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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.



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 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.




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.



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