John Mills Curtains Ltd - A Brief History


John Mills Curtains and Blinds was formed in our present location on High Street, Swadlincote in 1983 by John Mills.

The Company was originally formed to just sell curtains, tracks and accessories, but with the demand in the late 1980's for matching curtains and bedding, the company moved with the times and began supplying these items. This meant extending the shop in to the existing car park, and that area was utilised as an area solely for bedding and sheets.

In the early 1990's, blinds became very popular, so we began to retail all types of blinds. Moving to the present day blinds have become a larger part of the business and we now so all types of bespoke make and install blinds including Venetian, Roman, Vertical and Roller when required. At John Mills we sell ready-made curtains, bespoke made to measure curtains, all variety of blinds, tie backs, various types of pelmets, cushion covers, sheets, quilts, quilt covers, poles, tracks as well as accessories such as hooks, nets, voiles and cottons.

John Mills retired in 2006 and John Mills Curtains and Blinds has remained a family business with his son, Simon taking over the day to day running of the store. We all at John Mills pride ourselves that we try and offer and excellent range of curtains and blinds, friendly and professional staff whose knowledge and expertise provide an excellent customer service. We provide free quotations, home selection and advisory service as well as a fitting and installation service on all our curtains and blinds.