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All You Need to Know About Different Types of Blinds

Choosing the right type of blinds for your home can be a tricky process, especially when there are so many options available. In this article, we cover all aspects of window blinds for your home. Whether that’s deciding the types of blinds you’re looking for to the best linings and additional features, here’s everything you need to know. 

1. Roller Blinds & Double Roller Blinds 

What are Roller Blinds? 

Roller Blinds are made from a specially stiffened fabric attached to an aluminium roller tube. Operated by a winding mechanism that’s slotted into the end of the tube, it’s ever so simple to raise and lower the fabric for precise light control. Cost effective and durable, most Roller Blinds (dependent on the material) are water-resistant and easy to clean, making them ideal for a bathroom or kitchen.   

Roller blinds can also be automated with our Tuiss SmartView system. 

What are Double Roller Blinds? 

Double Roller Blinds feature two Roller Blinds on a singular fitting. The front Roller Blind is made from blockout fabric, whilst the rear is a sunscreen, with each blind raising and lowering independently to provide precise light control day or night. This dual function gives these blinds incredible versatility, as well as a modern, contemporary look. 

Top Benefits of Roller Blinds: 
  • Easy to install and operate the blind
  • The versatile, lightweight fabric allows for your choice of patterns and/or colours 
  • A durable, cost-effective window covering 
  • Easy to clean fabric
  • Thermal or Blockout fabrics and linings available to help improve energy efficiency and shading 
Ideas for where to use Roller Blinds:
  • Bathrooms 
  • Kitchens 
  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms

2. Roman Blinds 

What are Roman Blinds? 

Roman Blinds feature a soft fabric that gathers into neat folds when raised. With a chain control located at the side like Roller Blinds, they’re super easy to operate, allowing you to raise or lower them for precise light control throughout the day. From a variety of colours to exquisite designer patterns, they look perfect in living room and bedroom windows. 

Our roman blinds can also be motorised and automated with our Tuiss SmartView system. 

Top Benefits of Roman Blinds
  • Made from soft, luxury fabric that adds a sumptuous touch to your windows 
  • Its minimalist design offers a perfect opportunity to add patterns and colours 
  • Easy to operate and durable 
  • No Drill options available for easy installation in recess windows
  • You can choose between Light Filtering, Blockout or Thermal linings to improve functionality 
Ideas of where to use Roman Blinds:
  • Living rooms
  • Dining rooms 
  • Bedrooms 

3. Honeycomb Blinds & Double Honeycomb Blinds

What are Honeycomb Blinds?

Honeycomb Blinds are made by a folding panel of fabric, creating an accordion effect. Also referred to as Pleated Blinds with their hexagonal pockets, Honeycomb Blinds aim to improve insulation to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Our Honeycomb Blinds are available with a DuoLight or DuoShade fabric:

  • DuoLight – DuoLight Honeycomb Blinds allows light to gently enter your home through the fabric to create a bright, airy ambience
  • DuoShade – With opaque, blackout lined pockets, DuoShade Honeycomb Blinds drape your rooms in darkness for a complete blackout effect
Different types of Honeycomb Blinds:
  • Night & Day Duo – A Blind of two halves, this Double Honeycomb Blind variation combines two blockout and voile fabrics in horizontal strips for expert light control
  • Top Down Bottom Up Duo – A Honeycomb Blind combined with a free-floating mechanism that allows you to move the Blind up from the bottom or down from the top, making these perfect for blocking unwanted sunlight depending on your preference
  • Cordless – Cordless Blinds are Honeycomb Blinds that add a sleek, minimalistic look to your windows. Plus, with the additional safety benefits offered by a cord-free style, they’re ideal for households with children or pets  
  • Double Honeycomb Blinds – Double Honeycomb Blinds are Honeycomb Blinds that feature not one but two layers of pleated pockets, designed to further help insulate your home all year round. 
Top Benefits of Honeycomb Blinds:
  • Helps improve insulation all year round  
  • Easy to clean fabric 
  • UV protection to prevent furniture from fading 
  • Versatile and modern design, blending effortlessly with any décor 
  • No Drill options available for easy installation within your recess 
Ideas for where to use honeycomb blinds:
  • Home Office 
  • Living rooms
  • Kitchens

4. Vertical Blinds

What are Vertical Blinds? 

Ideal for large windows, Vertical Window Blinds are comprised of multiple vertical louvres that rotate and move from left to right, allowing sunlight to gently filter into your room.  

Top Benefits of Vertical Blinds: 
  • Practical and stylish wherever they’re placed, from your kitchen and bathroom to your living or dining room. 
  • Block sunlight while still retaining an almost perfect view of the outside 
  • Can easily be adjusted to allow just the right amount of light in and out of your rooms 
  • Ideal blinds for commercial buildings, from offices to hotels with their minimalistic, contemporary look and flame-retardant material

5. Shutter Blinds 

What are Shutter Blinds? 

Shutter Blinds are strong, durable window coverings with horizontal slats that tilt up and down. Ideal as a living room, bathroom, and even bedroom blind, Plantation Shutter Blinds are also UV resistant to prevent your furniture and flooring from fading. 

Top Benefits of Shutter Blinds
  • Modern design and highly durable, with slats that won’t warp or crack 
  • Ideal option for large windows 
  • Improved privacy throughout the day 
  • UV resistant 
  • Helps improve insulation all year round 
  • Solid timber or advanced polymer styles available
  • Available with standard or privacy louvres as an option on timber shutters

6. Aluminium Venetian Blinds 

What are Venetian Blinds? 

Aluminium Venetian Blinds have horizontal slats that are controlled by a twistable rod, perfect for sunny, south-facing rooms. A popular choice for any window size and highly versatile, they blend effortlessly with all interior schemes. Made from easy to clean aluminium, they’re available in matte and gloss styles. 

Top Benefits of Aluminium Venetian Blinds
  • Easy to clean and maintain with strong, durable slats compared to fabric blinds such as Roman and Roller Blinds 
  • Modern, contemporary design 
  • Highly versatile in any colour, pairing with neutral and vibrant interior schemes 
  • Precise light control with tilting mechanism

7. Real & Faux Timber Venetian Blinds

What are Timber Venetian Blinds? 

Our Real and Faux Timber Blinds are Venetian Blinds made from real wood and PVC respectively. Featuring sleek, horizontal slats that are perfect for controlling the light and protecting your privacy. 

Benefits of Faux Timber Blinds: 
  • Additional water-resistance for your kitchen and bathroom windows 
  • Same aesthetic appeal as real Wooden Blinds but a more cost-effective solution 
Benefits of Real Timber Blinds: 
  • Perfect for windows that receive high sun exposure, with durable slats that won’t warp in the heat unlike Faux Timber Blinds  
  • Ideal for layering with curtains in living rooms and bedrooms 
  • Helps to keep your rooms insulated and improve energy efficiency 

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