Curtains & blinds case history / by Janine Helfgott Lowy

On a daily basis INDIGO INTERIORS are always helping clients with their made to measure curtain and blind requirements, supplying and fitting them in all areas of London.  We have dealt with every type of window, window treatment and style. This client had a development with different types of windows and ceiling heights.  Within this blog, we hope to show you a few ideas that you can use for your window treatment requirements.

Are you a fan of curtains? There are so many options for headings on your curtains, they are always lined, but can be machine bagged or hand sewn, interlined and black-out lined.  Pinch pleat, pencil pleat, Havana, pelmets, no pelmets the list is endless. The headings are a personal choice, there is no right or wrong way.  If you have any questions @Indigointeriors can help you.  

Here are lined pinch pleat curtains on a discreet corded track

In this apartment the ceiling was over 4.5 metres; we installed electric tracks using a wave system (the power feed to the tracks was supplied by the clients own qualified electrician). Although the curtains are long, they have to be fitted above the floor to avoid the curtains sweeping the floor every time they are opened and closed.  They are controlled by using one switch to open and close.  The other option, if there is a fuse spur or socket and you don't want to chase into walls, is to have the electric blinds operated by a remote control.

If you fancy a change from curtains, Roman blinds can provide a great alternative (subject to the size/shape of your window).  These picture below shows a typical roman blind, installed into a window recess.  The advantage of a Roman blind is the appearance of clean lines and simplicity. You can also have them fitted in a bedroom using black-out lining, however, if you are trying to achieve complete blackout in the room black-out lined Romans are not the best solution;, full length black out curtains will ensure 100% black-out due to the window coverage.

Maybe you fancy Roman Blinds, but you have exceptionally high ceilings.  Standard ceiling heights are 2.2/2.4 metres. Here, the ceiling height was 4 metres high, the drop would have been too high for normal roman blinds due to the weight.  You would not want to dress this window with a curtain as it would block too much of the natural light and impose on the room.  We installed electric Roman Blinds (please note that the power feed was supplied by the clients own electrician).  Take a look below, they open and close with the touch of a button. The other option if there is a fuse spur or socket and you don't want to chase into walls, is to have the electric blinds operated by a remote control.

These are the simplest to supply and fit.  If you have a Velux window, this is your only option. The great things about Velux blinds now is that they are available in many different colour and texture options.

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