Heartaches of ready made curtain
Now, the anatomy of a curtain seems simple enough, I used to imagine that it is just a cut out fabric hanging from the wall. A simple rod to the wall and loops securing the fabric and voila!, simple, minimalistic and economical.
As we aged, we learn. We also learn that the more you spend time on a subject, the better you will get at it, there are books written about the 10,000 hours needed to turn anyone into an expert. So what could we learn from buying a curtain and installing it ourselves vs curtain professionals?
Here are a list of 5 things that could go wrong on off the shelves, ready made curtains.
1. Length of curtain
It is very easy to do a miscalculation on the length of the curtain. The material of the fabric could have creases and wrinkles that shortens the fabric. The tracks, brackets and mounting needed to secure the curtain add certain margin to the length.
Some fabrics look good on initial installation, only to be shortened after a wash. If you ordered a curtain that is too long, it would hang sloppily over that beautiful living room.
2. Width of curtain