Are your windows in need of a refresh? Or perhaps you’re looking for ways to keep sun glare or cold draughts out? Whether it’s aesthetics or practicality, (or both!) window dressing is a great way of polishing up your home style and making your living space a more efficient place to spend time in.


Industry-leading window dressing experts Hillarys have been in the business for 50 years, and now have hundreds of window dressing styles to choose from, all blending contemporary designs with practical expertise.

To help mark Hillarys 50th anniversary, we’ve broken down the top five reasons for choosing made-to-measure blinds, curtains and shutters.

Expert advice from an established brand

A Hillarys expert advisor installing a bespoke blind
A Hillarys expert advisor installing a bespoke blind

Blackout blinds, cafe style shutters, bay window curtains… the options for window dressings are endless! If you’re not sure where to start with your window styling, getting some free expert advice can help you decide on the solution that best complements your decor and everyday needs.

Hillarys has a network of local expert advisors based across the country, so you’ll benefit from the caring, personal customer service you expect from a local business, while also getting the exceptional standards of a nationwide company.

Their advisors will visit your home to measure your windows and discuss all your requirements - they can then help you decide which product fits the bill, and offer a quote.

You can book a free appointment with one of Hillarys's expert advisors here.

Ensures the perfect fit

Silk white full height shutters from Hillarys

The last thing you want after installing your dream blinds, shutters or curtains is to have that rogue little sliver of light creeping through each morning! Having the perfect fit for your window dressings not only keeps unwanted sunbeams at bay, when temperatures start to drop a tight fit prevents precious heat from escaping and outside draughts from creeping in.

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Hillarys' expert team will measure, make and fit your window dressings, offering tailor-made solutions for windows of all shapes and sizes. All of their products are lovingly crafted by their skilled manufacturing team to your exact requirements so you can be sure your window dressings have been expertly finished to the highest standard.

Browse the Hillarys shutter range here

It’s less expensive than you think

This roller blind, in Hillarys' Lucca Brick print, costs just £92 with measuring and fitting included
This roller blind, in Hillarys' Lucca Brick print, costs just £92 with measuring and fitting included

If you're on a budget for your home or room makeover, the idea of choosing made-to-measure blinds or curtains over an off-the-rack item might seem like an unaffordable luxury. But did you know that you can have a window dressing made to bespoke measurements and installed by specialists for less than £100?

In fact, Hillarys offer customers a Price Match Promise, so you can guarantee you're getting the best price possible for your new window dressings.

Browse the Hillarys blinds range here

One-of-a-kind product

Voile Wave Curtain and Voile Roman Blind in Serenity Powder Pink from Hillarys
Voile Roman Blind and Voile Wave Curtain in Serenity Powder Pink from Hillarys

As well as ensuring great quality, Hillarys blinds, curtains and shutters are also trend-focused. They offer hundreds of styles to choose from, and with your custom-made design, you’ll have something truly unique to enjoy day after day.

Whether you fancy cottagecore-look shutters, sweeping Victorian-style curtains or minimalist roller blinds, Hillarys huge range of window dressing styles and fabrics will have your home aesthetic covered.

In need of inspiration? Check out Hillarys inspiration guide here

Adds value to your property

Curtains in Alto Indigo from Hillarys
Curtains in Alto Indigo from Hillarys

As well as their style and practical credentials, made-to-measure window dressings will also make a difference to your property value if you decide to sell up in the future. If you live in a period property with awkward corners and unusual lines, having tailor-made blinds, curtains or shutters will bump up your home value. So, a small investment now in a window dressing could make a big difference to your pocket in a few years' time!


Find your perfect blinds, curtains, shutters and more at Hillarys; celebrating 50 years of style and expertise


Katie DuttonStaff Writer

Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.