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Curtains and Drapes

Curtains and drapes continue to be the most popular way of dressing windows despite the emergence of Roman Blinds, roller blinds and the resurgence of shutters. That should not really come as a surprise since curtains come in many different styles and the choice of fabric today is as innovative and extensive as it has ever been.

This means that no matter how big your window is, you should be able to have curtains that really add style to your home whilst still matching your budget. For that most people turn to their local curtain shop or curtain maker.

When it comes to curtains, you generally have three possible routes to follow;

  1. buy ready made curtains and hang them yourself
  2. buy fabric and make your own curtains and hang them yourself
  3. order professionally made curtains in the fabric and style of your choice.

Ready Made Curtains

These are convenient and cheap but that’s all that can be said in their favour. They come in a limited range of standard sizes, fabrics and styles. Ready made curtains are also 100% machine made to keep cost down and this means that the finish cannot match the quality of hand-made curtains. Finally, ready made curtains leave the factory folded into small plastic packs and by the time they are hung, the creases have often become a permanent feature of the curtain. We don’t sell or fit ready-made curtains because made-to-measure is incomparably better!

Curtain makers in York, Fabric Gallery & Interiors create curtains in Designers Guild Varese fabric

Making Your Own Curtains

Many of our customers like to make their own curtains as it can be very satisfying turning a piece of designer fabric into a finished curtain. But you do need to be confident measuring, making and fitting curtains. We are always happy to help you select fabrics for curtains you’d like to make yourself, and we can supply fabric at very competitive pricing.

Professional Curtain Making Service

For the best outcome possible we help our customers select their fabrics from the thousands of fabrics in our collections on display in our shop. But we will also source special fabrics that we might not have and we can usually work with fabrics you already have.

We also help you choose an appropriate curtain style and heading as well as coordinating pole or track. We also can professionally measure for your curtains. For the widest choice of headings and styles and coordinated valances you really will benefit from having our professional curtain service.

York curtain shop, Fabric Gallery & Interiors create curtains in Zoffany Phaedra Landseer fabric

Then we make the curtains to your unique requirements. All our curtain makers are experienced and produce items of the highest quality. They work in well equipped workshops with all the tools and equipment needed to produce perfect curtains.

Once the curtains are finished you can collect them from us or we can deliver them to you anywhere in the UK mainland and even overseas. All our curtains are carefully packaged to minimise creasing in transit and we use express couriers to transport them as quickly as possible.

Alternatively in Yorkshire we can fit your curtains for you, together with your poles or tracks and most importantly we always dress your curtains to ensure that they hang beautifully. This is not a quick process but it ensures that your curtains will look their best. We can handle complicated and large curtains with our two-man fitting teams.

If you want the best possible outcome you won’t regret getting our professional curtain service.

Ultimate Luxury

York curtain shop, Fabric Gallery & Interiors designs curtains in Pierre Frey fabric

If you want to create an inspirational and unique setting in your home then you’ll be spoiled for choice with fabrics designed by the likes of Matthew Williamson, Christian Lacroix, William Yeoward, Clarissa Hulse and Ralph Lauren.

For more tips on selecting your curtains we have a collection of tips to help you.

Contact us now to discuss your requirements or visit our showroom to see us.

We look forward to helping you make the most of your home with the best made to measure curtains in York.