The best curtain and blinds suppliers in Canberra

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The best curtain and blinds suppliers offer one-of-a-kind, quality custom furnishings that look like they were made just for you. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

An undressed window is like a garden without landscaping. A little barren, lacklustre, and at times an eyesore. To finish a window, however, is to realise the full potential of your interior – and of course, your view.

With that in mind, curtains and blinds have proven to be excellent choices when it comes to window furnishings. They not only set the tone of a room, they also tie everything within it together.

Curtains are the ultimate interior accessory. They introduce softness, add texture, and are a point of visual interest. In addition to their aesthetic qualities, curtains offer a veil of privacy, filter light, and are excellent insulators.

But with so many choices, where does one start? There are double pleats, triple pleats, and even pleats that reverse. Venetian blinds, roller blinds, black-out blinds and Roman blinds all have completely different effects on a room, and come in many different colours and patterns. Fabrics can be sheer, semi-opaque, or blockout. They can sit above the window, be recessed within, and even be fully automated. Talk about options!

This is where great curtain and blinds suppliers can help. These fabric-wielding interior enthusiasts are experts in the field of window dressing. They are well versed in all styles, from classic to contemporary, and know their way around any fabric catalogue.

Moreover, the best curtain and blinds suppliers are also technically sound. As such, they are across the latest innovations in smart-home automation and can troubleshoot any installation.

Very well, you say. So, let’s take a look at our shortlist of the best curtain and blinds suppliers in Canberra.

What makes a great curtain and blinds supplier?

The best curtain and blinds suppliers offer one-of-a-kind, quality custom furnishings that look like they were made just for you. They effortlessly manage the entire process, leaving your interiors elegantly decorated for years to come. Here are our tips on how to identify the best curtain suppliers from the rest:

  • Eye for design. As an aspect of interior design, curtains and blinds are just as important as paint or flooring selection. They create ambience, add interest, and make a house a home. That is why finding a supplier with an eye for design is so important. A design-savvy curtain and blinds supplier will understand your personal style and bring this vision to life. As such, look for suppliers with decorating and design credentials to ensure your new curtains remain timeless.
  • Quality fabrics. When it comes to curtains and blinds, quality-fabric selection has two benefits. First, it produces a masterfully designed space. And second, it is also one that is functionally superior. The best curtain and blinds suppliers will stock a range of fabrics from all the leading manufacturing houses. They will also offer functionally sound options – such as fire-retardant, blockout, and insulating fabrics. Consider your needs and look for suppliers with the fabric solutions to address them.
  • Measure-and-quote visit. Seeing a beautiful swatch of fabric in the showroom is one thing; seeing it placed in your home is another. The best way to ascertain how a finished product will look is to sample the fabric at home. The best suppliers will jump at the opportunity for a home visit. It will allow them to have a better understanding of your space and needs, and to conduct a measure-and-quote.
  • Expert installation. Even the most beautiful, billowy curtains and the chicest Roman blinds fall will short when poorly installed. That is why it pays to do your homework as far as installation is concerned. Look for suppliers who are comfortable with all track systems and automation, and are prepared to provide guarantees. Expert installation will ensure your new curtains and blinds blend seamlessly along windows and walls alike.
  • Service with a smile. When dealing with custom-made products, you should expect nothing less than attentive service. A friendly yet professional demeanour goes a long way to forging customer satisfaction. Therefore, look for suppliers with a proven list of happy customers.

The best curtain and blinds suppliers in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra's Best Group

Experienced, competitive and with an unparalleled range of services, Canberra's Best Group (CBG) has locals covered when it comes to curtains and blinds. The company's management team alone brings together more than 60 years of combined industry experience - ensuring clients access services from professionals who truly know what they're doing.

Whether the materials you need are for a residential or commercial space, CBG's experienced installers can provide a free on-site measure and quote, and will provide professional advice on the right blinds, shutters or awnings for the job.

Just some of the products in the company catalogue include vertical and roller blinds, honeycomb/cellular blinds, venetian and roman blinds, timber plantation shutters, aluminum shutters, and straight drop, cafe and canopy awnings.

Alongside the blinds supply team are CBG's qualified electricians, who can easily install those tricky motorised and automated products. The best part? CBG delivers 'superior services without the hefty price tag', showing their commitment to great value.

Scott Rossiter added his voice to the many positive reviews for CBG's blinds supply service:

"Jisan and his team were extremely helpful, demonstrating fantastic attitude and problem solving skills to complete a tricky install other companies put in the 'too hard' basket. Skill and experience were shown from beginning to end. Job well done, thank you!"

Canberra's Best Group also offers affordable, reliable and experienced services for residential and commercial cleaning, electrical, plastering, pest control, waste removal, garden and irrigation, and more.

Elite Window Furnishings

Elite Window Furnishings offers an array of top-quality, versatile indoor and outdoor window products that redefine residential and commercial spaces. A curated selection of stylish, functional curtains, shutters and blinds ensures the perfect solution for every type and size of window.

Products include luxurious curtains to modern blinds, created with high-quality craftmanship. The professional team has strong product knowledge and provides thoughtfully designed window advice and solutions to suit any budget.

Elite Window Furnishing experts support clients to transform windows into focal points. Installation is meticulous and service seamless with deep understanding of all processes, steps and requirements. The team—from administration staff through to installers—work in synch. Elite Window Furnishings has multiple check points for excellent quality control.

Indoor blinds include Roman, honeycomb, Venetian, panel and vertical. State-of-the-art smart curtains are available, as are efficient home automation systems.

Outdoor products feature awnings such as automatic, zip screen, straight drop and folding arm awnings, external roller shutters, and security doors and screens.

Free measure and quotes are available.

As Milka Santrac wrote on Google, “Elite Windows provided a fantastic experience for the installation of sheer curtains in our home. We were updated frequently from quoting until completion … a seamless experience, exceptional customer service and a high-quality product.”

Regency Knights

Locally owned and experienced Regency Knights has been helping Canberrans select and install high-quality, custom-made curtains and blinds to enhance the interiors of their homes for over 45 years.

Regency Knights, a respected, professional and experienced window furnishing business, makes gorgeous soft window furnishings using an excellent range of materials and the latest industry techniques. Its huge range of premium fabrics suit all styles and are sourced from big-name fabric houses.

Block-out curtains made from 4-Pass lining maximise insulation, protect from UV rays and help dampen sound. Sheer curtains allow for soft, natural light while giving privacy and adding a softness to a room. Evo curtains give a flatter, more modern look. Regency Knights offers the full range of pleating styles and state-of-the-art curtain accessories.

Regency Knights’ complete range of stunning, custom-made quality blinds are exceptional quality. Choices include roller blinds, Honeycomb blinds, Roman blinds and panel glide blinds. One of the most asked-after solutions is the innovative Verishades, made of alternating layers of blockout and sheer material.

Blinds can be fully automated and Regency Knights offers perfect-fit solutions for tile and turn windows.

Regency Knights caters to all budgets and tastes, from classic elegance to modern to minimalist. Its free measure and quote service, plus product and installation warranties, provide peace of mind.

Deb Page wrote on Google, “Customer service was excellent with sound advice on colours. The installation process was smooth ... Upon completion Regency Knights showed me how to operate all blinds, curtains and awnings.”

Lumos Blinds

Lumos Blinds supplies and installs stylish, high-quality window furnishings for residential and commercial clients, without breaking the bank. With an extensive range of designer curtains blinds ad shutters, at competitive prices, Lumos Blinds furnishes every window and erects awnings to a high standard, with unparalleled turnaround times.

The team is easy to deal with and strong on communications and advice with all window furnishings. Owners are involved at all levels. With over 30 years’ collective experience, Lumos Blinds guarantees attention to detail.

Blinds include roller, roman, honeycomb, vertical, venetian and panel. Shutters include polymer, timber and aluminium. Curtains cover sheer and blockout. Motorised blind and curtain technology revolutionises spaces, all with a push of a button.

Quality, value-for-money and excellent service are comparable to online do-it-yourself retailers. Free, no-obligation quotes are available.

On Google, Amanda Talman wrote, “Lumos Blinds are unbeatable with price without compromising quality. The team were extremely helpful, took the time to discuss options and make recommendations to ensure a great finish.”

Star Blinds ACT

Star Blinds ACT exceeds customer expectations with a great range of high-quality, stylish and affordable blinds, curtains, shutters, awnings and safety doors, for residential and commercial properties. Services include installation, maintenance and repairs.

For over 17 years, this locally owned and operated company has partnered with trusted Australian suppliers and manufacturers to source fabrics and parts. All blinds and curtains are manufactured in Australia.

Star Blinds ACT has extensive experience as a leading provider and operates with integrity for a seamless and dependable customer experience. Its commitment to quality is reflected in its five-year warranty, giving customers peace of mind. Star Blinds ACT has a reputation for delivering personalised service, expert installation and exceptional value.

Book a free measure and quote online. Servicing Canberra and surrounding regions.

Marija Jankovic wrote on Google, “We have used Star Blinds on two houses, and we highly recommend them. Great service, quality and selection of blinds.”

Watson Blinds and Awnings

Family owned and operated, Watson Blinds & Awnings is a one-stop-shop for all window furnishings. With more than 50 years of experience, the experts at Watson Blinds & Awnings can help keep your home safe, comfortable, and looking fantastic all year round.

Their made-to-measure range are available in an impressive range of fabrics all backed by an up to ten-year quality guarantee. Treat your windows to a timeless and luxurious look courtesy of Watson Blinds.

Ben Herron shared this feedback on Watson Blinds via Google, The best thing about Watson Blinds was the level of consultation. I had some very specific requirements around maximising the views from my unit when the curtains were open/stacked. The end result matched those requirements and the curtains and blinds look great.”

The Blind Man Company

Family owned and operated, The Blind Man Company have been servicing Canberra and surrounds for over twenty-five years. Specialising in all manner of window furnishing from blinds, curtains, shutters, and awnings they have the expertise needed to complete your interior.

Their curtains are available in wide range of fabrics, honouring all styles, and in an array of heading and tracking systems. Whatever your style, budget, and needs, their young and passionate team will find a solution that exceeds your expectations.

Mark Redding had this to say about The Blind Man Company on Google, Would like to thank the Blind Man Company for their fantastic product and great service, would like to give the lovey Nat a huge shout out for how easy she made the whole process from start to finish. Will be using the Blind Man Company again and highly recommend them to everyone.”

Canberra Blinds, Awning & Curtain Centre

The Canberra Blinds, Awning and Curtain Centre offers a large range of both indoor and outdoor window furnishings along with repairs and cleaning services all under the one roof.

Their impressive selection of curtains and blinds will transform the look of your home. From classic to contemporary styles they stock an expansive range of brands to meet your aesthetic needs.

With energy saving fabrics and the latest in smart home solutions they are sure to have every window covered.

Hannah Rhee had this to say about her experience on Google, The staff here know their stuff, prompt with their responses and very friendly. Their prices are very competitive which is surprising considering they aren't a huge franchise business. Emily and Terry were fantastic to deal with. Highly recommend!”

If you’re looking for more information on curtain and blinds suppliers in Canberra, you might like our article on the best interior designers, or perhaps our article on the best outdoor blind and awning suppliers the city has to offer. To integrate your new curtains in your smart home, check out our article on the best home automation system installers in the region.

Your experience with curtain and blinds suppliers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the curtain and blinds suppliers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials are curtains and blinds made from?

Curtains are available in a wide variety of fabrics. Common materials include linens; cottons and cotton blends; silks and sateen; velvet; and a range of synthetics and synthetic blends. Blinds can often be made of these same fabrics; however, styles such as Venetian and horizontal blinds are usually made of a series of vinyl or plastic slats, or even wood.

Should curtain panels touch the floor?

Curtain hems that are too short are considered a decorating faux pas, so in most cases curtains are designed to sit just above the floor. This not only looks elegant, it also provides space when cleaning floors. In contrast, some curtain panels are created with additional length, allowing them to drape along the floor, perfect for high drama windows.

How do I keep my curtains and blinds clean?

As curtains and blinds come in an array of fabrics, it is always best to refer to supplier instructions regarding the care of your curtains. Some may be well suited to a gentle vacuum or steam clean, others may be machine washable, while more delicate fabrics will require professional dry-cleaning.

How often should curtains and blinds be cleaned?

Like many household items, curtains and blinds absorb odours and accumulate dust over time. Generally, for optimum hygiene it is recommended that curtains and blinds be cleaned every three to six months, depending on need. However, you may find that horizontal and Venetian blinds catch dust much faster, and will need regular attention.

Will curtains and blinds increase my home’s energy efficiency?

Once drawn, curtains and blinds can help to improve energy efficiency as they create an insulating layer over windows and can block out the hot sun. The degree of insulation will depend on the type of fabric selected and how it is fitted against the window. Insulating properties can also be improved when coupled with additional window furnishings such as blinds or shutters.

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Nordic blinds are fantastic if you’re after good quality honeycomb blinds. They have options that neatly fit inside window frames as well
Their service is also excellent.

Cassandra Gligora12:40 pm 28 May 23

I can’t recommend Max at Max-e Blinds enough. Value for money small business focused on providing high quality and professional service. I love my honeycomb blinds!

I had a terrible experience with Watson Blinds.
High costs, multiple mistakes and delay after delay.
Tried to communicate my frustrations with their team but I got the impression no one cared and thats just how they do business.

Gillian Eckersley9:53 pm 30 Mar 23

So rather than sharing positive on “the best” post, you stage off a small family owned company. Did you email the owner to get your issues resolved? How 2023! Complain online rather than talk to them

Megan van der Velde3:40 pm 27 Dec 22

Watson Blinds were great and local to me. I also used Spotlight for curtains and they were also very efficient with a good installer.

Blinds Online. A third of the price of all the retail stores making them from scratch, made in Australia, completed and in my windows in three weeks. Thousands of fabrics from same companies all the others use. You just need to follow the measuring instructions. So easy, and excellent quality. We have installed 10 in my house and a rental.

Gillian Eckersley9:52 pm 30 Mar 23

don’t believe that, cost of freight in past 12 months has sent online blinds costs sky-rocketing

Becky Schmidt8:37 am 11 Aug 22

Nordic Blinds! Their products are superb quality; there are a range of stylish options to suit diverse tastes; and the service is excellent. They took special care to make sure our top-down bottom-up blinds were perfect. Now that we have completed a renovation, we’re returning to them for blinds for our new windows.

canberrascout5:22 pm 06 Nov 19

We used Decor Living in Fyshwick to alter and refit some blinds in our lounge room. Great results and reasonable price for the whole fit out. The Curtains now fit snugly and block out the cold air in winter and heat in summer. Very reasonable price for the works and great advice and professionally fit by the actual store owners… Highly recommended considering we went there shopping for furniture and came out with new curtains after the reno…
Decor Living 134 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Have to recommend Classic Curtains & Blinds in Fyshwick 61620827, i think its the cheapest in Cbr n good quality work. I did try to get a quote from Dollar Curtains, but their final quote is significantly higher than their initial one, eventhough the windows measurement are not much different. Also, have to chase them few times to get a measure done. Les Novak mobile service is friendly and offer good advice and suggestion, but if you don’t mind the price, he’s good, just pricy.

We went with Firths in Yass. They were terrific! Best price, great service, and now our living room is toasty warm. Thanks for the advice everyone

wildturkeycanoe5:53 am 25 Feb 11

My wife can do it. We went to Spotlight and got the pre-made [loops and hem] curtains with backing, by the metre. multiply by around 1.5 to give it some frill and cut to lenght. Then all you do is sow the cut edges and the bottom if it’s too long.
I know you’re after someone to do it for you but if you’ve got a machine and a bit of skill [I think I could even do a decent job and I’m a male], it’s worth it financially. We did four 2400mm wide windows and one 1800mm in cotton/velour with backing for under $1000. Plus they keep the heat and cold outside brilliantly. Mind you it helps to be there when it’s on sale.
What about Kmart and BigW. We got all our blinds [roman and venetian] at bargain prices when they were on special. They also have curtains and accessories.

Spectra said :

We’ve used Dollar Curtains and Blinds twice now and been quite happy with the results.

Plus they are significantly cheaper than any of the other quotes we got.

+1, excellent friendly service and they had a heap of orders to get through before xmas and still managed to get ours completed on the exact day they promised. Cheap too..

I once tried getting a quote through Curtain and Blind Creations (Fyshwick), but the people there didn’t seem to comprehend window width and drop measurements.

I had a curtain + pelmet done by Regency Knights. It worked out pretty well. On an aside, I’d avoid getting honeycomb blinds through RK though (well the supplier is David Rice). The people at DR screwed up and couldn’t make the blinds to the requested measurements. This happened *twice*, or in real terms, 6 months of stuffing around. Hopefully no-one else has the same experience…

DeadlySchnauzer said :

If your goal is mainly energy efficiency, don’t get curtains, get double or triple cell honeycomb blinds. In real world situations they perform much better than curtains, primarily because they maintain a more airtight seal against the window (unless you feel like velcro-ing your curtains to each other and the walls every time you shut them).

An added advantage of them is the on most windows they don’t need pelmets (because they attach and seal across the top of the window).

I believe Kresta and Luxaflex do them in Canberra.

There are a few cons of honeycomb blinds:
– When fitted inside the window frame, they’ll usually have a 5mm gap each side. If you want a dark room, you’ll end up with light leakage around the edges. I’ve seen some with almost no gap, but you’d need some non warped windows. I’ve seen at least one manufacturer (can’t remember the name) make a variant with a runner on each side of the window – but it’s probably exxy
– Honeycomb blinds can be a bit of a pain if the windows are open: they tend to blow/bash around a bit if there is a breeze & the blind isn’t mostly retracted.

Ive used Decorating Den twice in the past to install curtains and pelmets throughout two houses. Was a fantastic personalised experience with mobile advisory service to assist with fabric selection/colour choice, careful and complete installation and follow up to ensure all needs have been met.

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or call (02) 6258 4270

We had our blinds done by Firth’s in Yass. They were cheaper than anywhere we found in Canberra and did house calls to Canberra (Belco) to measure up, discuss designs etc. 10/10.

We’ve used Dollar Curtains and Blinds twice now and been quite happy with the results. Plus they are significantly cheaper than any of the other quotes we got.

DeadlySchnauzer10:42 am 23 Feb 11

If your goal is mainly energy efficiency, don’t get curtains, get double or triple cell honeycomb blinds. In real world situations they perform much better than curtains, primarily because they maintain a more airtight seal against the window (unless you feel like velcro-ing your curtains to each other and the walls every time you shut them).

An added advantage of them is the on most windows they don’t need pelmets (because they attach and seal across the top of the window).

I believe Kresta and Luxaflex do them in Canberra.

I recently obtained three quotes for curtains (top insulating rating), sheers and pelments.
Well, the guy at Charnwood (Oatley Crt) was rude – it was a hassle to come out and give a quote – so whether the price was good or not, he didn’t get the job because of that reason.

I ended up with the Blind Man Company (which I had used previously, but still went out and got other quotes). I absolutely love my curtains and pelments. They are exactly what I ordered and wanted.

They made one slight error with one of the sheers which they happily rectified for me.

One hint of advice – their communication is not 100% – but if you don’t mind that, they were really good.

I’ve found our Freedom (Halley) curtains were great as we’ve got standard ceiling heights.

But if I was doing a house I would probably look at custom made.

niceplacetolive9:46 am 23 Feb 11

Don’t use the company who make “windows come alive” We had an absolutely shocking experience:

They incorrectly measured the windows, and were short one set of curtains
They threatened to take me to court when I wouldn’t pay … when the agreement was that I would pay after installation, not before.
I arrived home to find my furniture all pushed to the centre of the room with my lounge suite used as a work trellis to cut tracks, with the expectation that the company would leave the tracks there for a few weeks while they fixed the curtains.
They asked for a fax number to fax an invoice through to… I gave them my work number and they then rang my boss to threaten my job (luckily I had asked for permission beforehand to use the fax)

Very bad service, very threatening company…. I would never use or recommend them

Just as important as the curtains is to ensure you get proper pelmets, not just curtain rods. Boxes over the top of the curtains.

Have you investigated what’s available ready-made? Spotlight, Lincraft etc et al have big ranges of ready-made curtains these days. Worth checking what will work, and then maybe get the remainder made up.

We had a good experience getting our curtains custom made by Spotlight in Queanbeyan.

There are two companies (whose names I won’t mention), both large national companies, that I have heard absolutely horror stories about from more than one person.

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