Aside from working as an Interior Designer I also run Cork Curtain Fabrics. I have a full team of skilled curtain makers and fitters.
Cork Curtain Fabrics offers a wide range of tailor made bespoke products ranging from Curtains to blinds and cushions to bed linen. Whatever fabric you choose we can make up anything to suit your requirements .I carry a large range of curtain fabrics to suit all styles and budgets.
Cork Curtain Fabrics specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of bespoke soft furnishings for Commercial and residential customers, including Roman Blinds, Curtains, Swags and Tails, Valances, Pelmets, Flame Retardant Curtains, Curtain Fabric and Drapery Fabric, all tailored to suit individual needs.
A Guide to Curtains and Window Treatments
Set aside style considerations for a moment; function comes first and will limit your curtain choices, in a good way. If you want curtains that provide privacy or total darkness, you need lined curtains. If you’re OK with light filtering through or if your curtains are simply decorative, unlined will work. Lining is more expensive but has other advantages: It can shield fabric from sun damage, making curtains last longer. A lining also adds bulk, which protects against drafts and helps fabric fall more luxuriously. For maximum durability, light blockage, body, and insulation, you can get curtains with an interlining, too—a layer of flannel-like fabric sewn between the lining and the “face” fabric.
Consider the mood of the room. For a formal space, there’s heavy silk or velvet (a great insulator); both are dry-clean only. More practical options include silky rayon blends and cotton sateen. For a casual feel, there are billowy linen and crinkly crushed velvet. Cotton and cotton blends work with any type of decor and bring a crisp, neat feel, as does wool or wool blends.
You’ll need to decide if you want the curtains to blend with the decor or to pop. For blending, pick curtains that are the same tone as the wall but a few shades darker, or choose a non-dominant subtle colour in the room (a soft shade from the rug, say). A bold colour will work like an exclamation point (if you’re looking to add some wow).
Prints and Patterns
A rule of thumb: If you have patterned furniture or bedding (or a very elaborate rug), stick with solid curtains. If you have solid-colour furniture or bedding, consider patterned curtains. For a subtle hit of style and energy, go for a small, neutral print, like dots or paisley, which reads like texture from afar. A large, graphic print in a colour that relates to the existing decor is daring but can be spectacular.