When should I change my curtains?

Georgina Marks
Written by Georgina Marks
Russells Consultant
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Regardless of size, curtains play a big part in pulling any room together. With that in mind, it’s important they’re kept looking clean and in good condition for maximum appeal. Most of the time a quick vacuum or steam clean will remove any dust or small stains, but eventually they’ll need to be replaced. Whether they’re looking tatty, not fit for purpose or you’re just after a fresh new style, how often should you change your curtains?

Changing with the seasons

When autumn and winter come along, hang curtains that are made for cooler temperatures. Winter curtains made from thicker fabrics like velvet or lined polyester do a great job at keeping cold air out as well as light and sound. Then, come spring and summer, you can change to a lighter, more airy option; voile sheers maintain privacy while creating a light atmosphere.

When they aren’t fit for purpose

Whether they’re keeping the cold out or letting the breeze in, curtains are more than just big pieces of fabric that look nice in front of your windows. Depending on the needs of your family, the choice of curtain plays a big part in creating a functional space from room to room. There are a number of considerations when it comes to choosing them because not all fabrics are created equal, and while some are hypoallergenic, thermal-blocking and machine-washable, others are highly flammable when put in the wrong setting. To make sure your curtains are perfectly suited to the space they’re hung, getting them custom-made ensures the right fit and the right style for the right space.

Cedar by Scion in Blush/Toffee/Taupe

If they go out of style

If you’ve been living with the same curtains for a number of years, chances are that they’re looking a little dated. But because just about every room has a set of them, installing new curtains is a simple and easy way to modernise any space or restyle an existing one. If the fabric that the kids had when they were smaller isn’t quite as cool now that they’re older, or they’ve just faded over time. With a free in-home consultation our specialists approach your house room by room, making sure your curtains will be a modern fit that elevates your home.

If you’re still thinking about whether your curtains need a change, or if you already have some ideas on how you can use them to create a better home to live in, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team of specialists are happy to answer any questions and help you find the best solutions for each room.

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