Curtains and/or blinds - you've decided what you want, now what?

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Russells Consultant
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Once you’ve decided what you want – curtains and/or blinds - and in what room…what happens next? Where do you get them? How much do they cost? What options do you have to enhance your choice?

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Ready-made vs custom-made

A key part of the process is deciding whether you want your curtains and blinds custom-made or ready-made. We have some great info on the pros and cons of each in another blog article.

Obviously we’d recommend custom-made over anything else but we truly believe you’re getting the best product when you choose Russells. With Russells, your curtains and blinds are designed and tailor-made specifically to suit your space and they’re handcrafted in New Zealand and installed by our professional team.

The Russells Difference

So what makes our curtains and blinds different? It’s all in the details.

Crafted right here in New Zealand

Our purpose-built workshop in Nelson utilises the latest in curtain and blind-making technology, with our state of the art cutting table we get the perfect size and fit. Combined with our superior craftsmanship and componentry we deliver a better quality product, every time.

Quality, from start to finish

We only use the highest quality componentry, from the fabric right through to the screws in the mechanisms, ensuring your curtains and blinds stand the test of time.


Lining ensures you get the most efficient solution for your curtains and blinds. Linings can be used to insulate for warmth, block out light and reduce noise. That’s why we have a comprehensive range of linings that will work with any environment.

Tracks and rods

Curtains can be greatly enhanced by selecting the right track or rod system. That’s why we have a range to suit your style, including automated curtains.

Heading styles

Curtain headings and pleats determine the curtain volume and fullness, and influence the overall feel and style of the room. We craft our curtain headings to suit your room and chosen fabric, and have a vast range of pleating options available.


Bring your room to life with accessories custom made for your space. We can create cushions, bolsters and throws for your living spaces; duvets and bed runners for your bedrooms, or tablecloths and runners for your dining room.

The perfect fit

Because we want to make sure you get the perfect fit, our professional team installs your curtains and blinds for you. And for complete peace of mind, we also offer a 24-month warranty on all of our installations.

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Our process

Contact us via phone or email to arrange a consultation at a time and place that suits you. When you meet your local style consultant they’ll bring with them an abundance of fabric samples to choose from. Together you’ll chat about your needs, preferences and budget and get expert advice on all your options. We’re also very experienced at taking precise measurements too, ensuring your curtains and blinds are just right. We can normally give you a price estimate before we leave too.

Alternatively, we make it easy to plan ahead and set realistic budgets for your curtains and blinds by quoting off your plans. This is also a good way to find out if there are some options available to you that might not be once the build is complete. Simply upload your plans on our website and get a free quote.

What’s the price?

If you can’t wait that long and want an idea right now you can get a basic idea by reading our blog on how much curtains and blinds cost.

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