Types of Blinds: Buyers Guide to Indoor & Window Blinds

Blinds are a convenient, stylish addition to most homes. But, with so many on the market, how do you know how to choose which types of blinds are right for you? From classics, such as Venetians and Romans, to super-modern designs, like eco-friendly honeycomb shades, there’s a lot to think about. Let our handy buying guide help you decide.

Venetian blinds

It’s fair to say that Venetian blinds are the classic choice. They’re popular and enduring for many reasons, including their elegant appearance, their ease-of-use and their privacy. Moreover, maintaining them is so straightforward – a dust every now and again is all you have to do. Venetian blinds are available in a range of materials, including PVC, aluminium and wood (which go great with engineered timber floors).

Roller blinds

Are you searching for a blind that looks sharp and contemporary? Go for roller blinds. They create slick, tidy lines in any interior, so, most of the time, there’s not much chance of a clash with the existing design. On top of that, they operate incredibly smoothly, with just one or two minor movements required. Roller blinds come in a variety of fabrics, so they’re a convenient option for custom blinds.

Roman blinds

Like Venetian blinds, Roman blinds have an instantly recognisable, classic look to them. However, they’re a little more luxurious. They also give you the option of deciding how much light you’d like to enter the room. This is because they’re available as custom blinds in both thin and thick materials, from translucent fabrics to PVC.

Panel glides

Do you need a custom blind for a large surface, such as a big window or a sliding door? Consider panel glides. Unlike most blinds, they open from one side or the other, or from the middle, it’s up to you. Like Venetians, they’re very private and allow the total blocking out of light. If you’re keen to add some character to a room, go for a bold or bright colour.

Vertical blinds

Where most blinds open horizontally, vertical blinds – as the name suggests – open vertically. This means they don’t collect dust and dirt very easily, so they’re the right custom blinds for anyone looking to minimise hours spent on housework. They come in a range of sizes, colours and fabrics, letting you choose a style to suit your interior. At one end, there are vertical blinds with striking, 129-millimeter panels that block out all light; at the other, there are those with subtle 89-millimeter panels, which act as a filter.

Honeycomb shades

Are you in the market for a contemporary, cutting-edge, environmentally-friendly solution? Honeycomb shades might be just what you’re looking for. These intelligently designed blinds feature special cells, which keep your room warm in winter, yet cool in the summer. So, not only do they block out light, they also help with temperature control – all year round. To make them child-proof, opt for a cordless rail system.

Get Professional Help

Would you like some more help with deciding how to choose blinds? Get in touch with us today. Newcastle Carpet One can help you understand what blinds or shutters to choose to match your lifestyle and home aesthetic. Contact your Newcastle blinds and and shutters store to make the process easy. 

Please call 02 4952 1466 for an obligation free chat. 

Newcastle Carpet One
122 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown Heights NSW 2289
(02) 4952 1466

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