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27 June 2018

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLINDS?


Before choosing your window dressing, it’s good to be aware of all the different options you have. There are plenty of different types of blinds, each one with different features and benefits. Read on to find out about your different blind options.

 

Vertical blinds

vertical window blinds

These kinds of blinds are simple and fuss-free, designed with the usual style of thin veins of fabric that are connected on to a sliding track at the top of the window. Vertical blinds are better suited for longer windows as they can be fully drawn to reveal the entire window. Verticals can be both cost effective single fabric veins, and also luxurious, combining front and rear shears for added UV protection.

 

Pleated blinds

Pleated blinds have a slim profile and can be fitted into window frames, which makes them suitable for windows and bi-fold doors. Pleated blinds add a unique style to your home as they have several functions, including a semi-raise and partial slat view, which can allow a certain amount of daylight to enter.

Pleated blinds are also child safe, as there are no hanging cords for children to tug on. Some pleated blinds can be controlled with a remote, allowing you to raise and lower without moving an inch!

 

Venetian blinds

Perhaps the most versatile type of blinds available, Venetian blinds can be rotated, lowered and raised to let in as much, or as little, light as you require. Venetian blinds can be pivoted using a cord or wand, and raised or lowered to the full height of the window, depending on your preferences.

 

Day & night blinds

conservatory day and night blinds

This range of blinds are perfect if you’re constantly bothered by distracting daylight or heat escaping from your room. Combining two pleated fabrics, you have complete control over light, shade, heat and privacy.

The two types of shade can be altered, allowing you to receive healthy natural light with UV protection by day, and keep out light and noise while you sleep. Essentially you are getting two blinds in one with day & night blinds.

 

Roller blinds

Roller blinds are the perfect choice if you’re looking for cost effective, minimal fuss with your window dressings. Usually, a single vein of material is rolled up and housed within a cassette, controlled by a cord connected to one side of the blind. 

Higher quality roller blinds combine different fabrics to allow a degree of transparency which you don’t normally get from a standard roller.

These stylish blinds can help to add a sophisticated look to the décor of your room and are available in a wide variety of colours and materials.

 

Thermal blinds

thermal window blinds

The best environmental and economical blinds around, thermal blinds help preserve room heat and absorb up to 46% of external noise to ensure peace and quiet. Thermal blinds aren’t only useful in the winter, they can also help keep your rooms cool in the summer, and you’ll start to notice the difference on your energy and heating bill too.

 

Powered and electric blinds

If you’re living in a smart home, powered and electric blinds are an absolute must. Powered blinds can be controlled through a remote and can be operated from anywhere in the house. You can also equip yourself with apps that allow you to control the functions of your blinds from anywhere in the world.

If you’re coming home from work in the winter and do not wish to enter a freezing home, you can control your thermal blinds via the app, so your home isn’t losing valuable heat through your windows while you’re out.

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