HOW TO CHOOSE A RETAILER FOR CUSTOM MADE WINDOW TREATMENTS

Purchasing custom-made window treatments can be a daunting but necessary task for homeowners. They are an important investment for your home that can have effects on the décor, acoustics, temperature and lighting of your home, and the options are seemingly endless! Choosing the wrong retailer can have dastardly results, so we’re offering our tips for…

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CURTAINS FOR TALL WINDOWS

White box pleat curtains on a black rod on an arched window

Modern homes are being built to maximise natural light, which means large windows which sometimes span two storeys. The question is, How do you dress these tall windows? We’ve become quite well-known for designing spectacular curtains for these windows, so we’re sharing our tips for choosing curtains for tall windows. HOW WILL THEY LOOK? Extra…

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HOW TO CHOOSE COLOURED CURTAINS

Patterned Euro pleat curtains on painted timber rod

While a neutral decor is a popular choice for Aussie homes, sometimes you just can’t go past a pop of vibrant colour. Here’s our top tips for choosing the right coloured curtains for your home. NAVY AS A NEUTRAL Think about a pair of blue jeans; they seem to go with any colour top, right?…

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DO BLACK CURTAINS LOOK GOOD?

Black sheer s-fold curtains

Black curtains make a bold statement in the home, and certainly aren’t for the faint-hearted. For those who take the plunge, the results can be spectacular! Here’s our top tips for choosing the right black curtain for your home. OFFSET BLACK CURTAINS WITH COLOUR Black curtains are going to be dramatic. Why not steer into…

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DO WHITE CURTAINS LOOK GOOD?

Translucent white s-fold curtains in a recess

Our clients love white curtains! In fact, we get asked for them on a daily basis. White curtains look amazing when you select the right fabric and style to coordinate with your home’s décor. Here’s our top tips for choosing the right white curtains for your home. WHITE OR IVORY? There are many shades of…

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DULUX 2021 COLOUR FORECAST & YOUR WINDOWS

The Dulux 2021 colour forecast has been released, and we are loving the selections! We’ve noticed all three palettes (Retreat, Nourish & Reset) are relatively muted rather than boldly vibrant. There’s also a definite trend towards colours of native Australian flora, with plenty of earthen clay, ochre and stone colours, through to lush eucalyptus greens. …

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WHY ARE CURTAINS SO EXPENSIVE?

Blue & grey watercolour curtain with matching Roman blind

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”-Benjamin Franklin Sometimes when we issue our quotes, we can see the client’s face turn white at the final cost. Bespoke window coverings are expensive, and we’ll guide you through the reasons behind the cost. OFF-THE-RACK VS CUSTOM Think of your window treatments as a…

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TASSELS & FRINGING & TRIMS (OH MY!)

Trimming sample books

Passementeries (trims) such as tassels, cord and fringe have been a little forgotten over the past few years. Our sampling has been stowed in a tub in the back of our mobile showroom, rarely seeing the light of day. But things are changing. As Interior Design trends move away from minimalistic Scandinavian styles, and onto…

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BLIND FABRICS

Beige double Roller blinds

Choosing blind fabrics can be confusing at the best of times. There are thousands of options available with different levels of opacity.  We’ve encountered many clients over the years who need a little extra help identifying the right type of fabric for their roller blinds. To help, we’ve broken down blind fabrics into three categories:…

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ARE HIGH-END FABRICS WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

Blue & white chinoiserie patterned Roman Blinds

There are fabrics available for curtains & blinds at any price point you can imagine. But are high-end fabrics really worth the extra expense? At MTC, our fabrics range between $20 per metre through to $120 per metre. This bracket is considered low to moderate for quality drapery fabrics. But the prices can certainly go up…

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