WHEN choosing a new colour scheme for a room I find the best way to start is with the curtains and fabrics. Curtains are a big feature in a room and can make or break a scheme. If you’re on a budget we have some very nice and good quality ready-made curtains available. Keep it simple and classy and you won’t go too far wrong.
Classic damask Fabrics will look well in any interior from traditional to contemporary or plain silk is timeless. We also have a large selection of floral prints and weaves from the Cath Kidston look to traditional English and French floral. If you aspire to bespoke curtains then you need to get expert advice.
In many cases, a customer will come in for curtains and I will advise them on their choices, pick a paint colour, the carpet and any other details they will need to pull the whole room together. This advice is free with your curtains and can make all the difference in getting the whole look co-ordinated and avoiding costly mistakes.
Custom-made curtains can be costly and there is so much available in fabrics, trims, poles, pelmets styles etc., this is a whole art in itself therefore it’s very important you get expert help from someone that’s experienced and has the imagination and flare for this job.
The price of linings and making up will always be the same but fabrics can vary from €25 per metre to €85 per metre hence the many varied prices for curtains. You want these curtains to make a statement but not dominate or be subtle but not drab so you have to be careful that you are dealing with someone that knows what they are talking about and have the ability to achieve the right results. It’s important to know if the fabric needs to be blackout lined or interlined and how the design details will look when finished, what style pelmet is appropriate to the room and the fabric.
Be careful and choose wisely.
When you have picked the fabrics from this you can move on and pick the colour scheme, the style of the room the furniture that is most appropriate to this, and all the accessories down to the carpets. For example the satin damask silk will go beautifully with the antique chaise lounge you inherited. Or if you really prefer then try the modern look and go for the linen and leather curtains which go beautifully with the corner suite you have your eye on.
It’s important to coordinate the whole project at the one time so that everything you choose is towards an overall scheme. Even if you don’t buy everything together at least when you have a plan you have a focus and are working towards something. I feel that no matter what the budget is it is important to get help. At Noelle Interiors we have the experience and expertise to ensure you make the right choice for you, your life style and your home.
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