That’s where window treatments are important. If you haven’t updated yours for a while, you might be surprised by how much has changed. For starters, the modern term is window ‘fashions’ because, like most home decor today, they’re created in line with new home trends, textiles and styles in mind.
Forget the old roller blinds of yesteryear. For good looks and performance, you can’t go past the new breed of blinds, which are as beautiful as they are functional. Aesthetically, they give your home an instant update and from a practical point of view they are modern multi-taskers that help keep the place comfortable and running efficiently.
Case in point is the Luxaflex Softshades Collection, an Australian range of premium window fashions with a soft, modern look. The collection is designed to be coordinated, with complementary tones and fabrics across different applications, such as windows and doorways, in all types of rooms.
Here’s the rundown:
Luxaflex Modern Roman Shades are a new take on Roman blinds with a clever cordless design that offers a clean aesthetic and enhanced child safety, with a choice of streamlined operating systems that allow you to lift and lower the blinds as needed without dangerous exposed cords. The durable, low-maintenance fabric is designed to retain its pleated consistency with luxurious, soft fabric folds in a choice of opacity to suit your room’s purpose.
Suitable for: Light control and privacy in children’s rooms, living rooms and anywhere you need blackout shading such as the baby’s room, master bedroom and study.
Luxaflex Luminette Privacy Sheers are an elegant alternative to a traditional curtain, especially in large spaces such as street-facing living areas or where neighbours can see in. The unique vertical panes with sheer backing give you the light-filtering benefits of a sheer curtain with the added advantage of manoeuvrable panes to provide the perfect amount of light and privacy at any given time of day.
Suitable for: Living room, family areas, bedrooms and anywhere privacy is an issue.
Luxaflex Silhouette Shadings with signature S-Vanes transform harsh sunlight into a gentle, diffused glow. The unique S-shaped vanes are cleverly engineered to bounce incoming light up onto the ceiling and naturally brighten the room with an ambient glow. With no visible cords, they provide an uninterrupted view so you can enjoy your outlook in privacy and, depending on the amount of direct light your room gets, there’s a choice of opacity to ensure you can control how much light comes in. With low-maintenance fabrication and precise, neat roll-away engineering, it’s a compact and discreet option for windows.
Suitable for: Living room, family room, bedroom, study, kitchen and anywhere you prefer not to have direct sunlight all day.
Luxaflex Pirouette Shadings provide light control, privacy and an attractive three-dimensional aesthetic all in one. Just as their name suggests, you can tilt, lift and lower the Pirouette vanes to suit your needs. The patented Invisi-Lift system allows the fabric vanes to be widened and narrowed without obvious cords obstructing the view, while giving the appearance of floating fabric vanes. Available in two fabric vane sizes, 100mm or 120mm, Pirouette Shadings are available in a wide range of fabrics, textures and colours.
Suitable for: Most rooms and anywhere you prefer variable privacy options. Great for living areas with furniture that needs shading from direct sunlight.
Luxaflex Duette Shades are uniquely engineered to provide improved energy efficiency all year round, with a honeycomb-like construction creating a layer of energy-saving insulation by trapping air in each distinct pocket. Their contemporary, striking looks place them firmly in the window fashion category but they are so much more, with insulation and sound absorption properties as well as offering UV protection. Luxaflex has the largest honeycomb range, including patented honeycomb fabrics and operating systems which can help save you money on your home’s heating and cooling costs.
Suitable for: Homes with multiple windows, homes in open areas that receive little natural shade, hot and cold climates and homes needing improved energy efficiency.
The Luxaflex Softshades Collection can be made to measure and customised with your choice of beautiful and durable fabrics, fastenings and hardware. Plus, with Luxaflex PowerView Motorisation, they’re more convenient, more innovative and more intelligent. Their signature wireless operating system automatically controls the range to your pre-programmed preference, so you don’t have to lift a finger. If you prefer to take matters into your own hands, there’s the cute pebble-shaped remote control, the PowerView App you can control from your smart phone (needs WiFi), or voice command using your home hub for the ultimate connectivity.
The Luxaflex promise is innovation, quality and personalised service with peace of mind, so if you’re looking to bring your window fashions up to date, get in touch with Luxaflex for a measure and quote or hop online to find a showroom near you.