Curtains & Blinds
Buying Guide

With our handy guide to our ready-made curtains and blinds you can ensure you measure correctly and buy what you need to get the perfect look.

Choose your curtain style

The style or drape of the curtains is defined by its header (how it hangs on the track or pole). Different styles offer a different look and feel.

Eyelet

Eyelet

Eyelet curtains are a modern option and add simple clean lines with uniform folds. They don't require any additional hooks and are easy to hang - simply thread the pole through each eyelet.

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Pleated

Pleated

Pleated curtains are a more classic option and offer a more decorated look. These can be displayed either with a curtain track or on a pole.

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Tie Top

Tie Top

A beautifully delicate finish, this option is ideal for creating a unique and romantic bedroom look. The curtain is tied to the pole with a series of ribbons - no linings, curtain rings or heading tapes needed.

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Tab Top

Tab Top

A contemporary option, this style has small tabs of material to thread the pole through.

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Choose your fabric

Blackout Curtains

Blackout Curtains

Black out curtains are a great option to ensure you sleep soundly no matter what is going on outside.

Blackout curtains are generally made of sturdier material, are tighter woven, or have an extra lining, which helps to block sunlight so you can sleep regardless of the level of light outside. They can also help to block out unwanted noise (making them a good choice for children and those who find it difficult to drift off in the summer months). They are generally more insulating, providing added warmth in winter whilst keeping the room cool in summer.

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Voile Curtains

Sheer voile or net curtains allow natural light through whilst still allowing you privacy.

They can also help filter out UV rays which can fade upholstrey and furnishings over time. They provide a fresh and delicate look, and generally are a less expensive option than some other fabrics.

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Linen Curtains

Linen Curtains

Linen provides an elegantly soft and gentle finish with a beautifully natural looking drape.

Unlined linen curtains filter the light beautifully, and softer and more sheer linen particularly suit windows which are frequently opened, as the fabric moves wonderfully in the breeze. Alternatively, linen options offer superior insulation: linen has the ability to insulate better than many man-made fabrics and can help keep a house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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Velvet Curtains

Velvet curtains provide a gorgeously rich and decadent look reminiscent of the Art Deco period.

Wonderfully thick and elegant, these are typically heavier than other fabrics so drape well. As well as having great insulating properties they offer an easy blackout option without compromising on style.

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Create Your Look

Our La Redoute curtains are sold individually, not in pairs, which is common in Europe but less so in the UK. This is due to the wider variety of window sizes and shapes. You can simply put as many (or as few) panels as you need, dependant on the width of the window you are covering. The benefit of buying single panels is that you can select the exact number you need, which can work out more efficient for very wide windows where you may need an odd number of panels to entirely cover the space. Some of the curtains on our website are sourced through trusted suppliers and come in pairs. Look out for the symbol on the product page that tells you whether you are viewing a single curtain or a pair of curtains.

Single Curtain

Single Curtain

Pair of Curtains

Pair of Curtains

Layered Look

The Layered Look

For added effect you can layer curtains at your window. Simply layer several voiles for a delicate romantic look. Multiple voiles means more material, which gives a fuller and more luxurious look. Choose complementing colours for added effect.

Two Piece

The Traditional Two-Piece

The most common way to style curtains in the UK is two curtain panels hanging on either side of the window – simple, understated and elegant. Add a holdback to keep things tidy, or simply leave hanging loose for a more casual look.

Single

The Single Panel

You can use one curtain panel as the entire window treatment. For a romantic look, sweep the curtain back to one side of the window or opt to leave it hanging for a casual feel. 

Alternatively, layering heavier curtains with voiles helps to add depth to your windows. The combination of a light voile with a full curtain looks beautifully luxurious, and allows you to control the amount of light in a room at different times of the day whilst still having a heavier option for blocking out light in the evenings.

Choosing the Right Size Curtain

Measure the width of your window.  The curtain rod should extend about 20 cm on each side of the window.  We recommend for blackout and lined curtains you purchase a width 1.5 to 2 times the length of the curtain rod.  Calculate the required curtain width according to the desired ruffle / pleated effect – the more material, the more luxurious the finished look!  

For a more sheer curtain, we recommend buying a curtain with a width which is 2 to 2.5 times the length of the curtain rod.  Usually, the curtain rod should be placed at least 5 cm above the window. 

For a softly draping look, make sure there is a space of 1 cm between the bottom of the curtain and the ground. For more structured drop, allow 5 to 10 cm or more. 

Make sure you check the product information for each curtain for further details on measurements.  All stated measurements on our product pages refer to a single curtain panel. 

TIP | Buy a curtain with a little more fabric than is required for the drop. This gives you the option to alter the hem in future, and allows for any shrinkage of fabric.

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Washing & Aftercare

All our curtains and voiles can be machine washed at 40 °C unless otherwise specified on the product. 

We recommend ironing your curtains before hanging to achieve the perfect drape.

Blinds

Roller

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds provide a minimal and modern look.  As well as being budget-friendly, they are the perfect space saving option, and roll away neatly when not in use.  Pick a blackout option for the bedroom, or consider a sheer blind if you want a little more light to filter through.

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Silhouette

French Silhouette Blinds

Silhouette blinds (also known as switch blinds) offer privacy and light simultaneously. These French blinds have horizontal stripes of solid alternated with sheet material. By pulling a cord, you can adjust the alignment of sheer and solid stripes to alter the amount of light, so they are perfect for both day and night. Constructed with fresh sleek lines, light filtering silhouette blinds offer a uniquely fresh and contemporary look.  

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