Photography for Bernice Angelique Design - show home in Northwood, London
Photography: Adelina Iliev
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Material mattersCurtains are a big investment for most people. Think long-term and whether you’re going to tire of a colour or design. “Before committing, borrow a returnable sample if available, or buy [a yard] and see it in your own light,” Gannon advises. “The colour can change dramatically depending on light levels.” Think too of the effect you want to create. “Linen – and in particular embroidered linen – is beautiful but will not, by its very nature, give a smooth, streamlined look, so if this is what you want, then avoid it,” Gannon recommends. “Consider the end result you’d like to achieve and discuss this with your designer, curtain maker or the fabric house. Once you’ve agreed on a fabric and it’s been made up, there’s no going back, so take time to do your homework.”Read more:A Guide to Choosing CurtainsTell us: Which do you prefer, curtains or blinds? Share your opinions in the Comments below.