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Eco Friendly Window Treatment Options

We have never been more aware of the impact we are having on the environment, and how the choices we make today shape the world we live in tomorrow. Whether it is organic food or electric cars, we are seeing more and more ways to reduce our impact on the world around us. This also now applies to decorating our homes, as there are a range of eco friendly window treatments available to create a stylish and sustainable home. These treatments prove that being environmentally friendly doesn’t mean having to sacrifice visual appeal.

If you are seeking blinds and shutters that pair sustainability with exceptional quality, come visit us at your nearest showroom or give us a call on 1300 303 391 for any enquiries.


The Best Sustainable Window Treatments

Roman Blinds

A classic design that has been used in homes for decades, custom roman blinds are made from a fabric that causes them to pleat when raised. This allows owners to easily raise and lower the blinds as required, while preventing the sun’s rays from entering the home and creating excess heat. This reduces the reliance on appliances like air conditioners, resulting in a product that is one of the best eco blinds and shutters available on the market. Some homeowners take this a step further by choosing a blackout or light filtering option to increase the effectiveness of insulation without the need for electricity.

Plantation Shutters

Those searching for eco blinds and shutters should look no further than plantation shutters. These shutters come in a wide variety of materials, from timber to polymer, allowing you to pair sustainability with style. These materials are sustainably resourced and created, giving homeowners peace of mind that their coverings were made with as little impact on the environment as possible. Shutters are also great insulators, allowing one to keep a room as cool and as light as they desire. Homeowners are also attaching built-in planters to plantation shutters, so their windows become havens to grow their own plants. This results in a pleasant touch of natural beauty to the home.

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

The construction of blinds has come a long way in regards to sustainability, with aluminium Venetians in particular being one of the best eco friendly window treatments available. Along with providing complete privacy, aluminium Venetians are also perfect for heat control. Their metal design helps to deflect the sun and prevent heat from entering your interiors, allowing you to keep the property cooler during the hot summer months. This reduces the need to keep the air conditioner constantly running, lowering your energy bill and your impact on the environment.


A stylish window covering that has been relied upon since homes were first built, curtains also offer some of the best sustainable window treatments one can find. When purchasing window curtains, customers are typically able to customise their curtains as they see fit, with a range of materials and colours available. Some of these materials, such as cotton and linen, are natural and biodegradable, allowing one to choose eco friendly window treatments without sacrificing style. Some of these fabrics also allow natural light to filter into your home, reducing the need for artificial lighting. Curtain rods make for a great spot to place hanging planters, making your curtains as green as possible.

Sunscreen Blinds

Sunscreen blinds are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their ability to reduce both heat and cold penetration. The unique fabric of these sustainable window treatments allows natural light to enter the room while preventing harsh sunlight from bothering you and damaging your furniture and flooring. This results in a covering that keeps the space well-lit even when the curtains are kept closed, creating greater sustainability through the reduction of artificial light use. Dual roller options are also available to better tailor the levels of light and heat you desire. Those seeking to go green are also adding window boxes below their blinds to create a more sustainable environment, growing their own vegetables or some lovely flowers.

Shop Eco Friendly Window Treatments Today!

At U Blinds Australia, we stock a wide range of eco blinds and shutters that are perfect for any home. Best of all, our window treatments are highly customisable, allowing you to choose the exact materials and colours you want. Visit us at your nearest showroom to browse our range in person and to learn more about their sustainable qualities or give us a call on 1300 303 391 to arrange our mobile showroom to come to you.


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