There’s a huge variety of different materials available these days when it comes to made to measure curtains - and it can be quite difficult to decide which fabric is best for what you want to achieve where your interior design ideas are concerned.
But if it’s luxury and opulence you’re after, then velvet will always be a wonderful choice, a material that will really bring your rooms to life and help to create stunning living spaces that you love spending time in.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as just picking out velvet as your fabric and you’ll find that there are other decisions you need to make, such as whether you want to go for crushed velvet, cut velvet, matt velvet, printed velvet, cotton or polyester… there are lots of different styles, types and of course colours to review, so make sure you take your time deciding to ensure you’re happy with the end result.
Regardless of the kind of velvet you decide to go for however, you’ll find that the material affords you all sorts of benefits once you’ve hung your curtains. One of the main ones, of course, is the fact that because the material is so dense and luxurious, it’s amazing at blocking out light and giving you all the privacy you need.
Because of this, velvet is a great choice for bedrooms, where you want the rooms to be as dark as possible at night. It also works well in living rooms, so you can create a beautifully cosy feel at home for nights in with the family.
From an eco-friendly perspective, velvet can really help make your homes greener, with the thickness of the fabric helping to keep the heat in during the winter months, reducing the amount of energy you use - and thus keeping your bills down.
But one of the main reasons why velvet is an enduringly popular choice for curtains is the fact that it’s so incredibly beautiful and can really add the perfect finishing touch to any part of the house.
It’s available in a wide range of different colours, so you’re sure to be able to find fabric that ties in well with the rest of your design decisions and you’re sure to love the end result once your curtains have been hung up in the windows.
One of the biggest interior design trends of recent years is hygge - a Scandinavian-inspired concept that embraces the idea of cosiness and home comforts… and velvet is perfect for achieving this kind of look.
You could embrace it even further by bringing in velvet cushions and other forms of upholstery, really creating the home of your dreams, one that you’ll love for years to come. If you’d like any further help or advice, get in touch with the McAlister Textiles team today.