Although the purpose of curtains is to give your home a bit of privacy, they are also actually quite significant in terms of design. Curtains are mostly used in living rooms and bedrooms, and these are probably the two places that you spend the most time in. Therefore, it’s quite important that they look good and make the place feel cosy. Choosing curtains involves all kinds of aspects, from colour and pattern, to length and width, to the material and thickness of them. It’s quite a lot to consider, so we wanted to help you and give you a few tips!

Finding the right fit

Quite often, like here at Newton le Willows Blinds & Curtains, curtains are made to measure and tailored to fit the unique specifications for your home. Having the measurements taken puts you on the first steps to finding the perfect fit for your home. Furthermore, some people like to have their curtains all the way to the floor rather than just to the bottom of the window, as this tends to give off a more classy but cosy feel.

We highly recommend getting the measurements of your window taken properly so that whatever style of curtains you choose can be made to fit the exact requirements. Otherwise, you may be left with something that falls short and doesn’t quite cover the whole area as you would like it to, or it simply may not look as well aesthetically!


Choosing the fabric of your curtains all comes down to what is most important to you. Privacy? Keeping out light? Looking good? Heavy fabrics are perfect for keeping as much light out as possible, and also help to maintain the heat inside that room. If you’re more interested in design, you could go for something lighter and thinner, that don’t have an awful lot of practical value, but add some great design to the area.


Although curtains have a hugely practical factor about them, sometimes people have them purely for design. For example, you may already have blinds on your window to control light and allow privacy, but you may also choose to add a thin and stylish curtain to tie together the whole design of the room. This could be in the form of some thin, linen, translucent curtains to just add a bit of texture and substance perhaps.


Curtain poles

It’s not just about the curtains themselves, but what they hang from, too! Though curtain poles are quite simple and basic in the way they look, they can really make a difference and add a whole new dynamic to the place. Some look very sleek and modern, or you could go for something a bit more vintage. In some ways, the curtain pole is just as important as the curtains when it comes to design!

If you’d like any more information or are ready and looking to by some curtains yourself, please get in touch with us via the details on our contact page and we will be more than happy to help! We provide to our local areas including: Warrington, Bolton, Runcorn, Widnes, Wigan, Leigh and Preston.