12 Types of Blinds You Should Know
There at Blindsbypost, we offer an extensive range of blinds. From the classic choice of wooden blinds, right through to our brand new motorised, Somfy powered blinds. It can be hard to decide which blind is the best fit for your home, so we’ve put this handy guide together to make choosing a blind for every room in your home, easier than ever.
What to consider before buying your blind?
It is important to take into account many factors when choosing a blind for a specific space in your home. What is your budget? What is the space used for? Sleeping, cooking, or working? Think about the fabric when choosing for a space you cook in or that may be splashed with water, PVC blinds are great for wet rooms.
Light and privacy are also very important to consider. Blackout blinds will definitely be a better option for a bedroom or office space! If you’re decorating a children’s room, safety is also a priority when choosing your blinds - cordless could just be a better option for you.
Wooden Blinds - Our Wooden blinds offer a natural and organic look and feel to your space, as well as acting as a natural insulator providing protection from external weather conditions. Wooden blinds are a great choice for those wanting to live a more sustainable life and reduce energy consumption and keep their heating bills down!
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Perfect Fit Blinds - Perfect Fit blinds are among our most popular blind choices, as they are measured precisely to clip into your window frame. This makes the installation process easy for those not so handy with D.I.Y. They are quick to fit, and because they don’t require any screws or dills, they are mess free! We recommend Perfect Fit blinds for bi-folding doors, larger living areas, and conservatory doors and windows.
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Roller Blinds -If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option for your bedroom, living area or bathroom space, then Roller blinds are a great choice. In a huge variety of colours and patterns, these blinds are easy to operate and very low maintenance.They are also available in a range of different materials, including blackout fabric, ideal for bedrooms and assuring a restful nights sleep, and waterproof PVC material, which is ideal for wet rooms!
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Roman Blinds - Our range of Roman blinds offer blackout, light-filtering and thermal features, suitable for every, and any room in your home. With the simple pull of a cord, you can wind your Roman blinds all the way up to let lots of natural light in during the day, and in the evenings wind down to insulate your home and control your privacy.
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Metal Blinds - If you’re opting for a more industrial vibe throughout your space, then Metal blinds are a great option for privacy, light control and are ideal for busier rooms as they are highly durable. These blinds are very low maintenance and can be easily wiped down. They are also budget-friendly, ideal if you have larger office windows to cover.
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Vertical Blinds - Vertical blinds offer a high level of light and privacy control, and are great thermal efficiency, to help to regulate the temperature of the room by keeping too much sun (and heat) out in summer, or insulating against the cold in winter. These blinds are ideal for larger spaces, like orangeries, conservatories or offices.
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Replacement Slats - We also stock a huge variety of Replacement slats which are perfect to switch up your blind, or maintain your current blind. This is a much cheaper option than replacing your full blind! Our replacement slats are made with all the same care and attention to detail as our full blind sets, so you won’t be disappointed.
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Pleated Blinds - Pleated blinds are available in a number of colours, with each blind being able to be raised and lowered easily. These blinds also offer amazing light control because of their blackout and thermal features and come in so many different colours!
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Day & Night Blinds -Day and Night blinds (also known as Vision Blinds) offer two different qualities with simple control. They combine the benefits of both light filtering and blackout fabrics to give you ultimate satisfaction. By simply pulling the cord you can have a bright and open space, or alternatively, a private and more secluded space, blocking out light. These blinds are great for busy living spaces and bedrooms.
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Roof Blinds - Our range of Roof blinds are made to fit all the major brand skylights, including Velux, Keylite, Fakro, Dakstra or RoofLITE windows. They are an affordable choice, and are super easy to fit. From blocking out the sun while you work in your home office to keeping the room nice and dark while you try to sleep, skylight blinds are a very practical and stylish choice.
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Double Roller Blinds - Our range of Double roller blinds offer you the best of both worlds. Made with two roller blinds on the same bracket, one blackout and the other sheer, these blinds are perfect for home owners that want to have control over their privacy.
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Motorised Blinds -Installing electric powered Motorised blinds alongside Somfy Smart Hub connectivity means you can get the most out of your home at your fingertips. Motorised blinds are essentially just electrical powered blinds. So they replicate the appearance of standard blinds, but they're not restricted to being controlled manually. These blinds can be raised or lowered with the push of a button, by using a simple remote control to operate the fully rechargeable battery powered, wire-free motor, operating the blind - making them the perfect choice for a safer, and smarter home.
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If you have any questions about any of the types of blinds we have touched on above or need any information, do not hesitate to contact our friendly customer support team.