Choosing new window blinds or window curtains can be tricky when you don’t know where to start. The best window blinds and window curtains are those that not only meet your budget but also meet your needs and wants for your home, as well as suit your interior décor style.
Before you look at the different types of window blinds and window curtains available, first consider these factors for what you need in a blind or curtain.
- What is the rooms purpose?
- What type of windows or doors are you wanting to cover?
- Do you want to completely block out sunlight?
- Are you wanting energy efficient blinds?
- Do you live on a busy or main road and need to reduce noise?
When it comes to deciding which window blinds and curtains are best for your home, take a look at the different types, how they function and the benefits they can add to your home.
Window Blind Types:
Honeycomb Blinds come in a variety of different model options which makes them a great solution for any home as they can work for almost any window or door application. All of the Honeycomb Blinds models come in light filter and blockout fabric, both in a wide range of colour options. The light filter fabric offers full privacy however still allows some natural sunlight to filter through the blind. The blockout fabric also offers full privacy, however will completely blockout all sunlight or street lights. The biggest benefit of the Honeycomb Blind is its excellent insulation properties, helping to save you money on your energy bills. This is due to their unique cellular structure which traps air within its cells. The Honeycomb Blind models come in both single and double cell sizes. In the Honeycomb range, choose between corded, cordless or motorised operation, with all options allowing the blind to fold away into a petite stack at the top of the window frame, providing an unobstructed view.
Roller Blinds are a fantastic window blind option for those looking for something simple and affordable to cover their windows and doors. Roller Blinds come in four different model options; chain control, cordless, motorised and day night. Each of these models are available in the three different fabric transparencies; sunscreen, light filter and blockout, which are available in an extensive variety of colour options. Roller Blinds also referred to as Holland Blinds, are great for a variety of different applications from windows to doors and are great for those applications where a clear view is required when the blinds is fully raised. When ordering Roller Blinds, choose between a Standard Roll, which is when the fabric rolls off the back of the tube against the window or Reverse Roll, which is when the fabric rolls off the front of the tube away from the window. Note that the fabric width of a Roller Blind will arrive approximately 30mm less than the ordered size, to allow room for the brackets to be installed.
Venetian Blinds comes in three different model options; timber, timber look and aluminium. Each of these model types have different benefits and suit different areas of the home. The Timber Venetian Blind also referred to as Wooden Blinds, are a great way to add a natural look and feel to a space. The Timber Venetian is durable and is a good solution for bedrooms or living rooms. The Timber Look Venetian Blind is the most adaptable of all Venetians as they are made with PVC which is excellent for those rooms with moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms. Lastly, the Aluminium Venetian Blind is the lowest cost Venetian, so its great for those who are looking for a budget friendly window blind solution. The Aluminium Venetian is a very durable option which is also great for rooms with moisture. Venetian Blinds are a great way to add a modern touch to any room and are excellent for privacy and light control with Smart Privacy Slats, eliminating large holes to increase your privacy and blockout more sunlight when the slats are closed.
Roman Blinds offer the best of both worlds with the look and feel of curtains but with the functionality of blinds. Roman Blinds are a great way to add texture to a space and are an excellent unobtrusive window blind solution. The Roman Blind gives you the flexibly to control light and privacy with the option of chain control or cordless control. The cordless control option is great for those families with small children and pets, as no dangling cords are used to control the blind. One of the main features of the Roman Blind is their energy efficiency. They help to reduce the amount of heat that escapes the home through windows in the winter and prevent heat from entering during the summer months. For the best insulation with Roman Blinds, ensure you add a lining to create an extra layer of protection.
Window Curtain Styles:
When it comes to choosing curtains for your home the biggest difference is usually in the curtain header style. This header style is what makes the curtain more formal or more casual. As all curtain fabrics are available in all curtain styles, it really comes down to the header style that will work best with your homes interior décor style.
Pinch Pleat Curtains have a header style that is made up of fabric which is folded together and sewn to create pleats. These pleats help to add a decorative touch to the top of the curtain and ensure the curtain falls into neat folds. The Pinch Pleat Curtains are very versatile and can be used in both formal and casual settings. They are also very adaptable when it comes to working with a range of different interior décor styles. They work well in modern spaces as well as more traditional interior décor schemes. As they are so versatile, they are commonly found throughout all rooms in the home such a bedroom, living rooms, media rooms, dining rooms, etc.
The Reverse Pleat Curtain offers a more formal look and feel to a space. They work well in rooms such as dining rooms, formal lounge rooms and bedrooms. The Reverse Pleat Curtain is designed similarly to the Pinch Pleat however just reversed. The pleats are on the inside of the curtain facing the window or door, making for a flat appearance facing in towards the room, with neat joins creating a flattened pleat look. This sleek design is also very versatile however works well in modern décor styles as it creates clean lines and a sleek look with its flattened pleats.
The Wave Fold Curtain style has become more popular than ever and is featuring more and more in homes with modern décor schemes. The Wave Fold Curtain is highly adaptable and works in both casual and formal spaces. Wave Fold Curtains create a wave like effect by gathering soft ripples of fabric together. The Wave Fold style is also known as an S Fold Curtain and it well suited to bedrooms and living rooms.