Net Curtains – Overview

Welcome back, today I’m going to talk through our range of net curtains which we have on offer. Over the coming months we will continue to add to the selection available to our customers online. It’s a slow process but we are getting there.

One of our best sellers is Amelia which is consistently popular with our customers in store and online. Starting from €3.99 a yard and going up to €9.99 a yard, this design is affordable while featuring a simplistic design.

One of our main products which we’re renowned for is our net curtains. We’ve specialised in this product for over 2 generations in our shop. Our dedication to our net curtain range will continue for as long as long as there is a market to be served. This is something that is supported heavily by our management and we feel this is evident in the range that we offer.

Net curtains have become so popular due to the privacy they can offer home owners. One of the biggest advantages is that all light being equal, you are able to see what’s happening outside your window while others cannot see in. Even the purchasing process is easier, match your size and colour and you’re done! We will continue to try make our website more user friendly so as to give you, the customer, the best shopping experience possible.

Our net curtain range online is not as extensive as the net curtain range we offer in store, however, we are slowly trying to rectify this and our ultimate goal is to mirror online what we offer in store. So we hope to bring this to you over the few months.

In saying this, we now offer over 6 different cafe nets, 5 jardiniere net curtain sets, 4 net curtains window tie back sets, 14 net curtains swag voiles and 16 net curtains. If you ever have any concerns over the quality of the pictures representing some of our stock, please feel free to call into our shop and see for yourselves. You’ll be pleasantly surprised of the quality!

In terms of the overall market for net curtains, it comes in swings and roundabouts. There are peaks and troughs in the popularity of net curtains, and we at Duffy’s Curtains are starting to see an increased demand for this product, especially in the last few months.

If you’re looking to upgrade your curtains for the Christmas period, we’d recommend you put in your order as early as possible in the lead up to Christmas, so as to avoid disappointment.

Have a look through our range and let us know if we can be of any assistance.

Lastly, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+3538744606), email (sales@duffyscurtains.com) or in store at 27 North Earl Street, Dublin 1.

Child Safety Devices for Blinds

From February 2009, a new law was introduced to protect children’s safety when it comes to blinds. This is covered under EN 13120 standard as a minimum safety requirement. We at Duffy’s Curtains always encourage (as instructed by management) the use of child safety devices in the blinds we sell.

As children grow so does their natural curiosity for all things around them. Basic appliances can turn into potential hazards that we all need to be aware of so that we can protect our home and give parents the the comfort of safety that is required. Child Safety is a top priority with Management in Duffy’s Curtains, particularly when it comes to blinds.

The standard operating length of most blinds with cord or chain operation has ben reduced to a maximum of 1m to lower the risk of injuries or harm on young children.

We recommend the following guidelines should be adhered to:

  • To avoid entanglement, keep cords or chains out of the reach of young children;
  • Move beds, costs and furniture away from window covering cords;
  • Do not tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop; and
  • Install and use the safety devices according to the installation instructions on these devices to reduce possibility of such an incident.

We also supply the Luxaflex solutions. These are a great product solution that looks well, it includes the following:

  • LiteRise – Eliminate pull cords altogether with the LiteRise system. This cordless push-up, push-down system raises and lowers the product with minimum effort. LiteRise helps reduce any potential hazards from the home while also affording the use more comfort and a streamlined appearance.
  • SmartCord and UltraLift – These are outstanding cord lifting systems. They feature a retractable pull cord that maintains a constant length, and allows the user to effortlessly raise and lower the shade. Additionally, the SmartCord system will automatically lower the blind to the preferred position after one simple pull of the cord.
  • PowerRise and motorised operation – The remote control operation or wall switch eliminates operating cords for enhanced child safety. This would be one of the main reasons why we can’t recommend this solution too much.
  • Softraise – This is a cordless roller blind solution that uses a spring mechanism for easy lifting and lowering. Easy yet affordable solution for parents.
  • Skylight, Nano Blinds and tensioned models – These systems are designed to fit neatly into the frame of your windows, doors and skylights and eliminate the need for free hanging cord loops.
  • Quick release cord connectors – These are fitted as standard on many blinds. These connectors break apart and separate when pressure is applied to them.
  • Crank operation – Many products are available with a crank system. Out special crank system integrates both lift and tilt functions into one easy-to-use crank.
  • Cord and chain operations – If you decide to go with a cord or endless chain, safety for you child is increased with extra safety devices. We offer the following solutions:
    • Safety Chain Retainer – This device tensions chain loops which helps avoid the risk of entanglement.
    • Safety Chain Breakout – This is used in conjunction with a Chain Retainer to make chain loops child safe.
    • Safety Cord Cleat – This is used to wrap hanging cords around the cleat to keep them out of reach of young children.
    • Safety Breakout Tassel 25mm Venetian Blinds – These are used on the lift cords of Venetian Blinds. When pressure is applied the tassel splits open, helping to avoid the risk of entanglement.
    • Safety Breakout Tassel 35mm/50mm – This is used on the lift cords of Venetian Blinds. When pressure is applied the tassel splits open, helping to avoid the risk of entanglement.
    • Safety Rings fo Venetian Blinds – These prevents the lift cords being pulled out of the blind, and helps to avoid the risk of entanglement.
    • Safety Breakout System for Roman Blinds – This is where the lift cords break away from the back of the Roman Blind when pressure is applied, and helps avoid the risk of entanglement.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+353 1 8744606), email (sales@duffyscurtains.com) or in person at our store at 27 North Earl Street.

We hope you found this post informative and useful.

How to style your home on a budget

Don’t let a tight budget stand in your way of doing up your home. At Duffy’s Curtains, we aim to provide our customers with the best available products at the lowest prices possible. Our product range includes ready made curtains, net curtains and cushion covers online but our store features far more variety. Come visit us to see what we can do for you at 27 North Earl Street.

Nothing wrong with having a budget these days, as we’ve come across, it’s known as ‘thrift’ among us fashion savvy buyers. This type of behaviour is to be encouraged especially when you are looking to do up your home.

Ready made curtains – there’s plenty of great bargains among our selection online. We’ve over 18 ready made curtains starting from under €50!

Net Curtains – our net curtains start from €1.89 per yard!

Cushion covers – our cushion covers start from €4.59 and are available in an array of colours and designs.

Food for thought, if you were to change only one thing in a room? We reckon your curtains have the most impact out of all our online products because they are such a focal point of a room. Long curtains that touch the floor and that are hung high enable any room to appear bigger than it is.

Colour also has a big impact on the room. If your house is mainly styled in neutral colours try introducing a vibrant colour for 20% – 30% of the room to give it a real lift. It can be amazing the change in atmosphere small but simple changes can make to a home.

Browse through our ready made curtains here.

Style your home today, and more importantly your windows, so as to keep out unwanted eyes. We feel confident that you can achieve the look you want from our selection of ready made curtains, net curtains or cushion covers. You don’t have to spend a small fortune to achieve your desired outcome. Speak with us today in store, by phone or by email. See our contact details here.

Cushions, Cushions and more Cushions!

Here at Duffy’s Curtains we’ll try help you find what the best design, colour or pattern is needed to fill your needs in your home.

Before buying cushion covers online or in store, you may want to consider the following:

Cushion Size – Usually low back modern couches require smaller sized cushions, therefore a 16″ x 16″ cushion cover may fulfil your need. Our standard sized cushion covers are 18″ x 18″ and they will suit most couches and rooms with typical sizes and dimensions. We do offer larger size cushion covers in a 22″ x 22″ size. We offer some of these cushion covers online but for our full range, best to call into our store in Dublin City to see the full selection. The larger cushion covers create a more relaxed chilled out feeling to a room. Perfect place for a nap on a Sunday evening!

Cushion Filler – Find out about what cushion filler your cushion or cushion cover comes with or mix and match your own ideas. We offer polyester or feathered cushion fillers in store in Dublin. The cost of cushion fillers fluctuate depending on your choice with our polyester filler is the most cost efficient.

Odd Number of Cushions – For the design and style conscious buyer, an odd number of cushions or cushion covers on any couch or bed tend to be more stylish. Use 1, 3 or 5 depending on the size of your room, bed or couch.

Texture – Add warmth to your room and choose cushion covers that do not slide off your couch. Picking cushions with a material that have traction and stick to your couch.

Finally, view our cushion covers range online here to see if we have what you need for your home. We offer a range of colours and patterns including; red cushion covers, teal cushion covers, black cushion covers, silver cushion covers, brown cushion covers, cream cushion covers and tapestry cushion covers. If you require more advice, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (01-8744606), email (sales@duffyscurtains.com) or in store at 27 North Earl Street. We hope you enjoy your online shopping experience and we’d be delighted to help in any way we can.

Welcome to the Duffy’s Curtains blog!

Welcome to Duffy’s Curtains! This is a curtains and home accessories blog to help you stay informed on our latest products and the current trends in the market.

To start, windows look bare without curtains. They add privacy, block our light and can add softness and comfort to your home.

There are numerous steps in finding the right curtains for you. One of the first pieces of advice we always tell our customers is to choose your fabric based on the look you are going for and on how much light you want to let in. A majority of our ready made curtains that you will come across already have lining for filtering the light but if you wanted to add extra lining, just ask in store for our. We also sell ready made black-out lining!

From a colour perspective, neutral curtains can fit in anywhere but if you want your curtains to be a focal point or centre piece of your home, go for brighter colours and bolder patterns.

Next we’d advise you think about the top finish on your curtains/ ready made curtains. Metal eyelets open smoothly and have a modern look to them. They would be one of the most popular finishes on our ready made curtains that we offer. However, no matter what style you choose we offer curtain poles and rods for all hanging styles.

Our curtains lengths range from 54″ drop to 90″ drop, however if you are looking for a longer or shorter drop please speak to our staff in store for further details. You can contact them here. Extra long curtains that sit on the floor can give the ‘puddle’ effect which is a great modern look but should only be used in areas of your home where there is not much traffic, as kids and pets can really make a mess of these!

Finally, you can make a room feel bigger by hanging your curtains wider or taller than the window. If you require more advice, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (01-8744606), email (sales@duffyscurtains.com) or in store at 27 North Earl Street. We hope you enjoy your online shopping experience and we’d be delighted to help in any way we can.