If you have a window, we have it covered! With a dedicated team of experienced industry professionals, we’ve been providing our customers with quality fabrics, blinds, curtainsshutters, haberdashery and even automated motorised systems for the last two and a half decades. Whether you’re after linen curtains that are perfect for contemporary living spaces and airy bedrooms, sheer curtains in neutral hues or blackout curtains in Sydney that elevate your interiors, block light and provide unmatched privacy, we can help. We have everything you need to shop for the best curtain fabrics in Australia.

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For a hassle and stress-free experience, we can measure, supply and install a complete curtain solution for you. All of our work is guaranteed, so you can order with peace of mind. For the best curtain fabric shop in Chatswood, Sydney, Material World should be your go-to. If you have any questions about our curtain fabrics or upholstery Sydney services, please contact us today.


How many types of curtain fabric are there?

With so many different styles and designs available, it can be difficult to find the perfect set of curtains to compliment your interiors and fit seamlessly into your home’s decor. The type of fabric affects how the curtains hang and drape, so choosing a high-quality material will ensure durability, coverage and ease of laundering. There are eight different curtain fabrics to choose from. These include:

  • Polyester curtains
  • One of the most common curtain fabrics in Australia, polyester is durable, sturdy and affordable. Easy to care for, this material resists wrinkling, shrinking and stretching and is the perfect solution for first-time curtain customers. This fabric works well for bedroom and living room curtains as it’s easy to care for and maintain.

  • Linen curtains
  • Providing a more tailored and sleek look, linen curtains are perfect for casual dining areas, contemporary living spaces and airy bedrooms. Although the sheer fabric doesn’t block the sun, it allows for natural light to fill your living space. This style is typically dry clean only and should be hung immediately to avoid wrinkling.

  • Cotton curtains
  • Cotton curtains drape well, making them a natural fit for living and dining room areas. Creating a gently filtered light in any space, they’re easy to clean and care for so they’re perfect if you have children at home.

  • Silk curtains
  • While this material is heavier and drapes perfectly, silk is dry clean only, which makes laundering this fabric a challenge. Thankfully there are many polyester based silk look fabrics which don’t have this downside.

  • Velvet curtains
  • An ideal insulator for chillier homes, velvet is a heavy fabric that offers a polished look to more formal areas. The perfect fabric for your media room curtains.

  • Sheer curtains
  • Sheer fabrics are a great option in areas where you wish to diffuse natural light. They’re typically available in neutral shades, such as white, ivory and ecru but also come in a range of printed designs as well.

  • Thermal curtains
  • Made from heavy materials like cotton and polyester, thermal curtains are thick and give your home extra insulation. For really chilly homes we can even interline your curtains with bumph for an extra layer of thermal comfort and noise reduction.

  • Blackout curtains
  • Made of an opaque fabric that’s backed by foam, blackout curtains stop the light from entering your room. The thick fabric also increases your home’s privacy.

    What is the most luxurious fabric for curtains?

    While it depends on your unique aesthetic, linen, silk, and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments and the most popular curtain fabrics in Australia. These luxurious fabrics hang well, and there are various styles and designs to choose from that will blend seamlessly into your home.

    How much do block out curtains cost?

    Blockout curtains in Sydney can vary in price depending on where you make your purchase. Rather than exceeding your budget, shopping at Material World will ensure you find premium quality designs at extremely affordable prices. For a competitive quote, please get in touch with our friendly team, or visit our fabric shop in Chatswood, where you can see and feel the quality of our curtains before you place your order.

    In addition to curtains, we also custom make high-quality blinds, which can be expertly fitted to your windows for privacy and light control.