Dressed to Impress!

June 20th, 2016

It’s an exciting time in the wonderful world of window furnishings! After years of minimal window treatments, homeowners are well and truly embracing their softer side.

“Seven years ago blinds were the latest craze but now we are seeing curtains have an enormous resurgence,” Director of i.D. Blinds Dianne Healy says. “The growth of sheer fabric is remarkable, and we’ve noticed clients are even pairing their sheers with a very simple block out lining behind for privacy.”

 

Reverse Pleated Face Fit Track

Organic, natural and linen-look textures are proving the most popular. “Beautiful curtains will soften the look at feel of a room in a way no other window treatment can,” Dianne says. “There is something relaxing and soothing about a sheer curtain flowing in the breeze – it just softens the space.”

Curtains are also creeping onto ceilings, with a trend of installing tracking systems as high as possible.

“The sky’s the limit,” Dianne says. “When you fit a curtain track onto the ceiling or underneath your cornice, it gives the room height and provides an illusion of larger window openings.”

When choosing the right curtain for your home, follow these expert tips:

  1. Curtains should always be full-length and sit approximately 10mm from the floor. Short curtains NEVER look good, no matter how nice the fabric is.
  2. Install your curtain tracking closer to the ceiling than the top of your window to create a taller window / door.
  3. Where possible, extend your track wall to wall so when the curtains are open you can take full advantage of your outlook.
  4. Make sure you know the different pleats available: Ripple Fold, Reverse Box Pleat and Pinch Pleat are the most popular.
  5. Team sheers with simple block out roller blinds to allow for transparency during the day and privacy at night.
  6. Enlist the help of an i.D. Blinds consultant! Our designers do this ALL DAY…EVERYDAY and can give you the best advice.

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Sheer at Front 2

Black Kingtrack

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