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The Truth Unveiled: Are Made-to-Measure Curtains Expensive?

When it comes to home décor, curtains play a vital role in setting the ambiance of any room.


With the multitude of options available in the market, one particular question often arises in the minds of homeowners seeking that perfect fit: Are made-to-measure curtains expensive?


In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of made-to-measure curtains and explore whether they are worth the investment.


A styled bedroom with beige curtains, wooden flooring and patio door with cushions
Image: St Albans Basement Bedroom Curtains in Villa Nova Tanami Tofu

Ready-Made vs Bespoke Curtains


Made-to-measure curtains are crafted specifically to fit the dimensions of your windows perfectly. Unlike ready-made curtains, these are tailor-made to ensure an impeccable match and an enhanced aesthetic appeal. They offer an array of advantages, such as precise measurements, superior fabric choices, and customisation options.


Are Made To Measure Curtains Expensive


There are many factors influencing the cost of made to measure curtains. These include:


1) Fabric Selection


The choice of fabric significantly impacts the cost of made-to-measure curtains. Our range of fabrics include luxurious materials such as silk or velvet, often coming with a higher price tag, while synthetic or cotton fabrics tend to be more inexpensive.


Velvet curtains have made a comeback and make a fantastic feature for bedrooms as they also help add an extra layer on insulation. If you like to keep up with the latest interior trends, this stunning fabric may be for you!


A bedroom styled with deep blue velvet curtains
Image: @brooke5properties Using Kirby Design Smooth Sapphire Velvet Fabric

Alternatively, if you’re looking for timeless classic, a sheer fabric, particularly partnered with an existing window styling such as shutters within a bedroom or living room will never go out of style.


We have selected a beautifully diverse range of fabrics, textures and embroidery for our clients to choose from, combining styles from some of the top designers within the UK. Click here to discover our fabric houses.


2) Customisation Options


Made-to-measure curtains allow you to personalise every aspect, from the fabric pattern to the heading style as well as beautiful tracks and poles. The level of customisation desired can affect the overall cost. From pinch pleat curtains to eyelet, discover more about the different header options available.


3) Window Size and Complexity


Larger windows or unconventional shapes may require more fabric and time to create, resulting in higher costs than standard-sized windows. At Feather & Grey Interiors, we embrace obscure windows and are happy to work with you to find solutions that others can’t!


4) Additional Features


Options such as blackout lining, interlining, or motorised functionality can add to the expense but provide increased functionality and convenience.


Embroidered features are also building in popularity. We offer a range of beautiful trimmings such as tassels, embroidered borders and tiebacks, which help to add texture to your chosen fabrics. Adding pom-poms to your curtains can also help jazz up a children’s bedroom in a classy and sophisticated way!


Curtain Pom Pom tiebacks holding back a curtain
Image: Romo Tivoli Pom Poms (Romo)

If you’re looking to create a space of real luxury and minimalism, then opting for concealed curtains will give you just that. Working directly with an architect will also add an additional cost. Discover more about our concealed curtains here.


5) A Complete Interior Look


Not only do we supply and fit beautiful made to measure curtains, but we can also work with you to add the finishing touches such as cushions to embrace your interior design and create a truly personal space within your home. This will add an additional cost, but will leave a seamless look and feel throughout your living space - ideal for decorative bedroom cushions, window seats and living room couches.


What Do I Consider When Comparing Costs?


The cost of made-to-measure curtains will vary depending on these factors. While they may have a relatively higher price point than off-the-rack curtains, it's essential to consider the long-term benefits they bring. Made-to-measure curtains offer superior quality, perfect fit, and enhanced aesthetic appeal, which can elevate the overall look and feel of your space.


Investing in made-to-measure curtains ensures that you receive a tailored product that meets your exact requirements. They provide a unique opportunity to showcase your personal style and create a cohesive design element within your home. By opting for made-to-measure curtains, you are investing in a custom solution that not only enhances the visual appeal of your space but also adds value to your property in the long run.


While made-to-measure curtains may have a higher upfront cost compared to ready-made alternatives, they are designed to provide you with a tailored and luxurious window dressing solution.



A vast living room window styling with curtains on a wave header with wooden flooring and large rug
Image: Loughton Living Room With Curtains In Villa Nova Tanami Tofu Fabric

The significant advantages they offer in terms of precise measurements, customisation options, and quality craftsmanship make them a worthwhile investment that can transform your living space. So, the answer to whether made-to-measure curtains are expensive is subjective, as it ultimately depends on your budget, preferences, and the value you place on a custom-made product.


Embrace the luxury of made-to-measure curtains and book a design consultation with us. Unlock the potential they hold to elevate your home décor and create a truly enchanting atmosphere.




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