Different Types of Curtains for Your Home

November 30, 2020

Different Types of Curtains for Your Home

Different Types of Curtains for Your Home

When it comes to selecting the right curtain type of your home, take the time to consider how installing curtains will allow you to not only add an aesthetically pleasing element to a space, but also offer superior control over light and privacy. Determining which type of curtain for your home involves choosing a pleat design, as well as a fabric transparency, a colour and whether you need a track. Choosing between the different curtain header styles determines how the curtain looks at the top and also how the curtain fabric will fall.

Wave Fold Curtains - Dining Room

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Reverse Pleat

The Reverse Pleat Curtain is a popular curtain solution found in classic home interiors and more formal spaces of the home. This sophisticated curtain creates a pleat at the back of the curtain which in turn creates a flat panel type design at the front of the curtain, offering clean lines. This design is well suited to the dim out and blockout fabrics.

Reverse Pleat Curtains - Bedroom

Pinch Pleat

One of the most common curtain styles found in Australian homes, the Pinch Pleat Curtain is a versatile design working with both formal and casual interior décor styles. This also means that the Pinch Pleat Curtain works in any room of the home, from bedrooms to living rooms and work with all different fabric transparencies. The most common Pinch Pleat style of curtain is the Double Pinch Pleat. The Double Pinch Pleat Curtain is two folds of fabric sewn together to create a double pleat.

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Wave Fold

Wave Fold Curtains are a very common modern curtain design found in living rooms and bedrooms. The Wave Fold Curtain gets its name from the wave like effect created by the cord and hooks attached to the curtain track. This common design is well suited to a sheer or light filter curtain fabric as it adds an elegant touch to any space. One of the main differences with the Wave Fold Curtains compared to the Pinch Pleat and the Reverse Pleat, is that the curtain fabric sits approximately 10mm below the track, instead of covering the track.

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Fabric Transparencies

When it comes to the different types of curtains for your home, there is also the fabric transparency to consider. Depending on your needs and wants for light and privacy control, you can choose between sheer, light filter, dim out and blockout fabric. The two most common fabric transparencies are sheer curtains and blockout curtains.

Blockout Curtains

Blockout curtains are commonly found in homes, especially in rooms such as bedrooms or lounge rooms. Blockout curtains are great for those who want to completely blockout natural sunlight or street lights. They are also perfect for privacy, preventing preying eyes. Blockout curtains also help to improve insulation and better regulate room temperatures.

Blackout Curtains - Dining Room

Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are commonly found in living rooms, dining areas or spaces in the home where you want to filter sunlight. Sheer curtains offer a layer over your windows and doors, however, do not offer privacy or light control.

If you love the look of sheer curtains but also want privacy and light control, try a day night curtain. Pairing a blockout curtain with a sheer curtain allows you to have the best of both worlds and determine how much light and privacy you require all throughout the day.

Sheer Curtains - Living Room

Cleaning Curtains

When it comes to cleaning curtains, it comes down to the different types of curtain fabrics. For regular cleaning, a quick dusting will help to improve the longevity of the fabric and for any stains, simply spot clean with a damp cloth. For tough stains, it’s recommended to contact the supplier for full cleaning instructions for your fabric and it is recommended that all curtains are dry-cleaned by a professional. This will help to prevent damage to the curtain fabric and shrinkage.

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