Frequently Asked Questions For Curtains In Brisbane
What is a good price for curtains in Brisbane?
It’s hard to answer this question in isolation. A typical price might be around $150, but it depends on quite a lot of factors. Silk curtains will cost far more than linen curtains. Tracks will cost more than wave curtains. And custom fitted curtains will cost far more than those bought in store. Shop around and see if you can find deals – they are available from high-quality curtain fitters.
What is the longest length in ready made curtains?
There is no real maximum length with curtains and you can contact a professional service for ones that have significant length. 250 cm are classified as extra long for larger windows. Certain curtains can also look well if they drape along the ground, typically with a carpet floor. Regardless, you can order htem custom made to fit your windows.
Why are curtains so expensive?
Curtains are affordable – its custom curtains that are expensive. One reason for this is due to the fabric. The price of fabric can range between $30 – $120 per square metre. But you need far more fabric than the size of the window. A 2 metre window might need 8 metres of fabric, which increases the overall cost. Then there is the cost of hardware (tracks and rods) as well as installation costs.
Is it cheaper to buy or make curtains?
It’s obviously cheaper to make your own curtains. But they are not going to look as good. And you could easily get it wrong, meaning you might spend hours making curtains that don’t fit. It depends on how much you value your time, but making your own curtains could easily cost you more money over the long-term. You will also need the necessary equipment to make your own curtains.
What’s the difference between drapes and curtains?
Curtains hang down from a rod by tabs. They are attached to the rod throgh these tabs and the rod is mounted above a window by brackets on either side, and usually one in the centre as well. Curtains do not have linings.
Drapes, on the other hand, do have linings and are attached to a rod with hooks. Drapes will be opened using cords and tend to be more formal and stylish than curtains. Moreover, drapes are pleated while curtains are not.
Do curtains need to touch the floor?
Curtains do not need to touch the floor. Actually, this is not desired, as it would mean that they get dirty. However, they should not be more than an inch or so from the ground, where possible. If it’s too short then light will stream in and it won’t look as neat. So you will have to either visit a custom curtain manufacturer and/or be very careful in terms of doing your own measurements. If you are paying for good curtains, then you can’t simply cut away pieces.
How do I get the right size for curtains?
Measure the distance from the top of the window to the floor. Remember that the mounting brackets with go above the window a few inches and that you need to leave about 25 – 50 mm between the bottom of the curtain and the floor. You have some room to maneuvre when you get the curtains, as you can simply mount the brackers a little higher or the curtains closer to the floor.
Which curtains are best for the living room?
It depends entirely on your particular living room. The correct curtain colour can only be determined in relation to the colour of your living room. Its probably best to have a stylish yet convenient curtain in the living room. A corded variety will be better, if possible, for ease of use. You also need to account for how much light you want to allow in.
Should curtains match wall color?
Curtains do not have to exactly match the wall colour. But they will certainly have to complement them. Certain combinations go well together, others not so much. If you have an orange wall, then a red curtain is probably not the best option. It is often safest to keep it a similar colour, though you can pick pretty much any colour if your walls are white.