What types of blinds can I buy? (Extensive Guide 2020)

Top Tips

Posted 28/01/2020

There are so many different types of blinds out there that it can be hard to know what to choose when you feel like sprucing up your interiors. To make things that little bit easier for you, we’ve put our thinking caps on and created a quick and easy buyer’s guide. Perfect for adding the ideal finishing touch to your home.


10 Types of Window Blinds You Need to Consider

Roller blinds

Wooden blinds

Venetian blinds

Vertical blinds

Roman blinds

Day Night blinds

Blackout blinds

Plantation shutters

Conservatory blinds

Skylight blinds

Office blinds

Electric blinds


Roller Blinds


Simple and stylish design that allows you to make a feature of your windows by unrolling virtually any fabric you take a shine to.


Wooden Blinds


Add a flourish of natural textures and colours to your home with a set of wooden blinds. Made from a series of slats, they allow you to combine your favourite material with a classic venetian design.


Venetian Blinds


One of the most popular styles, venetian blinds are made from horizontal slats joined together with premium quality fabric known as tapes.


Vertical Blinds


Commonly found in offices, vertical blinds are typically made from fabric and can be easily used to control the light levels in your chosen space. Ideal for adding privacy control to your home in a matter of seconds.


Roman Blinds


A sophisticated style that allows you to make a real feature of your window spaces. The cascading fabric is cut to neatly fold back on itself as you raise and lower your blind.


Day Night Blinds


A new concept that gives you control of the light levels in the day, and plenty of privacy in the evening. Ideal when you want the best of both worlds.


Blackout Blinds


Blackout blinds are made with a great night’s sleep in mind. By using special opaque fabrics they prevent ambient light getting into your room — ideal for bedrooms and multi media rooms.


Plantation Shutters


Plantation shutters are best suited in large window spaces where you want to be able to maximise your control of the light. A stylish addition to any home that is available in a variety of different finishes.


Conservatory Blinds


Saving energy is what conservatory blinds do best. They’re made from a special thermal range of fabrics so that they’re able to keep your conservatory cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter.


Skylight Blinds


Skylight blinds are specially designed to work with certain window systems, and allow you to have full control over the light levels even when your windows aren’t vertically mounted.


Office Blinds


We don’t just make blinds for home studies, we’re also lending a hand with commercial office makeovers all over the country.


Electric Blinds


Electric or motorised blinds use the same designs as our Roller and Wooden range, so you get all the most popular patterns/colour choice with the added benefit of automatically raising and lowering your blinds. They’re easily controlled by remote, app or smart home, fully rechargeable, no wiring and look great.



Blind materials we love



A classic and timeless material that’s still alive and well. Some of the most stylish blinds are made from it, and it allows you to add a natural texture and colour to any room in the house.



Plastic blinds are lightweight, contemporary, and come in any colour you like. Perfect if you want to add something bright and vibrant to your home.



Metal blinds offer a sleek and minimalist finish that is great everywhere from the master bedroom to the home office. An inspired choice if you want something a little different.



Fabric blinds come in every colour, pattern, and design that you can think of. With a choice of styles that includes the ever-popular Roman and Roller varieties, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.


Specialist Textiles

Conservatory blinds and blackout blinds are commonly made from specially formulated materials that offer additional benefits. Whether it be energy saving through increased thermal efficiency, or total blackout due to the high levels of opacity, blinds made using specialist textiles can add something amazing to any room in the house.



Features That Will Make a Difference to Your Home


Energy Saving

Increasing the energy efficiency of your home is a great way to keep it warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer. By making a stylish addition to your home you can save money on the dreaded monthly energy bill and have plenty left over for your next home decor project.


Contemporary Designs

Finding the most popular blinds is a matter of exploring the latest designs and patterns. By taking a look at the newest collections you’ll be able to find a spark of inspiration that brings your room back to life.


Made to Measure Blinds

By having your blinds made to measure by the experts you can ensure a perfect fit every time. That means all you need to do is measure up and then stand back and admire the new stylish addition to your home.



What to Consider Before Buying Blinds


Set a Budget

By setting a budget you can ensure that you’re not forced to cut corners when it comes to the quality of your decor. Ideal if want to have a room you fall in love with the moment you come through the door.


Measure Up

Getting you measurements right is crucial if you want to enjoy the benefits of made to measure blinds. Watch a quick video tutorial, take your measurements, and then take them again just to be sure.


Create a Colour Scheme

If you’re making big changes to your decor it never hurts to come up with a colour scheme before you start ordering stuff. That way you’ll be able to see your new room come together in perfect harmony.

© 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved · 247 Home Furnishings Ltd T/A 247Blinds, APEX House, 172 Blackmoorfoot Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 5RE