An affordable option that is easy to install yourself, there are a few options within the roller blind family. Blockout blinds do as their name suggests and totally block sunlight, so are perfect for bedrooms. Light filtering blinds provide a soft, diffused light to a room but still give you a view of the world outside. If you can’t decide between the two, dual roller blinds combine them in one unit, giving you the best of both worlds.
If you like the warmth of fabric in your living areas then Roman blinds are for you. As the blinds fold together when you pull them up, they’re as much of a feature when they’re open as they add elegance to the top of a window. They can be made close fitting, so they fully cover a window and also have blockout or light filtering fabric options depending upon your needs.
The advantage of Venetian blinds is that you can control how much light enters a room and the level of privacy. With a simple twist of a wand, they go from fully closed to completely open. Need even more light? Then just pull them right up to completely open up the window. The different materials make them suit any style. Timber to add warmth, slimline aluminium for a contemporary look while PVC is perfect for wet areas like bathrooms or laundries.
Curtains and drapes
A big advantage of curtains is that you don’t have to have them exactly fit a window like you do with blinds. Non-standard windows can be covered with off the shelf blinds that are nearest to the dimensions of your window. Sheer curtains add a wispy, romantic feel to a room, especially with a light breeze blowing. Blockout drapes completely cut out the light and are also a good option for energy efficiency. They stop heat escaping through the glass during winter and the warming sun entering a room during summer.