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When considering curtains with French pleats, it is good to keep in mind that the width of the fabric pulls together quite a lot. The panels can hang more over the wall that surrounds the window, rather than over the window itself. This way you optimise the curtain’s function and get maximum light into the room. These curtains are put up with rings on a decorative pole, which creates an elegant statment. As for lining fabric, a plain cotton fabric or a blackout fabric can be used.
See all options available in the curtain buying guide below.
PICTURED FABRIC: Baranquilla white 315 linen, lined with plain white cotton fabric
PICTURED CURTAIN POLE: 28mm diameter ’Kannelerad’ in polished brass with matching ’Ludvig XVI’ knob, 24 rings
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.
Textiles in all forms contribute a lot to a room. They affect the room as a whole, the feeling, the light and the sound. A room can undergo a major transformation with the help of curtains, among other things, but it is not always easy to make the right choice. In order to simplify your purchase, Svenskt Tenn has gathered everything you need to know in a curtain buying guide.
When you have selected your fabric, Svenskt Tenn can help you by sewing curtains, custom-made cushions or other products adapted to your interior. Contact Svenskt Tenn’s Customer Service at 08-670 16 00, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.
Upstairs on Strandvägen 5, there is Svenskt Tenn's Textile department with a wide variety of fabrics to choose from – both Svenskt Tenn’s own range and fabrics that can be ordered from the world’s suppliers. There is also a selection of decorative curtain poles and rails in the store. The textiles department can take orders for the furnishing’s studio, give advice regarding window treatments and tips on textile accessories like cushions, blankets, rugs etc.
Svenskt Tenn’s Interior Design Studio, upstairs on Strandvägen 5, has textile decorators and others who can help with the whole process: from choice of curtains to ordering and hanging. Interior designers can also provide advice and suggestions if you are unsure about what to consider when choosing fabrics. Welcome to contact us at email@example.com or +46-(8)670 16 78.
CUSTOMER SERVICES ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO HELP WITH ADVICE, SUGGESTIONS AND CUSTOM ORDERS.