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What is a Venetian Blind?

What is a Venetian Blind? A window Venetian blind consisting of horizontal slats which can be pivoted to control the amount of light that passes through it. Types Venetian blinds come in either faux wood or basswood. When left down and tilted they are a great alternative to net curtains. Faux wood has increased in […]

Your New Roller Blinds

Measuring for roller blinds is not as difficult as you may think! There are a couple of considerations to think of before proceeding with an order, such as: Is there anything impeding the window being measured? i.e. door handles or door/window openings. Do I have space to have a recess fit or exact fit? Is […]

A Guide To Plantation Shutters…

The world of shutters is varied with such a wide range of information available it can be difficult to know what to choose.  Here we try and make things a little simpler to help you choose the right plantation shutters for your home. Shutter colours? The most popular colour is silk white for interior shutters. […]

What Is A Duvet And Duvet Cover?

Sometimes referred to as a comforter (especially in the United States), a duvet is a type of bedding that is a soft flat bag filled with down, feathers, wool, or a synthetic alternative. It is protected with a removable cover, the duvet cover. The duvet set originated in Europe and was made from down feathers […]

Finding The Right Rug Size…

All rooms look better with a rug 🙂 It can be quite surprising how much of an impact a rug can have on your home, changing the look and feel of a room as soon as it’s put down! With an increase in wood or hard flooring in the home, a rug is the next […]

Irish Linen

Thomas Ferguson linen fabrics have a multi-purpose use, for example cushions, curtains, clothing, bathrobes, hand towels, artist canvas, table linen, tea towels, bed linen and ecclesiastical linen such as altar cloths and purificators. This product can be used to make all these items. Thomas Ferguson’s Irish linen are widely acknowledged as the finest linen Jacquard […]

Hanging French Pleat Curtains

French Pleat Curtains Custom curtains with French pleats will come hooked and fixed in their pleats. 1. Please ensure you have sufficient curtain rings or gliders. 2. Begin hanging the curtains from the window edge of each side and work towards the centre of the window. 3. Once both curtains have been hung, check that […]

Hanging Pencil Pleat Curtains

Pencil Pleat or Gathered Finish Readymade pencil pleat curtains can be used with all types of curtain poles or tracks. 1. Iron the curtain on the reverse, i.e. iron on the lining side of the curtain. 2. Tie off the cords at one end of the curtain header. 3. Hold the tie cords firmly in […]

Buying Readymade Curtains

Vogue Readymade Curtains Latte

  The first step you’ve to take is to measure for your curtains. You can read about ‘how to measure’ here. Once you have this information you can then determine which readymade curtain size is suitable for you. Each readymade curtain package will contain a pair of curtains, unless specifically stated otherwise. Each curtain panel […]

Beginners Guide to Measuring

Measuring for Net Curtains Net curtain width Measure the recess (inside frame) width of your window. This is shown by the horizontal arrow in the diagram to the right. We recommend you measure the width in several places and then take the shortest measurement. If there is already curtain wire or a tension rod in place, […]