When you’re shopping for window blinds for your home, there’s a lot to think about, after all, there are so many different types of blinds on the market nowadays and most people probably only know two or three of the different types of blinds at a push.
If you don’t know the different types of blinds, how can you be sure that you get the right sort of blinds for your home when you buy them? Well to straighten this out, we spoke to some window blinds experts at DotcomBlinds to get them to explain what the different types of blinds are and where they’re best used, so let’s get into it!
Roller blinds are the most common type of window blinds because they’re very versatile. These roller blinds work well in any room of the house, so long as you have the correct fabric. As well as being the most common type of window blind, they’re also the simplest, a long fabric blind attached to a roller tube that’s operated by a chain to move up and down.
Double Roller Blinds
What’s better than a single roller blind? A double roller blind! These blinds aren’t as common as standard roller blinds, but they’re still awesome blinds that work great in any room. Made of two roller blinds, one with dimout material and one with blackout material, allowing you to let some light in during the day and block out light at night, making them perfect for guest rooms that double up as a home office!
Next on our list, the Roman blind, these have been used for thousands of years since their invention in the ancient Roman Empire. Over the years, the design for Roman Blinds has stayed true to its origin, giving them a very classy look. These blinds are perfect for bedrooms and living rooms, but as they’re made of fabric, you’ll want to keep them away from your kitchen and bathroom so they don’t get wet or stained.
Another design that dates back to old Italy, the Venetian blind, it’s likely you’ve seen them before, possibly with a different name like horizontal blinds. Unlike fabric blinds, these are commonly made of Wood, Plastic, or Lightweight Metal. These will work well in any room of your home and give a timeless rustic look to any room they’re in!
If you’ve ever worked in an office, you’ve likely encountered Vertical Blinds before, in the ’90s and 00’s these blinds were designed to live in offices, but in recent years they’ve become more trendy to have in your home, due to their versatility and the fact they’re easy to use and clean! Again, these blinds would look good in any room of your home, but you should avoid them in bathrooms otherwise they can pick up mold!