Nearly everyone chooses something with which to cover their windows. Blinds are pretty common as are curtains. There are even people that have high tech windows that have two panes and gas fills the space when they need privacy. Regardless of what someone chooses to add a little privacy to their home, they want their window covering to blend in with their style. That’s why many people choose custom curtains. Here are some things to consider for anyone considering custom curtains.
Type of Fabric
As a general rule, there is no wrong type of fabric to use for curtains. It’s only important to choose something that will fit the tastes of the person who is commissioning the custom work. However, it’s important to understand that some fabrics won’t look the same as others when hung.
For example, upholstery fabric is very heavy. Because of this, it doesn’t wrinkle and it pleats and swags exceptionally well. There are a lot of patterns to choose from and many people choose upholstery when they are looking for a formal design aesthetic. Lace, on the other hand, does not have any movement at all, and will only hang straight. It’s not good for pleating or other design elements that some curtains have.
Cost of Fabric
Usually, the least expensive fabric from curtain shops in Singapore is polyester. It is also fade resistant, which makes it a good choice for windows. However, it’s not luxurious, which turns many people off. But, for the budget conscious, this may be the only option.
The fabric is sold by the yard and can range between $9 a yard to $100 a yard, depending on the type of fabric. Options, such as silk and velvet, tend to be the most expensive, while cotton and polyester are the most affordable.
Amount of Fabric
It’s important to know the amount of fabric needed to cover the windows. Many people prefer the fabric extend below the window pane and be wider than it as well, but others want a perfect fit. It’s necessary to get an accurate measurement, especially if someone is ordering online.
If you’re considering custom curtains for your home, there is a lot to consider. Talking to a seamstress will help to narrow down your choices and ensure that you’re choosing the right fabric and the right amount of fabric for the look you want.