Yolette Robillard. Curtain. December 17th , 2017.
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 youll be amazed at what you can find that can inspire you to create striking designs for your windows. Next, I will explain to you step-by-step how to create your own embellished romantic rose (organza) curtain, you will need the following: • 2 x organza curtains (preferably with tab tops, these are generally readily available at curtain stores, be sure to measure the width and length of your window to ensure that the curtains will fit, alternatively, you can actually purchase organza fabric and fit them to the window yourself. • 1 x awl (this is a pointed instrument for piercing holes through fabric, leather or wood etc. any art and craft store should stock them). • 12 x artificial roses (can be bought from most Asian outlets, preferably the same or similar colour as the organza curtain, using clashing colours can make the curtain appear disjointed and chaotic. NB Be sure that the rose bud can come apart from the plastic backing of the flower, once the rose and the stem is pushed through the curtain the backing has to be placed back onto the stem on the other side of the curtain in order for the rose to be secured into place. • 1 x Curtain wire or wooden dowel (can be bought from curtain store or home improvement store). • 2 x Hooks and 2 x screw eyes (can be bought from curtain store). • 1 x pliers or hand saw (can be bought from any home improvement store).
An end-stop should be placed at both ends of the curtain tracking setup. Curtain tracking end-stops are used to prevent curtain carriers from slipping out. One end should contain a snap out fitting to allow for easy installation and replacement of curtain carriers. Snap out fittings sit inside an end-stop and are easily removed. Removal is necessary to install or replace your curtain carriers without removing the curtain tracking from the ceiling. Various specialty brackets allow for multiple ceiling track configurations. T-brackets connect a perpendicular section of tracking part way along an existing section of tracking. Cross brackets subdivide a room into 4 or more separate sections depending on the size of your room and the size of your tracking layout.
If you do not measure your windows and just guess you may end up with the made-to-measure curtains either being too large or too small and you certainly dont want that! they must fit properly so take the time to get accurate measurements of your windows and then you will have no problems! Measuring for made to measure curtains: 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.
Tie top curtains are embellishments or small fabric strips attached to the curtain heads. It has the functional value of holding the curtain in place around the curtain rods. The outcome: an informal look and normally employed with light weight fabrics. 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. Curtains by fabric Sari curtains are the perfect material if you are on the lookout for light or elegant drapes with luxury. The material imparts a gentle or cool look and is soft to touch. These curtains are normally made out of saris. These sari curtains are usually exported to various countries from India. You have the advantage of selecting from a wide variety - both in style and finish from websites like indianselections.com, saricurtain.com and saridecor.com
Follow the same steps for the curtain on the right, NB In interior design balance is very important, it creates a sense of harmony, therefore, what you do to the left curtain do the same to the right so that they will appear unified. There are many variations on the embellishments that you could use. Feathers work really well and so do mirrors, bearing in mind that feathers would have to be stitched onto the curtain and mirrors will have to be glued on. NB When gluing on the mirrors first glue a piece of fabric onto the back of the mirror, then glue the mirror onto the curtain; this will create traction between the mirror and the curtain, enabling the mirror to stick easily. Also, use glue that will become transparent once it has dried, impasto gel is extremely effective when used as glue for this type of application. Keep in mind light cool colours open a space and deep dark colours make the space appear smaller, this would also apply to the colour of curtains that you choose to use so based on your décor and where you are placing the curtain choose your colours wisely. This curtain is very simple to make and does not take much time or skill to assemble, that being said, it is always better not to rush any decorating project; you would want to take your time and enjoy the creative process.
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