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To feel like there are no nice curtains!

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mummypleeeaaaasseeee Thu 05-Oct-17 21:44:18

Posting here for traffic really.
I need help finiding curtains for my bedroom, needs to go with light duckegg dresser , pale grey walls, gold accents (and cream carpet).
I don't want all one colour and definitely not velvet. I don't mind floral but not "old lady" floral if that makes sense.
I have looked in john lewis, next, dunelm, laura ashley.... where else should i look?
Or what colours would you look for?
I'm beginning to feel like what i want doesn't exist! (And I can't even clearly explain what I want confused)

Inthepast123 Thu 05-Oct-17 22:09:21

I have lovely dark duck egg ones. Go to small independent shop. They will have nicer ones. We went to one in london.

ILoveDolly Thu 05-Oct-17 22:12:46

You might have to get them made because that way there will be a proper choice

tealandteal Thu 05-Oct-17 22:15:31

We got ours online - curtains 2 go. My mum got some from here as well as she had a very small but wide window and could have them made to fit. In your case I would get a wide bold stripe something like cream, duck egg and navy

catscatscats20 Thu 05-Oct-17 22:17:41

Have you tried looking on curtains 247, they have a wide range. There online but send samples of fabric so you can make sure there the right feel and colour before buying.

DanHumphreyIsA Thu 05-Oct-17 23:14:22

Check 'curtains curtains curtains', they have all sorts of styles.
Also look on ebay, I found some which have a grey/taupey top, and the rest is cream.

Bunglebongle Thu 05-Oct-17 23:42:23


Heebejeebees Thu 05-Oct-17 23:45:55

Try ZaraHome

HidingBehindTheWallpaper Thu 05-Oct-17 23:46:13

I know what you mean.
I wanted plain grey. No pattern, no flecks, no pattern in the fabric. It was nearly impossible.

Heebejeebees Thu 05-Oct-17 23:49:44

These may work...

happystrummer Fri 06-Oct-17 00:03:50

I just bought some made to measures here in Orla Kiely fabric. Came today and were lovely. Lots of choice of fabrics

WeeM Fri 06-Oct-17 00:14:55

I don't even really have any solutions for you but I do have sympathy! I spent months trying to find curtains!! Getting them made was just working out too expensive but finally I got a pair of ready mades in John Lewis. If getting them made is within your budget I'd def do that as the choice of fabric is endless-for 90x90s I was looking at at least £350 a pair.
The app Houzz is worth a look for ideas for colours etc.

enceladus Fri 06-Oct-17 01:52:25

In the past I have bought from some french sites online who imho tend to have a wider variety of colours, for homeware and soft furnishings.I however have a stupid ass bay window, that I can't get curtains for anywhere, going to have to pay for them to be made.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 06-Oct-17 02:04:47

Make your own. It's pretty easy!

Agustarella Fri 06-Oct-17 03:39:37

I bought some curtain fabric in a £1 per metre sale from Plumbs and it was thick and gorgeous quality and came in some lovely greens. This was a few years ago, but I remember they had some great stuff if you look beyond the fugly home page. I was really happy with the quality and service.

Agustarella Fri 06-Oct-17 03:41:19

Dunelm is horrible quality IMO, I like Laura Ashley but it's quite a distinctive look which might be too trad or chintzy or whatever for some people.

ZaraW Fri 06-Oct-17 05:38:50

I get my curtains from Habitat they are in linen or cotton and are reasonably priced and the quality is v good.

GinUser Fri 06-Oct-17 05:45:52
Ada and Ina have some lovely linen fabrics and will make bespoke curtains. I have the linen bedclothes, bliss.

flumpybear Fri 06-Oct-17 06:10:02

I had a similar problem finding curtains I like too - Next had some I liked in the end

Idrinkandiknowstuff Fri 06-Oct-17 06:40:53

Another vote for

NemoRocksMyWorld Fri 06-Oct-17 06:46:00

Making your own is honestly really easy! Then you can choose any fabric you like!

mummypleeeaaaasseeee Fri 06-Oct-17 07:52:33

Thanks everyone!
I will have a proper look at these suggestions.
I'm intrigued by the french websites, any particular ones?

Should have said I don't want to spend a fortune as in the past I have changed curtains yearly (although if i can find ones I actually like i might not) so was hoping to find ready made ones.
I have thought of making them but seems a bit daunting, I haven't done any sewing for about 15 years !

mummypleeeaaaasseeee Fri 06-Oct-17 07:58:34

Thanks bungle
I have seen these, but pattern is a bit too busy for me.
I want floral but sort of light and breezy.
Have posted a few photos of fabric i saw at dunelm. If it wouldn't cost a fortune to have them made I would get one of these.
Anyone seen any ready made ones that look similar?

Ropsleybunny Fri 06-Oct-17 07:59:00

My bedroom is similar and I got my curtains from John Lewis. Did you go in OP and really take your time? It took me ages to find the right material but I am really pleased with the results. I had them made by John Lewis and the finish is excellent.

Ropsleybunny Fri 06-Oct-17 08:00:17

I previously had some curtains made by Dunelm and I was extremely disappointed with them. They didn't hang right at all.

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