Can I purchase Curtains from Spotlight?
Add some flowing elegance and style to your window dressings with the fabulous range of curtains at Spotlight. Available in a selection of colours, styles and materials, we have curtains to match every décor. A well-dressed window makes all the difference, and it is the perfect way to finish off your home décor and make the right impression. Combing fabulous style as well as function, curtains really can make all the difference. With such a huge choice available, plus our guaranteed low prices across the range, shop curtains at Spotlight today.
What do I need to consider when buying curtains?
There is a huge selection of curtains with a variety of styles, fabrics and materials to choose from and the pair that you pick is a matter of personal preference really. However, there are a few things to consider when making your window dressing decision. The most important function of curtains is probably in blocking out the light, particularly if they are for your bedroom or somewhere where you would like to be dark or to retain privacy. A darker heavy fabric will block out significantly more light. Alternatively, if you are searching for curtains for your kitchen or living room, perhaps you would prefer a lighter more airy feel. Curtains also help to insulate your space, with some people choosing to change their curtains along with the season. Again, a more substantial fabric will offer increased insulation and can make all the difference on those cold winter nights.
What types of curtains do you have available?
At Spotlight, we have a huge selection of curtains available, and the type that you choose will depend on the overall style and ambience that you are hoping to achieve.
Eyelet curtains: Eyelet curtains offer a fold that is wider and provides a more casual atmosphere. The eyelets are hung directly from your curtain pole, meaning that you can open and close them with ease.
Pencil Pleat: These are amongst the most traditional types of curtains, and the folds of the material are gathered together. You hang them using curtain hooks or rings and pleats also come in a range of different widths.
Pinch pleat: A Pinch pleat indicates a structured, more tailored look and for these, the top hem is gathered and pinched together. This offers a very sophisticated look, and it is suitable for use with both poles and tracks.
French Pleat: This is a classic drapery heading, offering opulence and elegance to your window dressing. Sometimes referred to as triple pleat curtains, they can be used on either a pole or tracks and are often made from heavy fabrics that will offer increased insulation and light blocking.
Tab Top: Tab top curtains are a contemporary curtain finish, which you can easily slide onto your curtain pole. They are fun and fabulous and available in an array of colours and materials.
Do you have any tips for measuring for curtains?
Of course! It is essential that you measure for your curtains correctly to ensure that they fit properly. The length of curtains that you choose is a matter of personal preference really, and the drop that you are looking for. If you are looking to make a statement with long flowing curtains hen a longer drop will be required. However, if you are looking for the perfect pair for a smaller window perhaps in your kitchen or bedrooms, then choose a shorter length.
We always recommend using a metal tape measure, as this will help you to garner more accurate dimensions. If you already have a curtain pole in place, then just measure this for an idea of the width that you require. Otherwise, you should decide where you would like this to be. It is recommended that your curtain pole is around 6 inches higher than the window itself, yet some people prefer it to be higher to give the illusion of taller ceilings.
How should I wash my curtains?
Well, that does depend on which of our curtains you have chosen, and we always recommend reading the manufacturer’s care instructions prior to washing your product. Check to see if your curtains are safe to be washed in the washing machine. This is usually the case for only lighter fabrics, and it is important to hand wash any curtains that are made from delicate materials.
If you can machine wash your drapes, then use mild laundry detergent and avoid the use of any harsh chemicals. If you have heavier curtains, a handy tip is to hoover these with the appropriate attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove any build-up of dust. If you are looking for a deeper clean for heavier curtains, you can also steam clean them or take them to dry cleaners. Do not put any curtains in the dryer as this will cause creases, simply dry your curtains outside. However, it is important that you avoid any direct sunlight as this may cause your curtains to fade.