Keeping up with what is popular in the window furnishings game may not be your expertise, but thankfully we have broken it all down for you! All new homes or refurbished homes are clean, crisp and open plan! To ensure that the flow of the home reflects this, window coverings can add to the space in more ways than one. At this time, the most popular products are Curtains and Shutters. Let’s dissect this further!
Custom Made Curtains are the most popular window covering in recent times. Curtains are no longer considered ‘drapey drapes’, but are the most luxurious item for any opening. Typically, floor to ceiling in a Ripple Fold Pleat makes the wall seem it’s soft and floating. Curtains are the best when they are custom made as this allows the drop to sit perfectly on your carpet or timber flooring, but is also allows the curtains to be completely customisable with colours, fabrics, thickness, and tracking. Although, the choice of Curtains can be costly, they are a simple once off cost that lasts years when looked after.
Curtains in a Sheer Fabric allow the room to feel light, airy as well as allowing the right amount of natural light in! This is a great choice for living area doors, large windows or simply anywhere that needs a little bit of softness. If you need a little more privacy, just add a simple block-out curtain. The block-out fabrics are a thicker fabric that completely blacks out the room. Essential for these all-important sleep-ins! For that extra ultra-luxury feel in your home, the Curtain Combo is what you need!
A block-out and sheer curtains add rows of multiple softness and creates a layered look to the windows. This allows a varied range of combinations in colours and textures in the fabric that can be contrasting or complementary. Whatever curtain combination works with your home, curtains are a perfect window furnishing that is well worth the investment.
If you are not entirely sold on the curtain look and want to go something a little different, then Shutters are your next best option! Practicality, durability and stylish window treatments make a clean and crisp statement in your home. Shutters allow natural light to filter through with the adjustable louvers allowing a variation of light into the home. Some may say that shutters are expensive and timely, although they are a once-off, hassle-free window treatment that lasts the test of time! They are well-worth the costs and easy to maintain.
There are so many different types of Shutters you can choose from. You don’t want white? Don’t worry, they come in a variety of colours that you can custom to your colour palette. Grey, black, cream, various timber shades, whatever works in your home! You can pick any material of shutters in either basswood, PVC, polymer or aluminium for either indoor or outdoor. Do you have a few wet areas that need window coverings, not a problem! Shutters are the most reliable for their resistance to moisture and humidity.
Do you have a large door you need Shutters on but not too sure how it works? Easy! Barn door styles are the best for sliding doors in living area. This work just like a sliding door on the inside of the home but with shutter panels to allow natural light and increases added insulation for your home.
Whether you are after Curtains or Shutters, both are sustainable options that add to the homes appeal. Adding a little extra cost on window furnishings increases the ‘wow’ factor significantly! All your neighbours will be jealous!