As we all know, when it comes to buying new curtains or blinds for your home, there are generally two options available which are made to measure or ready-made.
The ready-made (or off the shelf) option are all made to the same specification and come in a choice of pre-established sizes. However, the made to measure option offers you the flexibility to have a blind or set of curtains that meet your exact needs in terms of fabric quality, colour and patterned and which are tailored to your specific requirements. They can also be made to fit any size or shape of window.
The Light Company is a stockist of the very popular Laura Ashley brand of fabrics and we now offer a made-to-measure service for curtains and blinds to customers all across the UK. Here we have listed the benefits of having a made-to-measure service when it comes to new curtains and blinds to help you decide if this is an option for you!
Better sizing and fitting
Not all windows come as a standard size, so finding blinds to fit them exactly can be a very difficult task. With made-to-measure curtains and blinds, your windows are specifically measured so that fabric you choose can be made to fit them perfectly.
Not only will the fit look really good, but by having them made to fit the window, your blinds or curtains will keep the light out as there will be no gaps on the tops, sides or bottoms . A perfectly fitting blind or set of curtains can also increase your home’s energy efficiency as the warmth is kept in and the cold draughts kept out.
Choice of Fabric and Colours
Having free rein to choose your own fabrics is one of the luxuries that comes with choosing custom made blinds and curtains. Not only will you be able to find something that is the exact colour, pattern and style to complement the room, but you can also rest assured knowing it is an excellent quality material too.
Our Laura Ashley range of fabrics is extensive with something to suit any style or décor for any room in your home, giving you the option to personalise your blinds to suit your own individual style and taste. We also sell matching Laura Ashley wallpaper if this is style you love!
Choice of linings
When choosing new curtains or blinds you can opt for an extra layer to line the back of the fabric. If having total darkness is important to you then choosing a blackout material would be ideal, or you could simply go for a thicker lining to insulate your room better.
Quality Over Price
Generally speaking, custom curtains and blinds tend to be made to much higher standards than the off the shelf products. Their excellent quality makes them durable and more economical in the long term as they shouldn’t need replacing as regularly as standard ones.
The Light Company
In summary, with made-to-measure blinds and curtains the overriding benefit is that you are in control of how they turn out, so you can get exactly what you want.
At the Light Company we tailor your curtains and blinds to suit your exact requirements and budget.
Click here to see our full range of Laura Ashley fabrics.
We have more than 100 fabrics to choose form. Just select the one you like and we will send you a quote.