Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fabric Dilemma!

I've mentioned before my concerns over choosing curtains but I seem to have made some progress in that I have whittled down 3 fabrics for our front room and its now just a case of choosing one... but being a Libra, I am completely indecisive... Do I go for a pattern and make a feature of the curtains as the rest of the room is white and plain, or keep the neutral theme running through and go for a plain fabric?! So I'm thinking maybe I should put it to a blog vote!! :)
 


These are the 3 samples I brought home but I think we have ruled out option 3 - so its really between 1 and 2.  This is them in my front room....




I know its subjective, but as we have never had curtains made before its so hard to visualise... what do you think? There's a few snaps of the room here, basically its completely white, with neutral sofas.
 Its quite a big bay window, so feature curtains, or curtains that blend in?! help!
xxx

8 comments:

  1. I like number one. As the rest of the room is white, I think having a bold, graphic print would look fab. Also, bay windows should never blend in!

    P.s. your fireplace and accessories are GORGEOUS.

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  2. This is a freebie..I dont do it for everyone mind.... As an Interior Designer i would go with the plain fabric in the centre... the reason being ... a plain fabric can always be "dressed" up by colour and accents like cushions, colours in paintings or objects de art or furnishings...a plain fabric will not date ...whereas fabrics with patterns may in 2-5 years become dated....I would love to see the rest of the room but my guess it is conteempory and would suit a plain fabric ...put some pics on your blog when you decide...just remember ..it doesnt matter what fashions of the day dictate...if you like it then have it...your the one who lives in your home after all...

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  3. As curtain maker I would tend to agree with comment no 2 (ie the plain one for versatility) as if you are having them made for you it is quite an investment. I would think about a handpleated heading and maybe a beautiful leading edge trim to add drama. Alternatively you could have the pleated heading highlighted with fabric covered buttons. Both of these allow you to jazz up your plain fabric but in a way that could be changed in future should you want a different look.

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  4. I went for floral and i'm really glad i did, they brighten up the room and pick up the colours of the cushions etc. If you don't have many other patterns going on, definitely go for it.

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  5. I like number 1. We have a modern floral in a very neutral room and I LOVE it (even after 8 years).

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  6. Had the same dilemma a couple of years ago. I LOVE fabrics and pattern, but my sister persuaded me to go with plain, which i am so grateful for now as I can have fun with accessories and the room is more versatile. I went for good quality plain curtains and am so glad i did as i won't get fed up with them.

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  7. Although I like no.1 I think you should go with no.2 so that they never date or clash with future changes you make in the rest of the room. I also agree with the edging comment above in that you could give the bottom of them a nice wide trim (1 or 2 feet) in a lighter fabric to make them a little less plain.

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  8. I'd go plain. Maybe thats because I have hand sewn all of my curtains in my house (they look fab! Blackout the works). But fabric, curtain making and time all cost money. If you decide you would like a change in two years!

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