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01/12/2021

Roll With It: 9 Reasons to Go for Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are one of the most popular window coverings in Australia. In this blog post, we take a look at 9 reasons why this is. Roller Blinds Are Budget Friendly Roller blinds are one of the most economical products available on the market to cover your windows with. Compared with other shades or curtains, […]

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01/11/2021

A Shade of Earth This Spring – Trends for Blinds

As we flagged in our recent blog post a few months ago where we focused on curtain fabric and upholstery fabric trends, we are continuing to see the move away from the stark whites and greys towards more neutral off white tones and beiges. This is now flowing through to blinds as well. In addition […]

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05/07/2021

Bouclé is back!

A lot of us remember Bouclé was a very popular fabric from the 1970s.  Bouclé however was invented in the late 1940s by Eero Saarinen on the request of American Architect Florence Knoll. It’s first incarnation was in the ‘Womb chair” designed by Saarinen. Bouclé, derived from a French word is yarn with a looped […]

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21/06/2021

Velvet fabric for that luxe look

There is an elegance and opulence when using velvet fabric in curtains, sofas, armchairs and cushions. There are so many different velvets on the market at the moment and they are all very on trend. Some velvets have a crushed look to them whilst others are more mottled. Some are cut velvets with a pattern […]

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Architects By James Dunlop
17/06/2021

Have We Finally Moved On From Grey for Upholstery and Curtain fabric?

For a number of years now grey has been the neutral colour of choice be it a paint colour, furnishing fabric, curtain fabric or in the finishes of your home. Colour trends for curtain fabric and upholstery fabric are constantly evolving. They are a reflection of the current events in the world, be it political, […]

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10/05/2021

Linen Curtains – What The Flax?

At Material World, we have always loved our linen curtains. At the moment they are more popular than ever and for a few good reasons! Natural & Non-Allergenic Linen is made from the flax plant and is a natural fibre rather than man made like many polyester curtains these days. The flax plant produces no […]

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Custom Printed Marble Blinds
26/04/2021

Blinds Aren’t Always Boring

If you are looking for a cost effective way of finishing a window and for reducing the harshness of the summer suns glare, or for privacy from prying eyes, then roller blinds are a great choice. There are what I like to think of as 3 categories of roller blinds: Sunscreen Roller Blinds Sunscreen or […]

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29/03/2021

Roman Blinds are a great space saving window solution

Soft roman blinds will decorate a window and are a great solution in windows where you have limited space for curtains. This could be because you have a piece of furniture against the window, like in this dining area below… Or it could be because the windows are small and curtains might look out of […]

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15/03/2021

What fabrics are your windows wearing?

Many of us decorate our walls with art works where there is space. Many of us however only see curtain and upholstery fabrics as just serving a utilitarian purpose. Why not turn your windows into works of art? Are you brave enough to go beyond a plain or textured fabric and move into the realms […]

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01/03/2021

North Shore Living

With the advent of so many apartment blocks on both the Upper and Lower North Shore of Sydney we have had many clients need our assistance. Many of these apartments often have blinds to block out but so often I am asked if we can soften the space, give more blockout, reduce traffic noise or […]

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