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Hi everyone .. I'm VERY new to this 'place' .. I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether there is a 'need/want' for nice curtains - anywhere in Switzerland! .. My friend recently moved to Basel - and she is having terrible trouble in finding any nice ready-made curtains .... Does anyone have any advice, please? .. Where would people normally go to buy some? .. The only ones she has seen, are very thin, with tab tops - which are not very nice. And she said they are only available in ONE size(!) .. Don't people want curtains there - or is it because there aren't any on sale? .. Really would appreciate your feedback, as I have another interest in this subject - which I'll tell you later! ;-) (I'm going to try and sell my own design in Switzerland, but because my friend is there now, she has told me that maybe people don't actually WANT them!!) .. I would really LOVE to know what the score is with 'Swiss people - and their windows' ;-)
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Re: Help! :-)

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Welcome to EF.

I'd try Conforama for ready-made curtains or Jumbo.
Manora will make them for you.
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I buy mine at IKEA and cut the tabs off. Then they fit from floor to ceiling. Or you borrow a sewing machine and sew up the bottom hem.
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we got ours at interio. 60 bucks a piece (outrages) but being on the groundfloor they are a necessity.....they are the premade ones.
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I buy mine at IKEA and cut the tabs off. Then they fit from floor to ceiling. Or you borrow a sewing machine and sew up the bottom hem.
Wow! So impressed that I've had three replies - already!! .. Thank you SO much! .. Not much of a choice, though, with regards to the curtains ...
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Hi,

nice avatar name
Welcome to EF.

I'd try Conforama for ready-made curtains or Jumbo.
Manora will make them for you.
Awww ... Thanks so much .. Really appreciate people's replies ... Took me a while to work out HOW to reply, though .. (Duh! Stupid me..!) I'll check out the places you said.. Thanks a lot :-)
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Re: Help! :-)

Your friend can try at M parc in Basel. Its a few stations from SBB.
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Your friend can try at M parc in Basel. Its a few stations from SBB.
Or the big slection available at the furnishing shop between the Mittelbrucke and Claraplatz (Pfeiffer?) or the little mostlyAsian imports shop between Marktplatzand Barfusserplatz.

From what I have seen in the houses of locals,people seem to have a preference for simple, uncluttered furnishings. Curtains are often one plain colour,or may have a bold design - either way,to complement very light (white) coloured walls. Frills and flounces are not popular. The exception I an aware of, is the traditional type of lace curtain that is still apparent in some houses, giving the chalet/cottagy look.

Often there is no interest in thick curtains because so many places have shutters to draw/roll down overnight or to help adjust room temperature.
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Re: Help! :-)

As people have suggested, there are available retail outlets for the purchase of curtains, bet demand, and subsequently choice, is more limited because many people still have shutters at their windows, which are not just for decoration, but used on a daily basis.

But in a lot of cases, whether people use shutters or curtains, they often need net curtains - so this is where there is a stronger market demand.
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Re: Help! :-)

Manor has a fair selection of ready made ones in the Claraplatz store, they will also make them up. IIRC their store at St Jacobs is a similar size and is where I had my original set made up.

It is not a bad idea to get black out curtains for the summer since they will also keep the heat out
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Re: Help! :-)

The ones from IKEA even though they are in one size, come with an adhesive that you can iron onto the bottom after cutting it to your desired length. The clips/hooks however are quite pricey even though they are just plastic. And its uniquely for swiss windows system...as ive been told...
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Re: Help! :-)

Students do without.
Homemakers buy fabric and make their own, or buy the ready made ones; Interio, Ikea, Conforama, Pfister has good lines http://www.pfister.ch/fr/kategorie/v...e/rideaux.html

Or people have them custom made.
http://www.atelier-rideaux.com/
http://www.rideaulogie.com/


I don't really see an incredible niche here, but hey.
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Students do without.
Homemakers buy fabric and make their own, or buy the ready made ones; Interio, Ikea, Conforama, Pfister has good lines http://www.pfister.ch/fr/kategorie/v...e/rideaux.html




I don't really see an incredible niche here, but hey.

Thank you, again, to everyone who has taken the time to reply! I'm amazed - and appreciate ALL your replies and suggestions very, very much :-)
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Maybe Pfister?
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