14th Feb 2022

What Are the Different Styles of Ready-Made Curtains?

What Are the Different Styles of Ready-Made Curtains?

So, you’re thinking about investing in a gorgeous pair of ready-made curtains, but you’re not quite sure whether they are the right option for you. Or, maybe you’re simply curious about this type of curtain and want to find out more information.

At The Mill Shop, we’re firm believers that ready-made curtains are the best option to go for when it comes to being able to showcase your own unique style whilst also ensuring superior quality.

If you’re wondering what options there are when it comes to this type of curtain, we’re here to help! Read on to discover the different styles of ready-made curtains…

What are ready-made curtains?

Ready-made curtains are a versatile curtain option that are made to hang immediately - a superb choice for those who are looking for curtains that’ll fit a standard window size perfectly, whilst also featuring gorgeous and on-trend designs.

Ready-made curtains take all the fuss out of decorating your home! So, if you’re looking for a convenient and cost-effective option without having to compromise on style preference and quality - a great set of ready-made curtains is the way forward.

It’s worth mentioning that we would recommend purchasing ready-made curtains from a trusted retailer, to ensure that you aren’t compromising on quality. For example, here at The Mill Shop - we pride ourselves on being able to guarantee that all of our ready-made curtain selections are produced to a high standard.

To browse our unparalleled selection of ready-made curtains, click here.

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Why choose ready-made curtains?

If you’re still on the fence on whether or not to take the plunge into the world of ready-made curtains, we thought we’d share some of the main reasons why people choose this style of curtain time and time again:

  • Ready-made curtains are significantly cheaper than having a custom pair made.
  • Because they are ready-made, there’s no wait time! So you can start creating the vision you have for your home immediately.
  • Ready-made curtains are still made to a premium standard. This is especially true here at The Mill Shop!
  • Ready-made curtains are still able to offer all of the useful features found in other types of curtains (e.g thermal).
  • Ready-made curtains are available in all the standard sizes, which means that you’ll likely have no problem finding the perfect pair to match your windows.

What designs feature on ready-made curtains?

One of the fabulous things about ready-made curtains is that they are known for being the perfect canvas to feature both traditional designs and on-trend finishes, without having to spend an arm and a leg.

At The Mill Shop, we understand that style preferences are unique. We pride ourselves on sourcing the best quality ready-made curtains that showcase a variety of different designs, ensuring that we can cater to everyone’s taste.

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Do ready-made curtains still offer useful features?

Absolutely. In fact, you’ll be able to grab a gorgeous pair of ready-made curtains that offer just as many features as a custom-made pair of curtains.

At The Mill Shop, we have an incredible collection of ready-made curtains that offer useful features, including a wide selection of blackout curtains and thermal curtains.

What’s more, should you want a pair of ready-made curtains that offer both of these useful features, we have a wide range of thermal blackout curtains also. To browse our entire selection, click here.

What are the standard sizes of ready-made curtains?

As no home is the same, there are a variety of ready-made curtains that are tailored to suit standard-sized windows at The Mill Shop.

Be sure to double check this information on the specific curtains you have your eye on, however, most of our ready-made curtains are available in the following size options:

  • 114 x 137cm.
  • 114 x 183cm.
  • 114 x 229cm.
  • 165 x 183cm.
  • 165 x 137cm.
  • 165 x 229cm.
  • 229 x 183cm.
  • 229 x 229cm.

If you prefer to measure using inches, here are the standard sizes in that format:

  • 45 x 54”.
  • 45 x 72”.
  • 45 x 90”.
  • 65 x 54”.
  • 65 x 72”.
  • 65 x 90”.
  • 90 x 72”.
  • 90 x 90”.

Am I able to alter ready-made curtains if they aren’t quite the right size?

If your window fits the standard size criteria, you shouldn’t need to alter ready-made curtains as long as you measure them correctly. For more information on how to measure curtains as accurately as possible,click here.

If you require alterations on a pair of ready-made curtains, this is possible here at The Mill Shop. For more information on our alteration services, click here.

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Can you get ready-made curtains for doors?

Yes. In fact, many people use ready-made curtains for this purpose. Door curtains provide you with privacy, allowing you to let the fresh air into your home without passersby being able to see in. Plus, they look wonderful!

What’s more, you’ll also be able to find a wide range of door curtains that are made to fit standard size variations. If you’d like to know more about door curtains, feel free to check out our door curtain buying guide here.

At The Mill Shop, we offer a wide selection of ready-made door curtains. To view our collection, click here.

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What are the most common types of headings for ready-made curtains?

When it comes to the types of headings found on ready-curtains, the two most common are eyelet style and pencil pleat style. We’ll talk about both to ensure that you know which is best for your home.

Eyelet ready-made curtains

Eyelet curtains are a very popular style of ready-made curtain, known for being completely hassle-free, along with offering a stylish appearance. You may have also heard this style being referred to as ring top curtains.

We would say that eyelet curtains are the most popular, as they will arrive with the ringlets built-in to the curtain itself, so all you’ll need to do is simply slot them onto the curtain pole.

A high-quality pair of eyelet curtains look stunning in any room they feature in, thanks to their ability to provide a superb canvas for stylish designs.

The gorgeous fabric folds are what allow them to bring a gorgeous and elegant touch to a room, as the deep pleats will consistently run from the top to the bottom of the curtain. Perfect for those who are trying to bring a touch of wealth and style to a room, without the decor appearing overly traditional.

To browse our incredible collection of eyelet ready-made curtains, click here.

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Pencil pleat ready-made curtains

The other most common type of ready-made curtain heading is a pencil pleat finish.

This style makes for the perfect addition to any home interior, however, it’s more commonly used in conjunction with decor that’s a little more traditional. That doesn’t mean to say that this style does not suit a contemporary home, as it’s the perfect addition for providing a luxurious touch to any room!

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Pencil pleat curtains are easy to hang, as they allow for the option to attach this style of curtain to either a pole or a track, as opposed to eyelets that are solely suited to a curtain pole. You’ll also be able to slightly adjust your drop by choosing one of the three pockets on the reverse of the tape to hang from.

They’re known for their extravagant folds of tightly gathered fabric that give a neat and classic appearance. So, if you prefer a more elaborate and eye-catching style of curtain, we would recommend that you browse our pencil pleat collection.

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We hope that you enjoyed discovering the different styles of ready-made curtains. And remember, we offer an extensive range of the most gorgeous ready-made curtains here at The Mill Shop, so feel free to browse the rest of our website for more.