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Choosing Curtain Fabric For Your Home

Ok, we agree – with a huge range of choices these days, trying to pick a fabric for your new pair of curtains, upholstery or even cushions for your home can be an extremely difficult task thanks to the numerous colours, patterns and textures around. However, you can make it easy for yourself by bearing in mind a few interior design tips:

Consider Coordinating Curtain Fabric

Perhaps you have a particular armchair whose upholstery you just love because of its texture or colour? If so, why not give it a more prominent place in your décor scheme by getting curtains to match? And if you don’t have a favourite piece of furnishing but love a particular fabric then it’s easy enough to have an armchair, settee or even a special customized beanbag produced to match your new curtains. Don’t have the money for upholstery? Then why not invest in a few matching cushions instead?

The same co-ordinating rules can, of course, apply to a prized bedspread or throw. These tend to be the focal point of a bedroom anyway but you can really enhance this feature and give the room a ‘finished’ feel by hanging curtains to match.

Choosing Curtain Fabric

Talk Textures

If you have the kind of large bay windows that tends to let in a lot of drafts then thick lined curtains are a good idea. Not only will the make the room a lot cosier but they’ll also save on heating bills! Not only that but they also tend to give the room a rather luxurious feel.

Cultivate Colours

Bring out the blue, purple or orange accent colour in your room by introducing it in a subtle way in your curtains by means of a colourful pattern such as the this Bird fabric from The Swedish Design Company’s Klippan range:

Klippan - Bird Orange - Scandinavian Swedish Fabric

Then again, checks or stripes are another powerful way of continuing with an accent colour such as the Ascot stripe from Ian Mankin’s Roomshots collection:

Ian Mankin - Ascot Stripe - Ticking Fabric

Particular Purposes

Maybe your curtains are for a certain room ie a child’s, and you wanted to continue with a particular theme such as boats, ducks or even cup cakes? Clarke & Clarke’s Flutterby collection features a pink butterfly fabric for a girl’s room while Andrew Martin’s Picture Show from his Spectator collection would be perfect for a teenage girl with a penchant for vintage:

Andrew Martin - Spectator Collection - Pop Art Fabric

Prestigious Textile’s Capital from their Novelty collection would appeal to most school boys.

Prestigious Textiles - Novelty Collection - Boy's Curtains

It’s easy to see just by looking at the above curtain fabric designs how you can change the whole character of a room by simply introducing a new pair of curtains, bedspread or even a set of cushions or a beanbag. The fun is in the trying.

At Curtains Made Simple we can run up made to measure curtains, beanbags or bedspreads and deliver them direct to your home address within a matter of weeks of receiving your order and measurements. You can also contact us for any advice or further information about textiles we sell. We’re happy to send out samples too.

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