At Kensington Design one of our most popular services for our clients is our made to measure curtains and blinds. Having your curtains, roman blinds or roller blinds all made to measure offers you that benefit of having window dressings made in a specific size, which is useful for non-standard or awkwardly sized windows. We have compiled a list of why we think there are multitude of benefits when choosing to have bespoke/custom window treatments.

Value in the Long Run:

Ultimately, made to measure curtains and blinds are slightly more expensive as they both require expert craftsmanship and so each bespoke window treatment we design is made with precision, detail and care. As each window dressings is custom made for each order, the amount of fabric used will also differ. This means that instead of buying a specific amount of fabric to make a certain number of curtains/blinds in varying sizes, a smaller amount of fabric is used per style for each and every made to measure order. However, what you receive in return is a beautifully finished product that will last within your home for years as they are designed and crafted with expertise.

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Curtain Headings:

With our made to measure curtains, we offer a wide range of unique curtain headings. Double pinch pleat, triple pinch pleat, goblet, wave headed; these are just a few choices amongst a myriad of curtain heading designs and styles that are all available through our made to measure curtain service – offered both online and in-store. Variations of pleated headings are not very common with Ready-Made curtains as they are more time consuming and complex to create.

A well-made curtain heading can make a huge difference to the interior of your space as it can show off and display the level of thought that has gone into pulling the overall décor and design together.

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Personalizing Your Home Interior:

At Kensington Design we get a wide range of clients – all with very different interior tastes and styles. From having designed traditional curtains to very modern window treatments we are accustomed to designing any style to which the client prefers.

The key to traditional interior styles is in the intricate details. Elements of traditional styles include heavier fabrics that can drape elegantly, pleated curtain headings and classic yet unique fabric designs such as florals or damask. Made to measure offers you the freedom of having curtains and blinds made in fabric designs that are hard to find with ready to made window treatment options.

Traditional window treatments tend to usually suit period properties that have non-standard sized windows, making our made to measure services perfect for this interior style.

On the other side of the design spectrum, modern interior styles tend to focus more on simplicity and minimalism. That is not to say that the curtain fabrics are all plains and neutrals as many modern interior styles feature bold prints and textures and set a contrast with many other accessories within the home.

With a modern interior, we prefer the motto of ‘less is more’ (with the exception of maximalist styles such as boho or botanical) with a modern interior. The understated style statement is the epitome of this modern design and can be achieved with simple silhouettes, a balanced color palette and focusing on quality over quantity.

Made to measure curtains or blinds gives you the option of sourcing your own fabrics to ensure a level of quality which you require as well as choosing your own lining which is created with care.

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A question we always ask clients is whether they are looking for curtains that can block out any unwanted light or are they wanting curtains that can keep their home warm during the winter and cool during the summer – as we know many residences in the UK lack air conditioning! There are various types of lining – with the main types being standard, blackout, interlining, thermal and acoustic.

Although some of these linings can be found within the Ready-Made curtains, it is not always possible to find a fabric style that you love with the lining type that you require. Having bespoke custom made curtains means you can choose whatever fabric you like with whichever lining.

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Trimmings, Tie-Backs & Accessories:

If you are looking to add other window treatment accessories – such as trimmings, tie-backs, curtains pelmets, curtain valances or curtain swags, all of these extra touches are best complemented with made to measure curtains and blinds as the quality of the curtains can enhance other soft furnishings.

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With over 30 years of experience and a wonderful showroom in the heart of Kensington, we have the finest library of fabrics, wallpapers, and trims available in London. dedicated designers run Kensington Design who have a wealth of knowledge to help you make the perfect decision of how to dress your windows.

There is so much choice with designs and fabrics and here at Kensington Design, we aim to guide you to make the right decision. We then make the curtains and blinds and install them. All bespoke and unique to you.