Why you need blinds for your new home
Indoor blinds are an important consideration in your home for many reasons.
Blinds help regulate the temperature in your home by limiting the amount of incoming light, as well as insulating your home to keep in the warm or cool air.
Blinds provide your home with privacy and added security. You don’t want people seeing what you’re doing, or eyeing off any valuable items you might have.
Reduce glare and UV rays
Blinds help reduce the glare on your screens and lessen the intensity of UV rays on your furniture, preventing sun damage and fading.
Blinds can add colour or elegance to your space.
Tips for choosing the best blinds for your home
When choosing new blinds, there are few things to consider. The main considerations are:
- The finish of the blinds - do you want something simple, or are you looking for something with a more upmarket finish?
- Material/fabric - depending on where you’re installing your blinds, this is a very important decision
Where to install your blinds
Choosing blinds for wet areas
Looking for kitchen or bathroom blinds? The best styles for these rooms are ones that are both water-resistant and easy to clean!
We recommend Aluminium Venetians, Vertical blinds or Timber-look Venetians.
Aluminium is a great option as it’s durable and easy to clean.
Another great option for wet areas is Woodlux blinds or Timber-look blinds as they are made from PVC and therefore won’t warp or get damaged if exposed to moisture.
Learn more about the best blinds for wet areas in our blog.
Blinds to avoid in wet areas
Wooden blinds should be avoided as they will absorb moisture and quickly buckle, ruining your blinds.
Woodlux or Timber-look blinds give you the same look as timber, but without the high risk of damaging the slats.
Best affordable blinds for your home
With different products you're going to be looking at different prices. Rollers, Venetians, Vertical blinds, and Vision blinds are three of the cheapest blind styles, with prices starting from as low as $60!
If you've ever rented in your life, chances are you'll be familiar with these bad boys!
As the name suggests, these blinds consist of vertical fabric or PVC panels that can be angled to provide privacy and to adjust lighting to where you want it to go.
Vertical blinds are the ideal choice for sliding doors and windows, as they can be opened and closed for easy access.
Venetian blinds are a low-maintenance option, made of horizontal slats, usually wood or plastic, and suspended by cords.
This allows every slat to be rotated together to give you control over light and privacy levels.
Roller blinds are a classic blind that features a roll of fabric that can be rolled completely up or down to increase light and privacy.
These blinds are economical, easy to operate and clean, plus come in a variety of colours.
Read our guide to Roller blinds to find out more about their benefits for your home.
Similar to Roller blinds, Roman blinds also consist of a sheet of fabric that can be raised or lowered. When the blinds are down, they lie flat against the window, but when raised they gather into stylish pleats, offering a slightly more sophisticated look compared to rollers.
Interested in these blinds? Find out more in our Roman blind complete guide!
A far cry from the curtains hanging in your granny's home, modern curtains can be a lightweight yet cosy alternative to a blind. Choose from popular fabrics such as sheer or blockout, to add style to your room!
Learn more about our range of affordable blinds on our website.
Which blinds are best for light filtering?
If your new home needs more natural light, the best light filtering blinds include any fabric blind made with a translucent fabric. You can buy popular styles like Roller blinds, Roman blinds, and Vertical blinds in this fabric, which will allow soft light in while still protecting your privacy.
Best blockout blinds
The best blockout or blackout blinds are Roller or Roman blinds as they both consist of a single roll of fabric, decreasing the potential for light to creep in.
Plus, both of these styles can be customised with blockout fabric, which is a thicker fabric that will block out nearly all light (as the name suggests).
We recommend installing blackout blinds in rooms like the bedroom or nursery to ensure a better night's sleep!
Interested in blinds for your new home? Why not get in touch! You can reach us via Facebook or by calling my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041. They'll beat any competing in-store or online blinds quote you may have by a huge 10 percent!
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