Our advice for choosing your curtains and sheers

Dressing the windows is often the end point of decorating a room. And it’s not always easy to find your way around! The Becquet collection offers you a wide choice of ready-to-install to install in the blink of an eye. The different widths and heights available allow you to get almost tailor-made. Some of our models are also available in fabric by the meter (the cutouts are rounded to the nearest tenth of a meter): think about it for your windows of special dimensions or to make a coordinated decoration. All our ready-to-hang curtains are finished with hem (base and sides).

Find in the following sections the essential information to install your curtains according to your choice.

To perfect your decoration to the end of the windows, think of tiebacks and curtain rods. It is an additional decorative touch that must match the atmosphere of the room. On the practical side, tiebacks dress your windows while keeping your curtains open. If you plan to install your curtains on a bar, know that it is better to leave about 10 cm between the end of the bar and the support of the bar on the wall. Is your curtain mounted on a pleat? Allow 10 cm between each attachment point (ring or hook).

Curtains: Curtains (also called drapes, sometimes panels) give style and character to a room. In a room, they obscure the light and protect from possible vis-à-vis. In a living room, they are a major decorative element. A curtain can make a small space more intimate, warmer an entrance deemed too narrow. In a studio, it can be used to define the different living spaces. The blackout curtain is ideal for the bedroom for its insulating properties (acoustic, light, thermal). Dimensions The dimensions indicated in the reference tables are those of our curtains “laid flat”. It is up to you to determine the amount of gathers you want. Measure the height of your window from the hanging point up to 2 cm from the ground (or more if you want to let them extend to the ground). Measure the width of your window, or better that of your curtain rod, and multiply it by 1.5 to 2 depending on the desired gathering. Choose the dimension closest to that obtained. Finishes or heads of eyelets curtains: this is the most common form. These are metal or plastic rings (4 cm diameter) incorporated into the fabric. A beautiful finish that adapts to standard curtain rods. Advantage: a perfect glide which allows an easy opening of the curtains. Legs: loops (or loops) in fabric (height 8 to 10 cm) to pass the rod. Designed for all standard bars, this finish avoids rings or hooks. Installation is immediate, the decor touch is warm and natural. Gathered braid (also called ruflette): a braid sewn at the top of the curtains makes it possible to fix the hooks and / or rings used to hang them on rails or bars. Our gathered braids allow you to choose several attachment heights (to hide or not the fastening system) and obtain regular and uniform gathers over the entire width. Nouettes: a succession of small ties to tie for a decorative and aesthetic effect, in which we pass the rod as for the curtain with legs. Which fabric to choose? The range of materials is wide, and the choice depends on several factors. The sunshine of the room, its furnishings, its colors, your desire for decoration … Heavy fabrics They give a more cozy effect and are better suited to rooms exposed to the North (they also have insulating properties). The tarpaulin canvas with heavy drape is adorned with printed, embroidered patterns, is sometimes enriched with very decorative facings. The jacquard woven fabrics with complex patterns produced during weaving are as beautiful on the spot as on the reverse. Blackout curtains offer acoustic insulation, light privacy and a thermal barrier. We advise you to plan a length greater than that of the window to take advantage of these technical aspects. They are made of polyester with a beautiful fabric appearance, either enriched with a black thread in the weaving (to prevent light from passing through), or lined in PVC. It is also possible to add to a classic curtain a thermal lining or a blackout lining for curtains as effective in summer as in winter. Light fabrics They compose beautiful atmospheres without adding to the decor. They are easier to maintain and good value for money. The taffeta is slightly shiny, its colors are shimmering, its natural stiffness gives it a chic look. The microfiber offers a peach skin feel and a soft fall. Cotton canvas, cretonne, chambray canvas is often adorned with printed patterns, and you are sometimes offered with coordinates (quilts, tablecloths …).

Sheers: The final touch to the decoration, sheers must be in perfect harmony with your interior. Formerly simple dressings, today real window decorations, the curtains are no longer hidden behind the curtains, they wear their elegance high. Their transparency is also essential, because if the curtains protect your privacy, they must also let in light. Choosing between dimensions, finishes and materials is an art. In order not to be mistaken, follow the guide … Dimensions The dimensions indicated in the reference tables are those of our curtains “laid flat”. It is up to you to determine the amount of gathers you want. Measure the height of your window from the hanging point up to 2 cm from the ground (or more if you want to let them extend to the ground). Measure the width of your window, or better that of your curtain rod, and multiply it by 1.5 to 2 depending on the desired gathering. Choose the dimension closest to that obtained. The finishes or heads of the curtains We speak of “head” to designate the upper edge of the curtains: eyelets, legs, gathered braid or rod pocket tunnel. You choose it according to the type of sheer and bar that you want to install. Carnations: this is the most common form. These are metal or plastic rings (ø 4 cm) incorporated into the fabric. A beautiful finish that adapts to standard curtain rods. Advantage: a perfect glide which allows an easy opening of the curtains. Legs: loops (or loops) in fabric (height 8 to 10 cm) to pass the rod. Designed for all standard bars, this finish avoids rings or hooks, and is ideal for simple curtains that hang from a decorative bar. Installation is immediate, the decor touch is warm and natural. Rod pocket tunnels: a hem at the top of the curtain in which to slide the rod. The ideal solution for light fabrics. Advantage: discreet, conceals the rod and no need for rings or hooks. Gathered braid (also called ruflette): a braid sewn at the top of the curtains makes it possible to fix the hooks and / or rings used to hang them on rails or bars. Our gathered braids allow you to choose several attachment heights (to hide or not the fastening system) and obtain regular and uniform gathers over the entire width. Materials Play with materials and transparencies for a very successful decorative effect. Organza: moire effect, vaporous style. Made from synthetic materials, easy to maintain (polyester, polyamide), the organza is distinguished by its shine, its transparency and its beautiful behavior (swelling aspect). The organdy: light cotton muslin. The organdy sheer curtain is elegant and slightly matt. The cheesecloth: its weaving gives it a diaphanous appearance, a supple and light fall. Made of linen, cotton, or polyester, it dims the light without being completely transparent. For a shiny effect, choose flamed cheesecloth. Le devoré: a light and refined veil with a set of opaque and transparent patterns that create an original decor, even a relief effect.

Blinds: A nice alternative to net curtains, interior blinds offer a more modern and refined style. They play with shadows and light, and preserve your privacy without interfering with clarity. Placed alone or combined with curtains, they update the windows as you wish. Which blind for your interior? Dimensions For a single blind across the entire window, measure: the height of your window (including framing).

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the width of your window (including frame). For a blind on each pane of the window, measure: the height of your window with the frames.

the width of each window with the frames (remember to take the handle into account so as not to obstruct the opening). The blind heads Rod pocket tunnel: a hem at the top of the blind for sliding the rod in. The ideal solution for light fabrics. Advantage: discreet, conceals the rod. Velcro® rod pocket tunnel: Hem at the top, with Velcro sewn on the back of the fabric and self-adhesive Velcro to be placed on the bar (supplied). Advantage: Blind quickly installed, quickly removed, easy to maintain Styles We adjust the height of the blinds using ribbon stoppers or ties to tie: we love the romantic charm of one, the discretion of the other . Choose according to the style of your interior. Roman blind: decorative par excellence. With its ballast bars, it offers a taut appearance and folds into elegant waves. Simple blind: a more loose, more airy drop which is closer to traditional sheer. In terms of decoration, he imposes his style and his fantasy in a very current trend. Finishes: They are the little extra touch. This very personal decorative touch that gives character to your store. Straight base: clean line, very current, contemporary decor trend. Peak base: charm and elegance. The tip is often enhanced with a pompom in trimmings. Boiled base: a nice material effect. Often made in flexible, more airy fabrics, the bubbled blinds offer a nice play of volume (you can slide a ballast bar at the base for a more contemporary effect). Materials: Play with materials and transparencies for a very successful decorative effect. Organza: chic, fluid and wispy. Made from synthetic materials, easy to maintain (polyester, polyamide), it is distinguished by its shine, its finesse and its beautiful transparency. The cheesecloth: its weaving gives it a diaphanous appearance, a supple and light fall. Made of linen, cotton, or polyester, it dims the light without being completely transparent. For a shiny effect, choose flamed cheesecloth. Polyester: easy to live with par excellence. A synthetic, flexible, resistant and wrinkle-free material for always impeccable blinds. For a more subdued, more natural effect, choose polyester with a linen look.

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Straight curtains with point finish: These small curtains are generally placed directly on the window. They occupy the entire width and therefore do not require gathering. The tip is often enhanced with a pompom in trimmings. The double point curtains are made up of 2 thicknesses, coordinated and superimposed. Pointed curtains are sometimes available as blinds (see section The blinds). Dimensions Measure the height of your window from the hanging point up to 2 cm from the ground (or more if you want to let them extend to the ground). Measure the width of your window, or better that of your curtain rod, and multiply it by 1.5 to 2 depending on the desired gathering. Choose the dimension closest to that obtained. Finishes Our point net curtains are mounted on a rod pocket tunnel suitable for small rods, which may or may not be extendable: a hem at the top of the curtain allows the rod to slide. Advantage: discreet, ultra fast installation. Materials We offer a large selection of light materials that elegantly dress windows, easy to maintain and that do not obscure light. Organza is appreciated for its transparency and shimmering colors. The cheesecloth delicately dims the light, and is enriched with refined embroidery or more contemporary laser cuts. The slightly more obscuring shantung (wild silk look) brings a light spirit and leaves the room bright. The cotton veil is sometimes enhanced with a contrasting frame for a more decorative effect.