Curtains can add warmth as well as style to any room. At first, they were purely practical, but as mankind's knowledge of textiles improved, so did the quality of the curtains. They became symbols of wealth as they continued to keep the cold at bay, and were made of linen, cotton, wool, silk and other fabrics. You can make your own curtains with designer fabric that you find at fabric stores online, in town, or elsewhere.
If you wish to splurge and get truly beautiful fabric for your curtains, then you need to go to fabric stores like Liberty of London which has beautiful Paisleys as well as lovely patterns designed and inspired by William Morris. Other fine fabrics can be found at Mulberrys, Fabric Design, Fabric World, Bell's House of Fabrics and Fabric Mills.
Fabric stores: Online
You can also buy material from online retailers who will also have a wide range of fabrics. The stores will have a very broad inventory and allow you to choose from fabric that you might not have found elsewhere. You may even be able to take advantage of online sales or coupon codes, and online stores like Abakhan, My Fabrics, FabricUK (which you can also visit in person), Fabric Land, Whaleys (which also sells stage fabric), and more.
There are other places to look for fabric for your curtains as well. These fabric may even be already in your house and will be the cheapest material of all. Old sheets, quilted material made from squares of cast of clothing, old tablecloths, quilts, burlap from rice bags and more can serve just as well. Buying fabric If you prefer to buy fabric, you can poke around in charity shops for fabric or even curtains that you can make into something stunning and designer. You may even find some vintage fabric that is in good enough condition to be used for a few years more. Antique stores Go to antique stores and look around there as well. You may find bolts of old fabric that had been made fifty years ago or more, or even partial bolts of designer fabric that someone never made use of. Go to lawn sales and look for fabric in the form of partial bolts, tablecloths or sheets that could serve as your designer curtains. Designer, in this case, does not have to be expensive, just stylish.