Window furnishings in commercial applications have the potential to create an enormous impact. Whether that’s through customer comfort, aesthetics or even energy savings, getting your choices in commercial blinds right is critical because there’s so much more at stake than just ‘the look’. With products and techniques constantly evolving, having an expert on your side to discuss, advise, design and work to your project timelines is the best path to long-term satisfaction and a finished commercial blinds installation that will benefit your business for years to come. Let’s take a look at some points to consider when making a selection for the window furnishing products your business needs.
‘Custom curtains’. The term has an upmarket ring to it. Of course, to anyone in the know, it’s also simply the difference between choosing curtains and blinds from an ‘off the shelf’ range of designs and sizes, and having them made to measure. Custom curtains by Country Blinds are the smart option for homeowners who appreciate the need for precision and quality in their decorator choices. After all, quality curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings can add value to your home, so why compromise?
Custom curtains and blinds are a big decorator decision. At a stroke, new curtains and blinds can change the mood of a room, making the space appear lighter, brighter, bigger, smaller, traditional or modern. It pays to make smart, informed decisions about styles, patterns, colours and how you install curtains and blinds in the context of your room and décor. We’ve set out a list of tips and tricks below to help guide your choices, and assist you in avoiding some classic mistakes in curtains and blinds.
When we set about choosing curtains for our home, the curtain pleats are often not the first consideration. In fact, sometimes curtain pleats aren’t a consideration at all, and might only become part of the conversation once you get talking with a custom curtain Design Consultant. We get caught up in fabric choices, colours and patterns, but curtain pleats somehow aren’t on the radar. Which is odd, because curtain pleats can have an enormous impact on the overall look of your curtains and the tone of the room – modern or formal, soft or imposing.
South Australia offers up the perfect climate for sheer curtains – lots of sunlight, warm days, gentle breezes. Yet when some homeowners think of sheer curtains, what comes to mind first is the sort of home style their parents thought was fashionable back in the day! If you love soft, filtered light, an open feeling in your living spaces yet plenty of privacy, the good news is that today’s sheer curtains offer elegant contemporary styling that is world’s ahead of those plain looks from yesteryear. Still not convinced about sheer curtains? Then keep reading, because there are plenty of practical benefits to back up a host of modern decorator colours and designs that you’re bound to love.
There’s real excitement in building a new home, renovating or simply redecorating. But once the commitment has been made to go ahead with a project, it’s tempting to apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach to décor…including curtains and blinds. Its human nature that when faced with a big project, we look for ways to simplify and streamline. But there’s something to be said for stepping back and taking a more considered approach, especially when choosing curtains and blinds. Functionally and aesthetically, curtains and blinds can have an enormous impact on the look of a home and even on its energy efficiency.
Blinds and curtains have a major impact on the look of any home, filling rooms with colour, texture, shape and light. Yet, to choose blinds and curtains on their look alone is a mistake. The various types of blinds and curtains available today each have their own type of functionality, and it’s wise to take this into account when we are making our choices. Get it wrong and the result can be a window treatment that looks amazing but lets you down when it comes to issues such as light control, functionality or insulation. It’s time to take a moment, consider some of our options in blinds and curtains, and make sure that when the time comes to make our choices, we’re bringing designs to our home that look amazing and deliver functional benefits as well.
For most homeowners considering window treatments, eventually the question comes up – is it worth investing in custom-made curtains and blinds? It’s easy to assume that if you own an average suburban home, your windows will be in standard sizes that can be matched with ‘off the shelf’ curtains, blinds and awnings. At a glance, this can look like the logical way to go. It’s simple, cheap, and maybe you’ll even get to do some DIY. What could possibly go wrong? Well…let’s take a look at some issues you might face that might not be entirely obvious until you dig a little deeper.
Block out blinds by Country. While many of us welcome the sun and long, bright, summer days, there are those who are less excited at the idea of extra daylight. For those who shift work and must sleep during the day, intense light leaking in through windows and doors is a real problem. And for families whose homes have big challenging areas that flood living areas with intense light and heat, long summer days can be a real trial.
Patios, pergolas, alfresco areas & courtyards! South Australian homes often feature outdoor living areas like these to help make their house a home. Some of these areas are used on those warm, perfect days or nights but increasingly, homeowners are catching onto the value of outdoor blinds and awnings to help make these spaces more liveable all year round.