Dressing Your Windows

Curtains and Blinds can be so much more than just the practicality of privacy and warmth – they can be the centre of your room’s whole look and style!

Ready-Made Curtains can suit your budget and time needs but can be limited in terms of size, length, style and tailoring to your exact needs. If you have a specific shade or pattern in mind, you may not find a ready-made curtain to match.

The Made-To-Measure Curtain option allows you tailor the material and style to find the perfect fit for your window – length, fabric, pole or track and lining. Curtains tailored to your needs are worth investing in if you want to match your room style as well as getting your cushions or window seats made to match!

Choosing the type of Lining is important and always choose the right lining for your lifestyle – Blackout Lining to block any unwanted light, Thermal Lining will help you reduce heat loss through the windows or choose Voiles, also known as sheers, can soften the overall appearance of a window, maximise natural light during the daytime and still offer privacy.

Combining different layers on your windows allows you to control the light and add extra privacy. When paired together curtains and blinds can offer the perfect balance. Choose from Vertical, Venetian, Roller or Roman Blinds.

The curtains will add softness and style giving the illusion of a bigger window or make your ceiling appear higher. Bold pattern on the blinds and plain curtains in a toning hue at either side, or vice versa, for a decorative focal point.

The importance of measurement cannot be overstated. This will be dependent on what you want from your curtain and how it is to be fitted. Do you want your curtain to finish at the window sill, below or flush with the floor? For Ready-Made options a good guide would be to measure from your pole or track position to where you would like it to finish and from pole end to pole end.

If you are choosing Made-To-Measure you definitely need to get a professional to measure your window correctly based on all the factors from window size, your choice of lining and curtain material, pole or tracking system used as well as the finish such as eyelets or or pleating.

At our main Curtain & Blinds Department at Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets, Cork Road, Killarney we offer Free Measuring & Quotation service. We stock a huge range of Ready-Made Curtains, stunning Curtain Fabric and Lining, Blinds, Accessories, Little Greene Paint and Wallpaper. We also have a wonderful selection of Ready-Made Curtains throughout our stores in Tralee, Cahirciveen and Newcastle West.