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Padding up: The complete guide to pelmets

August 31, 2015

Out of all the design trends for Roman blinds in Melbourne, one that has caught our eye is the re-emergence of the padded pelmet. Pelmets are essentially coverings for both the recess and the blind itself. Apart from providing your home with a pleasing, modern look, they can also provide a host of other, fantastic benefits as well.

Below, we’ve gone into more detail regarding the benefits that a pelmet, combined with custom Roman blinds, can offer your home’s interior design. At The Blinds Spot Co, we make all of our own pelmets in house at our showroom in Tullamarine. With a wide range of fabrics and designs to choose from, you can be assured of receiving a pelmet that will compliment your home perfectly.

Ultraviolet protection

As pelmets are a reinforcement of fabric blinds, the extra layer that they add is highly effective against the extremes of the Australian climate. One particular facet of our weather that pelmets are good at blocking out is the threat of UV radiation. The extra layer attached acts as a strong barrier against UV light, and will minimise the danger that UV light poses to your health. It will also stop furniture inside your home from losing its colour due to fading.

Reliable and durable

Padded pelmets have been proven to stand up to the tests of daily life, and will remain as fantastic window furnishings for a long time to come. The materials attached to your fabric Roman blinds are of the highest quality available, and will be resistant to fading and general wear and tear. Pelmets don’t compromise the ease of use of your Roman blinds, meaning that they will remain as reliable as what they were originally.

Insulative qualities

One great benefit that pelmets can offer you is the ability to naturally heat or cool your home to your ideal temperature. Acting in a similar way to which pelmets block out UV light, these types of Roman blinds help to trap the warmth or coolness in the air. Strategic placement of your pelmets, such as in areas of the home that receive more sunlight, can effectively ensure that you won’t need to use the air conditioning unit as often.

Highly affordable

As padded pelmets use similar fabrics to your original Roman blinds, they are also very cost-effective to purchase. The wide variety of the fabrics available to be used in a pelmet also means that you’ll be getting the best value for money window furnishing solution available. These fabrics are also fairly easy to clean and maintain, and require less time and resources in this regard than your average curtain or drapery.

The padded pelmet experts

We have supplied padded pelmets to hundreds of homes in and around Melbourne. We can offer your a free measure, on top of an unbeatable quote, and our installation service has been designed to be as hassle-free and as prompt as possible. Give us a call today, and ask about the great quality of pelmets that we can offer you.

Do you have padded pelmets in your own home? How have you found them? Have you seen these great benefits? Leave a comment below, and let us know your thoughts.