Effortless Elegance

Danielle Crosby - Friday, February 26, 2016


When it comes to impact, warm textured fabrics, elegant shapes and luxe embellishments adorn the windows in each room to transfor this home.

In this Melbourne home, Dollar Curtains & Blinds designed and installed drapes, sheer curtains, roman blinds, sunscreen roller blinds, plantation shutters and custom window seat cushions. Situated in Wonga Park, the DCB team has truly put the finishing touches on this amazing family home. 

Elegant Curtain Ideas for Your Living Room

The main living room, curtains were the ideal choice to ensure the best possible insulation with so much glass. The long length drapes further accentuate the dramatic effect of the two story high windows. Dollar Curtains & Blinds have installed the curtains higher above the windows and designed them to hang gathered on the floor so that the curtains keep in proportion to the large expanses of glass and further increase the height of the windows. This also ensures the curtains fall beautifully and adds an extra sense of grandeur. The five metre length drapes have a luxurious formal appearance with our goblet curtain heading and button embellishments. The tiebacks frame the large scale windows and were intentionally made to fit tighter than usual so more of a ballooning effect is achieved when holding the drapes to the sides.

Consistency has been maintained throughout the home in the fabrics, decorative poles and hold backs to ensure there is a link between each room across the two levels. Elegant hold backs have been mounted to the walls and work to fit the drapes elegantly in place and tie in with the poles, given the windows’ long drops. The simplicity of soft roman blinds was combined with the fresh softness of sheer curtains in the guest bedrooms, walk-in robe and bathroom. To ensure a complete block out and maximise insulation benefits the blinds were lined and installed outside the recess of the windows. White sheers layered across the roman blinds glisten in the sun with our knife pleat curtain heading adding a modern and tailored look, and allowing a flat finish when the curtains are drawn closed. The sheers also add privacy during the day when the blinds are drawn open to let light into the rooms.

Curtain Ideas for Formal Living and Dining Rooms

In the formal living and dining rooms, curtains were designed with a reverse pleat heading, which creates a tailored appearance hanging below decorative rods. Flat Austrians were chosen for the formal living room to add a decorative finish, designed with a small amount of gather due to the closeness of the three large windows.

Adding lining was an essential element when designing the home’s window coverings. The Dollar Curtains & Blinds lining used provides insulation for the home, trapping the heat in during winter and blocking it out in summer, and assists in reducing outside noise. The lining also protects the fabrics from fading or deteriorating from sun damage, extending the life of the window coverings and allowing the clients to capitalise on their investment.

In addition to all of these practical benefits, our lining also added aesthetic benefits. Backing the curtains with lining creates an improved drape with increased fullness allowing for a luxurious finish. All the different window coverings were also lined with the same type and colour lining to ensure uniformity to the exterior appearance of the home while allowing a broad choice of textures, weaves and colours for the interior.

In the ensuite, the clients wanted to take advantage of the high windows and allow as much natural light to filter into the room as possible, as well as ensure the beautiful bush views weren’t obstructed. To meet the brief, we have installed our plantation shutters only across the bottom half of the window panes. This ensures privacy for the bathroom when in use with the adjustable panels but allows light to stream through the top windows and keep the bush views.

To create a similar look in your home, contact the DCB team for a showroom or in-home consultation. 

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