Guide: Choosing luxury curtains for your home

Categories: Interior Inspiration


With so many fabrics, colours, lengths and styles available, knowing what curtains to pick to complete your beautifully decorated room can be a tough decision. Make sure you choose the perfect curtains with these 3 top tips from the curtain pro’s at Broadview, one of the South’s top suppliers of luxury, made-to-measure curtains. 

Match the curtain fabric to room function

Fabric is one of the most important considerations when choosing your new curtains. So, keep in mind the intended function of the room to help you pick a fabric that will serve to enhance it, rather than detract from it. For instance, in a living room where lots of light is usually welcome, a soft curtain fabric such as faux silk or linen will let in the sunshine whereas a denser fabric like velvet or tweed might be more suitable for a bedroom.

Know how to measure your curtains

The first thing to decide before whipping out your tape measure is how long you want your curtains to be. Hanging your curtains above the actual window frame by about six inches will give a sense of height and drama to the room. If you’re after a more traditional feel, we recommend adding a few more inches onto this to allow for a slight ‘puddle’ of material on the floor. For a sleek, modern look, have the bottom of the curtain level with the floor. Another pro tip when measuring your window is to add between four to eight inches on to both sides of the window frame. This is to ensure you don’t block sunlight when the curtains are open and to stop it when they are shut. 

Made to measure curtains 

Custom made curtains allow you to create a customised look that matches your decoration and style exactly. At Broadview, our made-to-measure hand-finished curtains are available in over 500 fabrics, more than 10 styles of headings and are fully lined and weighted at the corners. We also offer a full range of accessories that will complement your luxury curtains wonderfully, including cushions, throws and headboards. 

With over 50 years of industry experience, Broadview are a leading supplier of premium curtains in Dorset. To learn more about our range of luxury shading solutions, please contact our friendly team today on 01202 679 012

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