Blockout Curtains

Blockout curtains / drapes add a sense of classic luxury and character to any space. These soft furnishings are designed to act as a great insulator, and help block out the light when they are fully drawn. It will darken the room therefore keep the warmth in the house during the winter and the cooler air during the summer.  

These curtains are usually paired with a sheer curtain to add even more elegance to your space.

A motorisation option is also available.

You are able to choose your desired rail type, heading style and pelmet style.

The different types of heading styles are as follows:

The S-Fold heading showcases the latest trend in curtain styles, offering a streamlined and symmetrical alternative to more elaborate pleated curtain headings.  The “S” shape is formed by sewing the fabric flat on to the heading tape, then the finished curtain is hung on special carriers which are dedicated S-Fold track or rod.

A key consideration for all S-Fold curtains is that it requires more stacking room than most curtain heading styles due to the extra carriers. When calculating the desirable length of your track for an S-Fold curtain, Decorators Market recommends adding 20-30% to the width of your window.  This will allow the fabric to sit off the glass when the curtain is open and ensure maximum light flow in to the room.

Pinch pleat headings one of the most popular heading types. It results in a very uniform curtain fold as opposed to the unstructured look of a gathered or pocked heading. These are best suited to blockout curtains.

An eyelet curtain heading provides a simple contemporary look. Metal rings are stitched into the top hem and are paired with a decorative rod.

They are used in conjunction with Series 61 Tracks. Like all curtain tracks brackets are required at regular intervals, however an eyelet curtain cannot pass over a bracket. This means that eyelet headings are usually limited to smaller windows where no more than 3 brackets are required.

Pencil pleat or gather tape headings feature compactly sewn, narrow pleats which create an unstructured and casual look, ideal for cosy bedrooms and living areas.  This heading style is extremely versatile, working well with printed or and plain fabrics in both sheer and unlined curtains.

The inverted box pleat is a simple and structured heading style, well suited to modern and streamlined interiors. The neatly inverted pleats are designed to sit flat under the rod, so this heading style is best suited to a curtain that will be closed most of the time (for example, a static sheer curtain or a room divider).  The flat pleats will naturally resist tight stacking.

The tab top treatment gives drapes an informal feel, ideal for bedrooms. This style is seen at its best with light, simple fabrics, and in neutral colours or pastel shades which will provide contrast with the rod.  This style is especially suitable for sheers or voiles, or where drapes will not be regularly pulled open and closed as tab tops are not the easiest drapes to pull across the rod.

The tab top treatment gives drapes an informal feel, ideal for bedrooms. This style is seen at its best with light, simple fabrics, and in neutral colours or pastel shades which will provide contrast with the rod.  This style is especially suitable for sheers or voiles, or where drapes will not be regularly pulled open and closed as tab tops are not the easiest drapes to pull across the rod

The knife pleat heading is a neat and simple curtain heading suitable for both lined or sheer drapes.  Knife pleat headings are an ideal choice for sheer curtains which are to sit behind lined drapes as the pleats sits flat and stack compactly when open.  This heading style is also a great choice for those who are looking for a simple and streamlined pleating which will suit modern interiors.

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