We advise you to always get your linen curtains professionally cleaned. Dirt on curtains is most often caused by candles that have been too close to the curtains, so be careful not to do this if you want to keep your curtains clean. If you want to regularly clean your curtains we provide a cleaning serviceclan for €6,95,- a month.
Linen is strong and durable, which makes it a good choice for many different purposes: Curtains Unlined linen curtains give a dreamy effect because they subtly filter the light. If you prefer you curtains to block out the light, you can get your linen curtains lined. You can not only use curtains as a window treatment, they are also a beautiful choice for a four-poster bed or to use as a room divider. Upholstery Linen doesn’t pill, is dust repellent and is very sturdy, which makes it an excellent choice for upholstery. Bed sheets Linen is the ideal fabric for bed sheets. It is soft to the touch, hypoallergenic, it absorbs moisture and has temperature controlling qualities, which is why it keeps us cool in summer and warm in winter. Clothing The benefits of linen bed sheets also apply to linen clothing. Especially in summer, linen clothing is ideal. It keeps us cool (your body temperature actually drops slightly when wearing linen) and it absorbs moisture well. Tablecloths A linen tablecloth will last you a lifetime. It is dirt repellent and will only get softer with every wash. It adds a rustic and natural look to any table. Napkins Linen napkins add a luxurious touch to any table setting. Linen’s dirt repelling qualities are also a bonus when it comes to napkins. Linen towels We are accustomed to using cotton towels, but linen towels are a great alternative. They dry very quickly which keeps them smelling great for ages.
There are a few things to consider when measuring curtains: the pleating of the curtains, the placement of the curtain rail or rod and the desired length of your curtains: Measuring the width: Is there already a curtain rail or rod in place? Take the width of the rail and multiply this size depending on the pleat. No rail or rod? Make sure your curtain rail or rod extends your window about 10 to 20 cm on both sides (20 to 40 cm in total). Multiply the size of your rail or rod depending on the pleat:
A single pleat: A single pleat is the most common pleat for curtains. With a single pleat you multiply the width of the curtain rail by 1.5 or 2.
A double pleat: A double pleat gives your curtains a luxurious feel. Here, you multiply the width of the curtain by 2 or 2.5.
Measuring the length: If you’re not sure where to place your rail or rod, it is important to remember that your room will look bigger when you hang your curtains higher. The rail or rod should be placed at least 10 to 15 cm above the window. For the length of the curtains, measure both sides of the window from the highest point of the rail or rod. Keep in mind that an old house might not be level. Decide where you want the curtains to fall:
Just above the floor: subtract 1 cm from the measured length
To the floor: add 1 cm to the measured length
Puddle: add 5 cm to the measured length
In a room with long pile carpet: subtract 2 to 3 cm from the measured length
To the windowsill: measure down to the windowsill and subtract 1 cm from the measured length
If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, we do offer the service of measuring it for you at your home. For this service we charge €150. If you got any questions or want to use this service please contact us.
The way you hang your curtain depends on the way you attach your curtains on your wall or ceiling. There are a few options: A curtain rod: a curtain rod is a round rod that is mounted on the wall. You attach your curtains with curtain rings. These rings can be punched in the curtains themselves, or the rings have a smaller ring at the bottom to which you can attach curtain hooks. A curtain rod generally gives a classic look. A curtain rail: A curtain rail is attached to the wall or ceiling and has small rings where you can attach your curtain hooks. This is the most common way of hanging curtains. The advantage of curtain rails is that they can be bent, so that they cover your whole window. A rail rod: A rail rod is a curtain rail with the look of a curtain rod. Rail rods can be attached to the ceiling and can also be bent.
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