I feel like a pair of curtains - pull yourself together..

Doctor Doctor - I feel like a new set of curtains.....he told me to pull myself together.

You can buy new curtains ready-made, or make your own - this helpful Video How to make your own curtains will get you started

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Consider the following factors before deciding which option is best for you:

Choosing Curtain Fabric

If you make your own curtains, you can choose from an enormous range of fabrics, including the more unusual types and reducing the chance of finding someone else with the same curtains as yours!

On the other hand, ready made curtains come in many textures and colours, so there is heaps of choice if you can't be bothered making your own.

Curtains can be relatively simple to make yourself, but still require knowledges and a certain degree of skill. You’ll also need a sewing machine, unless you can stitch by hand.

It’s easier to buy curtains ready made, and on line stores stock an enormous range so you can choose curtains to that match the d├ęcor of your home. See this articled about interior design and the role fabrics play in home decoration
Ready-made curtains include the labour cost in the price, so obviously home-made curtains should be considerably cheaper. If you have a fixed budget, making your own will also allow you to splash out on more expensive curtain fabrics and perhaps pay for someone to professionally hang them once you have selected an appropriate curtain poles.

Tailor to your personal preferences.

You can customise homemade curtains to your exact requirements, which is especially useful if your house has non-standard sized windows. However, ready-made curtains are a good option if your home has standard windows, and you can customise them using accessories.

Curtain Accessories.

You may want tie-backs, pelmets, cushion covers and other matching accessories. Many stores offer an accessory range to co-ordinate with their ready-made curtains. If you opt to make your own, the accessories may be more difficult to make than the curtains.

Quality.

Ready-made curtains have a professional finish. If you make your own, the final look of your curtains is determined by your own skill. This may be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on your abilities; if you are skilled, your curtains may look fantastic – but if not, they may look ‘home-made’.

Both ready-made and home-made curtains can look very attractive, and the best option for you depends on your own skills and requirements.

2 comments:

Discount Area Rugs said...

Thank you for your post on curtains -- I was looking for the perfect curtain for my perfect area rug

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