Perth Curtains

At Hay Interiors Curtains and Blinds, we are passionate about curtains and understand they are more than just functional pieces; they are essential elements that enhance the beauty and ambiance of your home and business. We strive to create timeless curtains.

We take great pride in the quality of our custom made stylish curtains and offer a wide range of curtain sewing styles to suit every taste and décor preference. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of pinch pleat curtains or the relaxed charm of S-Wave curtains, we have the expertise and craftsmanship to bring your vision to life.

We stock a huge range of curtain fabrics at our Nedlands curtain and blinds shop and will visit you on site to discuss your thoughts and objectives. Whether you're looking for elegance, privacy, or energy efficiency, we will help you find the curtain style perfectly suited to your needs.

Below are some of the popular styles in Perth at the moment.

Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are lightweight and translucent, allowing natural light to filter into your room while maintaining privacy. They are often paired with blockout blinds or blockout curtains.

Perfect for Perth's sunny climate, sheer curtains soften harsh sunlight, creating a gentle, diffused glow that enhances the beauty of your interiors.

They are ideal for rooms where you want to maximize natural light without compromising privacy, such as living rooms and dining areas.

Sheer curtains are available in a variety of fabrics, each offering its own unique characteristics and style. Here are some of the most popular types of sheer fabrics currently used for curtains in Perth:

  1. Linen look: Linen look curtains are a delightful choice for those seeking both elegance and affordability. These curtains, while not made of pure linen, mimic the natural texture and appearance of linen. Advantages include:
    • Neutral Chic: Linen look curtains serve as a neutral yet stylish addition to any room. Their understated elegance complements various interior design styles.
    • Versatile Light Control: These curtains strike a balance between privacy and natural light. When drawn, they allow a soft, diffused glow to filter through, creating a warm ambiance.
    • Low Maintenance: Unlike delicate pure linen, linen look curtains are easy to care for. They don’t wrinkle as much and can be machine-washed without fuss.
  2. Sheer Linen: Sheer linen curtains offer a more natural and organic look. They have a slightly textured appearance and a soft and breathable feel. Sheer linen curtains are great for creating a relaxed and casual atmosphere in a room.
  3. Made from Recycled material: Recycled curtains are a wonderful choice for those who care about both sustainability and style. We even think King Charles would opt for curtains made from recycled material after reading about his idea to upcycle Windsor Castle curtains. These curtains not only enhance your living space but also contribute positively to the environment. Options include:
    • Sustainable Sheer Curtains:

      • Material: Made from recycled polyester, each meter of the fabric contains 57 one-litre plastic bottles.
      • Look and Feel: The curtain material offers a subtle texture with a hint of personality, resembling linen.
      • Light Control: These sheer curtains beautifully diffuse natural light, creating an inviting ambiance in any room.
      • Eco-Friendly: By repurposing plastic bottles, we help divert waste from landfills and reduces the need for petroleum-based products.
      • Sustainable Living: Choosing these curtains means you’re making a positive impact on our planet.
    • Other Sustainable Curtain Options:

      • Natural and Biodegradable Materials: Look for curtains made from linen, cotton, or hemp. These materials are eco-friendly and biodegradable.
      • Recycled & Organic: Another great alternative are curtains crafted from recycled polyester and organic yarns.

Blockout Curtains

Blockout curtains are designed to block out light completely, making them ideal for bedrooms, nurseries, or home theaters where darkness is essential.

In Perth, where long daylight hours can disrupt sleep patterns, blockout curtains provide the perfect solution for achieving a restful night's sleep. These are especially popular for FIFO and shift workers.

Blockout curtains also offer significant insulation benefits and help to regulate room temperature as well as reduce energy costs, especially during Perth's hot summers. Blockout curtains can also dampen external noise so are ideal.

Curtain Headings / Curtain Pleating

If you are spending money on buying fabric and having curtains custom made, it is essential that you get the right advice for the top hanging part of the curtain (the ‘curtain heading’). Our worldwide experience, and decades in business, means that Hay Interiors Curtains and Blinds is able to discuss the below in great depth.

S-wave / S-Fold curtain header

S-wave curtain heading are the most popular curtain heading option in Perth. They deliver a structured and unified heading in a simple manner.

The two main shortcomings of the S-wave curtain heading are:

  1. They are under-slung curtain which means your curtain rod is always visible, so it is important the right style and finishes are chosen.
  2. Because of their ‘wave’ structure, they take up a lot of space. If you’re short on space, an S-fold curtain may not be right for you. If you’re considering a double track with s-fold curtains, it’s important to know that the curtains will take up at least 20cm of floor space. For this reason, s-folds can be successfully teamed with smaller pleats to take up less floor space.

Pinch Pleat

The decorative and classic Pinch Pleat curtain heading is where gathers of fabric are folded and sewn into place at the top of the curtain with a flat gap between each pleat. The pinch pleat style provides even spacing to control the fullness of the drape. A stable woven stiffener is used to ensure the heading holds its shape.

Box Pleat / Inverted Pleat / Reverse Pleat

The inverted box pleat, also known as the reverse pleat, is a simple and structured heading style. It is well suited to modern and streamlined interiors. The neatly inverted pleats are designed to sit flat under the rod, so this heading style is best suited to a curtain which will be closed most of the time (for example, a static sheer curtain or a room divider). The flat pleats will naturally resist tight stacking when in the open position.

European Relax

True to its name, the European Relax curtain heading provides a ‘relaxed look’ and those looking for something informal. Whilst not offered by many curtain shops, it is gaining in popularity throughout Perth households and businesses, and is ideally suited for properties with high windows.

The European curtain heading has minimal folds and the curtain fabric falls naturally and uses less fabric than triple-pinch and is therefore also more cost-effective.

The European curtain heading is usually made in natural style linen fabrics to complement the relaxed style.

Pencil Pleats / Gather Tape

A pencil pleat curtain header, also known as Gather Tape due to the gathering tape used to create the pleated look, produces a neat continuous row of narrow pencil shaped pleats. Pencil pleats allow you to adjust the fullness of the curtains and create your desired look by varying the amount of fabric used.

Motorised Curtains

Hay Interiors Curtains and Blinds offer you the ability to motorise your curtains , allowing you to open and close them with the click of a button. The motorised curtains can also be incorporated into an automated smart home system and controlled by your smart device, even when you are away from your home.

Choosing the perfect curtains for your Perth home or business is not only about enhancing aesthetics but also about optimizing comfort, functionality, and energy efficiency. Whether you prefer the light, airy feel of sheer curtains or the blackout capabilities of blockout curtains, there's a curtain style to suit every need and preference. Hay Interiors Curtains and Blinds are the curtain making experts and can provide advice on the best type of curtain, and fabric, to deliver you with a quality window treatment which will enhance your Perth home or business.

Need some advice?

Are you unsure? Contact us. We’ll help you find the best solution for your project!