Why Made To Measure Curtains Are A Cut Above…

Made To Measure Curtains

Custom made curtains aren’t at the top of every homeowner’s bucket list. As long as you’ve got a window dressing that stops people from looking into your house, you’re happy. So, the idea of buying made to measure curtains instead of bog-standard ones may not have crossed your mind.

However, here at Fabric Direct Online, we’ve seen the difference tailor-made curtains can make to a person’s home and their lifestyle. The reason we offer our bespoke service is so that our customers can get the most out of their homes.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect when you opt for custom made curtains.

Value For Money

Okay, this type of curtain isn’t the cheapest on the market. But you don’t want cheap – you want affordable. The former is a sign of poor quality, which means you’ll find flaws pretty quickly. Once you spot a stain or a small hole in the fabric, it’s time to replace them with another set and you run the risk of getting trapped in a viciously expensive cycle.

Made to measure curtains are crafted with the finest quality in mind. Thanks to dedicated and experienced seamstresses with lots of expertise, your window dressings should stand the test of time. In the long-term, the upfront price will pale in comparison to the amount it costs you to replace poor quality curtains regularly. For those who don’t have the cash, there are plans available to help you stagger the payments and save money.

If affordability is your thing, then curtains that are made to your specifications are a perfect choice.


Nobody wants their home to look as if it is a replica of a showroom, or that it’s straight out of the pages of the latest lifestyle magazine. Unfortunately, it’s hard to create a unique home since it’s too easy to copy other people’s ideas. Go online, especially on Pinterest, and you’ll find a bottomless pit of inspiration.

The problem is that your home looks like somebody else’s and not your own. No matter how much you try, you can’t shake the feeling that you’re a guest in your home. Made to measure curtains help to provide you with a means to explore your creativity and develop unique decor in your house. Whether it’s goblet pleat or tab top designs with tiebacks or quilted bedspreads, you can mix and match to find the right balance.

We recommend trying to decorate by using your personality as that way you’ll get individuality and character.

And Personalisation 

Don’t get originality and personalisation mixed up because they aren’t the same thing. The former is an attempt to stand out from the crowd, whereas the latter is an effort to bring all the elements in your home together. And, doing it can be challenging as there are lots of features in a regular house, some of them being tough to blend.

The great thing about custom made curtains is that they come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. So, regardless of the trend in your home right now, there will always be a design that fits in and rounds off the decor nicely. For example, a traditionalist will prefer our pleated headings and floral motifs, whereas a modernist will want something more contemporary. Our poly-cotton linings are excellent for minimalists.

Custom made curtains make personalisation a doddle. All you need to do is consider your home’s overall style and pick a suitable design.


As any self-respecting fashionista knows, it’s not only about the focal piece. To create a fantastic contrast, you have to offset the style with accessories, and custom made curtains are no different. Of course, you can start by matching your curtains to pillows, cushions or bed sheets that you already have. Alternatively, you can match your accessories around your curtains.

The key is to ask your supplier for an extra roll of material. Then, all you need to do is cut out enough to cover your furniture and seamlessly blend the designs. Less is more with accessories as there’s no need to go overboard. Match one set of throw pillows, for instance, and mix the rest to create an eye-catching contrast.

Check out our “Upholstery Fabric” section for more ideas and inspiration.


Practicality is probably the thing which customers love the most about made to measure curtains. Why? It’s because their functionality can enhance your lifestyle in all the right ways. Take your sleep patterns as an example.

Sleeping isn’t as simple as closing your eyes and drifting off into a deep slumber. It takes time and the right conditions to get enough Z’s to avoid waking up in the morning looking like a zombie. When you design your curtains, you can pick a fabric that blocks out as much light as possible so that the rising sun doesn’t wake you early in the morning. For kids who are cranky when they’re tired, they are essential.

Another practical use for them is to trap heat. With a thick material, your curtains won’t let hot air escape as easily, trapping the heat and keeping you warm in the colder months. Not only does this mean they are energy efficient, but it makes them a money-saver too. The same applies to letting hot air out for staying cool; you need thinner curtains.

Why You Should Choose Fabric Direct Online

As a team, we have over 20 years’ worth of experience in delivering high-quality made to measure curtains to our customers. We know that it’s the little things which make or break your home, which is why Fabric Direct Online focuses on the fine print to deliver an exceptional standard.

Also, orders over £50 come with free delivery in mainland UK, so you won’t break the bank if you choose us. All you have to do is pick a style that you love and get in touch on 01922 631512 for a no-obligation quote. Or, checkout our website and send us an email.

It couldn’t be easier!

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