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Eyelet Curtains What You Should Know

Updated on August 3, 2010

Eyelet curtains have got to be hands down the most sold, and most popular window dressing since drapery was invented. You cannot turn on a television and watch a home improvement show with out seeing the addition of or at least the mention of an eyelet curtain. This is for a very good reason as they require little physical effort to hang, and the curtain hardware is minimal. They also come in so many design, color, and size variations that the design possibilities are limitless. The price point for most sold in retail stores or online has become commodity like in pricing, and will further be lowered by continuous new competition that is revealing itself at a rapid pace.

How To Make Eyelet Curtains

A lot of people ask how to make eyelet curtains but the point is that you really do not need to, as there are so many available, and the cost and time is more than buying the ready made curtains that appear to be custom drapery out of the package. The truth is, that unless you are very handy with a sewing machine, or can hand stitch like a professional seamstress, your efforts will result in something less than spectacular. However there are classes you can take where curtain fabric is sold usually. They will also sell the needed curtain eyelet rings that are self-fastening.

Eyelet Curtain Panel

The eyelet curtain panel is available in just about every fabric known on this planet, and as long as your household budget can handle it, there are curtain styles made with silk, wool, satin, and velvet that will add a dramatic design theme to your home's windows, but will also provide you with a jaw dropping experience in the check out lane, when the bill is produced. Most professional home staging experts will normal go with a very neutral color when setting up a home for sale, and will allow the window treatments to become a cohesive blending point to bring a room in balance. Even on expensive custom homes, they will not go for the most extravagant, but the most appealing to the average homebuyer.

Eyelet Curtain Photos

Eyelet Shower Curtain

This great curtain style can be used in a custom way in the bathroom, not only on your windows, but as a eyelet shower curtain, and all you will need to do is purchase a shower curtain liner to place on the back side of the eyelet curtain panels to prevent them from getting wet. This will open up so many more possibilities for your bathroom that it will truly look like something that taken from a home fashion decorative magazine that you buy at the grocery store when checking out. You can also use the standard eyelet curtain poles for your shower, just measure for the proper width, and buy a complimenting curtain rod that will add the most decorative value that your budget will allow.

Eyelet Curtain Panels

Eyelet curtain panels can be custom made fairly inexpensively, as their are custom curtain makers online that specialize in this industry, and do low cost, quick turnaround custom creations for just a little more than what you pay for at the store. This is a great opportunity to have a matching design in your breakfast nook, and kitchen area, as they can make your kitchen curtains, tablecloths, or place mats with all of the same material that was used to make your customized fabric curtains. You can also find this type of service on EBay, or Craigslist, but try and get local artisans to create them for you, so it will enable final inspection in person if you like. Never prepay for a service online unless you know the seller, and have a good working relationship with them. This will prevent any hurt feelings, and financial frustration in the end.

How To Install Eyelet Curtain Poles


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      MikeJones76 7 years ago from Chicago, IL

      I had seen them, but I didn't know they were called eyelet curtains...

      Thanks for this hub!