Top Tips and Advice for Curtains, Home Décor and More


Tips and advice

Yvonne _Keal _i 350With over 40 years’ experience in transforming the homes of our customers, we can show you how to make a window, make a room. Here, Yvonne Keal our soft furnishings expert gives you her top tips and advice for choosing curtains.

Does your room feature a bay window?


Bay windows provide a beautiful focal point in your home. If you are lucky enough to have this stunning feature in your room, your Hillarys advisor can help you to make the most of it. We offer a range of curved curtain poles and tracks which will accommodate the shape of the bay.

Do you live in a period property with draughty windows?


All of our curtains are fully-lined as standard, to stop the fabric from fading and help it to hang beautifully. If your home can be a bit draughty, you may want to consider upgrading to a thermal lining. The material features a special coating which helps to prevent heat loss from your windows, resulting in a snug effect and in some cases, lower utility bills.

Is unwanted light interrupting your sleep?


If you are looking for a window dressing for your bedroom, you might want to consider swapping the standard curtain lining for a blackout fabric. In this, three separate coatings are applied to the base cloth to reduce light and help ensure a good night’s sleep.

Are you looking for curtains for a child’s bedroom?


Whether your child is a tiny tot or a teenager, there are lively patterns to suit all age groups within the Hillarys Kids range. Our collection of fun fabrics features some familiar faces that your kids will love – including Spiderman and the Disney Princesses - as well as understated landmark, beach hut and bunting patterns. Our curtains for a pole or on a standard track are also inherently safe by design, as they feature no operating cords or chains.

Would you like to create a layered effect?


Layering curtains and Roman blinds together at one window can provide a lovely snug impression. Many of our curtains are available with matching Roman blinds. This means you can choose two complementary fabrics for a coordinated look, or mix different colours and textures for an eclectic style.

Are you searching for accessories to complement your curtains?


Our range of matching accessories can provide the perfect finishing touch to your room once you have chosen your favourite curtains fabric. We offer coordinating cushions, tie backs and valances to help you create a truly unique look, as well as decorative poles and finials.


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