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Quick Guide to Curtains and Blinds

Quick Guide to Curtains and Blinds

All our handmade curtains and blinds are made in house by our team. With such a huge range of styles, it can be tricky to know what you need. We can supply those special details – upholstered pelmets, covered lathes and matching soft furnishings.

Here’s the Amersham Designs quick guide to the most popular styles of blinds and curtains.


Roman Blinds

This style of blind is a single piece of fabric, which folds upwards into pleats when you open the blind. A sleek and stylish option, we can create these in lined, interlined, and blackout lined fabrics. And the choice of fabric is almost infinite! This style of blind can work in almost any room. We can install these with a chain system, or for the ultimate convenience with motorised headrails.


Roman Blind in Black Edition Spot Fabric

Roman Blinds in Black Edition Fabric - with an almost limitless range of fabrics to choose these are a great option for many homes


Roller Blinds

Incredibly easy to operate, this is a very durable, no-fuss style of blind. As with Roman blinds, we have a huge range of fabrics for you to choose from. We can also use voile, screen, solid or blackout fabrics. This practical style of blind is popular for use in kitchens and bathrooms.



Louvolite Roller Blinds - simple, versatile and practical



You have the option of lined, interlined and blackout lined. Our curtains are all hand-sewn and finished. We can create these with the most popular headings - pinch pleat, double pinch pleat, cartridge, and wave – and yes, we have a huge range of fabrics to choose from. We house a vast collection of designer fabrics and trimmings books in our showroom, and we welcome you to come and look.



Colefax and Fowler Curtains with covered lath, and Romo Fabric Chair - we can achieve those beautiful finishing touches



Wave Curtains

The wave curtain with the Silent Gliss heading tape is a very popular choice. A super modern style, this curtain hangs and always keeps a perfect wave shape. Looks perfect in contemporary and modern interiors, particularly in a floor to ceiling scenario.



Modern and elegant - Wave Curtains look stunning in contemporary homes


Upholstered Pelmets

These are wooden boxed pelmets upholstered in the fabrics of your choice and can be finished with contrast borders or trimmings. Most popular is straight based for a contemporary feel, but we also make traditional shaped based pelmets too for the more classic interior.


Upholstered pelmets by Amersham Designs

Traditional style curtains and pelmet suit this classically-styled home

Covered Laths

These are ideal for maximising list and using in bay windows, or windows that have limited space above. Cover them in the same fabric as the curtains or go for a contrast. These work best with pinch or double pinch pleat curtains. The idea of a lath is that it hides the track and is a very discreet upholstered strip that the curtains sit in front of (not behind like a pelmet).

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 Covered lath, matching the curtain fabric

Tracks & Poles

We supply made to measure hand-drawn, corded, and motorised tracks, and made to measure poles in metal or wood. These range from off the shelf budget-friendly options, including the Cameron Fuller metal pole kits, to hand-painted poles with elaborate finials.

We supply Metropole and Glider poles; these are very popular and work well with the popular wave system.

And we also supply brands for motorised systems - Louvolite, Somfy, Luxaflex and Silent Gliss.



 Pinch pleat and antique reeded pole


Soft Furnishings

We make bed throws and scatter cushions in-house, custom-sized and in the fabric of your choice. Bringing your room to life and adding those all-important details that make an interior really special.


Visit us

We’d love to hear your ideas, so please get in touch to book an appointment. We can explain how we work, show you our fabulous fabrics, and provide estimates for your project. To make an appointment for our made to measure curtains, blinds and soft furnishings service call Mel or Sarah on 01494 728889.

Spring Trends - Materials

Spring Trends - Materials

From future-focused sustainable fabrics to using traditional and classic materials in a brand new way. This season there is a big focus on materials; what are products made from, how they are made, and how can these materials be used for maximum impact in your home, and minimum impact environmentally. These trends are all tied together with a soft, harmonious colour palette, letting the materials and their properties shine through. 

Eco-Conscious Fabrics

We’ve been so excited to see the new fabric ranges from Kirky Designs. These collections are all designed with sustainability in mind. 

Wave is crafted from polyester yarns, produced from waste plastic bottles. This fabric features a subtle women moire effect and soft finish, that belies its plastic origins. This textural plain fabric is accentuated by a beautiful contemporary tonal palette. 


Fleck Eco is a gorgeous textured chenille. Fleck Eco combines recycled wool and acrylic yarns with Tencel Lyocell and 100% PET recycled polyester yarns. The recycled wool and acrylic yarns are reconstituted from the fashion industry, whilst Tencel Lyocell is a sustainable yarn that originates from fast-growing eucalyptus trees. The polyester yarns are produced from waste plastic bottles.


Flow is a fabulously interesting pixelated multi-coloured design, again made from polyester produced from waste plastic bottles. 

Leaf II is made from 100% recycled wool felt, and uses reconstituted wool yarns from the fashion industry. The recycled wool yarns are first sorted and then blended to form a unique colour palette, synonymous with Kirkby Design’s contemporary style. A soft finish gives a tactile touch to this robust and versatile textile with an intriguing mottled appearance. 


A range of fabrics in beautiful colours and textures, all created from sustainable and waste materials. 

A percentage of the proceeds from each collection are also donated to either the Marine Conservation Society or Trees For Life. 

And finally, the fabrics are also fully recyclable, so they can be repurposed for future use.

We love to see this kind of innovation in interiors, the possibilities for creating beautiful products responsibly. Head to the Kirkby Designs website to read more about these amazing new fabrics.


The New Rattan

What a comeback for this 70’s patio furniture classic! This natural material has been reinvigorated by one of our favourite designers Andrew Martin. Used in pieces with metals and glass to create stunning contemporary furniture. The contrast of golds and bronzes against the rattan is simply beautiful. 



Unusual Woods

Letting the grains shine through, and become part of bold, graphic modern designs. We are big fans of the way designers are using wood in ever more interesting ways. 

Aubrey Take a look at this cabinet, the two-toned wood finish is inspired by the Cubism art movement of the 20th century. The wood’s tones, knots, and grains are framed in ebony for that bold, cool contrast. Swipe to see the whole piece.

William This seamless console was crafted with an ash veneer and aged brass finish giving it a cool, contemporary Scandinavian feel.


Kinvara Geometric. We always adore the combination of natural materials with metals, this sideboard makes an impact. Black aged oak in herringbone parquet, surrounded by a subtle metal frame. A really smart piece.


New Neutrals

Zinc Textiles are all about the luxe monochrome vibes and the new collections City and Beach take this to the next level.



Shearling is super soft velvet, a totally indulgent upholstery choice. For a soft graphic effect Macrame’s funky maze-like design ticks all the boxes. And we just adore Barriere - a velvet inspired by snow-capped mountains. 

For a dreamy, elegant, soft colour palette, in the most inviting and interesting textures delve into the new Zinc City and Beach collections. Just perfection!