Curtains are a great way to make a statement within
a room. They can be stylish, yet elegant and
can bring together the whole room.
Tabbed - these have a folded tab of material at the top of them and are attached to a curtain pole. If you have an elegant and stylish curtain pole which you would like to show off then this type of curtain heading is perfect for you.
Pencil Pleat - these are the more traditional way of displaying curtains. The name comes from the way the pleats fold together, as it resembles pencils laid side by side. It consists of tightly gathered folds that are then pulled through by a cord along on the heading tape. This allows more room for adjustment according to the window size. Pencil pleat curtains can be used on either a curtain pole or track.
Eyelet - these are a more modern form of styling. The eyelets can vary in size and diameter depending on which you prefer and the weight of the material you are using.
Lined curtains are better in many ways, such as enhancing the appearance of colours and patterns on the fabric, giving extra insulation when it’s cold, protecting from strong sunlight and adding extra hanging weight.
Readymade Curtains - Sizes:
Where the Range curtains are sold in pairs, the size given refers to each individual curtain. For example if you buy a curtain that is 167x229cm (66”x90”) each curtain will be 167X229cm. Therefore when the curtains are closed this will allow you double gather on a pole that is 167cm wide.
Please note that in all of our sizes the first dimension is the width and the second is the length. For example 167 x 229cm is Width x Length.
When measuring for your curtains, always measure the pole and not the window to get the correct length and drop. Allow for extra curtain, so that they meet in the middle with sufficient gather.
Decide on what drop you want, to the floor, or to the sill. Always remember that curtains to the floor should finish about 1.5cm (1/2”) from the floor in order to stop the wear on hem. And curtains to the sill should finish 15cm (6”) below the window sill to stop drafts and light coming through.
It is very likely that newly hung curtains will show creases and folds. However follow the correct ironing instructions and after they are hung they will drop out.
To avoid marking the fabric, attach tracks with a cord or use rods to draw the curtain.
Make sure you have a slight gap between the curtain and the window pane otherwise it may be in contact with condensation and damp conditions.
When hand washing make sure that you do not rub the materials together as this can cause deterioration to the fabric and design. Also use a colour care detergent as this will mean that the colours will not run or fade out of the materials.
Always make sure that when machine washing your curtains you use a low speed spin and a cool temperature. Once spun, the material should still have a little bit of moisture in it so that the creases will drop out and the curtain will retain its shape.
Before cleaning your curtains, always remember to remove accessories, such as the draw strings, hooks and weights. Most curtains are washable in some way whether they are hand washable, machine washable or dry cleaned. Please check the label for further instructions on your material.