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Different Types of Blinds

If you’re looking to decorate one or more rooms in your home, you may be wondering the different types of blinds, shutters and curtains available and which kind is best suited to certain areas. In todays blog, we focus on the different types of blinds and the pros and cons of each option.

Different Types of Blinds: Traditional and Elegant Styles

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a window solution that’s minimalistic, traditional and adds a subtle touch of class to a room without detracting from the décor. Available in blockout, sunscreen or light filtering, these types of blinds can be found in virtually every colour and style, making them one of the most popular blinds used in homes.

What are the Benefits of Roller Blinds?

  • Large range of colours and opacities to choose from
  • Easy to operate
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean
  • Timelessly stylish

Roman Blinds

Elegant and a timeless classic, roman blinds are a type of window solution that will never be susceptible to passing trends. Style wise, roman blinds can be used in virtually any room in the household, though any type of fabric blind is best left to areas with potential splashback. Roman blinds are available in blockout, sunscreen or light filtering, and can come in soft Roman styles or with the addition of aluminium battens for a stronger look.

What are the Benefits of Roman Blinds?

  • Large range of colours and opacities to choose from
  • Easy to operate
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean
  • Timelessly stylish

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds offer the aesthetics of shutters without the price tag and are the perfect stylistic choice for homeowners looking for a tropical, beachy feeling. Available in timber, aluminium and PVC, venetian blinds also offer the most versatility when it comes to choosing the right style for your home décor. They can also be used in moisture heavy areas such as the kitchen or bathroom, which means you can use the same window solution style throughout your entire home.

What are the Benefits of Venetian Blinds?

  • Easy to operate
  • Can be used in every room
  • Gives a tropical feeling
  • Available in different materials

Different Kinds of Blinds: For Large Areas

Vertical Blinds

For large areas that need covering, you can’t go wrong with vertical blinds. These indoor blinds have long been used for covering sliding doors but have come a long way from the chain heavy blinds made popular in the 90s. Modern vertical blinds can be purchased in chainless options and come equipped with a sleek minimal track that suits any room décor.

What are the Benefits of Vertical Blinds?

  • Easy to operate
  • Great for large window areas
  • Available in different blade widths
  • Suit various styles of décor

Panel Glides

Panel glides are a sleek alternative to vertical blinds, using stylish panels to cover large window areas. The panels can be neatly stacked behind one another and are operated using a simple wand that can be optimised with a motor. Like roman and roller blinds, panel glide blinds are available in sunscreen, light filtering and blockout options as well as various trim styles and colours.

What are the Benefits of Panel Glide Blinds?

  • Easy to operate
  • Great for large window areas and cinema rooms
  • Available in different screening options
  • Safe for children

Different Kinds of Blinds: For Energy Efficiency

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are one of the most energy efficient blinds on the market, as the unique cellular structure traps air, resulting in a cooler room during those hot summer months. they can be used for hard-to-reach places, such as skylights, and work in children’s bedrooms as the shades don’t require a chain operating system. If you’re an energy conscious household, cellular shades are the ideal choice.

What are the Benefits of Cellular Shades?

  • Highly energy efficient
  • Safe for children
  • Available in a wide range of colours
  • No chain operating system

Twin Shades

Simple yet effective, these different types of blinds for windows combine sheer and mesh fabrics to create a double blind. Using a control, you can flip between room darkening or light filtering, and have the option to choose from a range of sophisticated neutral colours.

What are the Benefits of Twin Shades?

  • Goes with any kind of décor
  • Can be flipped from darkening to light filtering
  • Easy to operate

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article on the different types of blinds available at U Blinds Australia. If you’re thinking about installing blinds in your home and would like some advice, you can contact us by calling 1300 303 391 or via our online form, or browse our range of interior blinds now.