The UK has a long tradition of bold, attractive fabric design. Classic names from the past, such as Sanderson, Harlequin and Liberty, all added to the country's standing and prestige in the world of design. More recently, companies such as Laura Ashley, Cath Kidston
and Designers' Guild have reinforced the UK's reputation as a global leader in home furnishing design. Wallpaper designers, Graham & Brown, along with colour specialists, like Fired Earth and Farrow & Ball, have revolutionised interior design thinking in the previous few years. Other successful suppliers include such names as Clarke & Clarke Fabric
, Prestigious Textiles
, Voyage, Malabar and Biggie Best.
Because of this new and increasing awareness in bespoke home design, so bespoke home furnishers are coming to the fore. Companies such as Curtains Made Simple offer a bespoke service where customers can choose their own fabrics, based on classic or ultra-modern designs, to design their own styles of curtains. Maybe you picked up some material in a market or on holiday, or have some fabrics which are attractive but you have not yet found a use for. Curtains Made Simple can take something from Liberty or Sanderson, Vanessa Arbuthnott
or Chelsea Textiles, and make curtains to tour specific requirements. The company has a large range of patterns from these top designers, but it is just as easy for the company to make your curtains from your own fabric. Curtains Made Simple will even make fabrics brought from High Street companies, such as John Lewis or Peter Jones.
This is an especially valuable service when choosing curtains for children's bedrooms. They will want something unique, to reinforce their identity from an early age, and a special curtain design that relates solely to them will be a good investment. Contacting a local silk-screen company is a great way to put your unique designs, even old photographs, on to fabric.
For adult bedrooms, a unique curtain design will reinforce the feeling that this is your own special haven from the stresses of the day before. Your own curtain or Roman blind fabric will also make you the envy of friends who have bought 'off the peg'.
The growth in the popularity of boot sales in the last couple of decade has meant that people are now offering anything and everything for sale. Retro or vintage fabrics are now more likely to be on sale, at a bargain price, and something that is also unavailable from major retailers selling mass-produced products in standard sizes and with a limited range of colours and patterns. Any second-hand fabric that you choose to use for your curtains should be carefully examined for any stains, burns or faults, but most fabrics can be cleaned easily at home, or dry cleaned. It is essential to have the fabric in good condition before measuring and sending to Curtains Made Simple for their bespoke service.
The suitability of your own fabric is something which his vital for your finished curtains. If you are unsure, you can send a sample to Curtains Made Simple, who can tell you if it is suitable for your bespoke curtains or roman blinds. After you are happy with the fabric and design and have ordered your unique blinds or curtains, you will receive them as soon as possible. Once hung, creasing, due to them being folded for delivery, may occur for a week or two, depending on the weigh of fabric. If the creasing has not fallen out after a couple of weeks, simply iron the back of the roman blinds or curtains on a cool setting and re-hang them.
Perhaps you have some fabric in the cupboard under the stairs, or wish to make a brand new design. It is important to consult with Curtains Made Simple - they are specialists in this field. At the end of the process, you will have curtains which are the envy of your friends and neighbours, and something which will add a long-lasting charm to your home.
To look at some of our great fabrics look no further than here; Cath Kidston
, Clarke & Clarke
, Vanessa Arbuthnott
or Prestigious Textiles
We can also fullfil large contract curtain orders for Hotels, Schools, Restaurants, Pubs and Care Homes
Choose From Over 35,000 Heading, Lining and Fabric Combinations For Made To Measure Curtains and Roman Blinds