There’s a huge variety of different materials 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. It's a material that will really bring your rooms to life and help to create stunning living spaces that you'll love spending time in.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as just picking out velvet as your fabric. You’ll find there are other decisions you need to make, such as whether you want crushed velvet, cut velvet, matt velvet, printed velvet, cotton or polyester. There are lots of different styles, designs and 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 opt for, you’ll find that velvet 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.
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 for evenings at home with the family.
From an eco-friendly perspective, velvet can help to make your home greener with the thickness of the fabric helping to keep the heat in during the winter months. This reduces the amount of energy you use, thus keeping your bills down.
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 room in your home. It’s available in a wide range of colours, so you’re sure to be able to find fabric that ties in well with the rest of your design decisions.
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 adding velvet cushions and other accessories to create stylish spaces 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.