Curtains should harmonize with the room and, if possible, add (aesthetic) value to the room. It is very important to first think about what you expect from new window coverings, should they be decorative, functional or both. Windows need different covering options in different conditions. Window coverings should be needs-based and come with a suitable technical solution.
Think about what degree of transparency your curtains should have – should they be dense or sheer, with blackout function, patterned, monochromatic, dripping or striped. You should remember that all thin fabrics that are not monochromatic will cut the view – it means you will be looking through a pattern for everything that is going on outdoors. The larger the window surface that is covered, the more tiring a patterned curtain is. Patterned fabrics are well suited for Roman blinds or decorative side curtains.
Once again, think first about how transparent your curtains should be, i.e. what function the side curtains will have. Think whether you want a light-gleaming yet opaque fabric, a dimming fabric, or a blackout fabric. As for bedroom curtains, you should think about how you want to wake up in the morning. Do you want to be able to see if the sun is already up, some light is entering your room, or you want to sleep as long as you can and wake up in a completely dark room. It is easy to choose a fabric based on its function. If you want side curtains for decorative purposes only, you can play with special colours, patterns and fabric textures.
The amount of fabric needed is normally calculated as 2x the surface area to be covered, i.e. the length of the rod or rail. For a more precise calculation, you should choose a drawstring tape you want to sew on the curtain. Different drawstring tapes also have different fabric consumption. In addition, with a patterned fabric, you have to take into account the pattern run, which can greatly affect the fabric consumption. Our designers will help you with it and quickly calculate how much fabric you need.