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How to fit a curtain pole

23/12/2015

Our Step By Step Guide To Hanging A Curtain Pole Step 1. How high do you want the pole to be? The first step is to make sure we hang the pole at the correct height to make sure our curtains hang at the right size. Whilst some of our customers hang the curtains full length, some hang the curtains to hang just past the window sill.


How to Effectively Re-Whiten Your Net Curtains

30/03/2016

It’s spring cleaning season once again, which means that thousands of households up and down the country will be turning their attention to their net curtains. There’s nothing quite like the bright and beautiful sunshine of the spring and summer to make it clear just how badly in need of TLC your window dressings are. They may have looked nice and white a few months ago – the same not perhaps being said for right now.


Measuring for New Curtains – Your Essential Guide

06/05/2016

Contrary to popular belief, measuring for new curtains is actually a relatively simple job. Nevertheless, it remains surprisingly common for buyers to go home and summarily find themselves stuck with curtains that are entirely the wrong size. Whether out to pick up a standard curtain size or made to measure curtains, the process remains exactly the same. Simply follow these very basic instructions and chances are you will find it difficult to go wrong:


The History of Curtains

16/06/2016

At Gerrys At Home we provide a broad range of ready made net curtains, custom made curtains, as well as voile panels, poles, cushions and blinds. Being in the business since 1952, we have the expertise and knowledge in curtains that enable us to provide top services to our customers. From different styles, fabrics and manufacturing methods to extra features of linings and tie backs, we know everything inside out and of course on how it all started from the very beginning.


How to Dress a Bay Window

16/06/2016

Whether you are looking to redecorate your living space or moving into a new home, you will find that an important aspect is how to decorate a bay window. There are many options you can choose, from net curtains, blinds, or even voile panels. Whichever decor you go for will dramatically change the look and atmosphere of a room, so we’ve come up with some great ideas to help you revamp your bay window.


Curtain Ideas for French doors

25/07/2016

French doors are a great asset in any home. They add an architectural character that can easily enhance your whole room. When thinking of ideas for coverings a French door, always think of it as if though you are decorating a window instead of a door.


Design Ideas for Net Curtains & Voile Panels

18/09/2016

Net curtains are an underrated element of interior design. Perhaps they were once overused in the wrong way, and too many people associate them with old fashioned fussiness. If that’s the case, then the opposite is true now, and they’re often forgotten in modern room designs. We think this needs to change, since net curtains can add a whole new feel to a room, controlling natural light to create an atmosphere of your choice, and complementing almost any style!


The History of Gerry’s At Home - Part 1

02/11/2016

Gerry’s At Home has always been a family-run business and remains so to this day. We’re proud of this fact, as it reflects our simple mission of providing custom made-to-measure curtains, blinds and net curtains at cheap prices without compromising on quality.


The History of Gerry's At Home - Part 2

11/11/2016

In our last blog entry we looked at the fascinating story of our founder, Gerry Power, as told by his own personal notes. Here we pick up where we left off to find out more about how Gerry’s at Home grew and developed to gradually become what it is today.


Christmas Cushions & More Festive Tips

19/12/2016

We know from our decades of experience in the trade that every detail matters when you’re designing and decorating your home


Amazing Alternatives To Old-Fashioned Net Curtains

20/02/2017

Since we’ve been in the business of selling curtains for many decades now, we know that some styles never really go out of fashion. There’s still a large demand for traditional net curtains, which tend to be white in colour and feature all-over patterns.


How To Choose Your Curtain Style

20/03/2017

Gerry’s At Home has been supplying custom, made-to-measure curtains for decades, as well as ready-made curtains, nets, blinds, cushions and more. Over this long period, we’ve seen many fashion trends come and go, but when it comes to curtains there are a few basic factors you can consider to help narrow down your choice. Here are a few of our most popular categories to give you some inspiration.


The Ultimate Net Curtain Cleaning Guide

10/04/2017

Net curtains serve two main purposes in most situations. For one thing, they help to control the light that comes into your room, usually creating a softer and more attractive look, with less harsh light and shadows. Their other function is to add a little extra style to your room and complement the rest of your décor.


Why String Curtains Are Summers Must Have Home Accessory

30/08/2017

When choosing the décor for your home, curtains have an important role. There are quite a few different kinds of curtains and choosing the right type can play a crucial part in creating the desired aesthetic in your home. Get creative and browse our wide range of string curtains to find one that suits your style. We explain the benefits of these curtains during those hot summer months and why it is an essential accessory for any household.


Why You Need Blackout Blinds for Your Child's Room During Summer

30/08/2017

Any parent can understand the challenges of establishing a sleeping routine for their child, especially with the increased temperatures and light levels during the summer. In the past, you might have tried using net curtains to keep your kid's bedroom cool, but we also recommend using blackout blinds. Gerrys At Home stock a fantastic range of blackout roller blinds are made from durable material that is fade resistant and can be trimmed down to fit the size of your windows. Here some of the many benefits to installing blackout blinds in your child’s bedroom for the summer months.


Scatter Cushions to Make Your Conservatory ‘Pop’ This Summer

30/08/2017

Think of a conservatory in summer and a comfortable, bright, airy and colourful place comes to mind – a go-to place to unwind. If your conservatory is looking a little sad or dated, there is a simple addition that can really make the decor ‘pop’, making it a more attractive place to get comfortable and relax. We are of course talking about scatter cushions.


Freshen Up Your Home With Voile Panels

12/09/2017

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to freshen up any room in your home is by using voile panel curtains. People love these curtains as they add that much needed privacy to a room, without blocking out essential light. Today there are so many designs and colours to choose from, that you'll find the perfect voile panel for you.


Choosing net curtains for non-standard sized windows

04/10/2017

If you are looking for a stylish way to add some privacy and elegance to your home, then net curtains are a superb option. Our range of made to measure net curtains offer the opportunity to do just that, and this is certainly the case even if you have a non-standard sized window.


Keep your room cosy this Winter with thermal curtain liners

03/11/2017

As we head towards winter, many homeowners naturally start thinking about how to keep their property warm. There are a variety of superb ways to do this but one of the most efficient is the use of curtain liners. By using a top-quality thermal curtain liner, you will be able to stay warm inside even if it is snowing outside! Curtain liners have been used for years and really do provide an effective way to insulate your home along with adding an extra touch of style to any room.


Preparing your home for christmas entertaining

05/12/2017

As the festive season approaches fast, many people will be thinking about decorating their homes in preparation. With this in mind, it is well worth taking time to give your home a stunning Christmas makeover if you are going to be having people over to entertain. The great thing about this is that it doesn't need to cost a lot of money - you can make lots of effective smaller changes around your house to get the required impact. Here at Gerrys at Home, we have rounded up a few seasonal ideas on how to easily spruce up your home for Christmas entertaining.


Choosing curtains to complement your room design

04/01/2018

If there is one major thing to think about when designing a room, it is the colour scheme. The colour you decide to use in a room can significantly affect not only the way it feels but also the way it makes you feel. Different colours can alter our mood greatly so this is something to bear in mind when revamping your home. As well as the paint colour, you must think about the colour of your curtains too. This is just as essential as the paint or wallpaper you will use, so don't forget about it! Whether you go for something that matches or more of a contrasting colour, getting it right will make your room sing.