Everything You Need to Know About Curtain Styles

April 25, 2021

Do you understand the power of a set of curtains? From aesthetics to room temperature management, a curtain is a better investment than you might think. But only if you pick the right type for the room. From sheer curtains to thick drapes – Which type will be the best value for money and leave you loving the results?

Use this handy curtain style guide to understand each type a bit better and choose your curtains like a pro interior designer.


Sheer Curtains

When it comes to sheer curtains Melbourne locals and residents in other sunny cities often pick these. Though it’s a sheer piece of material it does wonders for managing privacy, temperature, aesthetics and more.

You may love your view of the outside, but you don’t want others looking in. This is a major selling point of this style. They offer a small amount of privacy, whilst still letting you enjoy the warmth of the sun and your view. Another perk is that it allows for generous airflow, helping you to ventilate the room quickly.

The curtains come in voile but also many patterned sheer fabrics. So, pick a type that suits your personal preferences and match the style of other décor in the room. In terms of aesthetics, the soft lines of the fabric add a gentle atmosphere to a room.

You can use these on their own, but they’re also popular to pair with other types of curtains, like the drapes mentioned below.


Curtains and Drapes

A set of drapes is a great way to add a sense of luxury to any room. Of course, they come in a range of fabrics and when you choose Alfresco Blinds Co you can pick from the following or we’ll source others for you:

  • Zepel Fabrics
  • Warwick Fabrics
  • Wilsons Fabrics
  • Maurice Kain Fabrics
  • Nettex Fabrics

Another important decision will be the type of heading you use. Options include Pinch Pleat, Eyelet and Pencil Pleat.

Drapes and curtains come with the following benefits:

  • Audio dampening: You can block unwanted noise from the street or neighbours, while also keeping your own noise like a loud entertainment system from bothering others.
  • Light control: Have more control over the amount of light in the room. This helps if you need to sleep during the day or want to protect furniture from the sun’s rays.
  • Insulation: With more air caught in the space between the window and the curtain, there are fewer temperature fluctuations during winter and summer. This means less use of air conditioners and therefore you’re saving money on utility costs.
  • Space: Pick the right curtain set up and you can make a room appear more spacious.

Our team can help you make the best choice for your space, helping you benefit in all these categories.


Wave- and S-Fold

An alternative to traditional heading styles is to pick s-fold or wave fold curtains. For this option, you can pick anything from sheer to blockout type window coverings in many different colours.

These curtains hang from specially designed tracks that allow the fabric to hang in S-shapes. This is a very soft, modern look, so it’s an attractive option to use with the latest decorating themes.

An additional benefit of this curtain type is that the installation of a specially designed track-system means it can work for unique spaces:

  • Windows meeting at right angles, where you want a continuous flow of fabric
  • Corners that need decorating
  • Windows that reach from floor to ceiling
  • More than one window side by side, where you want to create the illusion that it’s one

The tracks can accommodate one or two sets of curtains, so you can opt for S fold sheers accompanied by another curtain style.


Theatre Curtains

Home entertainment rooms, such as cinema rooms, are all the rage and for your setup to really work you’ll need theatre curtains. These fabrics block both light and sound, so once they’re closed, you’ll have a true cinema effect with nothing disturbing your movie or gaming experience.

These curtains also present well, adding a luxurious look to the room.

How do you get all these benefits? With these features:

  • Triple weave blockout construction
  • Foam coating at the back of the fabric
  • Heavy fabrics that absorb sound
  • Dark colours to ensure a low light effect


Time to Hang Your Curtains

For any of these types of curtains or blinds Melbourne locals will love, you need an expert supplier to ensure top quality. That’s the only way you’ll get the benefits, such as proper insulation and a long lifespan, even if they get sun most of the day. Alfresco Blinds Co supply all these curtain options and our many custom options will give your home or office a superior look and feel.

Request a quote online or call us on 1300 735 077.

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