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Contemporary shading with Vision Blinds

Contemporary Shading

The Vision Blind offers an ideal balance between privacy and light control in a fashionable manner.  Contemporary shading features two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal striped fabric. A single control allows the front layer to move independently of the back so that the stripes glide between each other creating an open and closed effect, with limitless light control.

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The newest blind on the market!

Vision is a stylish fabric that gently filters and often daylight while also offering you the option of full privacy. Contemporary shading offers an ideal balance between privacy and light control in a fashionable way by using bold eye-catching stripes. Vision Blind features two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal stripes fabric. A single control allows the front layer to move independently of the back so that the stripes glide between each other creating an open and closed effect, with limitless light control. With the functions of a Roller Blind and the practicality of a Venetian Blind – you will make no mistake choosing this blind for your window.
Contemporary shading

Maximum width of 2400mm and maximum drop of 3000mm.

Vision blinds offer two distinct operating positions. The fabrix is made up of alternating transparent and light filtering bands. Contemporary shading can be adjusted by lowering and raising that only light filtering bands are visible (privacy position) or that alternate transparent and light filtering bands are visible (view position). when the blind is at its maximum drop, the blind will be in its privacy position. To achieve the view position the blind will be lifted up. The vision blind is supplied with an open cassette available in white or black.

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Outdoor Lifestyle – Transform your outdoor space

Outdoor Blinds

South Africa offers a great outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor blinds can improve the look of your outdoor space, provide some privacy and keep out the elements creating an all year round comfortable outdoor entertaining area for your home.

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Protection from the weather

South Africa may offer a great outdoor lifestyle, but with sunny skies and high summer temperatures comes extremely high UV. Providing shade and protection from the harsh SA sun. By installing Galaxy Blinds Outdoor blinds. Create an outdoor space which can be comfortable to enjoy on those hot sunny days. Likewise, when the Fremantle doctor kicks in, outdoor blinds can provide protection from the cooler breezy conditions and when the winter months set in, you can still enjoy your outdoor area with protection from the wind and rain.

Maximise on space

As house and commercial blocks are getting smaller, outdoor blinds can help maximise your outdoor space, by covering in veranda and patio areas, to bring you more usable space.

Create a stylish outdoor area

Our blinds come in all colours and styles and can enhance the look of your outdoor lifestyle including patios, balconies and verandas.

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Protect your outdoor furniture from the elements

The SA sun is harsh and can damage furniture and fade cushion colours. Protecting furniture from the elements and keep them looking new.

Keep away the flies and mosquitoes

Keep away unwanted guests such as flies and mosquitoes. Outdoor blinds protect you from insects and allow you to eat your meal outside in peace.

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Guest ready spaces

Guest ready spaces

It’s that time of the year, when family and friends come over and you need to be a wonderful host. Does your home easily accommodate guests? Here are 5 tips for getting your space cozy for visitors.

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1. Liven up the entrance for your guest:

Start with making a grand entry. Giving your guests a warm welcome is always a good place to start. A good looking entrance re-assures your guests that you are looking forward to welcome them and are prepared for their stay. Liven up your reception area by adding pops of colour or including pot plants to soften up the architecture.

2. Keep the decor simple:

When it comes to preparing the guest bedroom, be aware of over-decorating the space. The last thing you want your guests to feel is overwhelmed or uncomfortable. Instead of filling the space with decorative items, leave room for your guests to make the space their own… think minimalist style.

3. Offer storage space:

This one seems a little be obvious but make a clear space for visitors to store their luggage and personal items. For the short or long time that they will be staying in your home, it will be important to create an environment where they are able to leave their belongings without struggling.

4. Easy flow:

Remember your guests are not generally very familiar with your space in the same way that you are and so an important element is to ensure that you create a space that flows easily for your guests. Make sure your home is de-cluttered , the same time fairly easy for your guests to move around.

5. Get the right window coverings that offer both a day & night solutions: 

Dress up the windows in your guests room to give the option of full privacy or blocking any unwanted light while maintaining the view. Vision blinds are an excellent day/night solution, which let’s you enjoy your views by day and privacy at night.

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Improving Your Home with Somfy

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The Entertainer

When entertaining guests in your home, you want to make sure each room has that ‘wow’ factor. Whether hosting guests for a dinner or having friends over for a movie night, it’s easy to set the perfect scene with Somfy.

Read on as we take a look at the simple ways you can improve the entertaining rooms in your home.

Living Room

For many people, the living room is the first room which guests see once they enter through the front door, and first appearances do matter. With Somfy, you can make that first appearance pop.

The lighting in the living room can affect the mood of the people within it. If the levels of light are too low or too high, it can make people uncomfortable, so it’s important to pay attention to this and manage it effectively.

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You’ve invited your guests over for a wine and movie night, except your current curtains don’t block out all the light. Perhaps, with the breeze, they may even flutter, opening the room to the sun’s harsh glare. The last thing your guests want is to be squinting to see a movie, or reaching for their sunglasses indoors.

With Somfy motorisation, that can all be fixed. You can adjust your blinds and curtains from the couch, without needing to get up and miss a moment. With our home automation solution, Connexoon Window RTS, you can control your blinds either with your smart phone or using voice control via your Amazon Echo or Google Home device.

Dining Room

Similarly to the living room, light control in the dining room is vital. The last thing you want is to have light shining in your eye while you’re trying to enjoy a meal! In this room, however, you don’t want to block light out completely and be eating in the dark.

Light-filtering treatments such as sheer curtains or translucent roller blinds will work best in this room, adding sophistication while keeping the space open and bright. With sensors, Somfy can give you the comfort you deserve, as blinds will adjust themselves automatically – closing when the sun is at its peak in summer, or opening in winter.

Verandah

Some call the verandah the equivalent of an outdoor living room, and with Somfy, you can help make it just as comfortable!

South African summers can feel scorching, and our winters wet and dreary. A lot of families choose to avoid the verandah in those months, making it a ghost town until autumn and spring. With Somfy, that needn’t be the situation.

Somfy can offer you a variety of motorised and automatic controls, which will help manage the light, temperature and general sun and wind protection on your verandah. The best thing about these options is that your verandah will still be open to the outside world – except now, it will be a much more enjoyable place to be.

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The perfect blinds for your view.

Sheerweave Blinds.

So, imagine this…

You’ve just moved into a home with a beautiful view over-looking the ocean or maybe you’ve just done some landscaping around your garden. Wouldn’t it be unfortunate to sit indoors and miss out on that view?

What if you sat indoors with the blinds all open so that you could enjoy your view? Well, the harsh rays of the sun can get quite uncomfortable. On the other hand, closing your blinds could feel like a terrible betrayal to that beautiful view!

The good news is that you don’t need choose between your comfort and enjoying your view. You can have both with our Sheerweave blinds!

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In all it’s glory, the Sheerweave blinds is probably one of our most popular blinds and I’ll tell you why.

1. It makes your home more comfortable

Sheerweave blinds are made from an interior sun control fabric that manages the natural heat and glare that enters your space. If you’re watching something on a TV or computer screen and the sun shifts into an unfavourable position, simple adjust your Sheerweave blinds and let the fabric work it’s magic.

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2. They are environmentally friendly

Sheerweave blinds are made from a fabric that is Green guard certified and meaning the fabric releases low chemical emissions into the air while in use. The Sheerweave fabric is also lead free and bacteria and fungal resistant. Making it ideal for homes located near the ocean.

3. Best of all, they are stunning and let you keep your view

Probably the best benefit of all, is the ability for Sheerweave blinds to look effortlessly elegant within most settings! It doesn’t stop there though and while these blinds are stylish, their dashing good looks also allow you to keep a view of your outdoor space (which is probably equally as gorgeous).

Darker the Sheerweave fabric the better to see outside while the blinds are closed, lighter fabric reflect heat.

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Sheerweave for your office window blinds.

The Simple yet beautiful weaves of Sheerweave fabrics. Adding a rich subtle texture without taking away the overall interior design scheme. The sun’s heat and glare elegantly managed, accomplished with Sheerweave interior sun control fabrics.

Perfect for offices, boardrooms or longe rooms

Requiring protection from the sun yet also benefit from natural light. The Sheerweave Blind has a 97% UV rating and will keep your room cool and look good in the process. The only GreenGuarded material in South Africa. This is also the product we use for our Outdoor Roller Blinds – protecting your furniture against our harsh sun, whilst keeping your view to the outside.

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Which types of blinds are in style for 2019?

Which types of blinds are in style for 2019?

There are such a wide variety of blind styles it can be hard to know what to choose when you feel like sprucing up your interiors. To make things that little bit easier for you, we’ve put our thinking caps on and created a quick and easy buyer’s guide. Perfect for adding the ideal finishing touch to your home.

What different types of blinds.

  • Wooden Blinds
  • Retro Aluminium Blinds
  • Motorised Blinds
  • Vision Blinds
  • Allusion Blinds

Wooden Blinds

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Wooden Blinds provides a sophisticated look and also help to insulate rooms within the home. Great way to bring the beauty of nature inside the smooth, natural, light-weight wood of basswood blinds. The Wooden Blind is very stylish and very classy, and will transform any room into a masterpiece. Have full control over your light filtration and privacy by tilting the blades in one easy gesture. A Blind loved by many, suitable for most areas in your home or office.

Retro Aluminium Blinds

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Retro Venetian blinds are very unique. We combine aluminium, textile & wood textures to make the perfect blinds to make a statement. The Retro Blind is a fun product where you play with your colours. You choose your aluminium and compliment it by choosing your wooden finish. Just like the 25/35mm Blind, the Retro Blind is a high quality, durable and functional blind. Have full control over your light filtration and privacy by tilting the blades in one easy gesture. A Blind loved by many, suitable for most areas in your home or office.

Motorised Blinds

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The future is here! Get the blinds of the future today! At a click of a button you can raise or lower your blinds to the selected position to allow for the correct amount of light and privacy. Control your blinds individually of at the flick of a button or control all your blinds simultaneously. Radio frequency technology means that no line of sight is necessary to control your blinds so you do not even have to be in the same room. Perfect for large windows, windows up high, bedrooms & boardroom. This is a Blind to Impress! Motorised Blinds are available on all our products. All Motors come with a 5 year warranty.

Vision Blinds

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The newest blind on the market! Vision is a stylish fabric that gently filters and often daylight while also offering you the option of full privacy. Offering an ideal balance between privacy and light control in a fashionable way by using bold eye-catching stripes. Features two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal stripes fabric. A single control allows the front layer to move independently of the back so that the stripes glide between each other creating an open and closed effect, with limitless light control. With the functions of a Roller Blind and the practicality of a Venetian Blind – you will make no mistake choosing this blind for your window.

Allusion Blinds

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A classic blind with a modern twist. Allusion unique patented weave offers the ultimate weave in shading flexibility and privacy along with modern, clean lines and stunning fabrics.

Cleverly combining the delicacy of a voile fabric with the versatility of rotating vertical veins. Allusion looks sensational and offers a number of light and privacy options. With the fabric veins open during the day you can still enjoy your view, when closed at night you can have total privacy, warmth and security.

You can even walk thru the blind to your outside space whilst still retaining the ambience in your room.
Perfect for sliding doors, stacking doors, room dividers & bedrooms


What to Consider Before Buying Blinds

  • Set a Budget

By setting a budget you can ensure that you’re not forced to cut corners when it comes to the quality of your decor. Ideal if want to have a room you fall in love with the moment you come through the door.

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  • Measure Up

Getting you measurements right is crucial if you want to enjoy the benefits of made to measure blinds. Watch a quick video tutorial, take your measurements, and then take them again just to be sure.

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  • Create a Colour Scheme

If you’re making big changes to your decor it never hurts to come up with a colour scheme before you start ordering stuff. That way you’ll be able to see your new room come together in perfect harmony.

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How to style clashing patterns

Clashing Patterns

The word ‘clash’ might make you think that different patterns should never be mixed.

Decades ago.

The idea of clashing patterns was superseded by minimalism, both in fashion and interior design. But in the last few years, with the development of the maximalist philosophy. This way of doing things is coming back into style. It existed for good reason. It is very easy to get pattern clashing wrong. But, when done with care, you can create a vibrant room that springs into life.

For most people, getting this right can be a daunting task. But, by following a few simple rules, you will be able to create a fantastic room that is as unique as it is stylish. Whether you want clashing patterns throughout your entire home. Want to try the idea out with some soft furnishings, I’m going to walk you through what you need to take into consideration when combining clashing patterns.

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Start big

It may seem a bit counterintuitive to start big. After all, often taught to start with small steps and build our way up. But going big is the key to perfectly executing clashing patterns. When you are thinking about how your space will look. The most important consideration is the largest pattern. Whether that is a large rug in the centre of the room or patterned curtains around the walls. The largest pattern will be picked up by the eye. Will therefore have the most impact on how the space is perceived. Once this has been decided, you will need to think about the second largest pattern, then the third, and so on. Incorporating one pattern at a time in this way will allow you to maintain a balance. Between repetition and being too busy.

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Tie it all together

For the most appealing design, you need to make sure that there is a method to your madness — a common thread that ties each individual piece together. This is the foundation that sets the tone for the entire room. Things to consider are the colour palette you are going for, what your style of décor is, and the shape of the room and furnishings. Of these, the most important is colour.

Clashing patterns already creates a busy-looking design, so it is wise to shy away from a mix of flamboyant colours. The more colours you put in the mix, the harder the job of successfully clashing various patterns becomes. If this is your first foray into this style, I’d recommend keeping it simple. The best way to create contrast without going over the top is to use different shades of the same colour, or others that are close on the colour wheel.

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Opposites attract

Clashing patterns well is its own art form, but there are some combinations that simply won’t work. When thinking about the types of patterns you will be using, you want to find those that have a subtle contrast, rather than those that are wildly different. Again, keep it simple. If someone walks into your room thinking about how many different patterns they can see, you are doing it wrong. One way to go is mixing free flowing floral patterns with a more rigid, geometric pattern. This combination looks fantastic and has many variations, creating designs that are loud and ones that blend in seamlessly.

Think texture

The subtlest aspect of styling clashing patterns is to think about the textures of the fabrics that your patterns will sit on. While the patterns themselves will undoubtedly be the star of the show, adding layered textures can help to make the room more visually appealing. A mixture of textures throughout the home, whether that is curtains, upholsters, or soft furnishings can add extra element to any room, so you should take the time to experiment with the various looks and feels that different combinations can provide. A fantastic easy option is to contrast some nicely polished natural cotton with the roughness of wool or cashmere to create some extra depth to the room.

Now you have a basic understanding of how to style clashing patterns, and top tips on how to get started on your own design.

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Shutters – a worthy buy or just another trend?

Shutters Blinds – Let us introduce you to the world of shutters and explain some of the confusing terms you might come across.

Trendy or not?

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The latest revolution in shutters started back in 2015 and the trend is continuing right into 2019. People are continuing to buy shutters in ever increasing numbers for every window in their home. Trendsetters continually inspire us with their stunning interior designs featuring shutters on their social media and lifestyle magazines.

Shutters’ purpose and features

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Like the majority of other window dressings, shutters are not only great for dressing up your windows, but also have number of other benefits. In the past, shutters were used for safety and protection purposes however, nowadays, people choose shutters for their aesthetic look and interior advantages.

You will be pleased to know that shutters are the perfect choice for your windows year round. In autumn and winter, they prevent heat loss and protect your privacy. In spring and summer, movable slats will allow you to control the amount of light and air coming into a room. Shutters allow you to ventilate your room when it’s hot and dark outside, whilst again providing great privacy. Also, shutters help to prevent pesky insects from entering your home.

To keep your room cool at night but also private and secure. You can keep your shutter panels closed but tilt your louvres. This is especially handy for those who have ground floor windows in their home.

Other advantages of shutters include their durability, classic style and easy maintenance. If cared for correctly shutters can last you a lifetime. and they look great alongside both modern and traditional interiors.

Shutters Blinds VS other types of blinds

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When it comes to choosing between shutters and blinds. There are a few factors to consider such as price, features and the specific style of the product.

Shutters are more expensive than the majority of other blinds or curtains. However, think of them as a piece of furniture as they will last much longer. They have unique features suitable for every season. Furthermore, shutters provide great privacy, light and air control.

Blinds are less expensive and can be changed easily and more often. We have a huge range of blinds and curtains that may suit your style or needs better than shutters.

Shutters most resemble Venetian style blinds, particularly wooden venetians, which are a cheaper alternative. Both options offer flexibility through the ability to tilt the louvre slats but one contrast is that shutters can have the panels open or closed whereas venetians can be raised and lowered.

Interior design daredevils might be interested in trying a combination of shutters and curtains, which create a chic, modern and cosy look. It serves purely for design purposes because there is no real need to cover shutters with curtains.

Shutters Blinds are suitable for any room in your home

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You can use shutters in absolutely any living space in your home. Whether it’s your bedroom, living room, kitchen or conservatory, you will be able to find the perfect shutter type and colour for you.

We would recommend the use of a specialist measure and fit shutter for unusually shaped, bay and other non-standard windows. Obviously more expensive, these window styles are best left to the experts rather than attempting a risky DIY project.

Maintaining shutters

Maintaining shutters is simple and easy. You should treat your shutters as you would any piece of furniture. Use a soft clean cloth for dusting or even the brush tool on your vacuum and avoid using any abrasive cleaners without testing on a hidden section first to prevent colour damage.

You should check fixing screws periodically for rust and to ensure they have become loose.

We hope this information has given you a good overview of shutters and cleared up any confusion.

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Using Blinds in a Nature Inspired Design

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Nature Inspired Design

Once reserved for industrial spaces and high rise offices. Blinds may not be the first choice that comes to mind when considering window coverings for a design inspired by natural colours and textures. Today’s modern blinds, however can not only work well within a natural scheme they can actually enhance an organic ambiance. Bringing in the perfect amount of sunlight to illuminate the room with the use of harsh electric lighting.

Colours & Textures

In terms of colour and texture, wooden blinds are a ‘natural’ choice. Warm tones of stoney Oak or driftwood can really blend well with wood floors. Creating a beautiful frame for a window overlooking a garden. If you’re working in a kitchen or bathroom you can achieve the same look with a long-lasting set of Retro Venetian Blinds.

Highlighting Natural Space

You can also take a less literal interpretation of nature. Why not highlight a natural space using a gorgeous Roller light filtering blind to let the light in. Sometimes it’s the most unobtrusive choice that ends up looking the most organic white blind, for example, will let the other aspects of the room shine without calling too much attention. We also love the look and feel of hanging your blinds slightly lower in the window, allowing the natural light to shine in the top edge.

Choices, Comfortability & Softer Edges

Roman blinds is an amazing choice for a comfortable room with softer edges. Draping fabrics and rich textures can be amazingly cosy and inviting. While they may not scream Zen or ‘outdoors’ they do help to achieve a very simple plush space. Perfect for spending a bit more time in.

Looking for the right window covering for a natural room. Remember that your choices go beyond curtains and blinds that can often achieve a similar or even better effect.

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3 Winter Window Dressing Trends You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

With cold months drawing nearer, window dressing plays a significant role in our interior. You might already know, blinds and curtains are great for helping to reduce heat loss hence keep your home warm and cosy. But for many of us, making a home looking trendy is just as important.

These 3 window dressing trends will make your home look stunning and won’t stay unnoticed by your neighbours.

1. Taupe

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(Roller Light Filtering Blinds)

This blind is simple in design, stylish and easy to operate. The blind can be rolled up or down to achieve the required level of shading. a wide range of material and colours ensures a match for any decor, whether it is one of our urban designs for our living room or bedroom.

Letting in natural light with having total daytime and night time privacy.

Perfect for Living Rooms, Lounges, Bedrooms.
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2. Charcoal Black

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(Double Roller Blinds)

The Double Roller blind is the answer to quality blind that provides you with versatile privacy and light control options. This blinds works on the unique principle of two independently operated layers of fabric. The one blind will be blockout and the other blind a screen.

The Screen is there for daytime use where it gives you privacy and fight harsh UV rays letting in natural light while you have full view to the outside. The Blockout is there for night time to darken your room and give you total privacy. Controls and Brackets are hidden from view in the overhead rail cassette with a simple raise/lower chain on each side.

This makes them an even more Aesthetically pleasing option and one which would grace any home which values its style as much as practicality. Cassettes are available in White or Black. Perfect for Lounge/TV Rooms/ Bedrooms and Office Boardrooms/Meeting Rooms.

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3. Perth Storm Dark Grey

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(Ripple Shade Curtains)

The ripple shade curtain is a contemporary window treatment that brings a delicate soft flow to your window covering. Draped with a perfect Blend of aesthetics and functionality, Ripple Shade curtains offers both the luxury of a curtain with the simplistic structure and function Of a blind. The Ripple Shade curtain combines perfectly with a roller screen or roller blockout blinds. The Ripple Shade feature heavy duty track systems with runners equally spaced to allow the a symmetrical wave look appearance of the fabric across the full width of the Ripple Shade.

Ripple Shade fabrics is available in three Ranges – Perth is what we offer online – Perth filters light and allows a view to the outside – available in 7 neutral colours. Perth fabrics can Also be lined with a dim out lining and serve a dim out and privacy function. Dim out colours will match your chosen Perth sheer fabric if You choose to have a lining. Perfect window dressing for this winter.

Ripple Shade curtains perfect for every window/sliding door in your house.
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Trends Are Not Timeless

As much as we want our homes to look trendy, it’s worth remembering trends are not timeless. Trends come and go, but the desire to feel comfy and cosy at home is always there. That’s why choose trends that go great with your interior and look pleasing to your eye.

What’s great about window dressing trends is that it’s accessible and affordable to change those a few times a year depending on your budget.

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