Try to frame the window rather than cover it and let the curtains hang about one to two centimetres above the floor. Large patterned fabrics, such as those of Josef Frank, often look better as curtains, whereas smaller patterns can be perceived as being too busy on a larger surface.
It is important to consider pattern matching when sewing your curtains. Sometimes the curtains need to be pattern matched by width, for example when using double width panels. Pattern matching is different for each pattern. Svenskt Tenn’s knowledgeable staff are happy to help with measuring fabric and pattern matching as required.
Seam allowance is needed for the hem. Allow for around 20 – 30 centimetres per curtain panel and add to the total length.
Curtains are regularly used in living rooms and bedrooms, and kitchens can be forgotten. Kitchen interiors are often very paired back, and a curtain can elevate the room’s overall impression. The most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong. Always take into consideration the room, the proportions, the light and architecture.