If you are shopping for window blinds for your home, you may be in the process of discovering there are many more different types of blinds than you were expecting to find!
So now instead of a short and sweet trip to your local store or online, you are faced with a vertical learning curve to sort through all the different options and figure out which is which and what does what. For instance, did you know that there are motorized blinds and shades that come in many different styles?
In this post, we aim to even out your learning curve with a quick overview of seven different kinds of window blinds Ipswich. At the end of this blog post, you will be much better equipped to choose the type of blinds that is right for you.
Roller blinds are becoming increasingly popular in homes and workplaces today for their simple, streamlined and elegant appearance as well as ease of installation and operation.
Roller blinds feature a single sheet of material that you can adjust as needed to let in a little, a lot or no light. Modern roller blinds can even be paired with solar remote controls so you can be across the room and still operate your blinds with ease.
You can also link multiple roller blinds together for larger window spaces.
Venetian blinds will never go out of style, in the same way that traditional fences will never go out of style.
You get privacy that never feels unwelcoming and a classic look that will appeal to your future home buyer as much as it does to you.
Vertical hanging blinds give a room a completely different look at a surprisingly affordable price tag.
This type of blinds is especially great if you have a sliding glass door, a wide picture window or a full wall of windows.
Roman blinds are a favorite option in rooms with strong direct light at certain times of day. They can block out both light and heat to keep energy bills for cooling affordable in summer. In winter, they can insulate your home to keep the heat in.
When raised, the material folds into neat little pleats for a sophisticated and polished look.
Sometimes called cellular blinds, honeycomb blinds are so-named for their beehive like appearance when viewed from the side. They feature interlocking lengths of material that create air pockets with a very special hidden function – they block heat! For this reason, honeycomb blinds are widely regarded as the best simple window treatment for insulating your home.
The honeycomb pockets can block more than 60 percent of heat from outdoor temperatures and direct sunlight, lowering your energy bills in the summer. In winter, honeycomb blinds can help keep the heat in to lower your furnace bills as well.
You can choose from a number of different fabric types. Some are more translucent to let more light in while safeguarding your privacy. Others will let very little light in and are great for bedrooms. You can also choose from a wide variety of different blinds colours to complement any space.
Panel Glide Blinds
Panel glide blinds fall into a category with vertical blinds but give the room a completely different look and feel. They are an especially great choice for very large windows, sliding glass doors and similar functions.
As the name suggests, panel glide blinds feature single large panels that slide left, right or out from the center (like curtains on a stage). Blind materials range from translucent to light-blocking for uses in different rooms throughout your home.
Panel glide blinds can be joined together and even used as room dividers for very large spaces.
Zebra blinds are named for their zig-zag construction. They are made from two layers of fabric that can be translucent, semi-opaque or light-blocking.
As the blinds are raised and lowers, the two layers of fabric interact over a single roller to let more or less light into the room. They come in a wide variety of fabrics and colours to suit the needs of different rooms and deliver a sleek, elegant and modern look to your space.