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Hanging Curtains – Get It Right

Curtains are usually used as the focal point of any room, so it is important that you choose the best fabric and that you hang them correctly. The latter is very difficult to get right and so at Yorkshire Fabric Shop; we wanted to share some tips on getting your curtains to hang right!


Of course, how you choose to hang your curtains is up to you. However, there are some general rules to follow, especially when it comes to measuring the fabric. The length of your the material should stop about half an inch from the floor; this will keep them clean and free from dust. If you have chosen to use a heavier fabric, like Linen, then you may find that the fabric stretches over time so allow yourself a little more room from the bottom of the floor, about one inch. As for the width of the material, you want your curtains to look voluminous even when they are closed. To achieve this, you should cut your fabric at least two times wider than the area that you are covering.


If you want to enhance the look of your curtains, you can add simple touches. Tie-backs are commonly placed around the middle of the curtains but if you are looking for a more elegant look then put them higher up for a more luxurious window dressing. Bay windows used to be the most difficult part of an interior designers job. However, you can fit tracks or rods around the angles of a bay window or blinds can be made to fit every section of the bay.

The rod that you choose should be wider than your window; this is an excellent way to make your window appear larger than it is. The higher the rod is, the taller the window will look. By fixing the rod closer to your ceiling, you can emphasise your windows and their dressings.


At Yorkshire Fabric Shop we have a made-to-measure curtain service available so that you can create bespoke curtains to suit your style and your home. We have thousands of fabrics in stock, and our team is always on hand to help you find the most suitable for your needs. You can purchase your curtains online or visit us at our warehouse, if you need some advice then you can contact our team on 01924 728 753, use our contact form or email


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