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How do I make my bedroom feel like a hotel?

When you walk into a lovely hotel room, have you thought, "I wish my bedroom at home felt like this!" One of the secrets to achieving that feel is the window treatments. Today, we will give our tips on how to ensure your curtains and blinds give your room that luxury hotel feel.

Curtains vs Blinds?

Unique Curtains Blog - Hotel Look

When you walk into a hotel room that makes your jaw drop (and we hope you get to do that often), most of the time you will see curtains as the window treatment of choice as opposed to blinds. When chosen with care, crafted and fitted correctly (by your friendly Perth curtain maker preferably!) curtains do a lot of heavy lifting to create a lavish, rich and opulent space, as well as adding comfort and insulation that no other piece of furniture or roller blinds can. There is also an amazing range of fabrics to choose from to get the look of your curtains just right. Here at Unique we have many fabric suppliers to choose from including Warwick Fabrics, Zepel Fabrics & James Dunlop Textiles. Click through to see their amazing ranges.

Hotel Heading

Hotel Heading

When we talk about 'heading' of a curtain, we are referring to the way the curtains are folded, sown and attached to the pole or track. The choice of header not only gives a certain style and look to the your curtains, but also helps determine how the curtain itself drapes. The modern style that has become popular not only in hotels but in domestic Perth curtains as well, is what we call a 'u-pleat'. With other names like the ripple fold and s-wave, the u-pleat has been around for the last ten or so years and has many benefits. The fabric is sown flat, and the track takes care of the rest, so it doesn't require any extra fabric and the elegance in it's simplicity suits both modern and classic interiors. The subtlety and cleanliness of the finished drape and its ability to suit all interiors has meant many large scale commercial interior designers have chosen the u-pleat for both new and older hotels alike.

Curtain Recesses

Curtain Recesses

This brings height to a whole new level. For those that may be building or renovating, or have plans to in the future, including a curtain recess will give a lavish feel to your space. A curtain recess is a small space in between ceiling and window that allows curtains to be fitted above ceiling height, while hiding both track and curtain heading. The end result is height, as well as the illusion that the curtains are falling from the ceiling itself. We recently completed a curtain recess in a Perth home, seen in the picture above, and the result is stunning!

Size Matters

Size Matters

Fit your curtains as high as possible, just under the cornice if you have them, or if there is no cornice, fit the tracks right up to the ceiling. The higher you can elevate the eye, the more spacious the feel of the room. Windows and door heights have increased by over a foot in recent years for the extra height and feeling of space it creates. Curtains and blinds are no exception, and do a fantastic job of bringing a feeling of height and space to any room if you fit them right! 

Decorative Track or Pelmet

Decorative Track or Pelmet

So many choices to put on top of your Perth curtains! You don't have to settle for a basic track or pelmet, there are plenty of options that will add some richness to your room. Pelmets are custom made in your choice of fabric and the range that Australian fabric houses provide is extensive to say the least. There is also a wide range of decorator tracks and poles with colours and styles for all, from a designer curtain rod to sleek modern tracks, so will have no trouble giving your room the exact hotel look you desire.

So there you go, hopefully these tips from your friendly Perth curtain maker will give your home that 'hotel feel'. Remember to call us on 0892402424 or email us on info@uniquecurtainsandblinds.com.au if you need any help with your Perth curtains or blinds, and look out for our next edition of Window Talk, thanks for reading and we will see you soon!