detail in Different Curtain Finishes Explained.


3. Measurements

It is important to take accurate measurements of your windows before ordering custom-made curtains. This will ensure that the curtains fit properly and look their best.

Read: How to measure for Custom Curtains

At Fabricsuperstore, once we’ve quoted you on your window measurements and you’ve accepted the quote, we offer an additional measuring and installation service. This service is only available to our Cape Town clients and surrounding areas.

4. Hardware

The hardware you choose for your curtains, such as rods or rails etc., can also impact their appearance and functionality. Consider the style and finish of the hardware to ensure it complements your curtains and other decor.

Read: Curtain Hardware Everything you need to know for more information.

5. Budget

Custom-made curtains can be more expensive than ready-made options, so it is important to set a budget before starting your search. Keep in mind that higher-quality fabrics and hardware are generally more expensive.

6. Installation

Finally, consider how the curtains will be installed. Will you be installing them yourself, or will you need to hire a professional? Make sure you have the necessary tools and skills to install the curtains properly, or factor in the cost of professional installation into your budget.

As mentioned before Fabricsuperstore does offer a measuring and installation service for clients in Cape Town and surrounding areas. We then take complete responsibility for the finished window dressing.  This includes all after sales services like amendments etc. at no extra cost.

There are several benefits to choosing custom-made curtains for your home or business, including:

  1. Perfect fit:
    Custom-made curtains are tailored to fit your windows precisely, ensuring a perfect fit that enhances the overall look of your room.
  2. Personalization:
    With custom-made curtains, you have complete control over the fabric, style, and colour of your curtains, allowing you to create a unique and personalized look that matches your decor.
  3. Quality materials:
    Custom-made curtains are typically made from high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting, ensuring that they will look great for years to come.
  4. Energy efficiency:
    Custom-made curtains can be designed to provide better insulation for your home, helping to reduce energy costs and keeping your home more comfortable year-round.
  5. Aesthetically pleasing:
    Custom-made curtains can add aesthetic value to your home or business, making it more attractive to potential buyers or tenants.
  6. Expert advice:
    When you work with a professional curtain maker, you’ll have access to their expertise and advice, helping you to choose the right fabrics, styles, and colours to create the perfect look for your space.