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5 Stunning New Autumn Fabrics

As the nights draw in, the temperatures fall and the leaves transform into a fiery spectrum of orange and gold we know Autumn is upon us and winter is just a stones throw away.So why not prepare for the coming cold winter months, snuggled around the fire, with some stunning new made to measure curtains . Take a look at a few of our favourite new fabrics this Autumn.1.Stunning 100% cotton print in this seasons colours from Villa Nova, soon to be featured in our new Christmas window display.2.A bold...

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Hotel Curtains
Apr 26 2016

HOTEL CURTAINS

Merlin Interiors have extensive experience in the provision of Hotel Curtains as seen on Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector.Our Contract Curtain Range offers the perfect choice for hotels wishing to exude elegance, class and sophistication through their window furnishings.We are able to offer an array of features such as swags and tails, valances and pole wraps. It is these finishing touches, this attention to detail that truly enable you to set the ambiance of your hotel and position yourself ahead of the competition.Furthermore, we offer Fire Retardant Curtains and Blackout...

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Apr 26 2016

CHOOSING YOUR CURTAIN HEADING

This may at first seem like a minor decision to make when selecting your curtains, however it is not to be underestimated. The heading you choose can have a surprisingly dramatic effect on the overall presentation of your curtains. Your choice of heading can also have a significant effect upon the final cost.When choosing Ready Made Curtains you will have little or no choice over your type of heading as Ready Made Curtains are pre-manufactured and are not made to your specifications.However, should you choose from our Made to Measure...

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Bedroom Curtains
Apr 26 2016

HOW TO CHOOSE BEDROOM CURTAINS

The bedroom is a place that should enable you to escape the rest of the world. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, a place that promotes relaxation and the relief of stress from day to day life.As such it is suggested that this room conveys simplicity, elegance, luxury and intimacy. The importance of simplicity is derived from the theory that a cluttered room is synonymous with a cluttered mind. Subsequently a clean, simple environment promotes a clean, clear, fresh mind and outlook.Surrounding yourself in elegance and luxury allows you to relax,...

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Lounge Curtains
Apr 26 2016

HOW TO CHOOSE LOUNGE CURTAINS

Choosing curtains can be a difficult and challenging task, whether shopping online or within stores the choice of fabrics is overwhelming, not to mention the various options and styles.However, by breaking the process down in to logical, manageable steps selecting the perfect window dressing becomes simple.By putting in a little effort you will be rewarded with the awe and admiration of your family and friends at the next social gathering.Your first decision should be on selecting the appropriate color scheme for your curtain fabric.What is the colour of your carpet? What...

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Buy Curtains Online
Apr 26 2016

HOW TO BUY CURTAINS ONLINE

Step 1First take the measurements of your window, these need to be as accurate as possible to ensure the perfect finish. Refer to the How to Measure Curtains guide for full details.Step 2Choose between Ready Made Curtains or Made to Measure Curtains.Ready Made Curtains are the lowest cost option, they are mass produced and bag lined. Available in a range of sizes, colours and styles, often offering the option to purchase matching cushion covers and tiebacks.Take care when purchasing more than one pair of curtains as variances in colour are...

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Cinema Curtains
Apr 26 2016

CINEMA, THEATRE & STAGE CURTAINS

The magic of a Cinema Projection, Theatre Production or Stage Play always begins with the audience sat in anticipation, waiting for the curtains to part…It is for this exact reason that your curtains need to convey the same luxury and elegance that your play or projection wishes to convey.An audience sat facing tired or drab curtains will not be compelled with the excitement and anticipation you wish to create in order for them to embrace your production in the way you wish.That is why Merlin Interiors specialise in providing exquisitely...

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How to Hang Curtains
Apr 26 2016

HOW TO HANG CURTAINS

The following information is based on the hanging of curtains with a Pencil Pleat Heading.Step 1Wash your hands. This may sound obvious but it is surprising how often it is overlooked, particularly after handling dirty tools during the fitting of poles and tracks. The last thing you want are dirty marks on your fresh new curtains.Step 2Clear and clean a large open surface for which you are able to lay your curtains out, ideally the dining table or clean floor.Step 3Carefully remove your curtains from their packaging. Lay them out...

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Curtain Care
Apr 26 2016

CURTAIN CARE

Unfortunately your new curtains will be inclined to collect and gather dust. Over a period of time this dust will build up leaving your new curtains looking unsightly. However, this can easily be prevented with a little daily care. Simply, give your curtains a gentle tug once a day either when you open or close them. This will unsettle the dust and prevent excessive build up.Additionally it is advisable to very gently vacuum your curtains once a month. Select the lowest suction setting and use the telescopic part of your...

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