Motorisation & Automation


Motorised curtains and blinds are an on-trend, highly desirable and luxurious investment in your home that adds value to your real estate and can be a strong selling point.

As technology evolves and demand increases, motorised curtains and blinds continue to come down in price while also offering a bigger bang for your buck. Today’s motorised curtains and blinds are discrete, silent and strong and come in both wired and wirefree options that can be operated in the way that suits you best.

Whether you’re motorising and automating curtains and blinds for new window treatment installations or retrofitting your existing curtains and blinds, here’s everything you need to know about motorisation and automation of your curtains and blinds.


Benefits of motorisation and automation for curtains and blinds

When you motorise and automate your curtains and blinds there are so many benefits in addition to the obvious advantages of convenience and adding real estate value to your home. 

Automating and motorising your curtains and blinds…

  • Saves you money by allowing you to better insulate your home
  • Makes your home safer for children and pets by eliminating cords
  • Protects your furniture and interiors from sun damage with sensors or timers
  • Allows you to easily open and close curtains and blinds on hard-to-access window
  • Provides you with instant privac
  • Acts as a deterrent to thieves when you are not at home
  • Gives you hands-free control when you need it most
  • Reduces cleaning time and protects your curtains and blinds from stains
  • Improves your sleep by easing you into the day with a timed opening
  • Integrates into your existing smart home system
  • Affords you the choice of controls

You can find out more about the benefits of motorising and automating your curtains and blinds here.

Motorised and Automated Curtains and Blinds by Somfy

Curtains Blinds +design is an authorised dealer for Somfy, the industry leader in curtain and blind motorisation and automation. Somfy’s extensive range of products include:

  • Slim motors for venetian blinds, Roman blinds and pleated blinds
  • Wire-free motors for internal blinds with external batteries, ideal for narrow windows
  • WireFree motors for internal blinds with a built in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Motors specifically designed for tilting and lifting small Venetian blinds
  • Quiet and smart motorised tracks for all curtain types and shapes
  • Large motorised tracks for all heavy curtains types and shapes
  • Centralised remote controls to manage up to 16 groups of applications including curtains, roller shutters, external venetian blind, internal blinds, window openers, awnings
  • 100% autonomous radio sun and temperature sensors for internal blinds and curtains

All Somfy products come with a comprehensive 5 year warranty and their technology is “future-proofed” and can be upgraded as you require

Control Options for Motorised Curtains and Blinds

How you choose to control your interior blinds and curtains is up to you and what suits your family and your home the best.

You can choose to use either a remote control, a tablet, a smartphone app or voice assistant…or a combination of the above. With Somfy motors, your blinds can be controlled from the Somfy MyLink app across your devices.

Somfy remote controls can be handheld or wall mounted, if you are worried about misplacing the hand held remote or want to easily allow control by all family members. 

Sun and temperature sensors will lower and close your blinds or open and close your curtains according to the amount of sunlight to hit a window or the temperature (predetermined by you). Remote timing options allow you to set curtains and blinds to open and close at specific times of the day.

With your different control options you can either control a single blind or curtain or you can choose to control multiple blinds and curtains at once.

Motorised and Wirefree Solution for all Types of Curtains and Blinds

Whether you’ve got existing curtains and blinds that you’d like to motorise or you’re thinking of installing new ones, ALL TYPES of blinds can be motorised by Somfy! Somfy also manufactures custom rails to ensure that your curtains adapt perfectly to your windows.

Renters can rejoice as well because Somfy’s range of WireFree solutions is designed to be used with ALL TYPES of blinds and curtains. Somfy’s WireFree solutions are completely battery-powered, so there is no need for wiring!

Somfy’s log-lasting, rechargeable and built-in battery for its WireFree solutions only needs to be charged once or twice a year and the charging process is quick and easy.

Get in touch with Rachael and the team at Curtains, Blinds +design to find out more about increasing the comfort, safety and functionality of your home with our extensive range of Somfy motorised and automated curtain and blind solutions.

There really is a motorised curtain or blind solution to suit every home!


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