Modern window blinds provide more than great sun protection. They come in a huge range of impressive designs, textures and materials, giving you the freedom to express yourself in a way that suits your lifestyle. More importantly, they are made to resist the harsh Aussie climate and, with proper care, last you a lifetime.
But with so many different types of window blinds, it can be hard to know which style is right for you. That’s exactly where this article will help you. In a matter of minutes you will become an expert in window blinds. You will learn about the various configurations, the latest on-trend styles, and the many ways in which they can make your home safer, more comfortable and secure indoors.
Here is everything you need to know about the different types of window blinds to complete your home.
Roller blinds are one of the most popular styles of blinds. They provide excellent sun protection and privacy while being easy to use. By using either a manual or electronic winding system you can raise and lower the blind with ease. This means you can entirely block out the sun or enjoy a stunning view outdoors at a moment’s notice.
Of course, thanks to the inclusion of a fabric layer, this allows the blinds to let a small amount of natural light shine through, which means the room stays illuminated even when the blind is all the way down. And, for those who prefer an even higher level of sun protection, you can purchase full blackout roller blinds to block out almost all light that enters through the window.
As a result of these ingenious features, you will feel cooler in summer and enjoy total privacy day and night. Plus, you may even be able to slash your energy bills, as you won’t need to rely as much on expensive cooling systems to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Want a touch of natural rustic charm to enhance your living space? Look no further than genuine timber blinds. Made from ethically sourced natural timber, these blinds provide great sunlight control and privacy, while being environmentally friendly too.
Furthermore, you don’t have to settle for just one colour. Your timber blinds can be stained and painted in a variety of bright, dark and subtle tones. From golden brown and shimmering white to Western Red Cedar, you’re bound to find a colour tone that complements your interior space.
In addition to being incredibly stylish, timber blinds are given a special weather coating treatment. This highly durable layer helps to protect the timber from prolonged UV exposure, which greatly reduces the risk of fading, warping and discolouration. As a result, your timber blinds will look great for longer, with virtually zero maintenance required.
Did you know the history of venetian blinds goes back several centuries? It’s true.
They are thought to have originated from Persia in the early to mid-18th century. During this time, Venetian traders become aware of the window coverings through their trade interactions in the east. Impressed by their design and versatility, the traders brought them back to Paris and their popularity spread quickly. Following this, venetian blinds eventually became a staple of high society in the United States, as they were installed in many government and public office buildings.
It’s no wonder venetian blinds have stood the test of time. Comprised of a series of horizontal slats, the blinds provide excellent sun protection, while letting ‘just’ enough natural light through to illuminate a room. Plus, through the use of a wind up cord, you can easily adjust the angle of the slats for maximum light control. On top of this, if you want to enjoy the stunning view outdoors, you can raise the slats all at once to sit at the top.
Looking for a unique alternative to traditional roller blinds? Roman blinds could be the answer for you.
How they work is simple. A long piece of fabric is mounted onto the window, and pleated in a way that when you pull the shade string, the fabric neatly folds at a series of regular intervals. So, just like a traditional roller blind, when they are raised you will receive more natural sunlight and reveal a glorious view.
You can choose from a range of fabrics to suit your needs including blockout, translucent and sunscreen plus. Each type offers varying degrees of privacy and sun protection. This gives you the freedom to incorporate the blinds in a way that suits your unique requirements.
As a result, you will enjoy a healthy dose of sunlight control and glare reduction along with greater privacy day and night. Plus, with a huge range of colours and textures on offer, it’s easy to find a style that matches your interior décor and furniture.
Allcoast Blinds and Shutters are the experts on interior blinds. Whether you’re in the market to upgrade or install fresh new blinds, you’ll find a huge range of stylish and durable window coverings to suit your needs. And, if you’re unsure where to start, our friendly staff will provide expert advice to help you make an informed choice.
For a FREE no-obligation quote, simply call Allcoast Blinds and Shutters on 1300 899 306 today.