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Sienna Crushed Velvet Band Curtains, Set of 2, Silver, 182x168 cm
Sienna Crushed Velvet Band Curtains, Set of 2, Silver, 182x168 cmby Sienna
Transform and modernise your room with these Manhattan crushed velvet band curtains from Sienna. Energy efficient for maximum insulation, these light reducing faux silk curtains will transform your room with its modern qualities and its unique super soft crushed velvet top material. These curtains have an attached separate lining, making it fully lined and is perfect for any room. The eyelet ring top makes this easy to hang and easy care. Manhattan Crushed Velvet Curtains Include: Each set includes two curtain panels. Sizes Available:- Please see size drop down box for availability. The first number is the width. 117 x 137 cm - Each curtain panel is 117 cm wide x 137 cm drop (117 x 137 cm) 117 x 182 cm - Each curtain panel is 117 cm wide x 182 cm drop (117 x 182 cm) 117 x 228 cm - Each curtain panel is 117 cm wide x 228 cm drop (117 x 228 cm) 168 x 137 cm - Each curtain panel is 168 cm wide x 137 cm drop (168 x 137 cm) 168 x 182 cm - Each curtain panel is 168 cm wide x 182 cm drop (168 x 182 cm) 168 x 228 cm - Each curtain panel is 168 cm wide x 228 cm drop (168 x 228 cm) 228 x 137 cm - Each curtain panel is 228 cm wide x 137 cm drop (228 x 137 cm) 228 x 182 cm - Each curtain panel is 228 cm wide x 182 cm drop (228 x 182 cm) 228 x 228 cm - Each curtain panel is 228 cm wide x 228 cm drop (228 x 228 cm) Colours Available: Available in natural gold or silver grey, with matching cuff band across the top. Eyelet Ring Size: The diameter of the eyelet rings are 4 cm. Material: 100% Polyester face and lining - faux silk base and crushed velvet header, these are luxurious quality heavy weight curtains. Washing Instructions: Machine washable at 30 C, tumble dry, cool iron. Brand: Sienna Home CollectionRead More
Sienna Crushed Velvet Band Curtains, Set of 2, Silver, 182x117 cm
Sienna Crushed Velvet Band Curtains, Set of 2, Silver, 182x117 cmby Sienna
Transform and modernise your room with these Manhattan crushed velvet band curtains from Sienna. Energy efficient for maximum insulation, these light reducing faux silk curtains will transform your room with its modern qualities and its unique super soft crushed velvet top material. These curtains have an attached separate lining, making it fully lined and is perfect for any room. The eyelet ring top makes this easy to hang and easy care. Manhattan Crushed Velvet Curtains Include: Each set includes two curtain panels. Sizes Available:- Please see size drop down box for availability. The first number is the width. 117 x 137 cm - Each curtain panel is 117 cm wide x 137 cm drop (117 x 137 cm) 117 x 182 cm - Each curtain panel is 117 cm wide x 182 cm drop (117 x 182 cm) 117 x 228 cm - Each curtain panel is 117 cm wide x 228 cm drop (117 x 228 cm) 168 x 137 cm - Each curtain panel is 168 cm wide x 137 cm drop (168 x 137 cm) 168 x 182 cm - Each curtain panel is 168 cm wide x 182 cm drop (168 x 182 cm) 168 x 228 cm - Each curtain panel is 168 cm wide x 228 cm drop (168 x 228 cm) 228 x 137 cm - Each curtain panel is 228 cm wide x 137 cm drop (228 x 137 cm) 228 x 182 cm - Each curtain panel is 228 cm wide x 182 cm drop (228 x 182 cm) 228 x 228 cm - Each curtain panel is 228 cm wide x 228 cm drop (228 x 228 cm) Colours Available: Available in natural gold or silver grey, with matching cuff band across the top. Eyelet Ring Size: The diameter of the eyelet rings are 4 cm. Material: 100% Polyester face and lining - faux silk base and crushed velvet header, these are luxurious quality heavy weight curtains. Washing Instructions: Machine washable at 30 C, tumble dry, cool iron. Brand: Sienna Home CollectionRead More
Thermal Pencil Pleat Blackout Curtains Made Lined, Red, 168x183 cm, 4-Piece Set
Thermal Pencil Pleat Blackout Curtains Made Lined, Red, 168x183 cm, 4-Piece Setby Dreamscene
These thermal curtains are energy efficient for maximum insulation, keeps heat in / keeps light out. These heavyweight thermal curtains will transform your room with its blackout qualities and with its unique super soft drape material of soft sheen. This is a double face curtain i.e. same colour on both sides, with the blackout lining inside, and is perfect for any room. Easy to hang and easy care. Pencil Pleat Blackouts Include: A Pair of Curtains and a free pair of matching Tiebacks so 4 pieces in total. Please note the door curtain is only one piece and no tieback is included. Sizes Available: The first number is the width. Each curtain panel measures 117cm wide x 137cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 117cm wide x 183cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 168cm wide x 137cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 168cm wide x 183cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 168cm wide x 229cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 229cm wide x 137cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 229cm wide x 229cm drop approx. Colours Available: Currently we stock aqua, beige, black, blue, chocolate, light (duck egg) blue, pink, plum, red, light (sage) green. Material: 100% Polyester Washing Instructions: Machine washable at 40 Degree C Brand: Dreamscene. For any assistance with measuring curtains, don't hesitate to get in touch with us by 'ask seller a question'.Read More
Thermal Pencil Pleat Blackout Curtains Made Lined, Pink, 168x229 cm, 4-Piece Set
Thermal Pencil Pleat Blackout Curtains Made Lined, Pink, 168x229 cm, 4-Piece Setby Dreamscene
These thermal curtains are energy efficient for maximum insulation, keeps heat in / keeps light out. These heavyweight thermal curtains will transform your room with its blackout qualities and with its unique super soft drape material of soft sheen. This is a double face curtain i.e. same colour on both sides, with the blackout lining inside, and is perfect for any room. Easy to hang and easy care. Pencil Pleat Blackouts Include: A Pair of Curtains and a free pair of matching Tiebacks so 4 pieces in total. Please note the door curtain is only one piece and no tieback is included. Sizes Available: The first number is the width. Each curtain panel measures 117cm wide x 137cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 117cm wide x 183cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 168cm wide x 137cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 168cm wide x 183cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 168cm wide x 229cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 229cm wide x 137cm drop approx. Each curtain panel measures 229cm wide x 229cm drop approx. Colours Available: Currently we stock aqua, beige, black, blue, chocolate, light (duck egg) blue, pink, plum, red, light (sage) green. Material: 100% Polyester Washing Instructions: Machine washable at 40 Degree C Brand: Dreamscene. For any assistance with measuring curtains, don't hesitate to get in touch with us by 'ask seller a question'.Read More

Decorating: 10 Privacy-enhancing Window Treatments



Let the light in while screening out nosy neighbours with these elegant solutions


Whether you have big, beautiful sashes or one tricky window with a bad view or passing foot traffic, bare windows can leave you feeling exposed. Most of us consider friendly neighbours an asset, but who wants to wave at each one through the glass while perched on the sofa with a chocolate biscuit? Luckily, there are plenty of elegant screening solutions to suit all sorts of window types that will provide privacy in your home without compromising on light or style.

Go for sheer Swedish appeal
When your view is uninspiring and you aren’t looking to reveal it too often, try a Swedish blind. To maintain both privacy and light, choose a pale fabric that’s opaque when two panels are layered together, as this is how blinds like the one pictured are constructed.

Swedish blinds are available in two variations: the simplest are designed to remain in a fixed position to ‘dress’ your window, rather than being operated on a daily basis (as they need to be rolled up by hand). They offer a straightforward project crafters can try at home. The second variation is more complicated, using a corded system to raise and lower the fabric.

Create your own
Screen your windows with simple and stylish homemade voile panels. To get this look, attach two brackets to hold a wooden rod over the portion of the window you wish to cover – you could also try tension rods if you’d rather not add any fixings (depending on your window type and where you position your blind, as this option requires a recess). Cut a piece of voile and hem the bottom and sides. Fold over the top of the fabric to create a pocket for the rod and stitch in place.

b>Hang onto a classic
Venetian blinds offer a similar look to wooden shutters but on a smaller budget. They also layer well with additional window treatments if you fit them snugly inside the reveal.

When preparing to buy a blind to fit inside the window recess, use a metal tape measure to take measurements at three points: the top, middle and bottom of your window reveal. Always use the narrowest measurement as your ‘recess width’.

Look out for one-way blinds
As well as standard sheer roller blinds, seek out magic screen or one-way blinds, which allow you to enjoy the views outside your windows while having privacy inside. Affordable and practical, they are particularly effective if you’re looking for a slimline, subtle treatment that doesn’t obscure any of the window when rolled up.

Keep in mind that no sheer blind will be effective at night, when the lights inside your house will leave you visible through the fabric. Always combine them with additional window treatments to ensure complete privacy (as well as cosiness).

Lose the lining
For a stylish twist on the traditional, try unlined Roman blinds made of loosely woven linen for a sheer finish. These ensure the room remains light but is screened from curious passers-by during the day. They can be combined with curtains or layered with opaque blinds for additional privacy and insulation after dark.

Roman blinds feature horizontal channels that run along their length to hold a dowel: with sheer Romans, look for those with transparent rods to make this less obvious.

Find out how to use Roman blinds to best effect

Diffuse with soft drapes
For added amour and soft light in your boudoir, try sheer curtains made from voile or muslin. These floaty drapes can be paired with lined curtains or practical blackout roller blinds for after dark. A fixed pelmet like this does double duty, hiding the workings of your window coverings and adding a sleek architectural detail to a room.

Vote for vertical
Vertical blinds are an unobtrusive option for fixed glass panels or windows and doors that open outwards. They are well suited to conservatories, as the panels are highly adjustable and can be angled or drawn completely to one side without impinging on the windows. Vertical blinds are also an ideal window treatment for a home office, as they ensure both privacy and reduced glare on computer screens.

This sunroom partners a vertical blind – on the right – with an exterior veranda for the perfect balance of light and shade.

Be a shutter bug
Slatted wooden shutters with narrow louvres provide plenty of privacy while still allowing light into your room. These half height ‘cafe style’ shutters are ideal if you intend to leave them closed most of the time.

The best window shutters are made to measure, therefore requiring a significant financial outlay. It’s worth considering how long you intend to keep your house and whether you can recoup the investment upon selling.

Get more ideas for incorporating window shutters into your interior

Obscure with window film
Screening film offers a quick and easy solution for windows where curtains or blinds may be impractical or out of your budget. It’s available in plain frosted panels or a huge range of cut-out designs, as well as solar control – a good option for very hot conservatories or heavily glassed areas that suffer from glare. Most window film is moisture resistant, making it ideal for bathrooms.

For a neat finish, ensure your windows are perfectly clean prior to application by using a mild soap solution, such as highly diluted baby shampoo, a window squeegee and a lint-free cloth.

Invest in smart glazing
For a 24/7 solution, consider having new glass panels fitted that will do the job of a semi-opaque window dressing. There are numerous options when it comes to privacy glass, from simple frosted panes to those that contain crystals that switch from opaque to clear when an electrical current is passed through them.

Before investing, though, it might be wise to try out screening film first on any windows you’re considering reglazing.
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