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Whether you're interested in blinds, curtains or shutters for
your windows here are a few options to get you started.
Kristy Gri ths from Décor Blinds and Curtains by Curtain
Décor says that theatre curtains are unrivalled by any other
product when it comes to sound acoustics and light block
out. "Theatres are very important at the moment, there are
specific curtain fabrics available that are sound-retardant and
there are also some classic fabrics such as suede and velvet
which will give you the same e ect," says Kristy. Not only
are the curtains perfect for windows but even if the theatre
doesn't have windows, curtains are still valuable for the walls.
One of the very few fabrics that provides insulation during
winter and summer, metallised-backed roller blinds can reduce
heating and cooling costs by up to 40 percent. The double
roller blind set up (image above) has a back blind that is
metallised backed, which means you won't compromise on
insulation and colour palette. This means that for those of you
who have an amazing view you are guaranteed to keep it.
Blinds by Derrick Sambrook delivers the latest technology
in automation with a sleek and safety conscious approach to
window treatments. Perfect for high or inaccessible windows
and skylights, the automated blinds can be controlled with
the press of a button.
Ikea o ers some simple and e ective solutions to suit
any sized window. The Merete pair of curtains are a heavy
material that reduces the sound and sunlight entering the
house. The curtains can be easily hemmed to any desired
length with the enclosed iron-on hemming strip. Another
easy to use product from Ikea is the Dignitet curtain wire that
comes as a complete set with fittings and curtain wire. The
wire is 500cm and can be cut to any desired length. Once
the wire is secured, the curtain rings hook on and the curtain
fabric is secured in the clip -- quick and easy.
IMAGES: Theatre Curtains and Metallised Backed Roller Blinds POA, Décor Blinds and Curtains by Curtain
Décor, U7/14-22 Farral Road, Midvale, (08) 9250 1222, www.curtaindecor.com.au; Dignitet curtain wire, $17.95
and curtain rings (24 pack) $7.95, Ikea, 6 Sunray Drive, Innaloo, (08) 9201 4532, www.IKEA.com.au; Interior
automated rollers, POA, Blinds by Derrick Sambrook, Unit 6/166 Railway Paradem Leederville, (08) 9382 3833,
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