The 7 Most Popular Types of Blinds & Where to Use Them

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Choosing the right blinds for your room can be a bit overwhelming, we’ve laid out the most popular types and where to use them.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian (or horizontal) blinds are the most common type of blinds used for light control and are available in plastic, wood and metal and are usually controlled by a pull string. They work well in any room and on virtually any window style.

Wooden Blinds (Or Faux Wood Blinds)

Wooden blinds including bamboo and faux wood options are perfect for rooms that already have a natural wood setting such as kitchens and bedrooms. Choosing bamboo blinds offers an eco-friendly solution that is both elegant and neutral. Faux wood designs offer a stronger durability and less maintenance and protection against warping and UV damage. They are a good option for rooms that are often damp or for areas with high heat and humidity.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds, designed similar to Venetian blinds, offer a vertical pulling system instead of a horizontal system. The vertical design of the blinds reduces the amount of dust that collects on the slats when compared to Venetian blinds. These are most often used for large windows or patios and are durable and easier to clean. They come in a wide range of colours and materials which means that they can be constructed to suit any environment.

Aluminium Blinds

Aluminium blinds are most commonly used in offices and corporate environments. They are a durable, affordable option and offer a clean, modern look. These blinds are available in a range of colours and are easy to install which makes them adaptable and user-friendly.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are a good option for rooms that get a lot of sunlight as they block light from a room. Roller blinds are available in a wide range of materials and grades which offers perfect customisation for specific requirements. These blinds are a one piece design constructed on a metal pole that operates by a side chain or spring mechanism.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are available in bamboo, fabric and solar protected materials. They are designed to accordion fold as they move up and smooth out as they move down. They are drawn up from the bottom by cords, and when lowered offer a single flat panel that completely covers the window. Roman blinds offer a softer look for a room and are often used in bedrooms and living areas.

Shutters

Shutters (also referred to as Plantation Shutters) are an elegant addition to any room and are a long term investment in your home. They are also a flexible option in terms of the amount of light that they let into a room as this can be adjusted according to the amount of light preferred. They are a great option for added security as they can act as burglar bars and offer complete privacy.