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 few years ago there was quite a price difference between nets and voiles, nets being less expensive, but now with voiles being so popular the prices have come down and the choices of design expanded.
What’s the difference between Made-to-Measure and Ready Made Nets, Voiles and Curtains?
Made-to-measure is a bespoke service where Voiles and Curtains are essentially crafted from scratch to your specific sizes and style. Perfect for ANY sized window and offers extensive style options with a superior finish.
Readymade Voiles and Curtains are pre made items, made in set standard sizes in bulk quantities and offer great value.
Confused?! Firstly measure your window recess and consider whether readymade, standard sizes are an option to you. Secondly consider if you require any elite or bespoke details.
What is the difference between voile panels and voile curtains?
The difference between voile panels and voile curtains is that the panels are readymade at standard curtain sizes. The panels are usually 150cm wide, and are designed to be brought in multiples to hang side by side. Panels are very much suited for side curtains and for doors. Voile curtains are made-to-measure and are made from scratch to your personal window sizes, very handy for those of you with odd and random shaped windows. Voile curtains also offer you different heading options including slot top and curtain tapes.
What is “Fullness” and “Gather” in a curtain?
When we speak of gather and fullness, we are talking about the width of material in each curtain. You may notice that most window curtains do not lie flat. Traditionally nets, voiles and curtains are hung so that they fall into soft folds. The folds also know as “gather” or “fullness” are created by increasing your width 2x to 3x your flat window reveal size. There are many advantages of gathering your curtains, the most common is for greater privacy and insulation as well as for aesthetic reasons. However, it is becoming more popular to hang curtains as flat panels with latest sleek boutique fashion trends, if this is the style you desire you can easily order you flat window recess size using our order table “Exact amount”.