Fancy neutral hues and lightweight fabric in your bedroom but are concerned about morning light waking you? Loom & Last offers blackout lining on its readymade and made-to-measure collections, so you can snooze soundly. Find plain or striped cottons with eyelets and pencil pleats in the readymade range, or a wider choice of fabrics and headings in the made-to-measure collection.
1 FRESH AND WILD
If you’re opting for country florals when having your curtains made, give them a fresh, modern look by adding the element of surprise with a contrasting print on the reverse. ‘When mixing and matching prints in a scheme, it’s vital they are in the same complementary colour palette to ensure harmony throughout,’ says Yasmin Smith, Head of Design, Blendworth.
2 TOP OR TAIL
If you prefer plain fabrics to patterned but are concerned your drapes may ‘disappear’ against painted walls, or look a little drab, add a colour block trim in a vibrant contrasting shade at the top (or at the bottom) of your curtains to make them pop, as shown here with this eye-catching fuchsia pink and soft grey combo.
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