Blinds: A Guide

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.

roller blinds from inside

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.

close up of venetian blind

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.

close up of pleated blinds

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.

twyford shop

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.

velux blind half way

Contact Us

If you are looking for blinds to outfit your home then contact us today. We specialise in providing expert advice, along with high-quality products and installation services. Explore the extensive range of blinds we have on offer and transform your home or office today!

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