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About Us
Dollar Curtains & Blinds was established in 1967. Since the opening of our first store our company has grown to be Australia’s number one family owned and operated window covering specialist.

With over 45 years manufacturing experience we specialise in all areas of window fashion. We continue to provide quality and innovation in our field, remaining “The One-and Only complete window covering specialists”.

The Dollar Curtains & Blinds company now supports 36 retail outlets covering five states throughout Australia and is continually growing.

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  • How To Pick Your Fabrics, with Maurice Kain

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Whether this is your first time or you have decorated before, it can be a daunting challenge. With so many options, so many things to consider, where do you sta ..
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    Whether this is your first time or you have decorated before, it can be a daunting challenge. With so many options, so many things to consider, where do you start?

    Maurice Kain is a leading soft furnishing fabric house supplying the Australasian market for well over 65 years. Sourcing drapery fabrics from every corner of the world has ensured the ability to bring on trend design, colour, and quality through to Dollar Curtain’s customers. To fulfil so many different furnishing requirements in consumers’ homes Maurice Kain’s range must be a one stop shop; so we cater to that requirement with jacquards, sheers, plains and prints.

    PICK YOUR QUALITY

    Our association with Dollar curtains started over 20 years ago. Like Dollar Curtains & Blinds, quality for Maurice Kain is paramount. Three full time QA staff are part of our commitment to quality. All our ranges must meet very stringent criteria. Our in house testing laboratory ensuresno product is released to the market without passing all applicable tests. We look after the quality side of the equation for you.

    PICK YOUR COLOUR

    When developing new drapery collections, we take into consideration the direction paint and flooring colours are taking and ensure our colourations are working together. If you are starting with a bare room or existing colours, walls and floors are a perfect place to start. Colour takes on what we call “hue” which can be green / red / blue for example, so a great decorating tip is to collect your paint chips, flooring samples and drapery swatches so they overlap each other. This will ensure your “hues” are compatible. Dollar Curtains & Blinds expertly trained consultants are also on hand to help you put that together.

    PICK YOUR DESIGN

    Florals, stripes, leaves, scrolls, geometrics, or textures, this is where you can make your own personal statement and a true reflection of yourself. Consider the space you are decorating - living, bedroom , dining – it can be as bold or subdued as you like. It is also where you can add tremendous value to your home and create that “wow factor.”

    PICK YOUR ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTION

    With ever increasing energy bills – correctly installed drapes can significantly reduce your heating costs. This simple diagram explains where the heat is lost and how it can be reduced. Incorporating a quality lining with your drapes also helps with energy efficiency, significantly reducing not only the heat loss during the winter, but repelling the heat during the summer. From the infrared imaging of a typical home it is easy to see where the heat is lost.

     

    For more information on how to best select fabrics and to view Maurice Kain's extensive fabric range visit their website - 

    http://www.mauricekain.com

     

    The Dollar Curtains & Blinds team can work with you on how to select the best fabrics for your home, our showrooms cover the whole of Melbourne and Victoria as well as areas surrounding Fyshwick and Mitchell in Canberra, Griffith, Batemans Bay, Merimbula and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales and Mt Gambier in South Australia.

    Visit your local showroom to view our extensive range of fabrics and colour choices. Our team can also book in a free in-home consultation with you to work through your interior design scheme and select the design solution best to suit your home's interior style.

     


  • Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bathroom With Custom Made Curtains

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Here are some tips from our fabric wholesaler charles parsons interiors on how to add luxury to your bathrooms with our custom made curtains! Many interior ..
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    Here are some tips from our fabric wholesaler charles parsons interiors on how to add luxury to your bathrooms with our custom made curtains!

    Many interior designers specialise in decorating bathrooms for this very purpose, making the zone feel like a relaxing escape from reality by installing lavish bathtubs, hanging soft towels, lighting scented candles and keeping bath salts and petals beside the tub.

    But there's another element to completing the look that is often overlooked: designer curtains. Hanging by the window behind the tub, or beside the vanity, your bathroom curtains can bring class, elegance and sophistication to the space to make it feel more like a 'room' instead of an amenity.

    Here's some tips for using custom made curtains to do this job.

    Use custom made curtains as an accent colour

    White is by no means the only hue to use in a bathroom, despite it being one of the most common palettes for a loo. Inject a pop of colour into the neutral tones of white, cream or grey by picking curtain fabric in vibrant hues. Red is a classic exemplar, instantly drawing the eye in towards the tone – try Asina Lychee or Asina Scarlet for a striking maroon and red-tinged fabric.

    Echo the curtain colour in other focal points dotted throughout the bathroom, such as decorative objects, towels, rugs, toothbrush and soap stands, or shelving cabinets.

     
    The red accent colour in this minimalist bathroom could be enhanced by red custom made curtains.  

    Complement the tub with curtain fabric

    Spend time on any interior website, be it Elle Decor or Houzz, and you'll notice the trend of enormous tubs propping up. These bathtubs run the gamut from vintage versions with ornate clawed feet contrasting against otherwise sleek, modern bathrooms, or hyper-minimalist ceramic tubs making a statement in contemporary bathrooms lined in shiny marble tiles.

    Pick curtains in a complementary style. For example, antique aesthetics can be evoked through floral curtain fabric such as Leathan Mulberry or Althorp Tweed. An alternative is to use Baroque-inspired regal patterns such as Corso Como Steel.

    Having said that, don't underestimate the power of a sheer curtain in a warm colour such as orange or red. Light filtering through the fabric will reflect the hue across the bathroom, immersing the space in a whimsical light that creates ambiance and mood. Try Calypso Poppy to achieve this mystical atmosphere in your bathroom. It would look fantastic behind a green potted plant, as the red-and-green complementary colours will naturally offer harmony.

    Sheer curtain fabric with a tint, like this red curtain, lets light in but creates a mood too.

    Choose curtains that embrace the current organic trend

    A leading aesthetic in bathroom design right now is to mesh organic wooden elements with glass, steel and tile. Woven baskets, timber panelling, weathered wood shelves are all considered the creme de la creme of green interior design for bathrooms. Succulents and other indoor plants complete the earthy, natural look.

    This style is in many ways influenced by the international drive towards sustainability and valuing green building methods. Not to mention, organic aesthetics are beautiful – indeed, as the father of organic architecture and revered architect Frank Lloyd Wright put it:

    "Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity."

    It's this raw, natural simplicity that makes the incorporation of wood into bathroom spaces so pleasing. An idyllic way to stay on trend is by evoking the wooden-texture through your choice of curtain fabric. Koby Straw is a richly textured polyester material that fits the bill perfectly.

    Wooden elements and other earthy, organic materials are on trend in bathrooms.

    Charles Parsons Interiors is one of the largest and most diverse fabric wholesalers in Australia and New Zealand. For more information on their collections and more tips on how to select your fabrics head too www.charlesparsonsinteriors.com.au

  • How To Mix And Match Patterns Like A Pro

    Wednesday, April 06, 2016

    Here are some tips from our fabric wholesaler Charles Parsons Interiors on how best to mix and match patterns: Don't shy away from prints and patterns. Whil ..
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    Here are some tips from our fabric wholesaler Charles Parsons Interiors on how best to mix and match patterns:

    Don't shy away from prints and patterns. While it may seem less of a risk to stick to a neutral colour scheme or monochromatic palette, prints and patterns have the power to completely transform and elevate a space into a chic interior. It's simply a matter of carefully and tastefully curating the patterns so they work seamlessly together in a complementary manner.

    It can understandably be tricky to master mixing and matching patterns from the get go – many interior designers hone these very skills over a career, while others have an instinctive, natural aptitude for pairing prints. No matter which end of the spectrum you fall on, there are universal tips and tricks to succeed in this styling process. Here are a few of these, backed by industry professionals.

    Tip 1: Rely on a cohesive colour palette

    "To find the balance between matchy-matchy and clashing, it's all about choosing an overarching colour palette," suggests interior stylist Justina Blakeney in an interview with Architectural Digest.

    As the author and owner of the popular Bohemian-inspired blog, The Jungalow, Blakeney relies on the use of a single colour to tie the patterns together. This doesn't mean you have to pick the exact same hue, but rather varying light and dark tones of the same base colour will also work harmoniously together with the diverse patterns.

    Try this tip by matching the swirling pattern upholstery fabric of Maze Turquoise on your cushions or armchairs, paired with Brussels Lagoon for your curtains to combine both in the same overarching blue scheme.

    Tip 2: Choose a classic pattern across multiple surfaces

    Classic patterns, such as stripes, polka dots or the on-trend chevron, are timeless and have been used decade after decade in interior design.

    The perk of these tried-and-tested patterns is that you are likely to find them in a wide range of surfaces, not just commercial textiles. Artworks for your walls, ceramic vases, candle stands, rugs, throws and even lamp shades can be found with striped, dotted or chevron patterns adorning them.

    This means you can layer the patterns throughout the room, choosing the same print but in different thicknesses or fading aesthetics. In the picture shown below, the chevron print is brought out through a modern, abstracted artwork for the wall as well as a crisp upholstery fabric on the cushions. The triangular forms are echoed by the statement pendant light fixture and the delicate, brass and copper wire basket displayed on the shelves. Sheer curtain drapery basks the room in light, showcasing the chevron pattern in all its glory.


    Tip 3: Use scale to your advantage

    Interior Design Pro suggests playing with the scale of patterns, experimenting with big and bold patterns beside small and delicate prints. Although there is no strict rule of thumb, most professionals will recommend not going beyond three to four different patterns when dabbling in scale as any more could become jarring and overwhelming.

    Give this tip a whirl by choosing the bigger scale flowers on Poppy Fuchsia designer upholstery fabric with the tinier, more delicate floral imagery of Litzy Mauve solid drapery fabric.

    Tip 4: Balance with neutrals strategically

    It helps to soften prints and patterns with solid neutrals. In an interview with House Beautiful, designer Ashley Whittaker shared her top advice on how to strategically use solid neutrals to your advantage.

    "I always tell clients not to be scared of pattern," said Ms Whittaker. "They'll look at six-by-six-inch swatches tightly clustered on a table and say, 'ooh, wow… that seems like a lot.' Of course I interspersed them with solids and neutrals."

    For interspersing your prints, stock up on versatile neutrals such as creme, beige, brown, grey, white or black commercial textiles.

    Tip 5: Choose prints or patterns that match the style of your home design

    Is your interior decor more contemporary, sleek and modern or antique, vintage and rustic-chic? Patterns and prints will also fall into these two spectrums of style, with some more futuristic and mod while others nodding to the past with ornate, intricate line work.

    The trick to succeeding with a modern scheme is to prioritise block colours and solid upholstery fabric, in keeping with the minimalism vibe, but to introduce one standout feature print. The image shared below does exactly that – the sofa, rug, cushions and furniture are all in single colours in block materials with not a single pattern anywhere in sight. Instead, one feature wallpaper with bold yellow and white prints ties into the rest of the decor by staying in the same overarching colour scheme but easily stands out from the rest of the room thanks to the pattern.


    On the other hand, a bohemian vintage look will clutter and clash as many different earthy, organic prints such as leaves and plants with bold, vibrant colours – both looks have their own value and impact, so choose your own preference.

    Charles Parsons Interiors is one of the largest and most diverse fabric wholesalers in Australia and New Zealand. For more information on their collections and more tips on how to select your fabrics head too www.charlesparsonsinteriors.com.au

  • Motorisation

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    With the touch of a button you can watch your window coverings glide from side to side, up and down, and stop exactly where you like. Eliminating the need ..
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    With the touch of a button you can watch your window coverings glide from side to side, up and down, and stop exactly where you like. Eliminating the need for unslightly cords & chains, our motorisation provides a seamless look combined with a safer environment for children and pets.

    WE HAVE YOU COVERED

    We cover all aspects of motorisation and our own exclusive roller & roman blind motorisation system means less hidden costs and allows us to pass the cost savings onto you, making motorisation more affordable than ever before. Using cutting edge technology, we offer you the ability to control your blinds individually or as a group at the one time, from a single remote.

    Motorisation can be installed on nearly all of our product range including motorised roller blinds, motorised roman blinds, motorised cellular blinds, motorised curtains or sheers, motorised awnings, motorised alfresco or outdoor blinds and motorised roller shutters.

    COMPLETE FREEDOM

     Our motorisation gives you complete freedom of operation, allowing you to control your window coverings from anywhere in your house. We also offer motorisation that means you can operate your window coverings remotely via home automation systems. Our motorisation can be integrated with building management systems, allowing all of your electrical products to be controlled together - window coverings, lighting, home entertainment, security and heating/cooling systems all with the one control.

    TOTAL CONTROL

    Motorisation systems can also come with sun, wind and temperature sensors that will adjust your window coverings as the weather changes, allowing your window coverings to automatically close to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. If it gets too windy outside, the wind sensor can automatically lift your awnings to protect them from being damaged. The preset program means you don’t even have to worry about remembering to open or close them!

     

    As well as having exclusive motorisation solutions, Dollar Curtains & Blinds is a Somfy Expert Retailer. Somfy is the world's leading manufacturer of motors and control solutions for Blinds, Curtains, Awnings and Roller Shutters. Visit the Somfy website by clicking below or ask our team about the Somfy motorised solutions we can offer you.

    Where to buy            

    Dollar Curtains & Blinds can design a automated window covering solution to suit your home. Our showrooms cover the whole of Melbourne and Victoria as well as areas surrounding Fyshwick and Mitchell in Canberra, Griffith, Batemans Bay, Merimbula and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales and Mt Gambier in South Australia.

    Contact the DCB team for a showroom or in-home consultation.

     

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