Calling all boutique store owners! Putting together a retail fashion store with a warm and inviting atmosphere is no easy feat. From selecting decor and design accents to considering the flow or layout of your store’s floor plan, there’s a lot to consider when creating a shopping space that perfectly reflects your wares. I mean take it from us! Although we will concede that designing a website can feel a little less labour intensive than designing a physical storefront.
One particular design element that may escape your store design to-do list is of course, sourcing some thick dressing room curtains!
People like privacy. For many, our privacy represents security, and this security is most needed in two public places: public toilets and dressing rooms. Public toilets, as bad as their reputation is, at least have a lock on the door, most times. And some dressing rooms are also fitted with lockable doors. Though most high-end retailers opt for the other popular privacy choice - dressing room curtains.
Dressing room curtains not only offer privacy, but they also create a gentler, more appealing aesthetic that perfectly compliments the atmosphere and ambience of many designer or boutique storefronts. Alongside this, dressing room curtains can come in a beautiful array of colours, designs, and curtain styles.
Whether you’re looking for velvet curtains to bring a touch of luxury to your dressing room, or curtains in a variety of other styles, colours, and fabrics, we’ve got the perfect collection of dressing room curtains to help you put the finishing touches on your boutique store.
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First Considerations When Buying Dressing Room Curtains
Changing room curtains provide an important purpose in any retail space. As we mentioned, privacy is security, and people need to feel secure when they’re getting dressed. Not to mention, dealing with neurodivergent customers, getting changed in public can be an incredibly triggering experience. The feeling of being vulnerable, even behind closed doors or curtains can be anxiety inducing, coupled with the music that often rings out in retail spaces, the bright lights, and the knowledge of the public wandering around outside the curtain.
There are things you can consider when you’re thinking on what kind of curtain to buy for your change rooms. For instance, You’re going to want a heavy fabric like those used in blockout curtains, so that it isn’t disturbed by air conditioning, or environmental agitation like if someone bumps into the curtain when changing or shuffling around in the wider store.
There are a range of curtain fabrics that will suit this need. For instance, velvet is a heavy curtain fabric that would naturally lend itself well to changing rooms. If you’d prefer a less dense fabric, however, then your curtain style could play a role in ensuring that your dressing room curtains are weighty enough to provide shoppers with security.
Best Curtain Header Style for Changing Room Curtain
A “header style” is the name for the fold in the curtain at its topmost point, and for the influence this has on the curtain’s aesthetic and ability to fold and be drawn. Our range of curtain header styles across our dressing room curtains here at QuickFit is designed to be both aesthetic and practical.
Some of our favourite header styles for dressing room curtains include pinched pleats attached to a sturdy curtain track. With their high surface area and elegant folds, pinched pleat curtains are likely to make a superb addition to any modern changing room. These particular changing room curtains will likely also go a long way when it comes to enhancing the atmosphere of your retail store.
Another superb curtain header style for dressing room curtains is the modern contemporary blockout eyelet curtain style. As eyelet curtains use eyelets or stainless steel rings to attach directly to a curtain rod, these curtain panels are incredibly easy to slide in or out, making entering and exiting changing rooms a near effortless feat. Eyelet curtains are also incredibly easy to style, as they’re sure to go well with a range of decor.
How to Measure and Hang Your Changing Room Curtains
To allow for the utmost protection for your clients, you’re going to want to block off as much visibility as possible when hanging your changing room curtains. For this reason, you should be sure to measure and install your dressing room curtains with the utmost certainty that your curtains can cover the very edges of your change room doorway, as well as a significant amount of the floor. There’s two ways you can approach gauging the distance between your dressing room curtains and the floor of your store. You can either have the curtain touch the floor, providing maximum coverage, but also slightly increasing the risk of someone looking inside to check if it’s empty - while it isn’t. The second is to have a curtain that is off the floor just enough to provide a view of feet or shadow, thus letting you and other shoppers know that the dressing room is occupied.
Shop our entire range of dressing room curtains right here at QuickFit to help bring your retail store and its customer experience to a whole new level!