Cleaning blinds and curtains isn’t usually on the daily to-do list, but it’s important to undertake regular cleaning regimes to ensure your window coverings stay looking great for a long time. We recommend setting aside some time once a month to keep them in good shape.

There are many styles and materials you could have that may have slightly different requirements, but most should loosely follow this guide.


To keep blinds and curtains clean, it’s a good idea to keep them free of dust. Unfortunately, dust likes to settle in many places in a home, particularly in hard to reach areas. Before any cleaning takes place, if the  material is suitable, dust needs to be removed first and foremost.

For blinds, you can take a microfibre cloth and carefully run it on individual slats. You could also used a can of compressed air for those hard to reach places.

For curtains, you can use the soft brush attachment on your hoover to get the dust off. Draw the curtains so that they are closed, or, if you can take them off easily, place them on the floor, then carefully hoover up any dust that has settled. You don’t want the suction to be too strong, so make sure it’s not on the highest setting.

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Make sure to check with the manufacturer on what is going to be suitable for the type of blinds and curtains you have.

Most blinds only need a quick wipe down with a slightly damp cloth to remove any bits that may have settled on there. Particularly if they are in the kitchen, you’ll want to make sure no grease and grime gets to build up on the surface. If you have roller blinds, you can use warm, slightly soapy water and gently wipe down the material.

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Stain Removal

Some blinds and curtains can fall victim to various stains. Some curtains are machine washable, so make sure to check whether this is possible beforehand. Once washed, make sure to let them airdry. For most curtains, you can arrange to get them dry cleaned. This can give them a new lease of life and keep them looking brand new.

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When choosing blinds for your conservatory, there are a lot of options. Different styles have various pros and cons, and not all are appropriate for the room of windows attached to your home. You want something that can be light and airy, but can also adequately keep light out. Read on to find out some of the most recommended window coverings for this space.

Popular Venetians

Venetian blinds are a timeless and practical choice for a conservatory. You can opt for a perfect fit, so they are seamlessly placed on the window panes. These are available in many different materials, so you’re sure to find one to meet your tastes and home’s aesthetic. Just like verticals, the many slats offer the ultimate privacy and light control, so you can completely customise how much of the outside world you want to let in.

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Made To Fit Rollers

Roller blinds are a popular choice because of the versatility they offer. They’re perfect for any room, and they look great in conservatories. We can tailor these to perfectly fit your windows, so in a conservatory this will look sleek and streamlined. Rollers can add personality to a room, as any colour or design can be chosen for the material. Whether you want a neutral blind or a pop of colour, these simple-to-use window coverings are for you.

conservatory with blinds inside

Stylish Verticals

Vertical blinds are perfect to cover large windows and doors, so are perfect for conservatories. You can choose to fully open them, giving a bright and airy space. Or, you can draw them and control the direction of tilt, having complete control over light and privacy. With the option of electrical operation, these are a great addition to any space.

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Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are a great choice for conservatories. They are compact and lightweight, so don’t take up much space when open. They are perfect for conservatory roofs too, as they fit seamlessly into the frames. For hard to reach spaces, you can get them electronically operated, so you don’t have to struggle to open them. This pleated style is available in many different colours, so you can choose the right design for your space.

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Whether you’re looking for roller, pleated, venetian or vertical, we offer many styles that are appropriate for your conservatory. We also offer roman and Velux. There are many designs to choose from when you come to us. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team for our design and fitting services. Ask about our electric features and blackout options on all of our blinds.

Blinds are a versatile and stylish way to control the amount of light that enters through your window. They offer privacy, light control, and insulation, all according to your needs. However, with so many fantastic types on offer, it can be hard to know which is best for you.

In this guide, we explore the various types of blinds, their features, and the best ways to incorporate them into your home or office.

1. Roller

Roller blinds are a popular choice for their simplicity and functionality. They are made up of a single cut of fabric that rolls up and down. This offers easy control over light and privacy. Because of their simplicity, they are easily customisable in a variety of colours and patterns. As such, they are one of the easiest types to blend into the pre-existing aesthetic of your home.

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2. Vertical Blinds

Verticals are a great choice for larger windows, sliding doors, and spaces that need precise and adjustable light control. Their vertical slats can be rotated to adjust the amount of light and privacy you want at a given time. They are an ideal option for those looking for a more modern look for their home or office.

vertical blinds next to doorway

3. Roman

If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your space, Roman blinds are the perfect choice. They are made of fabric and fold into neat horizontal pleats when raised. When lowered, they offer a smooth and seamless experience adding a touch of luxury to any room. They are available in a variety of different fabrics, from light and airy to rich and thick.

roman blinds rolled up

4. Venetian Blinds

Venetians have stood the test of time with their classic and timeless appeal. They consist of horizontal slats that can be tilted to control the amount of light and privacy that enters your home. Typically made of metal or wood, they offer a combination of durability and sophistication. They are suitable for any room you place them in, from traditional to modern. What’s more, they are available in a range of colours and styles.

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5. Pleated

Pleated blinds are a versatile option that adds a touch of style to any window. These feature neat and crisp pleats that create a soft and elegant effect. With a range of fabrics to choose from for them, they offer nearly unparalleled customisation options with excellent light control and privacy. They are especially well suited to conservatories and rooms with non-standard window shapes. This is because they can be more easily fitted to custom shapes than most other types.

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6. Specialist Blinds

Sometimes, no single type or style will do. Perhaps you have a strange or non-standard window, or perhaps nothing just clicks with your particular taste. In this case, don’t force yourself into a style that doesn’t fit your needs. Specialist blinds are both a product and a service. Taking your specific and unique requirements into account, your supplier designs a custom style to fit your exact needs.

If you need a bespoke service, contact us today for more information on how we can tailor our products to you.

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7. Velux

If you’re looking to create a soft and diffused lighting effect, then velux blinds are the choice for you. They are made of translucent fabrics that allow for light to gently filter through and into your home. This creates a warm and inviting atmosphere without the sharp glare you would normally get from unfiltered sunlight. They are perfect for living rooms, dining rooms, or any other space where you’d like to enjoy natural light without compromising on privacy.

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Choosing the right window treatment for your home can significantly impact its overall aesthetics and functionality. With an extensive range of options available, it’s essential to understand the key differences between blinds and curtains to make an informed decision.

In this article, we explore the various factors you should consider when making your decision.

Style And Aesthetics


Curtains have long been a popular choice for their ability to add elegance and a touch of luxury to any space. They come in various fabric types, patterns, and textures, allowing you to create a personalised look that complements your interior décor. They also offer the advantage of softening the overall feel of a room and adding a sense of warmth.


They provide a sleek and contemporary look to your windows. Available in a wide range of materials, such as wood, aluminium, and fabric, they offer versatility in design. They can be tailored to suit both modern and traditional interiors, providing a clean and sophisticated appearance.


Light Control And Privacy


They excel in providing excellent light control and privacy. Thick and opaque fabrics, such as velvet or blackout are ideal for bedrooms or TV rooms. This is because they block out unwanted light and ensure privacy. Sheer curtains, on the other hand, allow natural light to filter through while still providing a level of privacy during the day.


Blinds offer precise control over light and privacy. With adjustable slats or vanes, you can easily regulate the amount of sunlight entering your space. Whether you prefer diffused light or complete darkness, they allow you to customise the level of privacy and light control to your liking.

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Maintenance And Durability


Curtains generally require more maintenance compared to blinds. They may need regular cleaning, and some fabrics may be prone to fading or collecting dust. However, with proper care and occasional cleaning, they can maintain their beauty and functionality for a long time.


Blinds are known for their durability and low maintenance. Most types can be easily wiped clean with a cloth or duster, making them an ideal choice for busy households or those with allergies. Their sturdy construction ensures they can withstand daily use without losing their functionality.

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The choice between binds and curtains ultimately depends on you. Your preferences, style and practical needs all determine which will be best for you.

Whichever you choose, make sure to contact Twyford Blinds to explore our amazing collection. All of our products are tailored and installed to your unique needs. Whether you’re looking for the timeless elegance of curtains or the sleek sophistication of blinds, our experts are here to help.

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