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Drapes

Amaru's Curtains and Drapes are Melbourne-made from superior quality drapery fabrics offered in an impressive array of gorgeous custom colours, patterns and textures to accentuate any home's interior design. These lined curtains are a timeless and versatile soft window treatment that provides light and privacy control while improving the overall acoustics and insulation in a room.

Fabric Choices

Choosing the right fabric for your curtains and drapes involves more than deciding on the perfect colour or pattern to match your interior design.

The unique properties, texture and the way various types of drapery cloth hang, along with functionality and performance for light blocking, thermal transfer, and durability, make some curtain textiles better suited for dressing windows than others.

Amaru's decor consultants can provide expert advice on choosing the best drapery textiles for residential curtains for homes and holiday houses through to more hardwearing cloth for high traffic commercial window treatments in offices, hotels and motels.

Read more about our range of soft fold drapes here

Plain

  • Huge range of plain curtain fabric in Polyesters, Cotton, Linen, Velvet and more
  • Plain modern solids, woven stripes and Jacquard styles
Striped

Striped

  • Striped curtain fabrics can give the illusion of greater ceiling height
  • Combine colours in striped fabric curtains to help coordinate with room decor
Patterned

Patterned

  • Patterned drapes bring together multiple colours to enhance an interior theme
  • Designer patterned drapery can create a bold window dressing that makes a statement

Heading Styles

The curtain heading refers to where the top of the drapery panels attach to the track or rod. The drapery panel heading you choose can dramatically affect your finished curtains' overall look and will also influence the type of rod or track you can use. Amaru's custom drapes are available in a variety of curtain heading styles to achieve your desired look.

Pencil Pleat

Pencil Pleat/Gathered Curtains

  • Soft narrow casual pleats
  • Soft, informal and less structured
Pinch Pleat

Pinch Pleat Curtains

  • Double or Triple Pleats evenly spaced
  • A traditional timeless classic
Goblet Pleat

Goblet Pleat Curtains

  • Evenly spaced goblet shaped pleats
  • Formal appearance
Reverse Box

Reverse Box Pleat Curtains

  • Simple, modern and structured
  • Tailored appearance
Eyelet Curtains

Eyelet Curtains

  • Contemporary minimalist look
  • Threaded onto rod using eyelet rings
Rod Pocket Curtains

Rod Pocket Curtains

  • Conduit rod slid directly into the pocket
  • Fixed heading that cannot be drawn

Drapery Lining

Curtain lining fabric is an essential part of any quality drape. The curtain backing cloth not only protects your feature drapery textiles from sun and moisture damage but can significantly improve a curtain's ability to block light and sound and improve energy efficiency in your home. Choosing a compatible curtain lining can add body and improve the hang of your drapes, helping them to fall in graceful folds and giving a fuller look to better frame your windows.

Standard Curtain

Standard Curtain Lining

  • Blockout - white or Ivory coloured
  • Commonly used with uncoated fabric
Cotton Curtain

Cotton Curtain Lining

  • Natural calico cotton fleck
  • Uncoated is light filtering
Thermal Curtain

Thermal Curtain Lining

  • Thermal Blockout
  • Improves energy saving
Coloured Curtain

Coloured Curtain Lining

  • Ideally suited to use with coloured sheers
  • Decorative blockout
Fire Retardant Curtain

Fire Retardant Curtain Lining

  • Ideal for commercial applications
  • Great for near open fires or kitchens
Bumph

Bumph(Interlining)

  • Improves insulation
  • Increases body on light to medium weight fabrics

Control Options

Amaru’s custom curtains and drapes can be operated using a number of control options:

Cord Drawn Curtains

Cord Drawn Curtains

  • Standard operation
  • Pull the cord one way to open and the other to close
  • Cord controls can be either left or right
Hand Traverse

Hand Traverse Curtains

  • Simple wand control
  • Gently pull in the desired direction to open or close
  • Child safe
Motorised Curtains

Motorised Curtains

  • Choose from remote control or switch systems
  • Control multiple curtains with one remote control
  • Power for either mains, battery pack or solar

Suitable Areas

Custom-made curtains are an affordable, practical way to add your personality to any room. Sound baffling fabric used in panel drapes and lined curtains can also help create a more peaceful space by reducing 'flutter echo'. Flutter echo is a common phenomenon that occurs when sound waves bounce back and forth between the walls, ceiling, and floor, especially in large, sparsely furnished spaces and in rooms with hard surface floors. Amaru's Melbourne curtain makers can also create custom cushions and tiebacks coordinated with your soft window furnishings to complement formal and casual living areas beautifully.

Bedroom
BEDROOM
Living Room
LIVING ROOM
Dining
DINING
Study
STUDY
Home Theatre
HOME THEATRE
Choosing a Compatible Curtain
Custom-made curtains
Custom Cushions and Tiebacks
Best Custom Drapes
Choice of fabric
Motorised Curtain Control
Lining of Curtain Window
Range of Drapery tracks and Rods
Interior Window treatment
Cheap Curtains

Colour Choices

To ensure the best custom drapes in Melbourne are a perfect match for your home, Amaru offers an extensive range of curtain fabric colours, from modern neutrals through to bold colours and designer patterns. Need help deciding on the perfect shade for your shades? Our professional interior décor consultants are here to help.

* Actual fabric colours may appear different due to variations in monitors and browsers. The best way to ensure your colour choices are correct is to view a physical sample by booking a free measure and quote or visiting our showroom in to view our Curtains for sale in Melbourne or Canberra.

Features & Options

We have a variety of additional features and options that could be added to your curtains. Speak with your consultant to see what is possible with your choice of fabric, heading and operation.

Illusion of Height

Illusion of Height

Architects and interior designers have long turned to drapery to accentuate windows and openings and create an illusion of greater ceiling height. The long vertical lines in the soft folds of floor-to-ceiling drapes, even when used on windows positioned well above floor height, will naturally draw the eye upwards, helping to make a room feel larger than it is.

Fire Retardant

Fire Retardant

Many of our curtain fabrics have test results that comply to Australian standards for flame retardant.

Locally Made

Locally Made

Amaru is a proud family-owned Australian custom drapery supplier and we manufacture our made-to-measure curtains and drapes in our Melbourne workroom.

Child Safe

Child Safe

Our motorised curtain control options offer a complete child safe solution. Cord control drapes are fitted with cord safety devices to remove the risk of accidental entanglement by children and pets.

Improved Insulation

Improved Insulation

Amaru's bumph interlining is a flannel-like brushed fabric layer sewn between the face fabric and the lining of curtain window treatments. By adding bumph, soft furnishings gain extra volume and body, and the extra layer of fabric creates an insulating air pocket, reducing heat and noise transfer between indoors and outdoors.

Tracks & Rods

Tracks & Rods

Amaru offers an extensive range of drapery tracks and rods to further customise your soft window treatments, from minimalist and unobtrusive solutions right through to decorative feature curtain poles and finials.

FAQs about Drapes & Curtains

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What is the difference between curtains and drapes?

Curtains are fabric panels typically sold in pairs used as a functional and decorative interior window treatment. Drapes is the name given to lined curtains, usually with a backing fabric heavy enough to block out natural light and add volume, weight and body to the face fabric, improving the drape and hang of the curtains creating a more luxurious and upmarket look.

Are made to measure drapes expensive to buy?

Custom-made curtains and drapes will vary in cost based on the drapery panel face fabric, linings, lengths and widths. Naturally, the more fabric and specialised manufacturing required will determine the price of custom curtains. Whether looking for cheap curtains in simple, plain designs right through to feature soft furnishings in luxurious high-end designer fabrics, Amaru will work with your budget to create a perfect solution for your windows.

Can drapes completely block out sunlight?

Yes. The level of UV protection and light filtering curtains can offer comes down to the properties of the facing fabric you choose, coupled with interlining and backing fabric. The layered thickness of a drape will determine the amount of light it blocks. You can choose to significantly reduce the amount of sunlight let in but still maintain some filtered light or opt for blackout curtains designed to block 100% of all incoming light, therefore making them ideal for bedrooms and home theatres.

Are drapes too old fashioned for my modern home?

Some people hear the word 'drapes' and instantly imagine the heavy, outdated beige or floral curtains in their grandparent's 'good room'. However, these multifunctional, versatile, affordable, and efficient window treatments are still very much in fashion and used in modern interior design. Amaru's decor consultants can show you our range of stunning contemporary curtains and drapes made to suit modern architecture and aesthetics.

What areas do you service?

Amaru have custom drapes for sale in both Melbourne and Canberra.We have showrooms in both Melbourne and Canberra or you can book an in-home measure and quote for Melbourne Metro & Surrounds - including the Mornington Peninsula and Canberra & Surrounds.

How do I care for my drapes?

Regularly dust your drapes using a soft, clean cloth or feather duster. For a more thorough clean, you can use a hand held vacuum on low suction. If you plan to use any cleaning solutions on the fabric, always test it on a swatch or inconspicuous area first. All Amaru custom curtains are supplied with a care label attached to their heading specific to the fabric type and care requirements of your chosen window dressing.

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Showrooms

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Melbourne

1300 362 670

Unit 1, 198 Princes Highway, Dandenong North VIC 3175

Areas We Service - Metro Melbourne & Surrounds, including the Mornington Peninsula
Canberra

1300 362 670

95 Freda Gibson Cct, Theodore ACT 2905

Areas We Service - Canberra & Surrounds
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