A brief guide to blinds

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Posted 09/10/2018

Blinds give you the opportunity to build your home the way you want. Whether you want to make a feature of your window dressing, or block out the light during the summer months, blinds come with all kinds of qualities to help you achieve the right look and feel.

From Venetian to vertical, Roman to roller, there are many different styles of blinds to choose. Use our handy guide to the main types of blinds to learn which ones will best suit your interior.


What are Roman blinds?



Roman blinds are one of the most versatile styles out there. Available in a wide range of fabrics, patterns and designs, you can quite easily find one to suit any room in your house.

Roman blinds are ideal for adding a soft, cosy atmosphere to a room and effectively blocking out any unwanted light, making them an ideal fit for bedrooms or living rooms.

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What are Venetian blinds?



With horizontal slats and flexible cords, Venetian blinds allow you to easily adjust the amount of light streaming into your home. Available with a waterproof, easy-maintainable finish, these blinds are particularly practical for your kitchen or bathroom. What’s more, Venetian blinds are ideal for giving your home a contemporary feel.

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What are Roller blinds?



Consisting of one piece of fabric, roller blinds wrap around a casting at the top of your window frame. They’re easily operated by a pull-cord for quick access. They combine practicality with versatility, working well in both contemporary and traditional style homes. Roller blinds are available in a range of styles such as blackout fabrics and waterproof properties, so it’s easy to tailor them to suit any room in the house.

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What are Vertical blinds?



Vertical blinds are ideal for rooms with bigger windows, such as conservatories or kitchens. Built with individual slats, vertical blinds provide easy ventilation and heat control – making them ideal for creating a bright, airy space in summer, and reducing the heat loss in winter. Made from lightweight and durable fabrics and available in subtle tones or vibrant hues, these blinds are perfect for creating a sleek and modern feel.

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What are Plantation Shutters?



Plantation shutters add a touch of traditional class to any living space. With their large, adjustable slats, they allow you to let a good level of natural light into your home while maintaining privacy. They’re ideal for all seasons, allowing air to flow freely during the summer months while boosting insulation throughout winter – thanks to their sturdy material. Available in crisp whites or dusky blues, they combine both modern and traditional qualities.

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What are Day Night blinds?



Day night blinds are made up of two pieces of fabric which work seamlessly together to block out or optimise light. Featuring translucent and opaque fabrics in a stripe design, the main benefit is that they let you easily control the level of light streaming into your home. These blinds are ideal for a home office, as you can adjust the natural light to reduce glare or block out any outside distractions.

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Whichever type of blinds you like, you’ll find they’re all easy to order and install with our made-to-measure service.

Find out more window dressing ideas that work for every room in the house or browse through our selection of practical tips on our blog.

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