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Different Types Of Blinds - Whats Best For You?

Blinds are important for the privacy of you and your family. They are also great for temperature control as well as light control. There are four main types of blinds available: roller, vertical, roman and Venetian. Each comes with its own positives, but of course, it can be daunting trying to decide which one is the way to go for your household. 

This brief guide will cover these four main types of blinds, with a brief overview of their features so you can choose the best option to suit your needs. 

Roller Blinds 

Roller blinds are a discrete, practical, and low profile option which makes them extremely popular in modern builds. Roller blinds are made of a sheet of fabric that rolls up into a compact and discrete roll as you roll them up. 

Roller blinds are a versatile option with many variations available. They suit both big and small windows. They are available in many varieties of fabric - each with their own features. These include blockout, sunscreen, and translucent. If you would like you can even have double systems with blockout and sunscreen or translucent so you can still have the privacy that sunscreen or translucent offers while also being able to use a blockout layer when you want to control the light. 

Roller blinds can also be motorised, which is incredibly useful for inaccessible windows, large amounts of blinds, or for people with mobility impairments. 

Vertical Blinds 

Vertical blinds are very customisable and practical. They can easily be customised to fit any space. Traditionally they are used over sliding doors, however, they work just as well on windows. 

Vertical blinds are great for large spaces such as offices due to how practical and customisable they are. They are also available in a large range of fabrics. Vertical blinds are also great because they can easily be repaired one blade at a time. 

Roman Blinds 

Roman blinds are made of panelled fabric that folds into layers as you draw them up. These panels are reinforced so they fold cleanly up into themselves. These blinds offer a great elegant look and just like the other varieties are available in a wide range of fabrics - making them a great versatile option. 

Venetian Blinds 

Venetian blinds are what many people think of when thinking of conventional blinds. They are comprised of horizontal slats that you can raise and lower. Venetian blinds are very practical and affordable. The most common varieties of Venetian blinds are made of aluminium, but there are also common wood varieties available as well. They are very durable and eco friendly. Additionally, they are available in a range of colours, finishes, and materials. 


Hopefully, this guide has helped you differentiate between the main varieties of blinds. Each individual household will have their own requirements in mind when choosing blinds for their home so it is important to understand the options available to you. If you are looking to purchase some blinds for your home in Melbourne, Choice Curtains and Blinds has a great range available with options to suit everybody. Feel free to get in touch today.