Nothing beats the luxury and softness that curtains provide. Used creatively they deliver the Wow factor to your interior decor. Designers use them to add a luxurious depth and style that create a unique individual look.
Curtains will not only “dress” the window, but will also provide sun protection and thermal comfort – thus cutting power consumption.
Today we have such a wonderful choice of fabrics available.
We see all the new trends, colour palettes, textures from both Australia and overseas, we know what fits with the unique coastal “indoor – outdoor” lifestyle of South East Queensland – which is totally different to say the colder climates of Southern Australia.
Our showroom has an extensive sample range of fabrics and working displays showing various upholstered pelmets, tracks and rod options – including the sleek wave “S” tracks, reverse, pinch and knife pleating.
Advantages for blockout curtains over other types of window coverings include:
- Better energy insulation in curtains, especially in winter and even more so if you have a pelmet above the curtain, as they trap warm air and help to prevent heat from escaping through the glass.
- Better light block out as there are no gaps, and even more so if you have a pelmet above the curtain, as this prevents the “halo effect” of light bouncing out above the curtain.
- Acoustics – a room with all hard surfaces and no softness will echo. Curtains will absorb sound.
It is important to realise that any colour curtain can be made to black out the room – even a white fabric. The coating on the back of the fabric or the lining on lined curtains is the element that provides the total block out to the window.
Sheer curtains are fabulous! Flick through any designer decor magazines and long sheer curtains are On Point.
There are many situations where they are just right. They are fresh and light and look equally good in modern, industrial, minimalist or Hamptons style interiors. Floaty sheers look fabulous and suit all décor styles – they are so elegant and give a softness to an edgy look that can’t be achieved with say a roller blind.
We can help you select the most suitable pleating style – it comes down to the composition of the fabric (some fabrics look better with certain pleating), the pattern in the fabric, the architecture of the window, how much stack back you want; and of course personal choice.
If you have your heart set on a certain style of pleating we can guide you to the most suitable fabric for the pleats. If you are having double tracks with a sheer on one track and a block out on the other, some pleating styles are better suited than others. Some pleating styles “stack back” more than others – an important consideration if you want to get as much curtain off the window as possible
Pelmets are also fantastic for insulation. They provide a “cap” over the top of the curtain that will provide an effective insulation seal preventing heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter.
Pelmets used above curtains prevents the “halo effect” of light bouncing out above the curtain – perfect for media rooms.
Slimline pelmets fitted above Roman and roller blinds is another stylish way to finish off a window, and to unite a space where various different window treatments are used in the one area.