The best curtain and blinds suppliers in Wollongong

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Where can the best curtain and blinds suppliers in Wollongong be found? Photo: Wavebreak Media.

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

With that in mind, curtains and blinds not only set the tone of a room, they also tie everything within it together.

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 or 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 styles from classic to contemporary, and know their way around any fabric catalogue.

So, let’s take a look at our shortlist of the best curtain and blinds suppliers in Wollongong.

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 Wagga 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 Wollongong

Region Illawarra’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 in Wollongong series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback online and maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Empire Window Furnishings

Empire Window Furnishings consults, supplies and installs an impressive range of window coverings for clients across Sydney and Wollongong.

Experienced consultants come to the client, tailoring their display of shutters, blinds, curtains, awnings and screens to those most suitable for the job.

Proudly Australian owned and operated, and sourcing materials from Australian manufacturers, Empire Window Furnishings are ready to transform both residential and commercial spaces with quality materials built on home shores.

Coast & Country Curtains & Blinds

A locally owned business that employs local people, Coast & Country Curtains & Blinds is proud to be one of Wollongong's most proficient suppliers of window coverings.

Coast & Country Curtains & Blinds has serviced customers throughout the Illawarra for more than 20 years, stocking a wide range of interior and exterior blinds, shades, awnings, curtains, shutters and automated systems.

The team is well equipped to handle residental and commercial jobs alike, and offers a free measure and quote service.

Watson Blinds Wollongong

As a household name for more than 50 years, the Watson Blinds brand means trust.

In Wollongong, the Watson team goes that extra mile to ensure every one of their premium window furnishings is just right. Whether indoor or outdoor, for style or functionality, Watson Blinds Wollongong has clients covered.

Yvonne P says online, "Both installers were very pleasant and polite. They installed the motorised screens in a most efficient manner, we could not have asked for better service."

1300 Blinds Wollongong

A proudly locally owned and operated member of the 1300 Blinds brand, 1300 Blind Wollongong offers tailored window furnishing solutions to clients throughout Wollongong and its surrounds.

Darren and his team expertly showcase and install an impressive range of indoor and outdoor blinds, curtains, plantations shutters and awnings.

"Could not be happier with our white roller blinds that Darren installed throughout our house," Kate Boorer says on Google.

"He was respectful and provided genuine advice."

Glenn Koek

Glenn Koek services clients in southern Sydney, Sutherland shire, into the Illawarra and across the South Coast for all their window finishing needs. With more than 25 years in the industry, he is a qualified expert in all things blinds, curtains and shutters.

Kathryn Brown says online, "We had three windows done by Glenn, and we could not be more pleased with the results. Incredible service and seamless installation with the most beautiful finishes."

If you’re looking for more information on home improvement in Wollongong, you might also like our articles on the best house painters, air conditioning installers and solar panel installers Wollongong has to offer.

Your experience with curtain and blinds suppliers in Wollongong

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 Wollongong 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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