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Benefits of Channel Rod Systems for Hanging Curtains

Benefits of Channel Rod Systems for Hanging Curtains

At Sophie Sews we have been fitting more and more channel rod systems (CRS) for curtains. We we wanted to talk about them and the benefits of channel rod systems for hanging curtains compared to hanging curtains with curtain poles.

Channel rod systems and curtain tracks are fixed to the ceiling or the walls and have no rings and they can be corded or non-corded.

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Benefits of Channel Rod Systems for Hanging Curtains

Short of Space

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Perhaps the biggest benefit of using a channel rod of system, or CRS, is if you are short of space in your room to hang a curtain pole. This is mainly the case if you do not have a recess above the window in the room. As you can see from the example above the recess above the window or to the side.

A channel rod system was perfect in this scenario and makes for a neat solution. Having the curtains reach to the wall means you are maximising the amount of light coming through the window.

Curves

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Do you have a bay-window or an unusual shaped window? Then a channel rod system is a perfect solution for hanging your curtains. These systems can be manufactured to the shape of your window to fit perfectly.

In the example below channel rod systems were used for both the curtains and the voiles. This makes for nice clean lines and keeps the look unfussy.

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For the hall below the curtain need to be fully out of the way of the front door so a curved channel rod system was needed. Channel rod systems can be fixed to the ceiling or the wall and in cases where the ceilings or walls are uneven then they can be fixed to both.

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Modern & Discreet

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Our clients are often wanting a modern, clean look for their latest interior design projects and a channel rod system provides just that. At Sophie Sews we use curtain tracks that are made from aluminium not plastic for durability and reliability.

 

If you like the benefits of channel rod systems for hanging curtains and then you are going to also find a wider choice of colours and finishes than curtain tracks. At Sophie Sews we can provide channel rod systems in black, chrome, white, bronze, stainless steel, gold, antique bronze and inox to compliment your room.

Contact Sophie Sews now to book your no-obligation consultation.

Sofas, Chairs and Beds from sofa.com

Sofas, Chairs and Beds from sofa.com

Sophie Sews is proud to announce we can now supply any ranges of sofas, chairs and beds from sofa.com. This means we can provide you with an even greater level of interior design and coordinating elements for your rooms. I am now going to run through the benefits of purchasing sofa.com products and show you some of the beautiful ranges.

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Sofas, Chairs and Beds from sofa.com

Customised

With sofa.com you make your own sofa by first choosing the style, then the size and then any of their fabrics. We love this as you create a bespoke product that fits with your room.

Fabric Swatches

Sophie Sews can provide you with a free 160 fabric samples pack to choose from. We can also advise you in choosing a fabric that is going to complement your curtains, blinds, cushions or other soft furnishings created by Sophie Sews.

 

You can see from the following examples that the fabric of a piece of furniture can really change the whole look of a room. They can be a statement piece in a bold and bright colour or they can coordinate with other elements in the room such as curtains, blinds, wallpaper or accessories.

Sofas

sofa.com’s sofas are handmade and therefore are of superior quality and attention to detail. We often spend a lot of time using our living rooms so it is worth investing in a quality sofa or sofas that are going to bring you comfort and a statement piece for your living room, bedroom or conservatory.

Sofas, Chairs and Beds from sofa.com

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sofa.com corner sofas supplied by sophie sews in woking surrey

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sofa.com sofas supplied by sophie sews in woking

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Armchairs

All of sofa.com’s armchairs come with a lifetime guarantee for complete peace of mind that you have made a good investment. Fabrics for their armchairs include soft velvet, fabric linen and supple leather. Once you have chosen your favourite style, all you need to do is then choose the fabric you like in the colour of your choice.

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sofa.com armchairs supplied by sophie sews in woking guildford

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sofa.com armchairs supplied by sophie sews in woking

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Dining Chairs & Benches

Many people do not realise that such a large range of fabrics exist for dining chairs. Instead of buying the standard ranges from high-street stores, why not customise your dining chairs with a fabric that is going to enhance the design of your kitchen or dining room.

Mixing dining chairs with dining benches has become popular in recent years and allows for greater flexibility for your dining space.

sofa.com dining chairs provided by sophie sews in woking surrey

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sofa.com dining sets provided by sophie sews in woking surrey

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sofa.com benches provided by sophie sews in woking surrey

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Beds

There seems to be an endless range of beds and sofabeds from sofa.com. Whether you are looking for a bed with or without storage, you are sure to find what you are looking for, and what’s more, in a fabric that is going to complement your room perfectly.

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sofa.com beds supplied by sophie sews in woking

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If you would like more information about sofas, chairs and beds from sofa.com then please do  not hesitate to contact Sophie Sews and we would be happy to help.

Garden Cushions and Bunting

Garden Cushions and Bunting

Good evening,

We have been having some lovely hot summer days lately so I wanted to show you some garden cushions and bunting we make for gardens for summer parties and bbqs.

 

Garden Cushions and Bunting

In the UK we don’t get many days of hot, sunny weather so we try and make the most of it when we can with bbqs and garden parties. Your guests will want to be sitting comfortably at your event on nice soft cushions.

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Bespoke Hand-made Garden Cushions

At Sophie Sews we make bespoke hand-made garden cushions to fit your outdoor garden furniture. We come to your property to measure up and discuss fabrics with you. We have a large selection of fabric books which we can bring with us to give you some inspiration if you have not already found the perfect fabrics for your outdoor furnishings.

Garden Cushions

We can make co-ordinated cushions to go with your made-to-measure bench cushions for a perfectly co-ordinated look. We can also make some throws to keep your guest warm when it gets a bit chilly late in the evening, from matching fabric.

 

Bespoke Handmade Garden Party Bunting

At Sophie Sews we also make bespoke handmade garden party bunting for your special occasion or just for summer fun! These buntings really add beautiful vintage-look decoration to your outdoor space. They can be made in any fabric and colours you choose and can be used again and again for real value for money.

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If you would like to discuss your garden furnishing requirements with us or have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact Sophie Sews.

 

Here’s to long, hot summer days and evenings!

Love,

Sophie x

Window Dressings for Large Multi Functional Spaces

Window Dressings for Large Multi Functional Spaces

Good afternoon,

Now if you have been wondering what we have been up to, I wanted to tell you all about our best job to date.

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A Beautiful Space – Window Dressings for Large Multi-functional Spaces

We are often asked about how to choose window dressings for large multi functional spaces like this incredible space. We were asked by the owners to supply and fit made to measure curtains. This beautiful space is a kitchen with sitting/eating area. It is quite large as you can see with many windows so the fabric choice was pale and neutral to keep the space feeling airy and light. A darker or heavily patterned fabric would have made the space look smaller and less bright. We needed to make sure the space was not overpowered by the window dressing.  Window dressings for large multi functional spaces also need to be suitable for the multi functionality of the space.

 

Window Dressings for Large Multi Functional Spaces

 

Fabric and Fixings

The Sophie Sews team measured the space and came up with recommendations for the owners. Once the right fabric and style for the space was agreed, we then went to work on making the custom curtains. These curtains are pinch pleat using fabric from Freyett’s, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of furnishings.

 

Fryett’s

Fryett’s make a comprehensive collection of plain fabrics with various textures and patterns. They have 60 years experience and have evolved to be one of the leading designers of curtain and upholstry fabrics. They also have a large range of patterned fabrics which I will write about in a future blog post.

 

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Channel Rod System

Our customers were very happy with the result and so were we. The channel rod system was a great solution for these windows. They have continuous smooth running and glide effortlessly. With rod systems you can either have them corded or motorised. The motorised track systems can be operated with a wall switch, remote control or a time switch. Very handy if you have lots of curtains or heavy curtains! They have silent motors and integrated emergency control in case of power cuts.

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I hope this has given you an idea of how to choose window dressings for large multi functional spaces and if you would like more help then don’t hesitate to contact Sophie Sews – interior designers in Woking.

 

Sophie x

 

 

Childrens bedrooms blackout blinds and curtains

Good morning everyone,

Spring is finally starting to spring in our part of the world, the weather is getting warmer and the cherry trees are in blossom. With the days getting longer and the mornings getting brighter and earlier, I thought it’s the perfect time to talk to you about the benefits of having childrens bedrooms blackout blinds and curtains. And of course not forgetting in babies nurseries!

childrens bedrooms blackout blinds and curtains

Having a great blackout blind or curtain can be an absolute god-send and they really do help little ones sleep longer. Whether we’re a newborn or just a big, tired, and grumpy baby, we all need a good nights sleep! We could all do with that little bit extra sleep to set us up for a good day and make us feel ready to tackle whatever comes our way.

Childrens bedrooms blackout blinds and curtains

Childrens bedrooms blackout blinds and curtains as an investment

Children grow up fast but some of the soft furnishings for childrens rooms that you put in place in these early days will be with them for many years. Childrens bedrooms blackout blinds and curtains really are worth the investment not just for everyone getting more sleep during the childhood years, they are a teenager’s dream come true!

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You can have a blackout blind or pair of curtains in any fabric you have chosen. Or if you haven’t chosen a fabric yet we can come to where you live to help you choose some beautiful fabric to complement your room perfectly. We offer a full range of interior design services so we can help you with the whole room if needed.

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All our blinds and curtains are made to measure for the perfect fit, one of our team will measure your window and come to fit your blind or curtain when it is complete. We also supply and fit tie-backs, pelmets and trimmings for a complete look for your room. If you would like matching cushions we will also make those for you.

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Whatever your requirement, we can help. Contact Sophie Sews now to discuss how we can create the perfect bespoke soft furnishings for your room.