Shop our beautiful range of S-Wave curtains in elegant, on-trend sheer and blockout fabrics. As Australia’s largest manufacturer of carpets and window furnishings, Carpet Court can provide a free measure and quote for your custom-made S-Wave curtains.
LEARN WHY S-WAVE CURTAINS ARE SO POPULAR IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN SPACE
You may have noticed S-Wave curtains in the luxurious homes you see on TV shows. We all know curtains, but these ones seem a little more sophisticated, as though they are floating on an almost unnoticeable track. With an S-shaped wave pattern, S-Wave curtains are often referred to as S-fold, ripple-fold or wave-fold curtains. Whatever their name, they bring a fresh take to a timeless window covering. Hung on their own as soft, elegant sheers that move gently with the breeze or teamed with blinds or blockout curtains, there are so many ways to adapt this look to your light control needs. Read our handy guide below to find out why you should invest in S-Wave curtains for your space.
BENEFITS OF AN S-WAVE CURTAIN
Stunning, soft looks aren’t all you get with S-Wave curtains. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect:
- Smooth operation: Very quiet, effortless, and smooth open and close operation.
- Perception of space: Often run wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor, S-Wave curtains give the impression of height. They make a space feel bigger and airier. When hung on small windows, they can even make the window appear larger than it is.
- Soften your interiors: Curtains can soften hard lines and minimal furnishings by bringing contrast with fabric and texture.
- Mount versatility: The mounting track for S-Wave curtains is very slim, which means that it not only seems to ’disappear’ into the roof or wall, but it’s also a good option for windows and cavities with minimal space for a curtain rod.
WHY DESIGNERS LOVE S-WAVE CURTAINS
Designers are all about the S-Wave curtains, and it's easy to see why. These curtains bring a fresh, modern appearance to Australian homes that's hard to beat. They create spaces that feel both luxurious and laid-back.
The unique design, with its smooth and flowing folds, makes any room look like it's straight out of an interior design magazine. These curtains offer excellent functionality by being easy to operate and versatile in light control.
MODERNISE YOUR HOME WITH HIGH-QUALITY S-WAVE SHEER CURTAINS
It’s the lack of embellishment in the pleats of S-Wave sheer curtains that give them a quiet, contemporary look. This style of sheer window treatment is very on-trend right now, making it a great option to flood your room with natural light and transform your interiors into a modern space. But rest assured, it’s no passing phase - this elegant, timeless look will endure past seasonal trends.
S-WAVE DRAPERY STYLED FOR LUXURIOUS AND CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR
Fabric waves that drape uniformly from top to bottom give S-Wave curtains their signature look and make them a coveted window covering for a luxurious yet relaxed look that complements contemporary decor.
Relaxed, textured looks and creating the illusion of height and space are two big reasons why S-Wave curtains are often chosen for home renovation shows - flooding light into living spaces and providing calm softness in bedrooms.
S-WAVE CURTAINS - A LESS BULKY CURTAIN
S-Wave curtains offer an excellent view out because their neat folds hold their gentle wave shape from top to bottom. Hanging from a slim line track attached to your cornice, wall, or ceiling, they are less bulky than other types of curtains and sit neatly when stacked, allowing you to open up more of the view from your window or door.
S-WAVE VS PLEAT CURTAINS
Pleat curtains refer to pinch pleat or pencil pleat curtains. These are the most common traditional style of curtain, with pleats that create a gathered look at the top. Less popular these days than they have been in the past, pleat curtains give a casual look and are a good option for bedrooms and informal living areas.
S-Wave curtains differ from pleat curtains because the s-shapes or waves in the fabric are created by the spacing of the hook and tape attaching the fabric to the track header. They aren’t gathered at the top; the fabric remains the same from top to bottom, giving a simple, unembellished look.
BEST CURTAINS FOR TALL WINDOWS
Tall windows and the ripple-fold curtain style are a match made in heaven. The gentle, uniform lines of the curtains create an impression of even more height and space. S-Wave curtains can be hung ceiling to floor or above window/door to floor, depending on your mounting options. Either way, it’s their soft vertical lines that work beautifully to enhance tall windows.
CURTAINS THAT OFFER LIGHT CONTROL
Sheer S-Wave curtains on their own flood natural light into the room and create a calm, soft feel in your space while ensuring daytime privacy. If you need privacy at night or to darken your room, there are some great options available. You can team your S-fold sheer curtains with a roller blind in light filtering or blockout fabric, which can fully retract as desired. Or use a double track to team S-Wave blockout curtains with your sheers to continue your textured, elegant look.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FABRIC FOR YOUR S-WAVE CURTAINS
Choosing the right fabric for your S-Wave curtains is about how the curtain fabric will work in your space. A blockout fabric is a smart choice to keep it cool if your room gets lots of natural light. If you want a light and breezy feel, choose a light filtering or sheer fabric. A linen look fabric made of polyester is a great option if you're after something that's easy to care for and durable.
No matter what you're after, Carpet Court has a range of custom-made curtain options to fit your home decor needs. Just book a free measure and quote with your local Carpet Court store, and our experts will come to your place to help you make the best choice.
BEST SHEER FABRIC CURTAINS FOR LIVING ROOM
Sheer curtains in the S-Wave style will bring a relaxed elegance to your living room. Daylight will flood in, diffused by the soft fabric of your sheers, and they will provide excellent daytime privacy.
Another popular alternative to sheer S-Wave curtains is Veri Shades®, a revolutionary window furnishing that looks like curtains but performs like a blind. Veri Shades® offer day and night privacy and are a good solution for large doors, allowing you to walk through them at any point while the fabric folds open and close silently around you.
HIGH-QUALITY CURTAIN TRACKS DESIGNED TO WORK WITH YOUR S-WAVE CURTAINS
Carpet Court will custom-make the curtain track for your S-Wave curtains to your specifications. We create high-quality single and double tracks to accommodate small, large, or even curved corner windows and doors. Tracks are available in top-fix (mounted to the ceiling) and face-fix (mounted to the wall). Our expert team can help you choose which track best meets your needs.
CLEANING AND MAINTAINING S-WAVE CURTAINS
It’s best to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning your S-Wave curtains, and if you’re in any doubt, call your Carpet Court team to discuss what they recommend. If you would like to clean your curtains yourself, here are our top tips:
MAINTAINING YOUR S-WAVE CURTAINS
- Regularly giving your curtains a very gentle vacuum will remove a lot of the particles that cause staining over time.
- Spot clean any spills or stains as soon as possible using only water or a mild detergent.
CLEANING SHEER S-WAVE CURTAINS
- If your sheers are made from a delicate fabric like silk, hand washing is the safest option.
- If your sheers are machine washable, use cold water and the gentlest setting available and either line dry or, if it’s a warm, sunny day, re-hang them in your windows to dry.
CLEANING BLOCKOUT S-WAVE CURTAINS
- Depending on the type of blockout fabric you have and the capacity of your washing machine, you might be able to machine wash them on your gentlest cycle in cold water.
- If you are hand washing your blockouts, use a gentle fabric cleaning solution or some diluted sugar soap and sponge clean the curtains front and back from top to bottom. Keep refreshing your cleaning solution when it looks dirty.
MADE TO MEASURE S-WAVE CURTAINS
Getting the look just right is not a DIY job; it requires a professional eye and a quality product. Most windows and doors aren’t quite perfect in their dimensions, so to achieve optimum performance of your new custom curtains, Carpet Court will make them to measure.
It’s so easy to book a free measure and quote with our expert team. Simply hop online or phone your local showroom, and one of our friendly representatives will visit your home or office to discuss your window furnishing options. Make sure you discuss all your window covering questions with them, including product care details and warranty information.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIPPLE-FOLD AND S-WAVE CURTAINS?
Ripple-fold and S-Wave curtains are the same thing. Whether you call them S-Wave, S-Fold, ripple-fold or wave-fold, this type of curtain all features the same gentle waves or 'S' shapes in the fabric. These waves run uniformly from the top of the curtain to the bottom, giving them their signature look.
HOW DO S-WAVE CURTAINS WORK?
S-Wave curtains hang from a special curtain track that helps them keep their 'S' shape. The fabric is attached to the track with hooks, creating a wave-like pattern. Just pull them open or closed using a wand or cord, and they will glide effortlessly along the track. To learn more or need some help choosing the right curtains, feel free to contact our Carpet Court team.