What affects the cost of curtains and blinds?

One of the reasons it’s so hard to get an estimate for curtains and/or blinds is because there are so many variables, so of which you maybe haven’t even thought of yet.

Our products are affordable because you deal directly with us - the manufacturer, but that doesn’t mean all our products are the same price. There are options and features that will change the pricing depending on what you choose.

Luckily, our handy pricing tool walks you through the steps so you can get an accurate price for your new curtains or blinds. Before you start, let’s talk about some of the things you’ll need to consider.



We carry fabrics in a range of materials and styles and their pricing varies accordingly. For example, a 100% linen fabric will cost more than a polyester and more complex designs and patterns will also be a bit more expensive.

Window size

Windows can be significantly different sizes between homes. Older homes tend to have more smaller windows while newer homes often feature larger windows and sliding glass doors. This can have a huge impact on how many curtains you’ll need and the size of each, both of which will obviously change the price. Read our guide for more on measuring for curtains.


Beyond the size of the window, you’ll also need to consider the length of your new curtains. For example, going for a floor length style will cost more than short curtains.

This may also be impacted by how high above the window you hang the curtain. We recommend one of the following options, depending on the look you’re going for:

  • 100mm above the top of the window frame
  • Halfway between the top of the frame and the ceiling
  • Just below the ceiling (creates the illusion of height, especially when curtains are drawn closed)
  • At the top of the architrave or frame (only recommended when space above is limited)

Heading style

The heading style you choose directly impacts how much fabric is necessary to achieve the look, so this also impacts price, although fairly minimally. For example, a triple pleat style will be approximately $33 more than a single pleat.

Tracks or rods

If you’re replacing existing curtains and the track or rod is still in good condition, you may be able to use the same one. But if you’re hanging curtains for the first time or looking to change the configuration, you’ll need to decide if you want a standard track or decorative rod or a combo for hanging multiple curtains or a curtain and a blind.


While some fabrics won’t require a lining, we often recommend adding one to increase light blocking and thermal properties. Lining vary in price based on their thickness and colour.



Venetians are the most budget friendly but they’re not always practical and you may prefer the more premium look of roman blinds or want the insulating properties of honeycomb blinds. Read our blog on things to consider before buying blinds for more on which style will suit your needs best.


The type of blind will determine what kind of materials you have to choose from. For example, roman blinds have similar fabric choices as curtains, but your choices for vertical blinds will be more limited. Depending on the options available, it may impact the cost.

Window size and fit

Same as curtains, the size of your windows will also impact the price. You’ll also need to consider whether you’ll be fitting the blinds inside the window frame, closer to the glass, or outside the frame. For more on how fit your blinds, see our measuring and installing guides.


Although colour alone may not impact the cost of your new curtains or blinds, if you’re after something specific, it may only be available in a more premium material.


Make sure you consider how much extra space will you need on either side of a curtain for it to be opened properly. And for blinds, the choice between chain or cord, or fully cordless operation may change the price slightly as well.

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There’s a lot to consider, but our handy pricing tool will take you through each step of the process and give you an accurate price for your new curtains or blinds before ordering. There’s no pressure and you can try out a few different combinations of features and options to find the right fit for you.

Give the pricing tool a try. For custom curtains click here and for custom blinds click here.

We have step-by-step guides to make sure things fit just right.