Curtain fabrics have been our raison d’être for over thirty years. At Equipo DRT we enjoy creating fabrics comprehensively, from how the fabric is conceived, is born, and grows to how it becomes part of projects and spaces that it brings to life. These spaces are where fabrics speak, listen, decorate, and inspire.
It is there that curtains take on another dimension and serve not only as decoration, but as an integrative, warm, welcoming, and distinguished element in each of the houses or contract projects in which they are used, projects that we collaborate on with national and international designers, interior designers, and architects.
Bedroom curtains, living room curtains, children's curtains, and white curtains and sheers are some of the sections that we explain in further detail below; with this, we hope to resolve any of your questions or concerns. If you are not convinced yet, here are ten reasons why you should use a curtain. If not, we are at your disposal at email@example.com to respond to all your queries.
Living rooms tend to have two main characteristics: they are the place with the greatest amount of light in the house, as well as being the place where we need a certain amount of privacy. These two aspects condition how we choose a fabric.
In addition, choosing living room curtains requires answers to the following questions: are there children in the house? Pets? Smokers? It is also important to know the levels of outdoor pollution in order to know whether the curtains will be affected by it or not.
Being aware of these needs allows us to better select the fabrics for our curtains, which we then tailor to the style of our living room, or vice versa.
For instance, here at DRT we have Clio; our inimitable Clio! It is a living room drapery fabric that provides both texture and a hint of color while filtering the light without being overwhelming. For all these reasons, Clio is a wonderful design choice.
Likewise, our devoré textiles provide another highly decorative option. With them we generate an image using the interplay of negative and positive design: one part of the fabric is more opaque while the other is more transparent. If you choose our Forest fabric, for instance, you can enjoy the feeling of having a bamboo forest right in your living room.
If you prefer an even more exotic option and want to live on a never-ending trip to Japan, you can choose our Dominique design, in which Asian ceramics generate the pattern. Not all living room curtains have to be made of plain or semi-plain fabrics; allow yourself the luxury of adding hints of art and fantasy to your living room window treatments!
There are as many fabrics for living room curtains as there are different tastes. It is only a matter of matching yours to the fabric for your living area, which is also usually the part of the house we see and enjoy the most during the day. So, the real question is which style will you choose?
The bedroom is perhaps the room in the house that has changed the most over the years, obviously not in its main purpose – sleeping and resting – but in how that occurs. Years ago, bedrooms were decorated as showpieces, with a decoration similar to that of the rest of the house, usually outward facing, but sometimes inward facing in a striking way, with elaborate bedspreads, artwork, and heavy curtains that made a statement. But over the years and with changing lifestyles, nowadays’ trend for bedrooms is increasingly focused on an environment of health and well-being in which comfort and rest gain ever greater importance. In short, they are becoming more like hotel rooms.
Good sheets, a good mattress, and good curtains are the perfect combination. Bedroom curtains can also have an added, room-darkening function, with opaque fabrics that envelop us in a comfortable and subtle intimacy, like that offered by our Boreas fabric.
If you want to add an extra element to your rest, we also have sound-absorbing fabrics that provide an auditory break – a wonderful, sensory relaxation thanks to fabrics such as those from the Orfeo or Dedalo collections. They lend a sense of sensitivity, decoration, and well-being not only due to the quality of their textile design, but also due to the way they muffle external noises. Who could ask for more?
Kitchens have always been places full of life, places that those who live alone, as a couple, or in large families have turned into an area for cooking, chatting, and eating. With every day that passes, this trend is acquiring more prominence, which means that kitchen curtains are also becoming more important.
The curtains and the kitchen combine to create a binomial that expresses the style of your home. This space, in which minimalist paneled furniture in plain white tones tends to predominate, will most likely be decorated depending on how you decorate the rest of the house. Therefore, the fabrics must fit in with whichever style you choose.
In the case of a totally white kitchen, our white, semi-transparent sheer Aneto Soft is a wonderful option, a polyester fabric with the texture of linen, but with the easy maintenance of polyester.
This is essential, for when choosing kitchen curtains, we have to take into account that they have to be made of fabrics that can be washed more frequently than those of the rest of the house.
In a kitchen with noble wood cabinetry made of cherry or oak, our recommendation is a darker, textured fabric with a more open weave, such as Gredos or Antibes, in neutral tones.
Or we can be more daring and choose fabrics with a graphic touch, with flowers or color or both. We encourage you to take a look at our curtain fabrics Tiki, Alboraya, and Selva.
Whichever fabrics you choose, they will speak the same language as the furniture and kitchen appliances, providing the space with a decorative unity that will only make that liveliness warmer and more welcoming, enveloping us in the space.
The term “children” is applied so broadly that it can refer to both a newborn baby and an adolescent. For this reason, the uses and styles of children's curtains must be adapted to the needs and characteristics of each age group.
Light, color, design, drawings, and functionality will need to be taken into account when choosing which fabric will be best to decorate the bedrooms of the junior members of the family.
If we are talking about babies, we have an idea for you: our Sorrento curtain fabric, a soft-touch fabric with fine chenille-effect stripes, is ideal for all types of rooms, but especially for children's bedrooms since it adapts wonderfully to the rest of the elements of the room: toys, friezes, or even teepees.
Another option for children’s curtains and roll-down shades is Trocadero, adorned with embroidered white buttonhole stitches, very subtle and natural. There are also the geometric designs with yellow, pink, turquoise, gray, and even black tones of our printed Itylo and Kos fabrics.
One last choice is a bold, yet functional one: our fabric Pocket, a 100% Trevira CS decorative fabric with pockets. It is a delightfully fun curtain that offers many decorative options thanks to its charming pockets; in a child's room, for example, it can store toys, markers, marbles, or any other small object. Take a chance with this daring idea!
White curtains are the quintessential curtains when it comes to decorating rooms: the ones that we like the most, the ones that are most used, the first option we have in mind until a color or design proposal draws our attention more.
Additionally, as the sum of all the colors, white in and of itself is a color with many nuances. There are many shades of white, from a very neutral, optical color, to the whites closest to the color yellow (the warmest tones) or gray (the coldest tones).
Pro-tip: A sheet of paper can serve as a good gauge of white when deciding which white curtains to choose.
The most commonly used styles for making curtains include pleats, gathers, and with eyelets, all of which depend on the fabric we choose. It also depends on the country we are from as different types of textiles are something deeply cultural. Depending on the country or even the geographical area of each fabric, the curtain tops will be made in one fashion or another.
If there is something that curtains have in common, for the most part, it is that they require twice the amount of fabric than the width of the area to be covered. Thus, to cover one meter with a curtain, a minimum of two meters of fabric are needed; it can even go up to triple, depending on the gather of the curtain top.
Another common feature is that plain fabrics are better suited to various curtain styles. For example, to achieve the perfect wave with a damask fabric, the design will inevitably not be seen properly. The fabric will thus lose a certain amount of value.
In any case, relying on a specialized professional is the best option to achieve perfectly draped curtains. Such specialists know which fabrics adapt best to different styles; they will probably even have charts that indicate how much fabric to use depending on whether you want a six- or eight-centimeter wave to your curtain.
When you talk to them, remember to specify eyelet curtains or pencil pleat curtains.