Curtains Buying Guide

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Not just a home essential to control light and provide some privacy, curtains form a significant part of your room's decor. With our wide range of curtain types, colours, styles and linings, Dunelm is the best place to find something to suit your tastes and needs.

Curtain Headers

Eyelet Curtains

  • Modern style
  • Hung using a series of metal rings along the top edge
  • Suitable for curtain poles only
  • Our range: 400 products with a choice of colours, patterns and linings

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Pencil Pleat Curtains

Pencil Pleat

  • Traditional style
  • Top edge can be gathered using strings
  • Hung using hooks or rings
  • Suitable for curtain tracks and poles
  • Our range: 200 products with a choice of colours, patterns and linings

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Pencil Pleat Curtains

MULTI HEADER

Multi Header 3in1
  • Swap between different heading styles
  • Can be used as pencil pleat, slot top or hidden tab top
  • Suitable for curtain tracks and poles

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SLOT TOP

SLOT TOP
  • Usually featured on voile and net curtains
  • Hung using one long pocket along the top edge
  • Suitable for curtain poles only

TAB TOP

Multi Header
  • Hung using fabric loops along the top edge
  • Suitable for curtain poles only
  • Fabric loops show off statement curtain poles

CURTAIN LININGS

Blackout Curtain Buying Guide

Blackout

  • Blocks light fully and reduces noise, making them ideal for bedrooms
  • Keeps rooms cool in summer, warm in winter
  • Our range: Over 5 collections with more than 150 colour and style options

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Thermal Curtains

  • Thick or specially coated linings
  • Maximum insulation, ideal for cold months
  • Can help to reduce energy bills
  • Draught-proof
  • Our range: Over 90 colour and style options

SHOP THERMAL FROM £15

INTERLINED

Interlined
  • An extra layer of fabric is added between curtain front and lining
  • Provides extra insulation
  • Adds fullness to thinner, lighter curtains

LINED

SLOT TOP
  • A layer of fabric is added behind the main fabric of the curtain
  • Thicker and fuller than unlined curtains
  • Protects curtain from fading
  • Only blackout lined curtains will block light fully

UNLINED

Multi Header
  • Often sheer in appearance
  • Lighter and more airy, ideal for summer

READYMADE OR MADE TO MEASURE?

Although sometimes available in extended widths and drops, our ready made curtains come in standard sizes. If your window measurements fall outside of our standard size range, our Made To Measure service offers the flexibility to get a perfect fit, no matter what your window dimensions.

Ready-Made

Ready Made

  • Standard curtain sizes (cm):
    Widths 117, 168, 228 x Lengths 137, 182, 228
  • Extended lengths available in selected curtain collections

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Made To Measure

Made To Measure

  • Curtains, blinds, shutters and accessories
  • Choice of over 3000 fabrics
  • Unlimited sizes, made to fit your window perfectly

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OTHER CURTAIN TYPES

Door Curtains

Door Curtains

From £20

  • Sold as a single curtain
  • Can offer thermal insulation, block light and exclude draughts
  • Eyelet or pencil pleat in a choice of styles and colours

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Voiles and Net Curtains

Voiles & Net Curtains

From £1.45

  • Great for daytime privacy while letting in light
  • Available in eyelet, tab top and slot top header types
  • Voile fabric also available in 1m widths in a range of lengths

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DUNELM CURTAIN COLLECTIONS

Curtain Collections

Each of our curtain collections focuses on one design or pattern, and showcases it in a range of colours and matching accessories, making it easy to create a complete look.

Choose from pencil pleat or eyelet headers and different linings in 19 styles of curtain.

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Curtain Collections

Want some help?

We’ve got a couple of videos to help measure up just right.

Measuring For Eyelet Curtains

A quick video on how to measure up your window for eyelet curtains.

Measuring For Pencil Pleat Curtains

A how to video that will help you measure for pencil pleats perfectly.