Getting confused by all the fabrics available? You are not alone. We’ve tried to simplify this for you below.There are 3 general types of fabrics for roller blinds, roman blinds and pleated blinds – with hundreds of different colours and textures to choose from in each of these categories.

Sheer fabric

Sheer fabric

1. Sheer

Provides privacy in the day but at night people can see in. Provides sun protection (lighter colours provide better protection). Good for living spaces where privacy is not a concern at night, or to be used in conjunction with a blockout blind or curtain.

 

 

Translucent fabric

Translucent fabric

2. Translucent

Allows all the natural light to enter but does not allow vision in or out in the day or night. Good for living areas where you need privacy at night.

 

 

 

Blockout fabric

Blockout fabric

 

3. Blockout

Blocks both light and vision. Ideal to use in your bedroom for darkness.

 

 

 

There are literally thousands of fabrics in our showroom to select from for curtains, pelmets, cushions, upholstery, bedheads, bedspreads and wallpaper. Some of our frequently used fabric houses include Marco, Villa Nova, Crowson, Romo, Prestigious Textiles, Casadeco, Mokum, James Dunlop, Pegasus, Charles Parsons, Rowe, Gummerson, Warwick, Hoad & Zepel. These fabric houses also have websites you can use to browse their ranges.

Thousands of fabrics to choose from

Thousands of fabrics to choose from

2 Comments
  1. This information is very helpful as I was so confused about all the different types – Thanks! Just wondering if I came in to your shop to look at some samples, could I take some home for the weekend to see how it looks at my house?

    • Absolutely. Just pop into our showroom and we can help you select some fabrics appropriate for your house, then you can take them home with you for the weekend. Thanks.

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