Curtain Styling

Style of curtains for Australian homes

Some people overlook choosing the right style of curtains for their home. They think that this piece of fabric is only used for decorative purposes when in fact it serves a lot of functions in your home. Curtains provide the right ambiance, protect your privacy, and keep your home comfortable to live in by preventing too much sunlight to enter the room. There are a lot of styles of curtains available depending on the type of fabric, finish, colour and rods used. McElwaine’s Window Furnishing Solutions offers a wide range of styles that you can use for your own home.

Box pleated curtains

This style of curtains has a tailored look wherein the drapes have deep folds running down the entire length of the curtain. A formal and pleated look is created when the box shapes are lined up alongside each other. This style is suitable for use in the dining room or lounge.

Eyelet curtains

Eyelet curtains are also known as Grommet curtains. This style is usually used for fabrics that are not bulky. Silver rings are added at the header wherein a rod will go through to hang it at the wall. The curtains are hanging freely so that they are easy to open and maintain. This makes it suitable for children’s bedrooms.

Tab top curtains

Tab top curtains resemble eyelet curtains. However, they also have fabric loops at the top which is hung on a rod. This can be used for rooms that have a casual design. It can be done on any type or weight of fabric since the folded appearance of the curtains allow them to be hung evenly.


This style of curtains is a good way to conceal fixtures or rods that are not quite pleasing to the eye. They are made from chipboard and covered using fancy fabric. Their shape is often modified to add more decorative details to the design.

Rod pocket curtains

For rooms that are not commonly used, rod pocket curtains are recommended. It utilises lightweight fabrics placed in a simple cased heading. The curtains are hung using a slender curtain rod that goes through a channel with hooks or sockets as attachment to the window.

Pinch pleated curtains

This style of curtain provides a decorative look, but is more formal in appearance as compared to rod pocket curtains. The design may vary from two to five finger pinch pleats. The size and fullness of the curtain becomes bigger as the number of pleats increases which will make it more expensive to create.

Goblet pleat curtains

If you are looking for highly sophisticated curtains to hang in a room with high ceilings, the goblet pleat curtains are a great choice. The pleats resemble a wine glass. In order to maintain the shape of the pleats, wadding or interlining is used.

Contact an expert in curtain styles for beautifying your home

With the numerous styles of curtains to choose from, deciding which style to use in every room of your home can be quite overwhelming. You need to seek the help of a professional who can call the shots for you using their years of experience in the industry. McElwaine’s Window Furnishing Solutions has been in the business since 1937. Their team is highly knowledgeable on how to enhance the beauty of your home using curtains. They have developed a step-by-step process on decorating your home with curtains.

There is no challenge that McElwaine’s Window Furnishing Solutions cannot conquer. Unlike their competitors, they exert their best effort and maximize their resources in order to satisfy the requirements of their clients. Their 70 years of experience in the industry is clearly evident with the quality of their work, from the planning stage down to the execution.

With McElwaine’s Window Furnishing Solutions you will not be getting just new curtains, but the complete package: a home that is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to live in.