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Roller & Roman Blinds – Real Homes

Posted January 1, 2016 /

Roller blinds are a good option when you want to minimise the amount of light lost, want a very clean finish, or want to cut out the light or protect furniture. Blackout roller blinds can be used behind existing curtains if you need the room to be darker. Decorative fabrics, such as velvet, or details, such as crewelwork or embroidery, can’t withstand the laminating process, so you can add extra decoration elsewhere.

Roman blinds are suited to the majority of fabrics and can fit inside or outside the window recess. When they’re down, they should sit flat with no discernible stitching to the face of the fabric to ensure a smart finish.… view more.

Choosing the right curtain headings for your home

Posted September 18, 2015 /

Different curtain headings give different effects, so if you’re planning on buying or making new curtains find out which heading works best.

Beautiful curtains can instantly transform a room from drab to fab. A simple way to add drama and interest to any space, a great set of drapes will give a room a finished, polished look. But it’s not just about the fabric. Different curtain headings give different effects and work better with some materials than others, so start by considering which one best suits your room.

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Pencil pleats

Pencil pleats are the traditional standard heading for curtains and suit all types of track and pole and most fabrics, patterned and plain.… view more.