WINDOW TREATMENTS

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We specialise in window treatments, including:

Custom Designed Curtains

Roman blinds

Plantation shutters

Drapery

Soft window furnishings provide practical benefits such as energy savings through insulation (control of head and cold), noise reduction, privacy and light control. With an enormous array of design, colour and texture, you have more scope than ever to add individual personality to your curtains, complete the look and feel of a room and enhance the value of your greatest financial asset – your home.

“Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.”

Motorised curtains

Enhance your home and comfort

Tracking & installation

Wide range of tracking options

Roller and Venetian Blinds

Variety of colours and styles

Visit our showroom to see our extensive range of quality fabrics.

Visit us or book an appointment with our curtain and window treatment experts, Tracey and Denise, for an in-home measure and quote on 07 5527 6728 or via email: curtains@affordabledecorators.com.au tracey@affordabledecorators.com.au

Please refer to our Curtains and Linings Warranty for full terms and conditions on purchases.

Drapery Movement

Drapery treatments which have been manufactured using textiles with a high percentage of natural fibre can rise or fall in humid conditions. The following are recommended solutions to accommodate possible movement.

Puddling you curtains

Puddling is when you manufacture your curtains longer than required to “puddle” on the floor. A good rule of thumb is 100mm on the floor over a 2000mm drop. This creates a more relaxed look, particularly suiting heavy linens, which allows the drapery to rise or fall slightly without alteration.

All fabrics can move to some degree and cannot be guaranteed to always remain the same drop to the millimetre.

Curtain lengths

The curtain length is a personal choice. Industry standard for curtain lengths (drop) is 10mm off the floor. Recently though many consumers are preferring their curtains to skim the floor or puddle on the floor. It is important that you discuss your expectations with your consultant when you are considering purchasing new curtains.

Stack back

Although the idea of opening your curtains to completely expose the glass may be appealing, it isn’t always possible. All curtains require room to stack back. Certain types of pleats stack back into a smaller space than others, extending the curtain track beyond the window to stack the curtains on the wall is always a good option. Be sure to discuss your preferences with your consultant when you are ordering new curtains.

A note on linen

Linen has been a popular choice of fabric for some time. Often chosen for its natural and organic look, there are some unique characteristics that you should be aware of before investing in this natural fibre.

Linen definitely receives a tick if you are looking for an environmentally friendly choice. Linen grows well with minimal chemicals and requires significantly less chemicals in production than most other textile fibre crops. The resulting fabric is very strong, and has amazing ‘living’ characteristics.

While these ‘living’ characteristics provide the natural look we love, it is important to understand how this raw state will behave over time.

‣ Linen has a loose weave and softens with use, particularly on folded edges. This will result in a non-uniform appearance to the surface of the fabric and means it will not hold its shape as well.

‣ Linen will crease and wrinkle very easily.

‣ Because linen as a fiber is very absorbent, linen fabrics are more prone to movement. When there is a lot of moisture in the environment (e.g. due to cooking, gas heating or washing), the moisture is absorbed by the linen. As the fabric gets heavier, it will cause curtains to drop and the ribs on Roman Blinds to tighten. This process can occur over the course of a day. To make this movement less obvious on curtains, we recommend linen curtains be designed to sit on the floor.

‣ The natural fibre content makes linen more susceptible to mildew. 

All of these characteristics are part of linen’s natural ‘behaviour’ and are a sort-after look by many designers. However, if you are after a structured look, then linen may not be the best choice for you. We recommend you try a polyester linen-lookalike that will emulate the look of linen but will provide a more flawless finish.

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