How To Make And Fit Your Own Conservatory Drapes

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If you would like to make your own conservatory blinds, you will be able to create your own unique style, and save a great deal of money in the process. You can easily get in the materials needed, and then work on the design and fitting stage by stage.

Simple sail blinds look wonderful and unusual, and often attract visitor’s attention. The best way to make them is to first take some photos of inside the conservatory and then try to get some idea of how different shapes would suit the layout. In order to get measurements you could use bed sheets, as they are large enough to fit the large sections you need to measure. You can then buy some cream coloured canvas which is excellent for keeping out the intense heat. You will also need eyelets and a roll of tough nylon cord. When you have worked out and measured the amount of fabric you will need for each section you can cut out each piece (individual sale) to fit, leaving half an inch gap between the fabric and the edge of the window. Fasten each cover and fix the corners with a nylon cord, tying them into the top (all the eyes and the tie being pulled together. The splines only take fifteen minutes to put up. When everything is completed you will have a stylish and eye catching ceiling centre piece.

As an alternative, you can install your drapes using magnets. This method is popular as it is easy to take down the drapes for periodic cleaning. If you would like to use this method, you will need small self-adhesive magnets. These need to be attached to the window frame at the ceiling, and then attached at regular points along the window frame. You can experiment with these points, as the gap size between the magnets determines how the fabric hangs across each section of window. You will also need corresponding small neodymium magnets to hang the fabric in place. This form of magnets latches onto the self-adhesive magnets.

Conservatory roof drapes can be made from many different types of fabrics, and can have all kinds of colours and designs to suit your living space and specific tastes. The design can transform the feel and look of your unique conservatory. Fabric choices include: awning fabrics, fabrics which are primarily made for curtains, and curtain lining. Tightly woven fabrics are recommended, as they are the most effective at keeping out the sunlight, and certain fabrics reduce the glare of the sun more than others, so bear this in mind when you are shopping as you look at them. If you do any cooking in your conservatory, then flame retardant Class M2 standard is recommended.