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Beaufort Interiors ultimate guide to choosing the right curtains for your home

Choosing Fabrics & Colours

Choosing Fabrics & Colours

When it comes to choosing materials, silk and velvet are the most popular choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best and give the best look. Jacquard weaves, embroidered linens and bold prints are also popular materials used by Beaufort Interiors. For colours, we recommend coordinating fabric tones and patterns for your curtains with the rest of your room. If working with an Interior Designer they will create a scheme of fabric materials, finishes & trims that will be perfect for your home and chose suitable poles, tracks, rails, pelmets & other hardware for you to decide on.

Practical and Decorative:

Practical and Decorative:

Both practical and decorative, well-chosen curtains and blinds can have a transformative effect on any room. Decorative window treatments are perfect when curtains are never drawn or when combined with a sheer or blind. Beaufort Interiors regularly install electronic window dressings, enabling curtains and blinds to close with a click.


Trims & Borders:

Trims & Borders:

Trims & borders including braids, fringes, rusche, bead and gimp can be added to create contrast and a final touch to your curtains. Depending on the style you are going for, decorative trim can add an elegant traditional look or plain colour silk or linen border will add a contemporary look, perfect for curtains with a drop straight to the floor. An elaborate trim can be paired to a simple plain fabric which combine to create a very elegant window-treatment, allowing the trimming to become the focus

Importance of curtain headings:

Importance of curtain headings:

Different curtain headings will create distinctive looks. The most common style is a pencil or pinch pleat but, for a more tailored finished scalloped goblets, butterfly pleat and invert pleats are perfect. Headings can also be formed by hardware such as trombones. When creating classical looks, a Goblet heading is more formal and creates a fuller appearance to the curtains.

Choosing sheers or voiles:

Choosing sheers or voiles:

A sheer can make an effective window dressing for rooms where you require privacy but still want plenty of natural light. For rooms seeking to combine colours, natural light and added privacy, Beaufort suggest a double-pole or double track system that will combine your curtains with sheers, a popular choice amongst our customers.


Custom made advantages

Custom made advantages

Custom made curtains are designed to suit your windows, offering fuller curtains with materials, colour & patterns that suit your room. You can also be more creative with decorative trims, borders and headings. Beaufort Interiors provide professional curtain fitters to hang and dress curtains, which is a very important element of the process.†

Lining your curtains:

Lining your curtains:

Unlined curtains, such as lightweight sheers or linen, have a pared-back style but usually work best when combined with a heavier curtain or blind. Additional options for made-to-measure styles include interlining (extra material between the main fabric and a lining), blackout lining (light-blocking lining, which is great for bedrooms and will also prevent fabrics from fading). They can also provide extra insulation in a draughty room.


Beaufort Interiors

Beaufort Interiors

Clients come to Beaufort for complete Interior Design projects, but customers looking single window dressings are very welcome. Our Moira & London showrooms are full of inspiring window dressings that customers can browse before heading to our design studio to choose from Irelandís largest fabric, trim & pole selections with the help of an in-house Interior Designer. Book your appointment today 028 9261 9508, www.beaufortinteriors.co.uk, trevor@beaufortinteriors.co.uk.