In a sea of different blinds options, each with their own unique look and function, it can be a daunting task trying to find which blind is best suited to your requirements. Some blinds may have all the functions you are looking for but will not suit your aesthetic tastes, while others are absolutely beautiful but are simply just a window covering.
We have broken down a list of different blinds options and what each has to offer.
- Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are a contemporary and sleek blinds option. The fabric is a solid panel that rolls up and down off a tube. One of the most used blinds, it comes with a variety of options of its own to consider.
Block Out Roller Blinds: These are best used for when you want to keep a room dark and is a great option for bedrooms and tv rooms.
Translucent Roller Blinds: This fabric allows light to filter through when the blind is closed, whilst still providing privacy.
Roller Blinds Screens: This is a woven fabric that allows you to see through it all while cutting the glare and UV rays. These are a great option for areas with high sun and furniture you wish to protect from fading while still being able to enjoy the view.
Patterned Roller Blinds: These are fabrics that come in trendy patterns and textures for when you want to make a statement.
2. Venetian Blinds
The one blind that has stood the test of time, venetian blinds have been around for years and are a trusted favourite due to the functionality of being able to tilt the blades for sun and privacy control. One thing to take into consideration with venetian blinds, is the stack thickness of all the blades when the blind is fully open, and the type of material chosen. Venetian blinds come in Bass Wood, Aluminium and Form Wood options. For a more finished extra, you can add heritage tape which is a strip of fabric covering the cords that hold the blades together.
3. Twist Blinds
Probably one of the most unique looking blinds, also known as Zebra Blinds, Twist blinds are the one blinds option that gives you light control, privacy and a complete open feature, all in one blind. With two fabrics that slide past each other in an open, half open or closed position, the horizontal stripes match up or close off the opening creating a unique look. These are the blind to choose should you want to add a design feature to your home whilst having the option of ultimate privacy control.
4. Duette Blinds
By far one of the most impressive blinds options, this honeycomb structured blind is extremely versatile and offers several functionalities and features.
Insulation: The honeycomb structure acts as a barrier between the window and the blind, trapping the air within the blind pocket. This in turn keeps the room warm in winter and cool in summer. You could even use this blind as double glazing and window covering in one.
Acoustic Properties: Known to reduce noise, these blinds are perfect for street facing windows where there may be traffic.
Operation options: There are several different ways this blind can open and close, from the top down for privacy with a view to a no cord system where you operate it by a handle. This is an option to consider where you want to close off the bottom half of your window for privacy, whilst leaving the top half open for sun and view.
Shapes and Skylights: Duette shades are the most used option for skylights due to their insulation features and that they are tensioned with cables and the fabric won’t end up bowing. If you have a unique shape such as a triangular window, this is a perfect solution because it is custom made to fit and you will still be able to open and close it.
5. Silhouette Shades:
Considered one of the most premium blind options, Silhouette shades have been innovatively designed for both beauty and function. Fabric veins act as blades and can be tilted open and closed with into fabric sections. This blind has privacy options as well as UV properties. Silhouette Shades are unique and are sure to be noticed in your windows and doors. They look their best in large openings such as sliding and stacker doors.
Although window covering options seem endless, with all the variety out there, you will find something that suits all your homes requirements.