Made to Measure Curtains
Classic, sumptuous, yet effortless, it's obvious why curtains continue to be one of the most popular types of window furnishing. At Swift Direct Blinds, we have our own fine collection available which you can buy online – search through and discover an impeccable set that works with your home.
Curtains remain one of the most popular ways to dress windows. They are good at adding warmth and luxury to any space. We have a wide range of available fabrics from crush velvets and suedes to bold, contemporary patterns and prints including stripes, checks & art deco inspired prints. We have a range of curtain fabrics specially selected with nurseries and children’s bedrooms in mind, these can really help aid a restful night’s sleep when paired with our blackout lining. We also manufacture roman blinds in the same range of fabrics, perfect if you are looking to coordinate styles between different spaces. In addition to this we also have a number of fabrics available on a next day service, meaning you can order your made to measure curtains before 12 noon and have them delivered the next working day.
Where can curtains be hung?
Curtains are a classic window dressing style, elegant and timeless within the home. We stock a vast range of fabrics and as such will have something to compliment any interior styling. Our range includes tasteful neutrals, cool & contemporary greys and prints and patterns specifically tailored with different rooms in mind. We have ranges of fabric suited to kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and as previously mentioned children’s bedrooms.
Curtain heading options
We are able to craft our curtains with 3 different heading options ensuring you get the perfect finish for your décor.
Pencil Pleat is our standard heading on all our made to measure curtains. This finish gathers the fabric at the top of the headrail, resembling a line of pencils. It works beautifully on either a curtain pole or a track making it extremely versatile finish. This is a popular finish for curtains and looks wonderful with all our fabric range. Beautiful for non-patterned and coloured curtains.
Triple Pinch Pleat will provide a more tailored, chic look to the curtains. This style will create a fuller, luxurious look compared to the pencil pleat and ensures a crispness to the overall finish of the curtains. It works especially well on bold prints and patterns. It is also suitable for hanging on a pole or track.
Eyelet - our eyelet finish blinds are fitted with 40mm eyelets in a range of 4 colours, each selected to coordinate with most popular pole colours. These blinds are only suitable for curtain poles, they will not work for a track.
We have a range of lining options available for our made to measure curtains ensuring you get the perfect finishing touch to make them both beautiful and practical.
Luxury Lining is a luxury cotton sateen lining, it won’t completely block out the light but will offer complete privacy within the space. This is our standard lining option for made to measure curtains.
Thermal Lining is one of our premium options, this lining will help keep your room warm due to its heat conductive properties. It will help prevent heat escaping from the room, a brilliant way to block out draughts from a room. This is a perfect option for the colder months.
Blackout Lining is a premium option for lining, this is perfect for bedrooms as it will block out any light from outside. A perfect aid for sleeping as it will greatly darken the space.
Interlined Blackout Lining is our most premium lining option for your curtains. Lined with a premium bonded blackout interlining, it will add luxury and fullness to the curtains. It is a bonded blackout lining fabric making it a practical option too.
How to measure for curtains?
Measuring for curtains is very straight forward, we have compiled an online guide to ensure you don’t face any problems. See our curtain measuring guide here.
How to hang curtains?
The fitting of curtains varies between the different styles, take a look at our comprehensive fitting guide for more information. See our curtain fitting guide here.
Where are our curtains made?
All our curtains are manufactured within the UK, predominately at our production site based in Huddersfield. We are so proud of our range of made to measure curtains and we provide a 5-year guarantee offering peace of mind that you are investing in something that will stand the test of time.
Plus, we offer a variety of our curtains on SwiftTrack service - order your curtains before 12 noon, we will make them the same day and deliver it to your doorstep the very next day. Perfect for last-minute finishing touches.
Combining Curtains and Blinds
Don’t think that you can only choose between blinds or curtains for your windows, why not combine curtains with blinds for more flexible light & privacy control?
This option is great if your windows are facing the road and you need privacy whilst also creating cosy and homely atmosphere in your living space. You can keep your blinds closed and the curtains open during the day for the flexible light & privacy control and close both during night to get the maximum privacy and heat retention. Plus, it will add texture and depth to your windows.
If you're not sure of how to correctly measure or fit your curtains, see our measuring guide, or see here for our fitting guide.
Curtains are often seen as the traditional choice for adorning windows, providing an image and functionality which complements spaces that demand relaxed and comfortable interior décor. Because of the extensive range of fabrics, prints and colours you can choose at Swift Direct Blinds, it is usually very easy to match a set of curtains to the existing soft furnishings in your room.
Excluding light and drafts from your room in order to improve energy efficiency, and being crafted using high-quality sateen linings that help protect your fabric from fading, a host of potential requirements are catered for with our custom made curtains. It's also possible to have your made to measure curtains created with alternative linings, including those with blackout or thermal properties. This ensures a good night’s sleep every night. There’s also a range of heading styles. Choose from classic pencil pleats, elegant pinch pleats or contemporary eyelets, the choice is yours. To make ordering easy we automatically allow for the correct width of curtains to fit your measured track or pole size, giving the right amount of gather and fullness in your chosen curtain style.
Since all our made to measure curtains are cut to exact sizes, they may also offer improved levels of privacy and energy efficiency compared to standard curtains (although we also offer an extensive range of ready made curtains too). We also specialise in offering window dressing solutions for larger windows where off-the-shelf options may be difficult to source/buy online. If you want to keep the same style running throughout your home, many of our Roman blinds are available in the same fabrics as our range of curtains, allowing you to easily set your own theme.