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The Hottest Window Covering Trend This Winter

Omar Ahmed - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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If you’re on the lookout for the right window covering this Winter then look no further than Dollar Curtains & Blinds floor to ceiling curtains. Short curtains are out and floor to ceiling curtains are in! Short curtains do exactly what short pants do - They shorten the height of your windows, and the height of your rooms, making them feel more enclosed.

 

Designed to hang the full length of windows, custom-made floor to ceiling curtains are a must. Hanging curtains as high as possible creates the illusion of height to a room, making windows look bigger and rooms feel more spacious, so it’s no surprise they are becoming more and more popular in Australian homes.

One of the key reasons behind the growing demand for floor to ceiling curtains is the fact that most newly built condominiums, apartments, and houses are modeled for the modern demographic, and feature large glass doors or floor to ceiling glass walls in the property. Floor to ceiling windows are aesthetically attractive, and they give the room a brilliant visual effect while providing the residents with a unique sense of freedom. Think about being lucky enough to live on a beach-front property or in serene hilly areas, or even with a pretty backyard garden!

Something important to consider is the presentation and visual effects. Ceiling height is also a key factor in how high the curtains should be hung. Hanging the curtains at ceiling level maximizes the light that shines through the window, and makes the walls look taller as well. Some people like to hang the curtain just above the window trim, letting the curtain fabric to pool at the floor and create an appealing effect. In homes with floor to ceiling windows, it is rare but certainly possible to have some wall space between the top of the window and ceiling.

Another way to add spice to the appearance is the curtain track length; it should exceed the width of the window slightly. For those with floor to ceiling windows, the obvious choice is to go for ceiling mount curtain tracks which let the curtains hang from the ceiling to the floor. The ultimate goal is to preserve the balance between the curtains and the rest of the room, and present an aesthetically pleasing ambience.

Dollar Curtains & Blinds has specialized in manufacturing custom curtains for over 50 years, all made in Melbourne. Call 03 9237 1200 to get in touch with an expert to help you select the right curtains for all your window treatment needs!


 

Choosing the Right Window Treatments for Your Kitchen

Omar Ahmed - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Kitchen windows are more than just a source of fresh air. You could be enjoying your morning coffee and gaze out at the sky’s changing colours, or perhaps watch the flowers in the garden spring to life. Window treatments for kitchen windows can come in many forms and are one of the easiest ways to make a visual impact. Take curtains as an example. They serve as window coverings for just about any window style or size, and don’t need to be expensive to look nice.

Though there are various curtain options, the ideal choice depends on the shape and style of window, and obviously the budget. One way to ignite your imagination is doing an online search or exploring from the wonderful options at Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

Curtains, drapes and fabric shades are only a few varieties of seemingly endless window treatments. Consider adding pattern and color, perhaps a fabulous print to liven things up. Conversely, for a clean, crisp contemporary or modern feeling you can go for neutral, grounding fabric or material. For smaller kitchens, light and cool colours can make it look brighter and amplify the aesthetics. Alternatively, dark and warm colours can give a large kitchen a more balanced and inviting feel. Geometric patterns or asymmetrical styles can create a stunning visual impact.

If you are concerned about privacy, look around for screening materials that let you see out and allow some daylight to pass while blocking views from the outside. Roman blinds and roller blinds using translucent or woven materials can do the trick, or even sheer fabric

.If you are not overly concerned about visibility from the outside, a simple swag of fabric aesthetically draped over a window can also make a powerful and crisp statement. There are endless opportunities for creativity to shine through!

Sometimes there are larger windows to deal with, or ones with odd shapes. In these scenarios, floor-length curtain panels are ideal and offer an opportunity for colour and pattern when framing a large bay window or something like French doors.

Fabric valances are like accent marks over windows you want to showcase. Curtains for kitchen window treatments can make an immense impact on your space. For the most personalized effect, choose resources that express your lifestyle with the right texture, colours and style! At Dollar Curtains and Blinds, we have a range of Click here to find the nearest showroom or call 03 9237 1200 now to talk to an expert!
 

 


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