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Tell me about your beautiful, chic curtains (mainly where you got them from)

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QuimReaper Thu 08-Feb-18 12:41:30

I'm really struggling to find curtains I like. They need to be made to measure but everything I'm looking at (in obviously places like John Lewis) seems very chintzy. Where did you get yours?

sportyfool Thu 08-Feb-18 12:56:31

Next!! They do made to measure and they are so beautifully made. They came to the house and measured and brought them when they were ready ( obviously it isn't next that do this but a sub contracter) .. if you look on their website they have loads of patterns and colours.
Have you looked at Laura Ashley? Dunelm ? The range ?

Feezles Thu 08-Feb-18 13:59:00

I'll probably get my next set from here:

IreneDunne Thu 08-Feb-18 15:52:19

Tinsmiths using fabric from St Judes.

IreneDunne Thu 08-Feb-18 15:55:20

Also a big fan of Bert and May

AwkwardPaws27 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:41:32

I'd use a local curtain maker - my mum has a curtain shop and has books for half a dozen different fabric suppliers giving a huge range of choice.
An experienced curtain maker can also help guide you as to what type of material to choose for your desired look.

BananaFronkle Fri 09-Feb-18 13:22:50

But you will need a second mortgage. Or to sell your soul to the devil.

giardiniera Fri 09-Feb-18 16:06:55

I agree on local like Awkwardpaws said. They are generally more expensive but you get what you pay for.
I've seen high street bespoke fit and they are fine but just not the same quality. But like all things, depends on budget.

Laska5772 Fri 09-Feb-18 16:09:44

I did buy JL these but they sell the fabric also so you could get hem MtM

Outlookmainlyfair Fri 09-Feb-18 20:11:07

Loads of online curtain fabric places will offer a made to measure service. Just find a material you like then go hunting, Clarke & Clarke are well priced,

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 09-Feb-18 20:14:42

Dunelm! Love them!

WhereIsBlueRabbit Fri 09-Feb-18 20:16:00

I used Dunelm for standard size curtains then Curtain Wizard for my son's room. They charged quite a bit less than other websites using the same fabric but the finished curtains are lovely.

Dowser Sat 10-Feb-18 11:55:32

I bought tjhughes and Yorkshire linen duck egg blue Arden pattern as I wanted a countryside theme for my caravan.
I got two pairs of 90 by 90
That came to £160
Then I got local seamstresses to shorten then, so for another £54 I got all the lounge curtains barring the door where I went for duck egg chenille as it didn’t want everything the same. I bought a matching throw and cushion as I also had 4 Arden cushions and two plain gold ones.
I’ve got loads of fabric left over.
I did make the side window myself ( it’s very small) and had to piece the bottom as I didn’t have enough fabric but people will only notice if I tell them

I lol probably make a tablecloth with some of the leftover fabric.

Dowser Sat 10-Feb-18 11:57:42

Ah that pic is rubbish. I’ll find a link to curtains

QuimReaper Wed 14-Feb-18 13:20:41

Aaaah thanks for the replies all!

I would definitely go local if I could find the bloody fabric I want. It's a very simple requirement, I want a heavy cream material but with very subtle gold thread through it (we have gold accents elsewhere in the room, and Champagne sort of blinds which I kinda wish we hadn't got because it's bloody impossible to find anything to go with them!)

50sQueen Thu 15-Feb-18 05:39:53


Lobsterquadrille2 Thu 15-Feb-18 10:54:38

Laura Ashley.

TheClitterati Thu 15-Feb-18 15:46:13

I made them myself!!
<polishes halo>

Dowser Sat 17-Feb-18 21:03:44

Ahem, they come in cream and gold

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