How to Guides & Tips


What is Curtain Gather or Fullness? And How do I Measure for Curtains and Nets?

We are often asked the following questions; ‘what is curtain gather?’, ‘how much net fullness is right for me?’ and ‘can I save money by choosing less gather for my voiles?’ and although we like to stress to our customers that this is a personal choice based on what your desired look is in your home, we do have some rules we like to follow, that in our opinion creates the perfect window dressing for curtains, voiles, sheers and blinds. So, to answer the first question. When we speak of ‘gather’ or ‘fullness’... Read More

Using Twist & Fit Tension Rods on Large Windows

Twist & Fit Tension Rods We often get asked whether the larger Twist & Fit tension rods will show any signs of bowing when fitted at large windows. The Twist & Fits rods are a fabulous product – very easy to use and can be fitted in seconds, making no marks or holes in your window frames, but unfortunately there may be some bowing on larger windows. The rods are telescopic with a pre-loaded spring, and although they are made of plastic coated steel and are generally very strong, above... Read More

Our most popular frequently asked questions!

We are always happy to help answer questions over the phone or email, but here are the answers to some of the questions that we get asked every day! What is the difference between nets and voiles? The difference between net curtains and voile curtains is in the construction. Net curtains are generally knitted, often with a coarse yarn and mainly in white or cream, whereas voiles are woven giving a finer but more robust fabric and because of this will take a lot of embellishment, often with different coloured yarns. A... Read More

Top Tips for Hanging Curtains with Pencil Pleat Tape

Curtain Tape can be quite daunting for a first timer. The excitement of hanging your long awaited curtains can soon dip as soon as the packing is flung open and the reality of pulling fiddly strings and juggling hundreds of hooks sets in. Dont panic! here are our simple Top Tips… Knot all strings together on the outer edge of the curtain (the side that will be towards your window frame and wall). There are usually two strings for 2″ Tape. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve skipped this... Read More