Types of Blinds - All You Need to Know

July 06, 2023

You only have to walk along your own street to realise that different blind types are plentiful. When there are lots of options available, your mind can become swamped with the endless possibilities for the many windows in your home or office space.
Each blind seemingly has its own set of functions and features. Fabrics vary and the colour options are endless - it's no wonder that confusion occurs. Worry not because Blinds4You are here to make sure you navigate your way into the world of window coverings with confidence

Where Do You Begin When it Comes to the Different Types of Blinds? 

It’s important to first determine your specific needs from a blind.
Considerations such as privacy, light levels and insulation will all play a part, as will the style of window or existing interior of a room. The intended purpose of the room, in terms of the atmosphere you’re trying to create, along with the overall aesthetic are other aspects to ponder. Before you even begin to browse the different types of blinds, here are some top tips to help you along.

Top Tips for Choosing Blinds

Assess the Room

Consider the brightness of the room and how blinds may impact the overall atmosphere or environment. Also, evaluate the surrounding decor and furniture to ensure the blind complements the overall style. 

Assess the Window

Take accurate measurements of the window and consider the size, shape, and location of the window in the room, as well as any potential fixtures or fittings that may get in the way of the blind.

Budget Considerations

Determine your budget for blinds and explore options within that range. Keep in mind that prices can vary based on materials, features, and sizes. Consider the long-term durability and value for money when making your decision.

Research Materials

Familiarise yourself with different blind materials such as fabric, wood, faux wood, or aluminium. Understand their properties, benefits, and drawbacks to choose the material that aligns with your preferences and requirements.

Seek Advice

If you're uncertain about the best blind type for your needs, reach out to Blinds4You. We’ll help give you personalised recommendations based on your specific requirements and budget.

Free Samples

Request free samples from us! Select the blind type, material and colours you're interested in and we’ll send them directly to you, so you can get to grips with how they look and feel. This all helps you make a more informed decision.

Vertical Blinds - Shop Now

Vertical blinds are composed of slats that can be adjusted and rotated, allowing for precise control over light and privacy. They make an excellent choice for larger windows or sliding glass doors.

Optimal Light Control: Adjust the vertical slats to filter light while maintaining privacy, allowing you to create the perfect atmosphere throughout the day. Alternatively, draw them to one side and allow the light to flood in.

Fabric Options: Choose from an extensive collection of fabrics, including textured and patterned designs, blackout, moisture-resistant, waterproof and flame retardant materials, to suit your needs.

Large Windows & Doors: Vertical blinds are a popular choice for covering expansive windows, bi-fold and sliding doors, offering easy installation, smooth operation and versatile light control.

Noise Reduction & Energy Efficiency: The vertical slats can help to insulate your space, reduce outside noise and enhance energy efficiency by minimising heat transfer. 

Remember, choosing the right blind is a personal decision based on your unique preferences and requirements.

Even More Fantastic Features

Thermal Blinds

Thermal blinds provide insulation, reducing heat transfer and enhancing energy efficiency in your home.

Blackout Blinds

Blackout blinds help to block out sunlight, ensuring privacy and creating a darkened environment for better sleep or movie nights.

Electric Blinds

Electric blinds offer convenient motorised operation, allowing you to control light and privacy levels with ease.

Waterproof Blinds

We have both 100% Waterproof blinds and moisture-resistant options, making them perfect for bathrooms or kitchens, offering easy cleaning and durability against damp conditions.

Flame Retardant Blinds

Flame retardant blinds are designed to inhibit the spread of fire, providing an added layer of safety and peace of mind in residential and commercial settings.

Child Safe Blinds

Children’s blinds prioritise safety with cordless designs and vibrant, child-friendly patterns, creating a playful and secure space for kids.

Pleated Blinds - Shop Now

Pleated blinds are a modern and stylish window covering composed of a pleated fabric that neatly folds as it is raised, providing a soft diffused glow to enhance any living space.

Elegant & Stylish: Pleated blinds offer a contemporary and sleek appearance unlike any other blind, elevating the aesthetics of your windows and the atmosphere of your space. 

Flexible Light Filtering: Enjoy soft, diffused light or complete privacy with the versatile light-filtering options available in pleated blinds.

Heat & Energy Efficiency: Pleated blinds provide insulation by trapping air between the pleats, helping to keep your room warm in winter and cool in summer.

Easy Maintenance: The lightweight but durable fabric of pleated blinds often has anti-static and dust-resistant properties, requiring minimal cleaning and upkeep.