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The curtains arrived this evening.  They’re great – many thanks.

Preston-Stanley

ACT

Readymade curtains: a quick and cost effective solution

If you’re looking to give your interiors a facelift without creating too much of an impact on your back pocket, ready made curtains could be the answer. There is now a wide array of readymade drapes available on the market, and you may well be surprised by the quality and range on offer.

With windows one of the most eye-catching features of any room, it makes sense that they should be a considered investment. Many homeowners may opt for custom designed drapes to create a window treatment that co-ordinates closely with their décor scheme, but those faced with budgetary or time constraints can very likely find what they’re looking for in ready-made curtains.Readymade curtains provide a fuss free solution to window treatments and are one of the most effective ways of quickly enhancing an interior.

Using readymade curtains to make your own personal décor style statement offers both convenience and value for money, since they avoid many of the overheads and expense involved with custom made drapes. They are also produced in large volumes, which helps bring the price down further. By contrast,custom made curtains require more costly time inputs.

Many ready made curtains and related products, including blackout curtains, sheer curtains and curtain tracking, can now be purchased ready to hang in your home. Whether your tastes are classic or contemporary, the breadth of readymade curtains available is being continually broadened to ensure you’ll find something to suit your budget and your lifestyle.

Readymade curtains

Ready made curtains are offered in wide range of materials, print patterns, colours and sizes. There are also a vast number of styles available from most reputable retailers, including pencil pleat, pinch pleat, box inverted pleat, eyelet curtains in blockout, translucent and sheer fabrics. Hooks and tiebacks, rods and tracks and matching accessories such as cushions are also on offer.

There is a general perception that ready made curtains, as a low cost option, entail a lower standard in terms of quality and finish, and that to attain a truly high end look, custom made curtains are the solution. However, just because ready made curtains are a lower cost, quicker option, this does not have to mean a compromise on quality. Reputable suppliers will use carefully sourced, high quality fabrics,with all curtains made with close attention to detail by experienced workers.

Most curtain specialists will be able to provide expert advice on how to measure, what fabrics to use, and how to achieve the most from your window coverings. Many also offer specials and discounts on readymades, making them even better value for money.

Due to their growing popularity, the choice of readymade drapes on the market can be quite daunting, so it’s advisable to research the market and wide numbers of options available.

Also worth remembering is that ready-made curtains will be produced to fit the most popular window sizes and shapes on the market, so if your windows are an unusual size or shape,it’s worth taking some measurements along when you’re curtain shopping.

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