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Essential Tips To Help You Plan For Your Custom-Made Curtains

by Carolyn Fox

Choosing custom-made curtains offers numerous advantages including the ability to determine the design you want your curtains to have. However, it's important that you pay attention to the functional elements and ensure that the curtains you choose serve the intended purpose. Below are essential tips to help you plan for ideal custom-made curtains.

Choosing Mode of Operation 

It's advisable that you determine the way you want to operate your custom-made curtains before you can have them ready. For example, you may want to choose either a hand-drawn or motorized operation for your curtains.

Also, the mode of operation you choose for your curtains determines the type of curtain tracks you will use. For instance, motorized curtains require electric tracks which the curtains run on when being drawn. Inquire from a professional curtains supplies provider beforehand on all the supplies you will need for your curtains.

Curtain Wall Coverage

The measurements on your custom-made curtains will be determined by the style and appeal you want to achieve. For instance, you can customize your curtains in a way that adds height to walls. Creating an illusion of height may come in handy, especially for homes that have low ceilings.

So, first determine the coverage you want your curtains to offer you. For example, you may want curtains that cover nearly the entire length of the window from the ceiling to the floor. So, in such a case, you should include the distances above and below the window. Also, if you want your curtains puddled at the bottom, then add about two inches to the length.

Curtain Fullness

When planning for your custom-made curtains, be sure to determine the fullness you want based on your needs. The fullness of your curtains affects the depth of the covering the curtains will offer. For example, more curtain fullness means that your curtains will be able to absorb more light and greatly prevent penetration of light through the fabric.

Also, when determining the fullness of your curtains, choose the fabric wisely. For example, if you want greater fullness that does not appear messed up, go for light fabrics. In contrast, for heavy curtain fabrics, minimal fullness is recommended for a fine appeal. 

Planning for your custom-made curtains requires you to pay attention to every detail so that you can achieve an expert-like end result. The tips above will help you remember to cater for key essentials in the planning process.