• Fabric Covers for Outside Living Spaces

    Outdoor living is one of the greatest things about life in Australia. We love our barbecues and entertaining on the deck. In Melbourne, unpredictable weather, high winds and freak hailstorms can put a dampener on outdoor spaces. However, with a little bit of planning and some smart choices, being outside can be comfortable and rewarding […]

  • Block Out Curtains Help You Save On Your Energy Bill

    If you’re spending an extraordinary amount of money on heating and cooling, contemplate installing block out curtains in your home. In this article, we’re exploring the environmental and economic benefits of these window coverings. How Do Blackout and Block out Curtains Work? Blackout curtains are capable of keeping 99% of light out of a room. […]

  • Correct Cutting Methods for Window Coverings

    When you’re looking into an upgrade for your windows, it’s imperative to get your measurements and cutting right the first time. Otherwise, you could end up spending double. In this article, we’re going through the correct cutting methods so you can have a perfect fit with your curtains and blinds. Curtains In an earlier article, […]

  • Curtains vs. Blinds

    What’s the Difference? It might be obvious to some but there is a difference between curtains and blinds that needs to be addressed before their relative strengths and weaknesses can be discussed. Curtains are pieces of fabric attached to curtain poles or railings. Typically, curtains can be pulled horizontally along the pole to cover or […]

  • Tips for Cleaning Your Curtains & Drapes

    Once you’ve chosen your window covering design, it can be extremely frustrating to watch them gather dust and deteriorate. We’ve put together this helpful guide to maintaining and cleaning your curtains and drapes. Dealing with Dust To keep dust from accumulating on your curtains and drapes, the best thing to do is clean them regularly. […]

  • FAQs for Block out Blinds and Curtains

    What Are Block out Blinds and Curtains? Block out blinds and curtains block out the sun, form heat barriers and can even reduce noise. They come in a few forms, from 100% blackout and thermal block out to simpler, room darkening curtains. The darkest approach 100% opacity, and have white foam backing to reflect light […]

  • The Long & Short of Correct Measurements

    In today’s age, nearly all windows are different. There might be a few standard sizes, but there is an ever-increasing quantity of custom windows out there. When you combine different windows with different length walls and ceilings at different heights, it becomes clear why each window needs measuring with individual, scientific rigour. In this article, […]

  • Colour Palette – Which Curtains Work Well With My Wall Colour?

    Window furnishings play a very important role in the way a space feels. They have the most impact on how natural light is distributed and can frame both the internal and external environments. Your choice in window furnishings is vital for determining the mood of a room. In this article, we will discuss some of […]

  • Custom Curtains vs. Ready Made

    So you’ve decided to upgrade your window dressings! Well done. Good curtains and blinds look amazing, can help to insulate your home and shield your furniture from the harsh sunlight of Australia. But many people come to a crossroads when choosing curtains and blinds. This crossroads is the choice between ready-made curtains and blinds and […]

  • What Style of Curtains Best Suit Your Home?

    Today, Curtains Direct & Blinds are going to take some of the stress out of choosing the right curtains for your place. There is a range of different options to choose from, so we’re going to take a look at some of the more common curtains and blinds and discuss their benefits. For Your Living […]