Ideas & Tips for Shopping for the Perfect Custom Curtains

Shopping for the Perfect Custom Curtains

Shopping for made-to-measure curtains can be a daunting task for first-time shoppers who might not be well-acquainted with the nitty-gritty of the drapery world. From choosing the right fabric to the right size, or even heading styles and embellishments, every decision has to be nuanced and well-thought-out.

If you are someone who is thinking of buying custom curtains for the first time, this blog will see you to your destination perfection!

Choose a Size that Fits the Space

While the general tip is to choose long curtains that hug the floor with sumptuous width, the advice starts varying according to your room, utility and space available. Let us explain this better-

In spaces like a kitchen where you’re mounting curtains behind the sink, choose sill-length curtains or cafe curtains that fit smugly within the window frame to evade splishy-splashy accidents and moisture. However, in a formal living room or dining room, opulent drapes that puddle on the floor gracefully should be your first choice.

Choose a Fabric that Fits the Purpose

Choosing your fabric means you would have to make three decisions – the material, palette, and pattern. Let us take you through each of them-

Factor in the maintenance required and decor style while choosing your fabric. While in formal spaces like dining halls and living rooms, high-maintenance fabrics like silk and fabrics are a better candidate, laid-back spaces look better when dressed in linen or light-weight cotton curtains. 

Consider the existing colour scheme of your room and select a fabric palette that complements it. Opt for neutral tones for a timeless look or bold hues for a pop of colour. Ensure the chosen palette enhances the ambience and adds visual interest to the space.

Whether you prefer subtle striped drapes for a classic feel, intricate floral curtains for a romantic vibe, or geometric print drapes for a modern touch, select your drapery with a pattern that enhances the overall decor style. Ensure the scale of the pattern suits the size of the room and doesn’t overwhelm the space.

Choose a Heading Style that Fits the Decor

The heading style of curtains refers to the structural makeup of the top portion or headers of the curtains. Factor in the overarching decor style and functionality while choosing the heading style of your curtains.

If you will be operating your curtains regularly, choose styles that are mounted with rings, clips or grommets, like pinch pleats or flat panel tops, so the drapes can glide easily on the pole. For stationary curtains, you can choose styles that hug the pole like od pockets or back tabs. 

Next, consider the decor language of your space. Ornate styles like triple pinch pleats look better in formal maximalist decor while in a more toned-down setting, flat panels or back tabs would look better. Lastly, in laid-back loungey spaces, styles like rod pockets are going to be your best friends.

Choose Embellishments that Fit the Overall Style

Custom curtains give you the option to relay how they are truly bespoke, and what better way to show off their pride in being custom and handmade than embellishing them as you like?

You can choose anything between ornate tassel trims that bring out the unabashed maximalist in you and the simple ribbon trims that hint towards your refined taste. The options are endless, and the best designs are just an idea away!

Choose Layered Treatments to Make a Statement

Layering treatments can add depth and dimension to your windows while making a stylish statement. Layer curtains with roman shades, blinds or valances to achieve a layered look. You can also layer two styles of drapery, like blackout drapes with sheer curtains.

This not only enhances visual interest but also provides versatility in light control and privacy. Experiment with different textures, colours, and patterns to create a dynamic and personalized window treatment solution that suits your style and space. Whether you prefer a casual, layered bohemian vibe or a more structured and tailored aesthetic, layered treatments allow you to customize your windows to perfection.


We hope this blog has given you enough information to start your shopping spree. Remember, this is much like an artistic endeavour and the journey is as fun as the perfection that the end of the road promises. 

So, with that thought and all these ideas, we wish you happy shopping!

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