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How Your Custom Blackout Curtains Work
There are so many options with these printed blackout curtains that you can customise them to suit your needs exactly; no more compromising. There are lots of things to consider when buying new curtains, and it can seem daunting, but in a few simple steps you can have them chosen, designed and ordered in no time.
Step 1: Measure
Here you need to not just measure your window, but the entire area that you want your curtains to cover. If your curtain pole or rail is above the window frame then you will need more curtain to reach the bottom of the window. You will need to add to your window measurements for your curtains, as otherwise you'll end up with a flat sheet over the window, rather than pleats or ruffles. The average curtain size for tape headings is 2x the area you wish to cover, whereas for eyelets this is typically 1.8x the area. If you are ordering replacement curtains, and your previous ones were a great fit, you may find it easier to measure the existing curtains than the window area. We advise you to consider adding an extra centimetre of fabric around all edges for hemming, and shrinkage. Curtain fabric shrinkage can be anything between 2% and 6%, so it's best to consider this during the design stages.
Step 2: Style
There are multiple options within our design tool to make sure you get exactly the curtains you want, so once you have your measurements it's time to pick your style. Here you get to decide if you want a single panel - one curtain to cover the whole area - of if your'd like a pair. Each curtain can be made up to a maximum size of 40m x 40m, so if you want a single curtain it's very likely we can make it for you. You can also choose your hanging style, we offer wire hanging, tape heading which uses hooks or eyelets which are available in 2 sizes and 2 colours.
We also offer 4 different lining options. The curtains are made from Suede Vision textile, to which you can add no lining, 1 layer of our high-quality ivory lining, 1 layer of our blackout lining which is dense weave and cream, or interlined. Interlined has 3 layers, the Suede Vision printed curtain, a quality wadding to line the middle and then the ivory lining at the back. Please note if you choose a lining that isn't the blackout lining, your curtains will no longer have the same blackout properties.
Now just add in the measurements that you worked out earlier (the design tool can take these in centimetres, metres, inches or yards, so no matter how you took those measurements you shouldn't need to convert them) and you're ready to create your design.
Step 3: Design
Now for the fun bit, you've measured and styled your curtains, all that's left to do now is design them. Upload your photos, create a graphic design, add text or create a photo collage, to make your curtains match your lifestyle and your personality. All of our custom blackout curtains are handmade to order, so you can personalise these curtains as much as you like, and they will be truly unique. If we find any issues with the quality or resolution of your images we will get in touch to discuss, but at this stage its worth checking you are happy with the placement of your images and the spelling within any text that you may have added. Once you're completely happy with your design, submit your order and we'll take it from there.
What my Custom Blackout Curtains Will Look Like
Your printed blackout curtains will be made with your design printed on the front, and dependant on the style you chose you will have either an ivory backing or a white blackout backing. The Suede Vision fabric is a soft, faux suede material, which has a matte finish. It is smooth in every direction, and has little to no creasing. There is no elasticity in this textile, so you wont find your printed design becoming distorted and it's non-fraying.
Your print will be vivid with crisp, bold colours. Our Suede Vision fabric also has a water repellent quality, making it an ideal material to make your custom blackout curtains from. Our Suede Vision fabric is extremely strong, having undergone the Martindale test with fantastic results. The Martindale test uses an abrasive material such as wire wool, to rub against the material in a circular motion until there is damage or a noticeable change in material. The brilliant results of this testing means that your printed blackout curtains can withstand daily use, multiple openings and closings for years and years to come.
Design Tips and Ideas
You can choose your own background colour for your curtains, rather than using the standard white, and our design tool comes with some pre-set collage templates. Rather than fill your curtains edge to edge with photos, create a beautiful picture collage on a coloured background that matches the decor of your room. This is a great idea if you'd like bespoke curtains in multiple rooms.
Please note that if you select either the fire-rated lining or blackout lining your product will be slightly heavier in weight.