Frequently Asked Questions For Curtains In Brisbane
What is the longest length in ready made coverings?
There is no real maximum length and you can contact a professional service for ones that have significant length. 250 cm are classified as extra long for larger windows. Certain types can also look well if they drape along the ground, typically with a carpet floor. Regardless, you can order custom made to fit your windows.
Why are they so expensive?
Custom window covers 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 the coverings?
It’s cheaper to make your own window covers. But they are not going to look as good. And you could easily get it wrong, meaning you might spend hours making covers that don’t fit. It depends on how much you value your time, but making your own coverings could easily cost you more money over the long-term. You will also need the necessary equipment.
What’s the difference between drapes and curtains?
Curtains hang down from a rod by tabs. They are attached to the rod through these tabs and the rod is mounted above a window by brackets on either side, and usually one in the centre as well. They 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. Moreover, drapes are pleated.
Do they need to touch the floor?
They 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 window covers, then you can’t simply cut away pieces.
How do I get the right size?
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, as you can simply mount the brackers a little higher or the window covers 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 they match wall colour?
They 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.