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 or Orange 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 or Orange, NSW, 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 or Orange, 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.


    Curtains have a noticeable impact on the appearance of your home and contribute to the cohesiveness of your interiors. Rather than purchasing the first option you see, consider these essential factors:

    • The room they’re being installed in

      When choosing suitable curtains, you need to select a shade and style that complements your colour scheme and interior decor style. For instance, if you have large French windows in your bedroom, you may want to opt for layered curtains made with a light-coloured cloth. If you’re decorating a bedroom, you’d want to select curtains that create ambience while blocking direct sunlight from entering the room. For your kitchen space, you’d steer clear of dark-coloured curtains and opt for a neutral shade that brightens the area while creating the illusion of a larger room.

    • The curtain fabric and material

      Although there are so many curtains in Sydney to choose from, different fabrics are ideal for different spaces. For instance, cotton or linen curtains work well in bedrooms but are not ideal for kitchens as this material is flammable and absorbs odour. On the other hand, polyester is a great curtain fabric for kitchens, especially when selecting one that is fire rated. 

      Whether you’re searching for decorative curtains that add volume and depth to your space or a thick style that blocks harsh sunlight from entering the room, Material World is proud to offer a vast range of window coverings. 

      With us, you can custom-design your curtains in Sydney and we can install them for you. From blackout curtains to S-fold, S-wave, and pinch pleat styles, the team at our fabric shop in Chatswood or our showroom in Orange can recommend what coverings will work best with your interiors before custom creating them in a curtain fabric of your choosing.

    • Selecting an appropriate colour

      Regardless of what curtain fabric you select, it’s critical to choose a style and design that praises your interiors. Consider the colour of your walls, carpets and floors and what furniture is currently placed in the area you’re redecorating. If the room is bare or your furnishing and walls are white or cream, you could make your curtains the focal point and opt for a vibrant colour or quirky design that adds personality to your room while seamlessly bringing your decor together.

    • Measurements

      Having the correct measurements is one of the most important steps in getting the right curtains for your space. You can measure your curtains by following these steps: Determine your mounting technique and determine the curtain rod length before measuring the width and length. Once you have finalised the numbers, you can begin searching for suitable curtains and fabric. If it’s all too hard, leave it to our interior decorating experts who can take the perfect measurements for you.

    If you have the budget and time to redecorate your home with the change of seasons, you can opt for a different style that suits the climate and your home’s decor scheme. You may want to select heavy curtain fabrics that provide insulation during winter. You could switch these out for lace or sheer curtain fabrics during the warmer months or choose Euro pleated curtains that offer a balanced mix of old and new designs. If you’re unsure what material will refine your interiors with effortless style, the team at our fabric shop in Chatswood or showroom in Orange are here to help.

    No, it’s not necessary to have both curtains and interior shutters. However, if you have wooden shutters, you could pair this style with blackout curtains to control the amount of light entering the room or pair them with a decorative sheer curtain to soften the look or bring a pop of colour to the room.

    The easiest way to keep your curtains in premium condition is to carefully take them down, wipe them, and use your vacuum cleaner to remove dirt, dust, grime and pet hairs. Always follow the care label for your individual fabric, but be aware that If you’ve opted for curtain fabrics like linen and cotton, be mindful that these fabrics typically need to be dry cleaned whilst polyester is often more easy care and can be washed at home.

    Not seeing your question above? Please get in touch with us and let us know how we can help.