- Ready Made Curtains Buying Guide
Ready made curtains from Dunelm
Curtains have the potential to totally transform a room in an instant, whether your style is classic and minimalistic or cosy and chaotic we have a curtain to suit every home. At Dunelm we have a fantastic range of ready made curtains, in a variety of colours, patterns and neutrals.
Ready made curtains are our speciality. Here at Dunelm we pride ourselves on being experts on all there is to know about the latest trends, styles and fabrics available for the ready made curtain market. We know that the style and decor that our customers crave is wide and varied and that is why we have a wide range of plain, patterned, neutral and voile fabrics available. All you have to do is decide which is the right look for your home
Types of Heading
There are several different options to consider when choosing your perfect ready made curtains, one of which is the curtains heading type. The curtain heading refers to the way in which the curtain is attached to the track or pole. Here at Dunelm, we have three different options to choose from, each providing you with a different and individual finish to your room
Tape Top Curtains
The tape heading option is a band of fabric that is threaded with string and attached to the top inside edge of each curtain. Small hooks can then be looped through the tape heading and attached to the curtain pole or track. This curtain heading creates a traditional and classic look to your ready made curtains and will complement a family room perfectly.
Tab Top Curtains
Tab top curtains are comprised of a loop of fabric that is attached to the top of the curtain and hang directly off of the curtain pole. This tab top option is a simple but sophisticated heading choice for your ready made curtains and the perfect addition to any room. An important characteristic of this type of heading is that it can only be used with a curtain pole; this is due to the way that these curtains are hung. We have a large array of curtain poles available to match in with the style and decor of your home.
Eyelet Top curtains
Eyelet top curtains are characterised by their metal edged holes that run horizontally across the top of the fabric. This style of ready made curtain creates a soft, loose fold whilst also adding an extra touch of style to the overall look of your curtains. A ready made curtain with an eyelet top heading is the perfect addition to any contemporary room. They create a stylish look to your room instantly whilst also being a very practical; easy to operate choice.
Types of Lining
Another point to consider when purchasing ready made curtains is the lining type. The type of lining that you choose for your curtains can make all the difference to the final look of your room. At Dunelm we have five different curtain lining options to choose from
The principal benefit of a lined ready made curtain is that it can help to keep cold draughts out of your home whilst also blocking out unwanted sun rays. The lining will also help to protect the colour and pattern of your curtains from fading over time. An added benefit to choosing lined ready made curtains is that the lining will add extra weight to your curtains thereby making them hang better at your windows.
Unlined curtains are an ideal choice for the summer months. They offer protection from the sun's rays whilst maintaining a light and airy feel to your room. An additional benefit with unlined ready made curtains is that they allow air to pass through easily, helping to lower the temperature of your room during the summer. The practical aspects of this product should not be underestimated; they are an extremely low maintenance product and can be washed and dried in the home.
Blackout Curtain Lining
Blackout curtain lining is the perfect choice for bedrooms, they block out unwanted light allowing you to get a good night's sleep. Dunelm blackout curtain lining is a very low maintenance product and is usually machine washable. An added benefit to choosing ready made blackout curtains is that they tend to be slightly thicker than normal curtains; this can help to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Polycotton Curtain Lining
Polycotton curtain lining is composed of a mixture of polyester and cotton fabrics. They are one of our most cost-effective curtain linings and are suitable for any room in the home. One of the main benefits of having ready made polycotton curtains is their temperature regulating qualities, keeping rooms warm in the winter and cool during the summer.
Thermal Curtain Lining
Thermal curtain lining provides maximum heat insulation for your home. The temperature regulatory qualities of thermal lining make these curtains a cost effective choice, helping to keep energy bills down. An added benefit to choosing ready made thermal curtains is that the lining will add extra weight to the curtains making them hang better.
We also have an extensive range of purple curtains, cream curtains, blue curtains and floral curtains. Coloured and patterned window dressings are available in a variety of shades, ideal for all decors and styles.