When it comes to interiors, curtains are the finishing touch that brings everything together and makes the room feel complete.

There are so many choices to consider.

You likely need some help working out the options available which is why you’ve landed on this article.

So let’s simplify it and get into the different types.

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Ready Made Curtains

When choosing curtains for the home, most people will go for ready-made curtains, selecting a pair they like in as close a size as possible to fit their windows and desired drop.

The benefit is that as they’re a ready-made product, you can pick them up in the shop, or if ordering online, they don’t take long to arrive.

A downside can be that sometimes, the design, fabric or heading you like may not be available in the size you need, meaning you could end up with a pair of curtains that might not be exactly what you dreamt of but settled for simply because it fits your windows.

Made to Measure Curtains

Made-to-measure curtains are a great option if you want something unique or specific. With so many choices and customisation options, you shouldn’t need to sacrifice anything.

You can choose from various colours, fabrics, patterns, and textures. Customise with the heading style, lining and exact sizing you need for your windows, whether you have standard windows and doors, extra wide windows or high ceilings.

Made-to-measure curtains may take longer to arrive than ready-made ones, as they are hand-made with care to your exact requirements.

However, it depends on the retailer’s lead times. For instance, we offer a next-day dispatch option at no extra charge, which means made-to-measure curtains usually arrive within as little as 48 hours.

Eyelet Curtains

Eyelet curtains are a great way to add modern style to any room.

These curtains have a unique look that makes them stand out among others. Stylish and simplistic, they have even folds that hang beautifully.

The eyelets loop through the curtain pole, making them one of the easiest types of curtains to install.

Find out more with our article on what are eyelet curtains.

Pencil Pleat Curtains

With their timeless style and generously gathered look, pencil pleat curtains are an excellent choice for more traditional interiors.

The delicate drop and smooth rippled folds lend an elegant interior setting.

Pencil pleat curtains are installed on a track or curtain pole via hooks.

Find out more with our article on what are pencil pleat curtains.

Pinch Pleat Curtains

Pinch pleat curtains are one of the most decorative options on the market and are considered a premium style.

The hand-sewn pleats create elegant folds which flow from top to bottom, providing a tailored, luxurious look.

Pinch pleats curtains are available in single, double and triple pleat styles depending on aesthetic preference and are installed on a pole or track.

Wave Curtains

Wave curtains offer a neat and stylish finish, suiting contemporary spaces.

These curtains fit a slim, discreet track suitable for all window types.

The track can even be installed on the ceiling to create the illusion of a taller and grander space.

Tab Top Curtains

Tab top curtains are a simple style of curtain. The header features loops of fabric that easily slide onto the curtain pole.

They have a causal feel and are well suited to more minimal and laid-back interior styles.

Back Tab Curtains

Similar to tab top curtains, the header features a loop at the back of the fabric which feeds the fabric onto the curtain pole. This is considered a more basic and casual style of curtain.

Voile Curtains

Sometimes known as privacy curtains, voile curtains are made from a sheer, delicate fabric that lets you see through the material while maintaining your privacy.

Delicately woven to create a stunning, smooth fabric, voile curtains create a beautiful soft light transfusion.

Net Curtains

Traditional net curtains have a coarser and thicker look and feel compared to voile curtains which have a similar purpose in that they provide privacy, maintain a view and let light filter through.

However, net curtains are considered more basic than elegant fine voile curtains and usually have a cheaper price point.

Light Filtering Curtains

Light filtering curtains are made with a soft open weave which allows the soft transfusion of light.

Great for living spaces and where you want the light to flow, such as living rooms and dining rooms.

Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtain fabrics are tightly woven and have a thick blackout lining which blocks all light from transferring through the material.

Often chosen for bedrooms to create the perfect setting for a great night’s rest and areas where you would like to avoid screen glare.

Thermal Curtains

Thermal curtains are made with a performance lining that is high quality, thick and has excellent energy efficiency capabilities.

The thermal lining acts as a barrier to prevent heat from escaping and cold air from entering in winter, and precisely the opposite in Summer, keeping the home cool to avoid overheating and energy use.

Curtains with pelmets

Curtains with pelmets are considered old-fashioned but have their place in various interior schemes, usually older styles with grandeur. Think traditional settings such as stately houses and historic hotels.

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