SHOULD YOUR SHEER CURTAINS GO IN FRONT OR BEHIND?

Grey sheer curtains with seperate blockout lining

Sheer curtains are huge news in window coverings! They offer light filtering qualities, daytime privacy, a billowy effect in the breeze, and perhaps a bit of softness and romance in the room. They can be plain or patterned, single coloured or multi-coloured. Sheers can also vary in transparency from very see-through voiles and organzas through…

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THE COMEBACK OF SHEER CURTAIN

Grey box pleat sheer curtains on corner window

Sheer curtains have made a huge resurgence as a practical yet decorative window treatment, and have been been given new life with contemporary styles. They’ve become our most requested item. For many years, roller blinds were the most popular window treatment. They are simple, functional and suited to the minimalistic design styles that dominated the…

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TREATMENTS FOR BAY WINDOWS

Beige sheer Roman blinds, ivory trellis patterned blockout Roman blinds, gold blockout curtains with matching pelmets and tiebacks on a bay window

Bay windows are an architectural feature that can give homeowners (and inexperienced window covering retailers) a lot of grief. However, with the right tools & treatments, they can look truly spectacular!  Bay windows are defined by angles. They can be right-angled or obtuse (greater than 110 degrees). The number of windows within the bay can…

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CURTAIN FULLNESS: WHAT LOOKS BEST?

Grey sheer pinch pleat curtains on painted timber rods with tassel tiebacks

Do you prefer curtains that appear ‘full’ or a little more sparse? Fullness refers to the amount of fabric incorporated into a pleat/ (the heading) at the top of a curtain. The industry standard ranges from 2 times to 3 times the fullness; but can be varied to suit the individual circumstances. Controlling fullness is…

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HOW TO USE LININGS

Ivory sheer curtains with blockout lining

You may be wondering about this blog heading and thinking that the answer is fairly obvious. However, as usual I am here to dispel the myths and mainstream beliefs, and show that lining fabrics are something that can be used in a variety of ways. So firstly, the most recognised use for lining is as…

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CURTAIN HARDWARE

What are the hardware options for hanging our curtains?? Selections are based on price, colour, style and functionality. If you have shaped or bay windows, your hardware options may be limited. At the economic end are standard aluminium extrusion tracks which can be fitted to walls or ceilings, bent at varying angles, come in single…

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AT LAST, CURTAINS ARE BACK IN FASHION!

Charcoal s-fold sheer curtain

Yes it’s true… curtains are most definitely back in fashion! I picked up the Homes liftout in today’s Herald and was delighted to see that curtains were mentioned as being beneficial in warming the home as well as reducing energy costs. Although this is not news to me, and anyone else following my blog or…

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