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The Best Curtains in Canberra

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Curtains are a vital aspect of good interior design, but their function goes way beyond this. In addition to their visual impact, curtains deliver privacy and can block out sunlight for high-quality sleep.

If you’re looking for excellent curtains in the Canberra region, either for your home or for another property, you’ve landed in the right place. In this article, we’ll share with you a few of the best curtain suppliers in the area. These businesses not only craft custom curtains and window covering solutions to suit your interior design, your specific needs, and your budget; they also commit to friendly customer service, ensuring you are happy with the whole process from start to finish.

It’s time to finish off your interior with a striking set of curtains. Let’s get started.

What makes a quality curtain supplier?

Not sure of what to look for when selecting a curtain supplier for your interior project? Start by looking out for the following features. These will ensure you have a positive experience and end up with window coverings that tick all of the boxes.

  • A fantastic range of fabrics. Your interior is unique. The best curtain suppliers in Canberra will give you access to a quality curtain fabric that brings your vision to life – whether that be a textured, understated neutral, or a bold and bright pattern.
  • Quality construction. If you are having your curtains custom-made, it’s vital the construction is completed to the highest standard. Not only will this guarantee your new curtains look great now but should ensure your window coverings will stand the test of time.
  • Products for every price point. Curtains can be expensive, especially if you are furnishing every window in your home. The best curtain suppliers offer products for every need and price point.
  • Prompt turnaround. For tailor-made orders, you will have to wait some time for your new curtains to be created. This should not, however, be too long, so consult with the business and make sure the timeframe is one you can accept.
  • Friendly service. At the end of the day, nasty service can leave a bad taste in your mouth. If you’d like a positive experience with your curtain supplier, opt for a business with a proven track record of great service.

The top curtain suppliers in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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 maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Here are the top curtain suppliers servicing the Canberra region, according to you.

Chadwick Designs

Offering unparalleled construction, industry-leading quality, and a selection of fabrics from around the world, Chadwick Designs is one of the best places to purchase curtains in Canberra. Their experienced team works with you and local ACT designers to produce a one-of-a-kind product that will bring your interior to life.

Watson Blinds & Awnings

Family owned and operated, Watson Blinds & Awnings is a one-stop-shop for all window coverings. 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.

The Blind Man Company

Supplying blinds, curtains, shutters, and awnings, The Blind Man Company has the expertise needed to finish off your interior. Whatever your style, budget, and needs, their young and passionate team will find a solution that exceeds your expectations.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you purchased custom curtains in Canberra? Share your experience in the comments section below.


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Fairdinkum 12:25 pm 07 Aug 14

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.

miss molly 5:26 pm 23 May 11

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

wildturkeycanoe 5:53 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.

Spykler 9:43 pm 24 Feb 11

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..

ThisIsAName 12:42 pm 24 Feb 11

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…

ThisIsAName 12:32 pm 24 Feb 11

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.

saraj 12:40 pm 23 Feb 11

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.

Details via http://www.yellowpages.com.au/act/monash/decorating-den-12876933-listing.html

or call (02) 6258 4270

sid 11:37 am 23 Feb 11

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.

Spectra 11:00 am 23 Feb 11

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.

DeadlySchnauzer 10:42 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.

Lefty 10:15 am 23 Feb 11

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.

clp 9:48 am 23 Feb 11

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.

niceplacetolive 9:46 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

EvanJames 9:37 am 23 Feb 11

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.

ohpiem 9:31 am 23 Feb 11

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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