Silk curtains, drapes and blinds hand-made by Charoon Thai Silk
Beautifully made to measure and made to suit your requirements, our silk curtains are available in a wide choice of quality Thai silk fabrics. Add a touch of style and elegance to your home or showroom.
We also welcome your own custom designs and colours, whether it be for your home or a designer commercial project.
Choosing the right curtains
Opting for the right curtains will add a stylish, co-ordinated feel to any room. Curtains add the finishing touch to any interior design scheme. They are great for enhancing the features of a room - Such as adding a colourful display to a large bay or creating a more sophisticated and tailored look to a smal window. This guide details all you should consider when buying silk curtains. There are many different styles of curtains available for you to consider. Also this guide will explain how to measure and hang curtains.
A curtain heading is the design that allows the top of the curtain to be attached to a pole or track. We can make a variety of curtain headings - From modern designs for a contemporary look to traditional styles for classic appeal.
Pencil Pleat Curtains
This classic design of curtain heading obtained its name because the style resembles a row of pencils laid out side by side. The Pencil pleat is made by the gathering of fabric that folds and retains its shape by a cord that is being pulled on the heading tape. The cord can be adjusted according to the width of the window. Pencil pleat curtain headings can be used with both curtain poles and tracks, thus ensuring a good fit for all window spaces.
Tab Top Curtains
These are made using fabric loops that hang from curtain poles. They are simple to fit and provide a contemporary look. Tab top curtains are an ideal choice if you wish to make a feature of the curtain pole.
Slot Top Curtains
These have an opening zone at the top that is open on both ends so the pole can be passed through. The curtain is then gathered across the top.
Ripple Fold Curtains
This simple, stylish design is a popular choice of architects and interior designers. Easy to operate and very functional the curtains glide effortlessly along the track.
Tailored Pleat Curtains
Featuring a styish and sleek waterfall pleat, these curtains hang beautifully. They are carefully hand-sewn to ensure an enduring look and functionality.
Pinch Pleat Curtains
This classic look is acheived because the pleat is 'pinched' 4 inches down from the top. A stiffener is sewn into each pleat ensuring great functionality.
Inverted Pleat Curtains
Hand-stitched inverted pleats create a relaxed decorative style with a homely elegance. They work well in both modern and traditional settings.
How to Measure for Curtains
Accurately measuring for curtains is not difficult but is essential if you want to get the right fit. Curtain width measurements will depend on the overall length of your curtain pole or track. The measurment of the curtain length or 'drop' will be determined by where you want your curtains to end. You should use a metal reel tape measure for greater accuracy and ease.
Measuring a curtain track or pole
For best results, the curtain track or pole should be positioned approximately 15cm (6") above the window and be wider than your window by 15-20cm (6-8") on both sides.
A. For curtain tracks measure the overall length.
B. For curtain poles measure the length of the pole only.
Measuring curtain length
Firstly, decide where your curtains will end.
Window sill length - Curtains should end 1.25cm (1/2") above the sill to prevent damage to hem.
Below window sill - Curtains should end 15cm (6") below the sill to block out light and draughts.
Floor length - Curtains should end 1.25cm (1/2") above the floor to prevent damage to the hems.
The measurement we require is from the top of the curtain pole or track to the desired length. We will make the adjustments required for the type of curtain heading you have chosen.
If there is a radiator below the window we recommend that your curtains end 3cm (1 ½ ") above the top of it so heat can escape into your room without rising up behind the curtains.
If you like curtains to drape on the floor or sill for a fuller look add a little extra to the length.
PLEASE NOTE: Window sills and floors are not always level - It is advisable to measure at 2 or 3 points and use the smallest measurement to ensure the best results.