Made to Measure FAQs

Made to Measure

Confused about made to measure curtains and blinds? Our experts here at Voyage Maison have answered all your frequently asked questions below. Dive into the details tailored just for made to measure customers, or for more general queries, explore our comprehensive FAQs page.

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General Made to Measure FAQs

What is the warranty of your made to measure products?

When you purchase a made to measure blind or curtain, your product will be covered by a solid 6-month warranty. Due to the nature of made to measure products, this warranty covers any damages or defects but will not cover general wear and tear. For more information, please see our returns policy.

What is the difference between ready made and made to measure?

Ready made items are pre-manufactured and sold in a selection of specific sizes and styles. For example, you can find our ready made curtains in sizes of 170x300 and 250x300cm. These curtains are only available in a pencil pleat heading with some options having a blackout lining, and others having a light filtering lining.

Made to measure items on the other hand are crafted using the measurements and specifications you provide, meaning you can create bespoke pieces, tailored to your space. Our made to measure curtains and blinds allow you to choose your fabric, enter your window measurements, and select an appropriate lining.

Can I order samples before I buy?

Yes! At Voyage Maison you can order up to 10 free samples to make sure you find the perfect design for your space. Read our guide on How to Use Fabric Samples for more information.

What is the fabric weight of made to measure items?

The fabric weight of our made to measure curtains and blinds varies. It's entirely dependent on your chosen fabric, heading style, and the measurements you provide. Your unique selections determine the weight, ensuring a perfect fit for your distinct style and preferences.

Roman Blind FAQs

How do I measure for Roman blinds?

How you measure for your new blinds will depend on whether you’re looking for an exact or recess fit. Visit our comprehensive measuring guide for blinds and follow our step-by-step instructions, ensuring the perfect fit tailored to your windows.

How do I fit my Roman blind?

For a hassle-free installation, refer to our step-by-step instructions in our Roman Blinds Hanging Guide.

How do you clean Roman blinds?

If your blinds are in need of a freshen up, you can follow our Cleaning Guide for tips on how to clean your blinds without damaging the fabric.

Do Roman blinds crease when they fold?

Our meticulously crafted Roman blinds are designed to minimise creasing when folded thanks to our use of premium fabrics. Upon delivery, you may notice a slight crease in your Roman blinds but fear not, once hung these creases will dissipate as the fabric settles into place. Our choice of quality fabrics and expert construction ensures a smooth and elegant drape, allowing your blinds to fold with grace and maintain a polished appearance, even as you open and close them.

Are Roman blinds fitted inside or outside the recess?

The choice of fitting your Roman blinds inside or outside the recess is entirely yours and will depend on your window and the finish you want to achieve. Inside the recess offers a sleek and integrated look, while outside provides a broader coverage, blocking more light and adding a statement to your space. For more information on where to fit your Roman blinds, visit our guide on How to Hang Roman Blinds.

How do you take down a Roman blind?

If you want to remove your blinds for any reason, you simply need to release them from the headrail. You can find more information on removing blinds here.

How to fix a Roman blind?

If your blind has fallen to one side and become uneven, this is likely to do with your controls being pulled too far the wrong way. See our 7 tips for Roman Blinds for the solution.

Can Roman blinds be cut to size?

All our Roman blinds are made to measure, so there is no need for alterations, cuts, or trims. Just measure your window using our measuring guide and order the perfect blinds to fit your space!

Should I add a lining to my blinds?

Opting for a lining in your blinds offers not just a touch of luxury but also practical benefits. At Voyage Maison, we offer cotton sateen, thermal blackout, and bonded interlining options. Depending on what lining you choose, it can improve insulation, light control, noise control, and allow your blinds to fall more effortlessly. Find out more about our Roman blind lining options here.

Are Roman blinds safe in a house with young children or pets?

Absolutely! At Voyage Maison, all our Roman blinds are child-safe and meet the requirements of The General Product Safety Regulations 2005. You can find more information on how to fit the child safety device provided here.

Curtain FAQs

How do I measure for curtains?

Measuring for curtains is a super simple process that involves measuring the width and drop at your window. You can follow our step-by-step guide on How to Measure for Curtains for more information.

How do I hang my curtains?

Curtains are super simple to hang but you can follow our Hanging Guide for a step-by-step guide if you need some help.

How can I clean curtains?

If you find your curtains are in need of a refresh, you can follow our Cleaning Guide for tips on how to spot clean your curtains without damaging the fabric.

How much are made to measure curtains?

The cost of made to measure curtains varies based on your unique choices like fabric, design, size, and additional features. This means you can customise your curtains to suit your style and budget.

Should I add a lining to my curtains?

At Voyage Maison, we offer a several curtain linings that offer a range of practical benefits. Choose from cotton sateen, thermal blackout, and bonded interlining options. Depending on your choice, you can benefit from improved insulation, light control, and noise control. Find out more about our lining options here.

How do I put up a curtain pole or track?

Curtain poles must be installed before you measure and order your curtains. Simply choose a suitable height above your window and use your brackets to fit your pole or track securely. View our hanging guide more information on where to fit your curtain pole or track.

Do curtains keep heat in?

Absolutely! Our curtains with thermal blackout lining or bonded interlining options act as effective insulators, helping to keep the warmth inside your home. The thermal properties of these linings create an effective barrier against the cold when your curtains are closed, making your space cosier and energy efficient.

How long should curtains be?

The ideal length for curtains is a matter of personal preference but it’s important to consider potential obstacles. To guide you, check out our measuring guide for detailed insights on floor-length, pooled, and short curtains.

Should curtains cover radiators?

For safety reasons, you should never cover your radiator with your curtains while the heating is switched on. We recommend choosing short curtains or keeping your curtains tied back if they’re floor-length. Find out more about how to measure correctly in our Measuring Guide.

What is the fullness of your curtains?

Curtains may require up to 3 times more fabric than what’s needed to cover your width measurement to ensure the proper fullness when installed. The amount of extra fabric required depends on which style of heading you have chosen. For eyelet curtains we use a gather of 1.6 while for pencil pleat curtains we use a gather of 2. Pinch pleat curtains require the largest amount of extra fabric with a gather of 2.4. We make all necessary adjustments and calculate how many widths of fabric you require to allow for a generous gather. Please DO NOT make these adjustments yourself.

Do my curtains require a join?

The need for a join in your curtains depends on the width of your order. Our panels of fabric usually measure 140cm, however around 16cm of this is needed to finish the edges of the curtain. This means the maximum size for a pair of curtains without joins will be 248cm. For larger sizes, a join may be necessary to ensure a seamless and tailored appearance. These joins are made to be as invisible as possible as not to detract from the overall look of the curtain and will be hidden within the folds or pleats. Patterned fabric works better on joins as we match the pattern at the join and a blackout, or bonded interlining backing helps substantially in hiding them.