Choosing Your Blinds

Vital doesn’t mean boring. Just because we need blinds in our home, doesn’t mean we should settle for low-quality fabrics or dull designs. Use them to spice up your décor, protect your furnishings from UV light, and give you absolute privacy. You can create the right atmosphere in any room, with one set of blinds.

Considerations

Blinds for windows and doors come in a wide variety of styles and colours and are ideal for keeping your rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because there is a lot to choose from, it might be an idea to take a few things into consideration when choosing your blinds:

  • What do you need your blinds for? For example, do you want to allow light in or block it out?
  • How much privacy do you want? You can buy blinds that allow in light or block anyone seeing inside.
  • What room are you putting the blinds in? Does the blind match your furnishings? You don't always need to go for the same style blinds throughout your house.
  • Consider the size of the blind. Do you want them outside the recess of the window? View our How to Measure page for more information.

Style

Once you have decided on what you want your blinds to do in each room of your house, you need to decide on a style of blind that fits your specifications:

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds allow you to control the amount of sunlight that enters a room by using adjustable vertical panels. They can also be pulled to one side to fill your room with natural light, or closed for complete privacy.

Vertical blinds are versatile and suit all rooms in the home: from the bedroom and the bathroom to the home office. Looking for a high-quality, neutral vertical blind at an affordable price? Explore our special value vertical blind collection. Read more about it on our  blog.

View our range of vertical blinds for windows and doors.

Trustpilot Vertical Blind review.

Vertical blinds Persimmon Apple, Murray White, Camden Sand 89mm.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds are horizontal slats that are usually made of wood or aluminium. The level of the blind can be adjusted to allow a certain amount of light into a room.

Did you know that venetian blinds are the ideal choice for small spaces? The horizontal style creates the impression of more vertical loft in a room. Learn the secrets of making a small space look larger in our article Creating Space with Venetian Blinds

View our range of Venetian blinds for windows and doors.

Venetian blinds Sapphire, Sand, Latte.

Roman blinds

Roman blinds allow you to raise or lower your blinds in folded panels to let in natural light. They come in a wide variety of materials, including woven wood and fabric, and are an ideal alternative to curtains.

If you have a neutral décor  why not consider updating your interior design with luxurious roman blinds in bold texture or pattern. Get Daring With Bold Prints provides a designer perspective on using exciting colours to liven up your décor.

View our range of roman blinds for windows and doors.

Trustpilot Roman blind review.

Classic Dove,Three section roman blinds to french doors, Fagel Pistachio.

Blackout blinds

Want to learn more about the advantages of choosing blackout roller blinds? Read our blog post Lights Out with Blackout Blinds which discusses the benefits of installing quality blackout blinds in your home.

Control the light on bright summer mornings with a blackout fabric, or use alongside curtains as a secondary light reduction, provides thermal and UV protection.

View our range of Blackout blinds for windows and doors.

Blackout roller blind Trustpilot review

Moire Charcoal, Memphis Red, Fraser Charcoal Blackout Roller blind.

Roller blinds

These blinds employ a string or beaded coil system that allows you to roll the blind up or down. Roller blinds are functional and an excellent option if you want complete privacy or to protect your furnishings from fading.

Thinking about using your roller blind as an artful canvas to add some colour or pattern to your décor? Read our article Get Playful with Colour Blinds and check out some trendy fashionable fabrics to consider when ordering your roller blinds.

View our range of Roller blinds for windows and doors.

Trustpilot Roller Blind review

Image title Patterned White Roller blind wavy shape, arched shape no braid, Willersley Graphite Straight edge.

Image title Acacia Coffee turret shape piped with braid & pole, Acacia Charcoal with eyelets, Acacia Pebble wavy shape piped with braid.

Pleated blinds

Pleated shades are similar to venetian blinds in their functionality. These blinds have flat, horizontal panels and gently filter light to bring a warm glow to a room.

Read our blog post Exploring a New Style for Your Home with Pleated Blinds  where we discuss this versatile and trendy style. For a semi-transparent effect, browse our Designer Fabric collection for pleated blinds.

View our range of Pleated blinds for windows and doors.Pleated blind Trustpilot review

Pleated blind florence lemon, Creped ice, Metropol white.

Wooden venetian blinds

Wooden venetian blinds are made from horizontal pieces of wood and are available in a range of finishes and sizes that will complement any décor, meaning you won't need to change them every time you change the colour of your room.

If you are ready to add the natural organic warmth of real wood to your décor, read our blog post Getting the Look of Plantation Shutters for Less which discusses the appeal of wide slat wood venetian blinds. Get inspired to create a unique look for your home.

View our range of Wooden venetian blinds for windows and doors.

Wooden Blinds Trustpilot reveiw

Wooden Venetian 50mm Dark Walnut, Carden, Dark Pine.

Wooden blinds with tapes

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, then explore our wooden blinds. These are available in a traditional soft grain finish or in a more contemporary painted finish. They are provided with matching cover valances and colour co-ordinated headrails, cords and ladder braids. In addition, you can further enhance your blinds by the addition of traditional wide fabric tapes. These are available in eight colours white, pearl, sand, grey, tan, russet, earth, and jet.

View our range of wooden venetian blinds for windows and doors.

Trustpilot Review wooden blinds tape

Wooden Venetian blind 35mm True white with tape, bay window True White, Paperbark 50mm & earth tape.

Wooden venetian True White, Mellow pine with tape, True white tape on a 50mm size slat.

Wood effect venetian blinds

Our wood effect venetian blinds collection is made from aluminium slats with a wood colour coating, giving the appearance of real wood. Wood effect blinds offer a wide variety of wooden shades and due to the nature of the base material they offer increased resistance to moisture, ensuring your blinds always look their best no matter where they are located.

For more information on the benefits of choosing a wood effect blind, read our article The Durability of Wood Effect Blinds which discusses their appropriate application and how it provides a solution to window covering in damp environments.

View our range of wood effect venetian blinds for windows and doors.

Venetian blind Trustpilot review

Wood Effect 25mm Pecan bathroom, Mahogany Aluwood, 25mm Beech Aluwood.