Indoor Blinds For The Home – What Are Your Options?
Looking to update your home with some stylish new window coverings?
With so many opacities, colours and styles to choose from, choosing the right indoor blinds for your home can seem like an overwhelming task.
Luckily, we’ve created this simple guide to 5 of the most popular indoor blind styles.
From sleek roller blinds to timeless venetians, we’ll help you find the perfect indoor blinds to suit your space, budget and aesthetic needs.
Here’s what you need to know.
5 Popular Indoor Blind Styles
1. Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are one of the most popular window coverings for homes. They take up little space but have maximum impact, so they’re ideal for those looking for a discreet yet practical indoor blind.
Roller blinds consist of a single sheet of fabric rolls up or down, allowing you to easily adjust light and privacy in an instant. They operate either manually via a discreet cord or automatically via a Somfy motor for unbeatable convenience.
They’re a simple yet stylish window covering for bedrooms, living rooms and home offices. Available in a wide variety of colours, fabrics and opacities, you can easily customise your roller blinds to suit any interior.
Double Roller Blinds
Double roller blinds (or dual blinds) are the ideal window covering for those who love the luxury of choice. Combining two fabric choices on a singular, slimline bracket, double roller blinds perfectly meet your light, heat and privacy needs at any time of day or night.
They’re great for bedrooms, living rooms, nurseries and other rooms where complete light, partial light or near total light block may be needed throughout the day. The light filtering blind lets in sunlight while providing daytime privacy and the blackout blind provides excellent thermal insulation and light block.
2. Blackout Blinds
Blackout blinds make controlling temperature, light and privacy in your home a breeze. They’re made from insulating blackout fabrics that reflect 64% of heat and nearly 100% of light from entering the room.
Blackout blinds keep your home cool and comfortable in summer and retain the warmth during winter, drastically improving the energy efficiency of your home. They’re also entirely opaque, so they’re ideal for home theatres, bedrooms and nurseries where privacy and near total darkness is important, no matter the time of day or night.
As they block the sun’s harmful UV rays, blackout blinds will also protect your flooring and furniture fabric from fading in the sun.
3. Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are a timeless and incredibly versatile window covering suitable for any style of home. Easily angle the horizontal slats to let in full or partial light while still maintaining a high level or privacy. You can also close the slats to achieve near total darkness or draw them up completely for uninterrupted views and sunlight.
Venetian blinds are available in a wide range of materials. Aluminium or PVC venetian blinds are great for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms, whereas timber and faux wood blinds add warmth to bedrooms and living areas.
4. Roman Blinds
Add a soft, stylish and layered look to your windows with roman blinds. Roman blinds consist of a single sheet of fabric that opens to form several gathered pleats, giving the illusion of curtains without the excess bulk of fabric. When the blind closes, the pleats neatly unravel to lie flat against the window.
Their compact yet stylish design makes roman blinds ideal for smaller windows that large shutters or curtains would otherwise overshadow. They’re also available in a variety of light filtering and blockout fabrics, so there’s something to suit all bedrooms, hallways and living areas.
5. Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are a classic and practical window covering for any home. Typically made from fabric or PVC, vertical blinds consist of thin vertical panels strung along a tracking system.
Vertical blinds are one of the few window coverings that open and close horizontally rather than vertically. They’re ideal for sliding windows and doors because they can partially open to provide easy access without the need to completely open the blind. The vertical slats also allow plenty of light while still maintaining a high level of privacy.
For more information on how to choose the right indoor blinds for your space, see our helpful guide here.
How Much Do Indoor Blinds Cost?
The price of indoor blinds is determined by their size, material and operation method, so it’s hard to give a definitive indication of cost.
Generally speaking, the average price of indoor blinds ranges anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
However, it’s important to remember that indoor blinds are a long-term investment. That’s why it’s worth investing in a quality product from a reputable supplier like Helioscreen.
Helioscreen’s indoor blinds are market leaders in quality, performance and durability. They also come with a full 5 year warranty on the motor, fabric and hardware, so you know they’ll remain beautiful and functional for years to come.
Choose Australia’s Leading Indoor Blind Supplier
When choosing indoor blinds for your home, it’s important to prioritise a durable and functional system that will provide a long-lasting shade solution.
Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of indoor blinds for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Contact us today for more information.