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Made-to-measure curtains in Rickmansworth

Curtains are a fabulous way to enhance a room by adding texture, colour, and warmth. With texture, they add depth; with colour, they lift the mood; and with warmth, they help make a room feel cosy and inviting to relax.

Curtains from mcflorent Interiors are made to measure and designed to each client's unique requirements and specifications. They can be lined or interlined, thermal lined, blackout lined, or blackout interlined, subject to your requirements.

How to choose the right colour for your curtains

The colour of your curtains can have a considerable impact on the way a room is perceived. For rooms that are on the smaller side, it's best to go for lighter shades, such as grey and blue. These colours tend not to overwhelm smaller spaces when contrasting with darker tones, such as navy or black, and will help create the illusion of space.

 

Curtains have long been considered part of the window treatment. They often come to mind when someone describes "turning their house into a home".

Curtain Fabric

But fabric can offer much more than just an aesthetic benefit. When fabric curtains are in place, rooms can appear larger and more open than before, and soft furnishings help to reduce noise coming from the outside world, offering a quieter interior when you need it most.

What are the different types of curtain headings?

The curtain heading is the top part of your curtain that attaches to the track or rod. The style you choose can dramatically alter the overall appearance of your finished curtains and will determine the type of rod or track you can use.

 

mcflorent Interiors offers various heading options, allowing you to match your curtains to your home's existing style of décor. Listed below are a selection of the curtain headings we provide. If you would like your curtains to be made with a heading that is not listed, please contact us.

Wave heading

The wave header is an elegant and minimalist curtain heading that is ideally suited to modern interiors and works well alongside more traditional décor.

 

Wave curtains are created using a glider cord inside the track that creates a smooth, continuous 'wave' effect when the curtains are closed. When the curtains are open, they stack back neatly, allowing the maximum amount of light to enter the room. This makes the wave heading ideal for rooms where daylight is at a premium.

Wave Curtain Heading

Pencil pleat

Pencil Pleat Curtains

Pencil pleat curtains have a classic appeal and are perfect for contemporary or period homes. Folds of fabric are tightly gathered to create a semi-cylindrical heading, resembling a neat row of pencils. From the close pleats of the header, the material tumbles freely to the floor.

 

Due to their versatility and practicality, pencil pleats can be used with either curtain poles or tracks and are still a popular choice for the home.

Single, Double or Triple Pinch Pleat

The pinch pleat is the most common style of curtain header. A series of single, double, or triple pleats are pinched together in evenly spaced groups at their centre, creating fans above and below.

 

Pinch pleats work best with formal or traditional decorating styles.

 

This image shown is the triple pinch pleat.

Triple Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading

Goblet Pleat

Goblet Pleat Curtain Heading

The goblet pleat is a detailed and formal heading style similar to a pinch pleat heading. It is an excellent option for your dining room as it provides a more luxurious, tailored finish. The pleating of the pinch is assembled with a stiffened paper which forms an open-top to give a 'goblet' or 'wineglass' silhouette.

 

Curtains with a goblet pleat heading can be hung from a track or a pole and are suited to modern & luxurious spaces.

Rod Pocket Header

A rod pocket is a classic and casual approach to hanging curtains to conceal the curtain rod. The pocket is sewn into a panel at the top of the fabric.

 

The curtains are mounted by inserting the curtain rod into this pocket and slipping the material onto the rod.

Rod Pocket Curtain Heading

Inverted Pleat

Inverted pleat curtain heading

An Inverted pleat is a well-known header style and one of the more contemporary curtain headings. Design-wise, the Inverted pleat is the opposite of the box pleat and involves two folds of material being drawn together, stitched at the top, and pressed to form a crisp pleat.

 

When the curtains are drawn, Inverted pleats provide clean lines and a neat appearance and complement nearly every interior style.

 

For a modern and straightforward style, an Inverted pleat is a perfect option.

Gathered heading

Gathered heading curtains, often referred to as Cottage pleats, are a traditional yet informal style, similar in design to the Pencil pleat.

 

In contrast to a Pencil pleat, a Gathered heading requires a narrower heading tape to be used to create its ruffled, gathered effect.

 

Because of this, a Gathered header is ideally suited to smaller windows or curtains with a shorter drop.

Gathered Heading Curtains

Puffball Heading

Puffball Heading

The Puffball heading provides a decorative finish that works best with lined curtains. Blackout lining is the ideal backing option to use with these pretty, puffy balls. Blackout lining is sturdy enough to support the puffball shape whilst also serving to block the light from entering your room.

 

This type of drape heading is ideally suited for use with a curtain pole.

How to choose the right colour curtains for your room

The colour of your curtains can have a considerable impact on the way a room is perceived. For rooms on the smaller side, it's best to go for lighter shades, such as grey and blue. These colours tend not to overwhelm smaller spaces in contrast with darker tones, such as navy or black and will help create the illusion of space.

 

Curtains have long been considered part of a window treatment. They often come into play when someone describes "turning their house into a home". But fitted curtains can offer much more than just an aesthetic benefit.

When curtains are in place, rooms can appear more extensive and open than before. Curtains and soft furnishings can also help reduce noise coming in from the outside world, offering a quieter interior when you need it most.

Why choose made to measure curtains?

The joy of made to measure curtains is that they allow total precision when choosing your fabric and design. If you have curtains made-to-measure for your home or office, you will know precisely how they will look and how they will fall when hung on the window. Even if you have a small space, made-to-measure curtains can completely change the way it feels.

Made to measure curtains in Croxley Green

Making-to-measure curtain manufacturing begins with measuring each window's height, width, length, and angle. Next, measurements are taken from the windowsill to the floor, carefully considering any windows that open. Made-to-measure curtains can be made with gaps between them or recesses if necessary.

One of the most essential features of made-to-measure curtains is that they are individually handcrafted. For this reason alone, there's nothing quite like them when it comes to adding style and finesse to your home décor.

With so many options available, it's important to consider what you want from your curtains before purchasing them. For this reason, we recommend that you contact us on 07747 036719 or enquiries@mcflorent.com with any questions about our made-to-measure window dressings before placing your order.