Allusion blinds

What curtains or blinds for bifold doors?

With more and more people building extensions, either kitchen/diners or loft conversions, bifold doors are becoming more and more popular. There are many options for window dressings for bifold doors, simple curtains or voiles, roller blinds, perfect fit blinds or vertical blinds but we like the Allusion blinds. These offer a combination of the neatness of a vertical blind with the softness of a voile curtain.

Allusion blinds use wand controls for convenience and child safety

Allusion blinds really come into their own in larger windows and
bi-folding doors where their unique flowing fabric vanes allow you to enjoy both light and privacy.

You can even walk through the blind to your outside space
whilst still retaining the ambience in your room.

With the fabric vanes open during the day you can still enjoy
your view, when closed at night you can have total privacy, warmth and security

You can even walk through the blind to your outside space
whilst still retaining the ambience in your room.

Allusion blinds create a number of different privacy options for you to discover.


Slide the soft fabric vanes to one side to enjoy a clear outside view.


Open up the soft fabric vanes to the open position and enjoy subtle light diffusion with a view.


Rotate the louvres to close the blind fully for total privacy.

All our blinds are of course child safe and the Allusion blind is
another example of this. It comes with wand control giving you
complete piece of mind in a modern, efficient and practical way.

Different header options available

Please call us on 020 8399 3293 or visit our showroom situated inside The Bed Post in Surbiton to view examples and fabric samples for the Allusion blinds.

Allusion blind closed for complete privacy
made to measure curtains for a patio door

How much does it cost to have curtains made to measure?

One of the most common questions we get asked is……..

“How much does it cost to have curtains and blinds made to measure?” 

Made to measure curtains can cost as little as £300, or as much as £1000+ 

Why such a big difference in price? 

Basically, it boils down to there being many factors that go into the price of made to measure curtains. 

What things that influence the cost of made to measure curtains? 

Things like fabric choice, lining choice, drop, width, style and finish need to be considered before a final price can be given.

Fabric prices can range anywhere between £13 per metre to £100s per metre, linings and interlinings vary in price as well. 

A simple pair of lined pencil pleat gather headed curtains would take a lot less materials and time to make than the same pair of pencil pleat gather headed curtains that have hand stitched interlining and thermal lining in them. 

However, by adding a layer of interlining you have transformed the visible drape, weight and feel of the curtains. 

You have now added a luxury finish. 

So basically….

On a sliding scale the cost of made to measure curtains starts with unlined, machined pencil pleat gather curtains at the lowest end, then continues to rise in cost as you add those extra touches.

Things like interlining or black out lining.

Eyelets or hand finished pleats demand more time, fabrics and hardware.

Even the act of adding to the length of the track will add to the cost of the curtains. 

In summary….

So whilst it is impossible to say how much your made to measure curtains will cost, you can reasonably expect to pay more than double the price than for “off the shelf “ ready made curtains, BUT they will be tailor made perfectly to your window’s measurements and finish will be ten times better than you can imagine. 

Please visit our Surbiton showroom to see our display of curtains, blinds and fabrics. or call 020 8399 3293 for more information. or click here to contact us.

We offer a full service from our FREE at home measuring and consultation service, through to curtain and blind fitting.