Goodbye plastic blinds and hello contemporary curtains!

This month we’re saying goodbye to boring roller, venetian and vertical blinds, but instead are saying hello to gorgeous, symptoms and modern curtains.

Long gone are the days of thinking curtains are old and drab, now you can have curtains that add to the contemporary style of your home. Voiles are a fantastic example of this due to their lightweight look and feel. They add a minimalist and relaxed style to any interior especially if created to gently finish puddling on the floor. Voiles can work with a mixture of different poles and tracks, but if you’re looking for a really subtle and paired back window dressing, we recommend choosing a small ceiling-fix track that blends in with the colour of your ceiling. This will ensure that the track is hidden which creates a super sleek and modern finish.

If you’re wanting something more thick and sumptuous, interlining your curtains is a great way to achieve this. Once seen as old fashioned, interlined curtains are currently making a comeback due to how efficient they are at insulating any room. You can add interlining to any style of curtain, such as a wave heading which is now seen as the most modern and popular choice for new build homes. Interlining is used by most hotels to add a luxurious look to their soft furnishings which helps to create an inviting, glamorous, yet cosy interior.

If you’re looking for a window dressing for a bedroom that requires complete blackout from the sun, pairing a curtain with a roman blind will be your best option. Having a blackout lined roman blind inside your window recess will block out a large percentage of light, but then hanging a curtain in front of this will ensure that any light that may seep through is stopped by the blackout lined curtain. As well as being a practical solution, curtains and roman blinds together always look fantastic! Together they add an extremely elegant and expensive look to any home interiors, but in reality they don’t have to be bank breaking. We recommend having your roman blind in a patterned fabric and then choosing a complimentary plain fabric for the curtains. Curtains will naturally require more fabric than a blind and a majority of plain fabrics are very well priced, meaning you’ll have more budget to spend on a fun and unique patterned fabric for your roman blind!

About Author


Charlotte is one of our Designers.
She has always had a passion for design, from spending as much time as possible in the textile studio at school, to studying Textile Design at university. Her knowledge of fabric and interiors has grown over the years, with prior experience in furniture design and room layout. Charlotte is able to combine all these skills to create wonderful ideas for curtains and blinds for all spaces, as well as advise on those finishing touches to make your house a home.

At Sophie Sews we offer a bespoke and personal service to all our clients, and so Charlotte will be the friendly face measuring within your home and helping you to choose the perfect fabric, trimmings and tiebacks for every room.