The fabric market for indoor blinds is huge! There are blockout fabrics, translucent fabrics, light filtering fabrics, sheer fabrics, screen fabrics... need we go on!? So we thought we’d start showcasing some of our popular blinds fabrics.
Skye Fabric for Blinds:
One of our popular blinds fabrics is Skye by Shaw Performance Fabrics. Skye fabric is made from 100% polyester, and the polyester yarns used are dyed slightly differently to each other giving Skye a subtle texture and colour variation.
Skye is available in either a light filtering fabric or a blockout fabric. The light filtering version is simply the original fabric that has been stiffened to hold its structure for use as a blind. Both sides of the fabric look exactly the same. Light filtering fabrics create a room darkening effect - it’s not full blockout, but the privacy factor is still pretty good.
The blockout version of Skye has the polyester fabric bonded to a plain white acrylic backing. The result is a slightly heavier, slightly thicker overall fabric - capable of complete black out and 98% UV Protection. The white backing is important to note if you’re needing to under roll your blinds (see this post on the right way to hang a roller blind) or if you’re wanting to achieve a certain appearance to your home from the outside looking in.
You can run Skye all through your house whether it is with Roller Blinds, Panel Blinds or Roman Blinds. Whatever style of window or door that needs covering, Skye has a suitable option. Using the same fabric throughout your house helps to keep flow through the interiors, even if different styles of window coverings are being used.
Is this blinds fabric ok to use if there are little people in the house? Yes! From a cleaning or care perspective, Skye fabric can be spot cleaned using a soft cloth and warm water with mild detergent. So you can totally use this textured fabric for blinds in kids’ rooms.
So there you have it! A quick look at one of our favourite blinds fabrics.
If you’re looking for new blinds, or thinking about renovating soon or choosing selections for your new home, contact us today to see some of our everyday fabrics in action. We always have a streamlined showcase of popular and versatile fabrics on hand in a range of contemporary colours and textures. If you are after a specific look, pattern or texture from outside our everyday range we can always order something unique in for you. The options are endless and we’d love to help you!
Riverina Plantation Shutters
Ph: 1300 003 514
There is a debate in many households over the correct way to hang a roll of toilet paper - should it over roll or under roll? You’ll find some people even argue “does it matter which way the toilet paper goes?!”.
Well the debate among households can continue when choosing which way to hang a roller blind. Is there a correct way to hang a roller blind? Does it matter which way the roller blind goes?!
The answer (to both debates mind you) is yes, it does matter.
Right Way to Hang Roller Blind
While the toilet paper debate is pretty clear cut (i.e you either over roll or you’re wrong) the roller blind debate “depends”... on your window or door, your fabric, your home needs, your design, whether you choose motorised blinds etc etc etc!
The way a roller blind rolls and hangs comes down to how the blind is initially assembled. The blinds fabric is attached to an inner tube, and the fabric is either forward rolled over the tube, or reverse rolled under the tube. The blind mechanisms are then attached to either side of the tube. The blind is made to have a specific roll direction, with a specific chain side, and is then ideally installed to follow how it was made. Unlike a toilet roll, you can’t just easily change which way a blind rolls without changing the blind installation or re rolling a roller blind.
From a visual perspective an over rolled blind hides the fabric-wrapped tube by having the blind hang in front of the roll. An under rolled blind leaves the fabric-wrapped tube on show at the front. It’s important to note here that with an under rolled blind it is actually the back of the fabric that is seen on the tube... and because the tube is seen in front of the blind, the back of the fabric is front and centre, on show on the roll. These are important things to know when it comes time to choosing which roller blind fabric is best and which way your blinds will roll.
If you want your blind to roll as close to the glass as possible, you’ll want to choose an under rolled blind. If however you have obstructions close to the glass such as window locks or latches you might need to choose an over roller blind. If your window reveal is very narrow, you (might not even be able to fit a roller blind in there at all!) may have to install your blinds on the face - in which case the roll direction here becomes very important. An over rolled blind on the face will leave a gap between the blind and the architrave, allowing a large amount of light to come in from the sides. An under rolled blind on the face however will roll as close to flush against the architrave/wall, minimising light and increasing privacy.
Hopefully you are starting to see that correctly deciding which way to hang roller blinds takes a lot into consideration. A window furnishing expert should help you consider everything that you don’t even realise you need to consider when choosing blinds. Everything from your room layout and design preference, to insulation, privacy and lighting needs should be considered, and your local window furnishing consultant should be able to streamline the decision making for you.
While the decisions are not hard to make, without proper consideration the outcomes are not hard to get wrong. The roller blind “rules” for your house will be unique to everything considered with you for your home. What is correct for your blinds may not be the same for what is correct with your neighbours blinds! This is why there is no clear cut answer to the question “which way should roller blinds be hung”.
To help you choose which blinds are right for your house (and then which way your roller blinds should face), we come to you and see your home (or floorplan if you’re still building!) and show you some options that will suit your needs. We aim to make the selection process as easy as possible for you, so that you end up with the best window furnishing solution for both your home and your budget.
If you need help choosing the right blinds or other window coverings, contact us today and we will help make your decision process simple!
And to leave you with one massive take home tip: if you have side-by-side windows with side-by-side blinds... make sure they're rolling the same direction!
Ph: 1300 003 514
Service Area: Wagga, Griffith, Albury Wodonga, North Canberra.
Here are Riverina Plantation Shutters we proudly supply many types of high quality plantation shutters. We offer Australian Made Timber and PVC Shutters as well as Chinese Made Timber, Polymer and Aluminium Shutters. Our Standard Polymer Plantation Shutters (Made in China) are our most popular range of plantation shutters.
Due to the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (first identified in China), local Chinese Governments have announced that Chinese businesses remain closed up to February 9th, in the efforts to contain the outbreak.
Production of our Chinese Made Plantation Shutters is currently halted due to factory closures and as such, additional lead time will be required for all Chinese Made Shutter orders. Rest assured that any delays are for the priority of containing the spread of the virus which benefits public health and safety.
There are no delays to our Australian Made Plantation Shutters, with current lead time of 3-4 weeks.
If you are currently looking for new plantation shutters, learn more about our different ranges here and contact us to organise your free measure and quote.
If you are in a hurry or not willing to wait for the production halt to be lifted, order your Australian Made Plantation Shutters through us.
RIVERINA PLANTATION SHUTTERS
Wagga | Griffith | Albury
Ph: 1300 003 514
The first month of the new year is coming to a close... How are those renos looking?!
Our 20% off Indoor Blinds Sale is ending this week!
If you're wondering how much new blinds cost then know that the regular price of our blinds is already very competitive - even without us needing to run this sale. We are able to give price estimates from your window sizes or quotes from your new build's floor plan.
So if you've been considering new custom made blinds or you need new blinds for your new home build then Riverina Plantation Shutters has the solution for you. Our blinds are Australian Made and we use high quality blind hardware. Our fabric range is huge with everything from plain finishes to textured fabrics, in a range of contemporary colours. There is even the option to design blinds using almost any fabric you like - the options are endless!
So to take advantage of our sale, contact us now if you wish to lock in blinds sale prices for new window dressings before Friday 31st Jan comes to a close.
Happy building and renovating!
Wagga | Griffith | Albury | Canberra
Ph: 1300 003 514
You know how you said you were going to do some renovations this year? You said you would start fixing the house up? Well new blinds are a great way to update your home without breaking the bank.
It’s a simple and effective change. What we do is find you the best window dressing solution for your house in an easy and thorough way. You don’t have to hunt through aisles for renovating supplies or attempt to paint your interiors to see a quick change to your place. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your house or shop around - one of our team will come to you with everything you need to choose new window coverings for your home.
We have the complete range of indoor blinds, outdoor blinds, curtains and shutters. We have personally chosen our products based on finding the best quality suppliers in Australia at affordable prices. It’s the small things that you might not even know you need to consider that make a big difference to the finished product and delivery. We are experienced in window furnishings and have already done the research for you.
To help kick start your year and ticking off your goals we are offering 20% off all indoor blinds quotes for the month of January.
Request your free measure and quote now by registering here or call us directly on 1300 003 514. If building, send us your floor plan with window sizes for an estimated quote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Let one of our window furnishing experts help you start your renovations or to put the finishing touches on your house today.
Standard Terms and Conditions apply.
Specific New Year 20% off for 2020 Sale Terms and Conditions:
* New customers / quotes only.
* Sale ends 31Jan20.
* Orders must be placed before sale period ends.
* 50% deposit required before ordering.
* Blinds must be installed within three months of ordering.