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Custom Made Curtains

Custom Made Curtains

Harvey Furnishings has been making curtains for New Zealand homes for over 60 years, and while we have a huge range of ready made curtains, you may be looking for something bespoke. Perhaps you have uniquely shaped windows in your home, or you're looking for something that will perfectly match your existing decor?

In this case, custom made curtains are your best bet for perfection. Our expert store staff and in-home consultants can help to identify the perfect bespoke curtains for your home. Taking into account the physical specifications of your windows and the space around them, your visual sensibilities and your functional requirements, we provide a solution developed just for you.


Three steps to perfect curtains:

Getting the right size

The key to beautiful curtains is ensuring that they neatly frame your windows when open, and provide full coverage when closed. There are several key measurements you'll need to make to give us the full picture when you visit us in store. There is however, a far easier way. With a free in-home consultation, our experienced consultant will take all the measurements for you. They can also offer advice on styles and address any considerations you have for the final product.

For those who prefer the more hands-on approach, follow our instructions on measuring windows for curtains and bring the measurements in store.


Choosing your curtain fabric

With tens of thousands of fabrics to choose from, you're spoiled for choice when working with Harvey Furnishings. If that sounds a little bit overwhelming, don't worry - we can break it down into more manageable ranges once we know what you're looking for. Of course, you can always browse our online store to see what tickles your fancy. Here are a few things to consider in order to help you make a decision:

1) Fabric type:
You can choose from thermal, blackout, dim out, uncoated or sheer fabric and you can choose from a range of curtain lining options too. Curtain lining can help with improving insulation, blocking out light and reducing outside noise, as well as helping the curtains to drape beautifully while adding body, so it's worthwhile spending time considering what you want to achieve from your curtains.

2) Composition: Consider whether you would like curtains made from a polyester or other man-made fiber, a cotton, linen or a blend. Man-made fibers have the advantage of being more resistant to colour fade and mould, while cotton and linen fabrics have a beautiful drape.

3) Colour: Think about whether you want your curtains to blend in with your decor or stand out as a feature. If you want them to blend in you could match the fabric to your wall colour or use a neutral beige or grey tone. If you're looking for something bold you could look for a fashion colour or a contrasting colour to the rest of your decor.

4) Pattern: Do you want plain curtains, a subtle pattern or something big and bold? A good point to remember when looking at patterned fabrics is that the pattern will always look less obvious on a long length of fabric like a curtain. If you're unsure, err on the side of a bigger pattern.


Selecting your curtain heading

The final step is to decide on your curtain heading. A heading is that strip of fabric at the top of the curtain that connects to a rail, track or rod. Usually, you'll have a choice between eyelets and various types of pleats, but note you have a wide range of options here. To find out more about curtain headings in their various styles, take a look this helpful resource.

Are you ready to get on track to your custom made curtains? Get in contact with us or book a free in-home consultation today.

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