By Bernadette Gaillard. Curtains. Published at Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 04:59:30 AM.
Light is diffused through sheer/light fabrics and we can therefore use this principle to create a wonderful ambiance within a room. Silk organza or muslin will be ideal fabrics to use but you could also create amazing unconventional window dressings with sari fabric, netting or lace. Browse around at flea markets, thrift stores or garage sales and you’ll be amazed at what you can find that can inspire you to create striking designs for your windows.
The first step to take when measuring for curtains is to start by measuring the width of the curtain pole or track this will then determine how long you would like your curtains to be. A curtain pole is a good indicator as to where the curtains will finish either at the seal length below the seal or touching right down to the floor we recommend as a rough guide that the curtains should finish 1.5 cm above the sale. If you would like your curtains to fall below the seal we recommend that they finished 15 cm below that if you want your curtains to flow from top to bottom from the rod to the floor we would then recommend a gap of 1.5 cm above the floor.
Next we move on to curtains with attached valance. By attaching a valance you are treated to an enhanced double layer look. This employment comes handy when space is at premium. It has also the added attraction of availability in varied colors. It is mainly used in formal settings and is very popular as home theater curtains.
Start at the top left hand corner of the curtain, using the awl push a hole through the organza where you have made your first mark, NB it’s easier and is likely to make a cleaner hole if you hold the fabric on either side of the mark that you made whilst pushing the awl through. Once the hole has been made (ensure that it is big enough for the stem to go through) push the stem of the rose through the hole and secure the rose by pushing the plastic backing back onto the stem which will now be facing the back of the curtain, push it up as far as it will go, this will ensure that the rose won’t fall off when it’s being laundered.
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