Why Choose Custom Vs. Ready-Made Curtains

We know that curtains are more than a nice-to-have item. In truth, they have the power to transform a house into a home by making spaces more inviting, livable, and representative of the resident’s personality. Don’t hesitate to invest in custom curtains. Below are some of the benefits of custom curtains.


You get to choose the length you need. At retail, you are limited to the length of curtains that the store carries. The industry standards are 63”, 84”, and 96”. But what if your windows are 38”, 72”, or 112”? Then what do you do? There is the option to hem ready-made curtains, but remember that is an added cost. Another thing to keep in mind is if the windows in your room are different sizes, or if there is an architectural feature or heating element in front of one you may need different lengths in the same room, which can make installing ready-made curtains even more challenging.


You get to choose the top treatment you want. The retailers carry an assortment of fabrics, but they do not carry the same fabric with multiple top treatments. If the window curtain in store is a rod pocket panel, you will not be able to find it as a grommet panel or a back tab panel for purchase. he same goes for grommet colors. You are limited to the selection that the retail has made. With custom curtains, you can create the curtain that best suits your needs and aesthetics.

You get to choose the lining you want. Situational light management can enhance the quality of life of those living in the space. Some rooms require blackout curtains and some require privacy lined curtains. There are also rooms that no lining is required. Due to limited space in a retail store, there will only be one lining option per window curtain fabric. It may not be the one you need, leading you to settle for lining option that aren’t truly what you want in the space.

Custom curtains are less wasteful.

Textile waste makes up 9.5% of municipal solid waste according to the Center for EcoTechnology. Ordering a custom curtain is better for the environment because only what you want and need is produced. Additionally, because your curtains are custom-made to your exact desires, you’ll be less tempted to buy new curtains in a few month's time because you loathe how the ready-made ones work in your space.

Make the investment in quality custom curtains that meet all your needs. The space you create will be more rewarding and make your home feel special. You never want to walk into your home and be plagued by the nagging sensation of knowing an element of the design (in this case, curtains) isn’t really working as you had dreamed.


At the drape, we provide affordable luxury by offering curtains tailored to fit the needs of each individual homeowner or renter. Through our carefully curated selection of drapery in custom lengths and design preferences, we simplify the shopping process with our high-quality, accessibly-priced products.


Our products aren't simply about the aesthetic appeal—we encourage our audience to welcome us into their homes and become lifelong partners in creating a comfortable, beautiful sanctuary.

Order 5 free swatches and start creating your perfect custom curtain. If you would like to discuss your project, book a free 30-minute consultation here.

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