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Finding the Best White Bedroom Curtains to Suit Your Style

When it comes to bedroom curtains, you can’t get much more elegant or more classic than white. No matter what your interior design layout might be, you can find the perfect white bedroom curtains to complement your space and make your bedroom feel as cozy and comfortable as it should.


Best Black and White Kitchen Curtains to Complete Your Space

Kitchen curtains are often some of the most eye-catching as kitchens tend to get a lot of natural light, and the color and material quality of your curtains will affect how you, your family members, and your guests experience that light. Plus, many homeowners like to use their kitchen curtains as an opportunity to include an eye-catching pattern or color in an otherwise simple and unassuming kitchen layout. If a flashy pop of color in a white kitchen isn’t your style and you’d rather go for the classic, clean-cut look, black and white kitchen curtains are the perfect choice for you. 

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‘Fanciful Flight’ Nature Print Curtains

If you can appreciate the decorative potential of fun yet classic butterfly print, you’ll love our ‘Fanciful Flight’ Nature Print Curtains. The intricacy of butterfly wings mixes with the simple combination of black and creamy white shades to create an eye-catching and exciting yet classy and timeless pattern. This printed curtain is great for animal lovers and kitchens that already feature a distinctly colorful design, as the fun pattern sans bright colors can blend in well with any color scheme. 

‘Breton Stripes on Parade’ Geo Print Curtains 

To carry on with the theme of solid patterns, our ‘Breton Stripes on Parade’ Geo Print Curtains can be the perfect centerpiece of any kitchen design. With its intriguing geometric pattern and its delicate balance of faded black and ivory, this curtain works well with various interior design schemes. It can complement the simplest layout as well as the most intricate décor. Plus, this distinctly contemporary pattern can help bring a more modern feel to your kitchen if that’s the look you desire. 

‘Juodas’ Geometrical Patterned Window Curtains 

What if black and white kitchen curtains are exactly what your space is missing, but you’re not a fan of overly busy patterns? Since black and white kitchen curtains combine two colors, it’s difficult to avoid patterns entirely.

However, you can’t go wrong with a basic black and white stripe to fit in seamlessly with your décor, like our ‘Juodas’ Geometrical Patterned Window Curtains. The classic combination of black and cream can act as your kitchen’s eye-catching feature or simply add a small splash of excitement to any existing color scheme. 

‘Seashore Tidings’ Coastal Theme Curtains 

If your home is located near the beach or you simply want to feel like it is, our ‘Seashore Tidings’ Coastal Theme Curtains could be a fun choice to bring your kitchen together into a cohesive theme. Design themes help to make rooms feel more charming and inviting, and with the help of a few carefully placed knickknacks, paintings, or dish towels, your kitchen could sport a complete nautical theme without the need for flashy, over-the-top colors.

When it comes to keeping to a theme and enjoying a crisp, clean-looking kitchen, you indeed can have it all with a classic black-and-white combo! 

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Are you interested in custom designing curtains for your kitchen but not sure where to start? Spiffy Spools makes it easy and will help you every step of the way. Reach out today to learn more or get started.

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Red Kitchen Curtains to Suit Any Interior Design



Curtains play a massive role in the look and feel of a room partially because the color and design of your curtains affect the quality of natural light in the room. The color, texture, and pattern of the curtains also matter; these can act as statement pieces within the larger interior design scheme.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s where family members gather to cook and bake together and where guests sit for a beverage and some meaningful conversation. Many of the best memories happen in the kitchen, which is why the right décor is crucial so that family members and guests alike can fully enjoy and relish their time spent in the space.

Some homeowners are hesitant to decorate their kitchens in bold colors, but we firmly believe that red kitchen curtains can be an exciting addition to one of your family’s most treasured rooms. The sheer number of red shades, distinct patterns, and unique textures available make it possible for every homeowner to find the perfect red curtains to accentuate their kitchen’s best features. Let’s explore some of our favorite options for red kitchen curtains at Spiffy Spools. 

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‘Velvet Dream’ Red Kitchen Curtains

If a bright, flashy red feels like too much for your kitchen, you may feel more comfortable with a deep red, like the shade found on our ‘Velvet Dream’ Modern Check Patterned Drapes. This dark color brings feelings of warmth, comfort, and nostalgia, and the pattern is reminiscent of cozy flannel, making your kitchen feel like you’re drinking coffee in a quaint cabin in the woods no matter where you live. 

‘Bold Brick’ Striped Window Drapes 

Similar to the deep red of the curtains mentioned above, our ‘Bold Brick’ Custom Striped Window Drapes feature a soothing brick red color cut through by light grey stripes to create an eye-catching pattern. These red kitchen curtains are available in a variety of hanging styles and remind us of a classic European café, bringing a sense of whimsy and charm to any kitchen. 

‘Coral Rose’ Patterned Red Kitchen Curtains

Red and white is a classic combination that somehow remains fresh and exciting, and nowhere is this better displayed than with our ‘Coral Rose’ Trellis Patterned Window Drapery. These red curtains with exciting, eye-catching patterns will make the perfect statement piece for a crisp white kitchen or even fit in perfectly with rustic wood countertops and furniture. 

‘Summer Anise’ Check Patterned Curtains 

There’s something so cozy and classic about a checked pattern curtain, and our ‘Summer Anise’ Check Patterned Curtains encapsulate this feeling perfectly. If bright red or even deep red is a little too eye-catching for your taste, you’ll love the subtle touch of faded reddish pink that makes these red kitchen curtains feel like a vintage find. Plus, their intentionally faded look will help them fit in with any color scheme while still providing a delicate sense of warmth and coziness. 

‘Lupien Bayberry’ Made-to-Order Custom Drapes 

There are many reasons why you might choose deeper or paler red kitchen curtains, but in some cases, a bright, unapologetic shade of red is the perfect choice to bring your décor together. 

Our ‘Lupien Bayberry’ Made-to-Order Custom Drapes are an excellent choice for the bold designer who wants that distinct splash of red over their kitchen window. You can style these curtains to create a classic 50s diner feel or simply add a pop of color to an otherwise subtle kitchen layout. 


‘Toco’ Dimout Floral Curtains/Drapes 

Floral curtains are a popular choice for many different types of rooms and spaces, and for good reason: they tend to go with pretty much everything! Our ‘Toco’ Dimout Floral Curtains/Drapes feature a delicate bouquet pattern with roses of different shades of red, surrounded by an ornate pattern in subtle gray that brings together the texture and makes these curtains a joy to look at. Plus, the natural shades allow this curtain to fit in with just about any kitchen design. 




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5 Stylish Options for Yellow Kitchen Curtains by Spiffy Spools

The kitchen is one of the most popular gathering places for any home, and if you’re an avid baker or chef, you likely spend a good deal of time there. Plus, the aesthetic of your kitchen will be one of the main takeaways for your guests. This is why it’s so important that the kitchen feels welcoming, cozy, and bright. If you are aiming for making your kitchen the heart of your home, yellow kitchen curtains are the perfect element to be incorporated into your space.

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Yellow Kitchen Curtain Ideas

When it comes to the vibe of your kitchen, your curtains are one of the main deciding factors. Several features affect the appearance of your curtains, including color, fabric, texture, and hanging style. Still, color is often the first feature that a person who walks into the kitchen will notice.

If a feeling of lightness and warmth is a priority in your kitchen, yellow curtains may be the right choice for you. Let’s explore some of the best yellow curtains from Spiffy Spools and see how you can style them to fit your space perfectly. 


‘Zafaron’ Buffalo Check Yellow Kitchen Curtains 

If you’re looking to brighten up your kitchen with a slightly vintage yet classic feel, our ‘Zafaron’ Buffalo Check Curtains are a great option. This familiar check curtains pattern will make you, your family, and your guests feel right at home. Plus, even when closed, these light cotton curtains will let in plenty of natural light so that your kitchen never feels dark or uninviting.

These yellow kitchen curtains strike a delicate balance between acting as a statement piece in your kitchen and blending into your greater design scheme. Depending on the overall décor of your kitchen, you could feature these curtains as the primary focus of the room or simply use them as a bright, colorful addition to your design. 

‘Lizette’ Watercolor Effect Yellow Kitchen Window Curtains 

The subtle difference between yellow and gold in a curtain can significantly affect the feeling of a room. However, in some cases, a gold curtain’s bright yet powerful vibe is exactly what you want. You should consider featuring our ‘Lizette’ Watercolor Effect Window Curtains in your kitchen area if you relate to this.

This curtain is sure to make a statement in your space despite its lack of obvious pattern. The closer you look, the more you’ll see the subtle watercolor effect on the fabric, bringing out varying tones of pale yellow and deep, dark gold. This style is best for modern, artistic kitchens that need a pop of color to bring the décor together.

‘Rambagh’ Modern Floral Drapery 

Want to feature the color yellow as more of a slight accent than the main attraction in your kitchen? If the subtle look is more your style, you might enjoy hanging our ‘Rambagh’ Modern Floral Drapery in your kitchen. These curtains feature a modern take on the classic floral curtains design with pale yellow blooms on intricate stalks.

The woven texture of the fabric helps to make these yellow kitchen curtains stand out from your kitchen walls, allowing them to serve as a subtle yet effective statement piece in your space. Plus, the small pop of yellow makes these curtains the perfect fit for any color scheme or interior design plan. 

‘Honey Blush’ Striped Curtains 

A classic striped curtain can add a touch of whimsy and lightness to any space, and the kitchen window is no exception. Our ‘Honey Blush’ Striped Curtains have a distinct vintage feel that can add a touch of classic beauty to even the most modern kitchen.

If a bright, sunny yellow isn’t your speed, and you’d prefer a more muted tone, these yellow kitchen curtains will satisfy your every desire. Plus, their textured stripe pattern is reminiscent of classic beach attire, which is perfect for a beach house kitchen (and also for the homeowner who wants to bring the beachy feel to them). 

Choosing the Right Style for Your Kitchen Curtains 

Once you’ve chosen the perfect color and pattern for your ideal kitchen curtains, it’s time to narrow down a hanging style. Depending on the size of your kitchen windows, you may need varying levels of movability for your curtains, which will significantly affect the style and overall feel of the room. Café curtains and balloon/check valance curtains suit small windows best, but these styles can also work for larger surface areas. 

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Browsing some of our favorite yellow kitchen curtains is a great way to gain inspiration for your space. However, Spiffy Spools can also help you to create custom curtains to complete your vision. Contact us to learn more or get started on the perfect custom curtains today.

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The Best Linen Curtains from Spiffy Spools

White Drapes for Drawing Room

Here at Spiffy Spools, we are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality, stylish, and affordable curtains for every window in their home, along with the accessories to match. No matter what your preference is, we are sure to have a particular style, fabric, and design that will inspire your creativity and improve your home’s look.

One of our most popular fabric choices is linen! No matter the style you prefer, we are bound to carry linen curtains that you will love. Here are some of the best linen curtains for your kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room, or any other room in your home!

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Why Linen Curtains?

Linen curtains are a classic look, and for good reason. Not only do they look amazing in almost any context, providing a rich texture that appeals to the touch and to the eye, they are generally superior to other fabrics like silk in trapping in heat during the winter. Unlike curtains made from certain other fabrics, linen curtains are also easy to maintain over time and will maintain their look and feel after successive cleanings.

Linen is generally sturdy, stylish, and available in a variety of designs that can work well in many different settings. They also work very well when paired up with sheer or semi-sheer curtains to create a layered effect—and many of our linen curtain designs sport a semi-sheer style themselves. In short, linen fabric curtains are a great and affordable choice for window dressing that are able to stand the test of time. With that said, here are some of our best linen curtain designs!

‘Cloud Nine’ Custom Sheer Linen Curtains

The ‘Cloud Nine’ is a flagship choice, especially if one is trying to add sheer beach curtains to their coastal homes, or looking for boho curtains. This simple sheer white linen design can work in almost any context and does particularly well in sunrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and as dressing for sliding glass doors. The ‘Leh Almost White’ is a particularly classic design that never goes out of style, and pairs beautifully with darker tones as an underlayer.

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‘Cayoosh Playful’ Custom Sheer Linen Window Curtains

Another take on the ‘Cayoosh’ style, the ‘Cayoosh Playful’ also utilizes a Scandinavian style of geometric print that lives up to its name. The fun pattern of blues and whites cascade across the fabric in a joyful manner, and the sheer linen gauze fabric makes this style suitable for sun rooms and anywhere else where natural light fills the home.

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Beige Sheer Rod Pocket Curtains

‘Wagon Wheel’ Sheer Embroidered Linen Drapery

The ‘Wagon Wheel’ design is subtle without sacrificing style and beauty. Using a natural beige base, tiny white floral designs are embroidered into the fabric to create a simple and calming design. These curtains are made of semi-sheer fabric to help control the amount of natural light in your house, and work particularly well in bedrooms and sun rooms that are designed around neutral tones.

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‘Shiny Penny’ Floral Embroidered Drapes

The ‘Shinny Penny’ drapes embody a contemporary take on florals and hope to inspire joy and laughter with their cute, flirty aesthetic. Using a natural white base, the fabric is then embroidered with effusions of gray florals all over. These floral drapes are composed of linen, cotton, and polyester, and are slightly semi-sheer to help diffuse sunlight throughout your interiors.

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Affordable Custom Drapery

‘Koyum’ Poly-Linen Custom Drapery

The ‘Koyum’ style is a reserved choice for creating an understated, yet refined atmosphere in almost any room in your home. These brown curtains are made of a poly-linen blend that resembles high quality tweed, using both cedar and umber brown to create a rustic, masculine design that would work well in a traditional study or office.

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‘Cayoosh Wise’ Customer Sheer Linen Curtains

Another sheer design, the ‘Cayoosh Wise’ sports a beautiful red-on-white geometric print in a Scandinavian style. These printed curtains are made of linen gauze to create a sheer effect, and their design helps create a sense of verticality that can add visual height to any window setting.

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‘Gleam’ Linen-Cotton Blend Custom Drapery

The ‘Gleam’ style is one of headliners, and once you see them in person you will know why. These curtains are part of our Elements collections, composed of a blend of linen and cotton, and work wonderfully on their own or when paired with lighter tones. Our ‘Gleam’ style utilizes a medium weight fabric that feels strong without being too bulky, and will drape beautifully almost anywhere you decide to hang your drapes.

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How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

Decorating a Studio Apartment

Congratulations, you finally have an apartment you can call your own! You may have spent the last few years living with roommates or this might be your first time living on your own after leaving your childhood home, but either way you are now in full control of your living space and can design it however you want. The possibilities are endless! Well, almost endless. A studio apartment can feel like a mansion if you have never had a place to yourself, but it will quickly become a cluttered and uncomfortable mess if you fail to carefully design and decorate your new space. For studio apartments, the key factor in your design and decoration process should be maximizing the use of the space around you, and today we will run through some tips that you can use to decorate your studio apartment.


How to Decorate a Sunroom

If you are a homeowner and looking to bring the natural warmth and beauty of sunlight into your home, then you absolutely require a sunroom. Built to take advantage of natural light and provide a space for warmth, lounging, and serenity, a sunroom can be a beautiful addition to any home. Whether you have a small or large space to convert, if you are looking for inspiration in designing and decorating your sunroom, then we are here to help. Today, we will offer a few designs and decorating ideas for you as you begin to consider how to decorate a sunroom.

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Understand the Space and Its Purpose

Deciding your room’s specific purpose is a critical step for all interior designing and decorating. If you have a smaller sunroom, you may be envisioning a tiny reading or breakfast nook or sitting room for morning coffees and teas. A larger space may be better suited as an entertaining venue, centered around open spaces for mingling and sitting areas for lounging. Whatever the purpose of your space may be, deciding quickly will help you better design and decorate your space.


Pick the Right Color Palette

Decorate a sunroom with white curtains

While almost any color can be a winner in the right combination, sunrooms typically are well-served by neutral colors and shades that allows the sunlight to dominate the visual space and set the mood. Whites, light browns, and natural tones should be dominant in your sunroom’s design.

A lighter shade coupled with a skylight or elevated windows will naturally illuminate the space and create visual depth. Consider our ‘Heavrth’ Linen curtains the perfect touch to making even a relatively small space seem larger than life.

If you wish to use a bolder color to offset a more neutral composition, consider using the bolder tone on the window trim and door frames. Simple white walls can instantly pop with bright blue trim, for example.


Create a Verdant Space

One of the most popular options for sunrooms is to fill a small space with plants and greenery to create a beautiful indoor garden. From ferns and shrubs to elephant ears and cactuses, you can easily create a visual smorgasbord of foliage that will thrive in the sunlight and warmth while improving the atmosphere of the sunroom. Consider hanging certain plants around the space for visual punctuation but avoid overcrowding your window space and thereby making poor use of your sunroom’s most important asset, natural light.


Have an Ambitious Furniture Centerpiece

Having a centerpiece in your sunroom can help create visual meaning for your sunroom. More traditional options include dining tables and seating arrangements with couches and chairs, while more adventurous options can include hammocks, swings, and other suspended pieces of furniture. Finding vintage material to work with can help create a familiar and inviting space and using a variety of different styles and colors for your accents can reinforce the warm and welcoming nature of the sunroom. 

Conversely, a cleaner and more minimalist design philosophy will create a more elegant atmosphere in your space. For this look, consider keeping the same color scheme for your furniture, stick to lighter tones and pieces with more modern and contemporary styles.


Make Use of Floorspace and Furniture Fabrics

If you wish to provide the right splash of color in your space, consider using a large area rug and decorative pillows with matching colors to establish the look and feel of the sunroom. For even better visual clarity, make sure that your pillows, table covers, cushion covers, curtains and roman shades are color coordinated.


Pick the Right Windows

If you have control over the style of your windows, then make sure to pick a style that works with your vision for the space. Popular choices can include bay windows with recessed seating areas in the windows themselves, French windows to create a sophisticated yet domestic look, or the simple floor-to-ceiling glass panes for a more chic, upscale vibe.


Find the Right Shades

Decorate a sunroom with White Sheer Curtains

While you may choose to go without window shades or curtains in your sunroom, if you live in an area with intense direct sunlight, they may become a necessity to keep your sunroom from becoming unbearably hot during the summer. There are many elegant options to help keep your sunroom protected from overbearing heat.

Consider using beautiful linen curtains or even sheer curtains in your sunroom. Both sheer and linen curtain designs will help keep direct sunlight off your guests while still allowing the natural light to penetrate the material enough to illuminate the space. Alternatively, you may want to take advantage of linen or sheer roman shades to achieve the same effect with a sleeker profile.




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We hope you enjoyed these sunroom ideas for 2021! If you’re ready to shop, order custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom window treatments that fit your exact specifications and design style for your sunroom. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your bathroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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How to Clean Decorative Pillows

Clean Decorative Pillows

If you have a wonderful array of decorative and throw pillows lining your bed, couches, and other furniture throughout your home, you might be worried about keeping them spotless. No problem. We’ll help you demystify the cleaning process so you can make sure your decorative fabrics are as vibrant, colorful, and clean as the day you bought them. Here’s how to clean decorative pillows! (more…)

How to Decorate a Foyer

Decorate a foyer with white sheer curtains

If you are one of those fortunate enough to have a foyer in your home, it may feel less like a blessing and more like a curse. After all, what do you do with a foyer? How do you decorate it to make your guests feel welcome, set the tone for your home’s interior aesthetic, and reflect your personal style? If you have never decorated a foyer, you may feel lost regarding what to do with this potentially awkward space. You may even be asking yourself, “what is a foyer?”

Never fear, today we will go over some of the current trends in decorating your foyer, and provide some tips that you can use to ensure you and your guests feel welcome when they enter your home. Here’s how to decorate a foyer in style!

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First, What is a Foyer?

Traditionally, foyers were the initial entrance space for public buildings like museums and theaters, but today many private homes have a foyer or entryway, particularly in the United States. These spaces should be inviting to guests while also providing the proper space and amenities for people in the home to prepare to leave and to decompress after they return to the house. As a result, many homeowners find it difficult to find the proper style and décor for their foyers since the space serves various needs.

Should You Have a Mud Room?

If your home has multiple entrances, keeping one as a proper foyer may be easier if your alternative entrance is used as a mud room. A mud room is generally used to store coats, jackets, shoes, and anything from the outdoors that would tend to make the home dirty like, as the name suggests, muddy boots or wet raincoats and umbrellas. If you have a secondary entrance that can be used as a mud room, it can make decorating your main foyer much easier since the space can be entirely focused on creating an inviting atmosphere for the home.

Dress Your Windows

Most foyers have windows, either framing the door or nearby. Curtains can be chosen to enhance the style of your entryway while managing light. Sheer curtains are an excellent choice for foyers, allowing you to softly filter in natural light into the space. You can find sheers in a number of gorgeous colors and styles to match your space. For a more opulent entryway, consider heavier fabrics like silk and velvet in bold colors.

The Classic Coat Rack & Table

It may seem like a basic setup, but a good foyer will have a space to hang coats and place small items like keys, wallets, phones, and other pocket-fillers. A simple wooden table and coat rack, maybe with a small piece of artwork or mirror on the wall above, is the classic setup. When leaving, you can quickly grab your essentials and outerwear, and then check yourself in the mirror before stepping out the door.

Color Coordinate With Your Interiors

If your home has a particular color palette throughout, consider using a contrasting or complementary color scheme for your foyer. While simply extending the color palette into the entryway also works, a neutral color scheme in the foyer can help accentuate a bolder color choice in the main living areas throughout the home. Creams and off-whites with solid hardwood is a demure yet stylish option.

A Vibrant Runner Works Wonders

While it may attract grit or grime, a bold carpet or rug in your entrance can not only fill your space but also serve to lengthen the space when laid vertically from the doorway into the home’s interior. Finding a matching drape and carpet set with bold designs can set the tone for the foyer, while a darker color rug with a visually intricate design can help to hide any errant dirt that may find its way indoors. Of course, keeping a doormat available for wiping off shoes is also essential.

A Small Bench Facing Artwork

Another prototypical setup is to have a small bench, preferably positioned in a small inlet in the wall next to the door, facing a large piece of art or other visual centerpiece on the opposite wall. A simple entryway bench can be useful for stopping to put on or take off shoes.

Prominent Light Fixtures

Many older homes with foyers would feature a chandelier or similar prominent light fixture, and if you want to create a bright space that is sure to impress this is a perfect option. Of course, a modern update to the traditional chandelier would fit perfectly well in a contemporary home, or consider using pendant lights or long sconces on the walls adjoining the door frame or entry arch, if you have one. For a truly unique look, seek out a sculptured light fixture.

Do Not Crowd the Space

When it comes to tasteful décor, less is often more, and many homeowners fall too easily into the trap of overloading their space with unnecessary accouterments and accessories. Instead, find a small number of bold pieces that will work together, make sure they match each other in style, and then create visual unity by using matching fabrics for your tablecloths, seat cushions, pillows, and shades.

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We hope these tips on how to decorate your foyer help you create the best space possible.

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Joins and Pattern Matching in Made to Measure Curtains

If you are shopping for extra wide curtains of over a certain width (48 inches) then you can expect your drapery panels to have a join in them.



Can you spot the join in the picture above?!

This is because most fabrics bolts (not just our fabrics, but from any custom drapery supplier) come in one width: 54 inches. The width of the curtain comes from the width of the roll, meaning that the length comes off the roll, allowing long, uninterrupted drops. A horizontal join would be very noticeable and something no reputable retailer will offer.



The join is more visible if you get closer!

A vertical join can be very discreet if handled well. If the fabric is patterned then we will match the pattern along the seam. If the fabrics are matched well then the join is almost invisible, only noticeable if you are deliberately looking for it.



The plainer the fabric, the more obvious the join will be. But if you dress your custom curtains well and order enough gather/fullness, then the join can be hidden within a pleat and rarely seen.



The join disappears when the curtains are dressed!



My new custom curtains are flaring at the bottom instead of hanging in neat folds. What should I do?

Many buyers expect their new drapes to hang and fall in perfect straight folds the moment they go up (and why shouldn’t they, they are new afterall, right?!). But fact is, new curtains rarely ever fall in straight folds right out of the package. They need to be ‘trained’.



Below are a few simple steps to ensure your curtains look fabulous soon after the unboxing.

  • Most fabrics develop minor wrinkles and creases in transit or during the unboxing. So it helps to iron out the wrinkles before you hang them up.
  • Then start by folding your drapes with hands along the pleats at the top. It’s easier to fold the drapes with pinch pleat styles. Headings such as grommet tops and pencil pleats tend to take a bit more work and time in forming equidistant pleats/folds, so be prepared for that if you’ve ordered one of the non-pinch pleat styles.

  • Once you’ve folded the panels, tie them at 3-4 points with a ribbon or yarn, along the length of the curtains. Don’t tie them too tight though as that might leave sharp creases. Keep them loose in a snug, vertical stack.

  • We recommend leaving your drapes tied for at least 2 weeks. After that period, untie them and poof – the flaring bottom is gone!
  • If two weeks seems like a very long time, we recommend using a steam iron while they are tied to expedite the pleat-setting process. With this, you may be able to get the same effect within 3-4 days.
  • Certain fabrics – polyester for example – can take a long time and are more resistant to training. In these cases, adding weights to the bottom will lend some extra ‘shaping help’.

While this process will get you an even gather within a couple of weeks for most fabrics, don’t worry if you don’t have time to follow the process to train your drapes. Most drapery falls into shape sooner or later on its own due to weight of fabric itself and because the drapes are naturally trained when drawn to the sides during daytime for example. Of course, this also means it might be a month or two before you see perfect vertical folds from top to bottom, but trust us, it happens sooner or later.

Also, bear in mind that how the drapery falls depends a lot on the nature and weight of fabric. Whether it is lined or unlined, style of pleating, single ply or two ply – everything contributes to the rate at which the pleats settle in even, vertical folds. So give them training and give them time.

Got another tip to get the best look for new curtains? Drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you!

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What Hardware do I Need to Hang Pinch Pleat Drapery on Curtain Rods/Poles?

This is probably the most frequently asked question from our clients who order custom curtains with pinch pleats for the first time. While there are multiple hardware options based on price and quality, we are ardent fans of the functional efficiency of a simple clip and pin mechanism.

See images below for a handy reference but in a nutshell, drapery pins are inserted into the back (lining side) of the panels through the heading tape. The sharp, pointed end goes into the tape, directly into the center of each pinch pleat. Then the curved end of the pin goes through the eyelet of your drapery ring/clip or rod carrier.

And that’s it!

You’ll get a super tailored, polished look from the front – and your new pinch pleat drapes will glide smoothly over your drapery rod.

You can see examples of a few commonly used hardware options on links below. We hope these help!

Got a follow up question? Don’t be shy, write to us at info@spiffyspools.com.


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