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Information on Various Types of Ready-Made Curtains
Curtains on the Net offers a range of curtains readymade or custom order at cheap, affordable prices. Delivered Australia wide learn the difference in styles and fabrics in this informative guide.
Blockout vs. Sheer Fabrics
When choosing the type of window treatment to put up it is good to consider where your window is and the direction it is facing. This can decide whether a sheer fabric curtain would suit or blockout curtains. So what’s the difference?
Blockout fabrics – Blockout curtains do as the name suggests, block out. Block out curtains are great if your windows face east or west as this gets the most sun. They are also great in bedrooms or if you have neighbours that can overlook your property. Block out curtains are also great in warm climates because by blocking out the sun you are also blocking out the heat. Blockout fabrics are measured by the percentage they block out (eg. 100% block out curtains will block out all light and lots of heat)
Sheer fabrics – Sheer fabrics are essentially the opposite of blockout fabrics. Creating a softer look, sheer fabrics can suit particular design requirements and still provide some functionality. Featured mainly in the more communal areas of the house, sheer curtains are still able to screen out the neighbours without blocking out the light or heat.
Sheer fabric curtains and blockout combinations are also able to be used in combination if you enjoy your privacy and only want to block out heat/light sometimes.
Pinch Pleating - Pinch pleat curtains create a classic, full appearance to complement your windows. As a more formally styled curtain your house will exude contemporary sophistication. Pinch pleated curtains will always come as a pair and meet in the centre. Pinch pleating is sewn into the material to control exactly how the curtain hangs and flows.
Pencil pleating – Pencil pleated curtains are slightly less formal than pinch pleating, but still retain sophistication and quality. Pencil pleating curtains also allow you to hang at different heights to either hide the curtain rod or have it in view.
Box Pleating – Box pleated curtains are also known as inverted pleating curtains because you don’t see the pleat. This makes for a very clean cut and contemporary design.
Eyelet – Eyelet curtains have ‘eyelets’ or opening sewn into the fabric. This means you don’t need curtain rod rings because you can hang them straight on the rod. Eyelet curtains provide a relaxed feel and can make a room feel more intimate and friendly.
Check out our full range of readymade curtains or have your curtains custom ordered at an affordable price. Curtains on the Net also delivers custom and ready to hang curtains Australia wide to shop online today.