Top Tips on Finding The Perfect Curtains For Your Home

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Are you planning on finding new curtains for your home, but have no idea where to start?Or what you’re even looking for? I’ve partnered with The Mill Shop to help you find the perfect curtains for your home. When creating a home that perfectly reflects your unique style, we know just how important it is to ensure that the curtains you choose match perfectly – as they’ll likely make or break the overall look of a room. If you haven’t been successful in your search so far, don’t panic just yet! We’ve put together several of our top tips to help you find the perfect curtains for your home. It’s worth having an idea in mind of what type of curtain you’re looking for, as it can feel overwhelming when you’re faced with so much choice. The Mill Shop offer eyelet, pencil pleat, net, voiles, and door curtains.

Top Tips on Finding The Perfect Curtains For Your Home

Decide what you want from your curtains before you start looking. Although this may sound like a simple task, it’s easier said than done. That’s because there aren’t just style and design choices to consider, but also practical considerations. For example, is your main priority heat retention? If this is the case, be sure to search for thermal curtains. This type of curtain will do a superb job of keeping a room toasty and warm (as well as providing insulation), increasing the overall energy efficiency of your home.

Top Tips on Finding The Perfect Curtains For Your Home

Alternatively, if you usually require total darkness to ensure a great night’s rest, we would highly recommend going for blackout curtains as they’ll successfully block out any light from entering the room. What’s more, with our unparalleled range, you won’t have to worry about compromising on the thermal feature either – as we offer plenty of curtain options that combine both of these useful features within a pair.

Measure perfectly

Accurately measuring your window space for new curtains is a task that’s certainly worth doing carefully. But don’t worry, once you know how and where to start – it’s pretty simple.

This may be the most important piece of advice we can give you, and that’s because measuring accurately and precisely is so important for a variety of reasons.

For example, if you decide to go with an estimate and purchase curtains that are the wrong size, you run the risk of either having to settle for curtains that don’t allow for a nice drape or don’t do a particularly great job, letting too much (or not enough) light in. Or, they could just look downright out of place once hung – and no one wants that for their home.

Have a budget in mind

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to spend lavishly on premium quality curtains. In fact, you’ll be able to purchase incredible quality curtains at affordable prices once you know where to find them.

At The Mill Shop, we’ve always been dedicated to offering premium quality curtains at great prices, as we believe that everyone should be able to showcase their unique style without having to compromise on quality.

We would advise you to have a set budget in mind, not only to help with narrowing your search but also because more likely than not – you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for at a much better price than you think.

Make sure that your curtains of choice are made for your track or curtain pole

For people who know their stuff, this may seem like an obvious consideration. However, you may see a pair of curtains that you adore and forget to find out whether they’re compatible with your current curtain pole, track or rod.

For example, you won’t be able to hang eyelet-style curtains using a curtain track, so you’ll need to ensure that you have a curtain pole. However, pencil pleat curtains will work with both.

Top Tips on Finding The Perfect Curtains For Your Home

If you find that the curtains you want do not fit your current fixture, don’t worry as it isn’t a huge problem. You’ll be able to pick up a standard curtain pole, track or rod at a reasonable price from most home improvement stores.

Be sure on what style you’re going for

Concluding our top tips on finding the perfect curtains for your home is, of course, style! We would advise that before you do anything – be certain of what you want the overall aesthetic of your home to be. This way, you’ll be able to have a clear idea of what patterns will look the best to enhance the overall look.

This will help you to narrow your search significantly, as for example – you wouldn’t pair curtains that feature a geometric design with a cottagecore themed home, would you?

This is the fun part of finding the perfect curtains for your home, as it’ll ultimately come down to personal preference. Don’t be afraid to have a look around (or go outside your comfort zone!) and see what’s out there – as you might find yourself pleasantly surprised at what you discover.


The Lovely Drawer in collaboration with The Mill Shop hope you found this blog informative and you find the perfect curtains for your home soon.

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