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Do I Need Custom Draperies or Will Ready-Mades Do?

The windows in your home are one of the most significant features when it comes to making a design statement. The right window treatment can make a room appear larger or emphasize and compliment the rest of the room or the window itself.

For most of us, creating your own personal dream haven is a must. But with such a wide selection available, it is hard to find what suits your home, personal preferences and budget. Custom design can create a style that matches exactly what you envision but sometimes you can find what you want in ready-made curtains or drapes.

Homeowners who opt for ready-made curtains are usually drawn to the convenience. In most cases, ready-made curtains provide a quick and easy solution to window treatments and can change the look of a space in just a few hours. Custom designed on the other hand will require some time to complete once you’ve chosen your preferred style and fabric. For most this is fine – good things come to those who wait – so a few extra days will give you curtains that will perfectly fit your room.

Budget is usually the number one priority with any home improvement scheme and dressing up your windows is no different. We all want the highest quality, for the cheapest price. Economically, ready-made curtains are less costly than custom designed since they’re produced in bulk, so if you’re on a hairline budget then these are your best bet. However, as with any bulk-produced item, this can also mean a compromise on attention to detail and quality materials.   

When opting for custom-designed curtains, you’re paying experts to create something that is unique to your home, using master craftsmanship and bespoke design. The additional cost associated with custom-design is almost always worthwhile in the long-run. Higher-quality fabrics and workmanship mean your curtains will stand the test of time, while ready-made curtains will often fray or fade quicker, requiring more regular replacement. 

At Custom Covers and Custom Shades of London, we can help you find the best choice for your home.  We have an array of ready-made grommet panels from which to choose and a professional work room to provide the custom look you need. Give us a call or drop in to see us!


Janice Brock,
Owner, Custom Covers and Custom Shades


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