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Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

Last time I was in the UK they had much nicer designs (e.g. John Lewis had lots of nice designs on offer) than here (plus also cheaper). Unfortunately there was not enough time for them to prepare them and won't be going to UK soon given the quarantine

Am looking if there are some places that ship here. I am looking concretely at cotton curtains.

Anyone did this? Any website recommendations?
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Re: Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

Why not try John Lewis?
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Re: Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

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Why not try John Lewis?
Most of the ones I was looking at were only in-store, not available online. I asked if can order beforehand before next visit, but apparently those ones you can order only in-store
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Re: Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

I'm back in the UK about 3 times a year so am lucky enough to be able to buy stuff and bring it back in a suitcase for my apartment, either that or I box it up and ship it to a parcel service in Weil Am Rhein. One thing I invested in last year was UK size pillows as we were getting a crick in our necks from the square type ones that are standard here (I kept the square ones to use with my sofabed for guests). I bought duvet sets from IKEA in Edinburgh so I'd get the right sized pillowslips. All of the walls in my place are white apart from the bathroom and I change the look of my bedroom and livingroom with different cushion covers and have a spare set of sofa covers.

As my apartment has electric shutters I just have sheers at my bedroom windows that I brought back from Dunelm for the last place we lived in. I have silver string curtains at my livingroom window and have window film on the bottom half of all the French doors for privacy as that side of my apartment is overlooked by the ones on the opposite side of the courtyard. I think if I had proper curtains it would spoil the look as my place is only 2 years old and very modern.

I've got a box of stuff sitting at Weil Am Rhein that I shipped from Scotland the first week in March, cannot wait for the border to open so I can collect it as I can't remember what's in there so it'll be a nice surprise
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Re: Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

You could try this, if you find any fabric you like

https://www.curtainfactoryoutlet.co.uk/


If Switzerland doesn't come up for delivery, just send them an email.
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Re: Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

The delivery page says they can shop to most place in the world, you add stuff to the basket and click on the country you want. Looks like it starts at about £20 for shipping
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Re: Anyone ordered curtains from UK?

In the meantime I came across this one, anyone used them before? https://www.curtainsmadesimple.co.uk/

The website is not exactly user friendly but they have quite of a selection, shipment to Switzerland is 29 pounds. I guess one would have to add also customs.
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In the meantime I came across this one, anyone used them before? https://www.curtainsmadesimple.co.uk/

The website is not exactly user friendly but they have quite of a selection, shipment to Switzerland is 29 pounds. I guess one would have to add also customs.
Thanks so much for this. I have just ordered some fabric samples for which I was charged the grand sum of two pounds sixty!
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Re: Anytone ordered curtains from UK?

I have received my swatches and chosen one. I will order some curtains (once I get my head around the hooks/glider issue) and will report back on my experience.
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