The different types of blinds explained

November 16, 2018by Murray's Interiors

Although blinds in one form or another have been around for centuries, the styles, materials and colour schemes have really moved into a whole new realm in the last few decades. These days as homeowners we really are spoilt for choice.

But sometimes many choices can also make us more confused. Let’s look at a select few of the common styles of blinds available so you will have a better idea of what suits your needs.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds do actually date way back to Roman times. However, they have evolved a lot since then. These blinds are relaxed and stylish and work well with the decor of any modern home. Using a cord, they fold up and fold down when you open and close them. If you want to add an air of uniqueness and sophistication to your home, these are the blinds to choose.

Venetian Blinds

These blinds come in both aluminium and timber with a variety of finishes and colours to suit everyone’s style and decor. Venetian blinds continue to be a staple of many contemporary homes. The timber variety add a touch of nature to the home and you have a lot of light and privacy control with Venetian blinds.

Vertical Blinds

These are always popular because of their simplicity, ease of use, light control and just the simple, yet elegant lines verticals offer. Also one of the best types of blinds for sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are a style that will never go out of vogue.

Panel Glide

This type of blind is really suited to larger windows. A very intriguing and unique type of blind, panel glides are regularly used as room dividers. Panel glides stack neatly behind one another as they are opened and closed. If you want something different, as well as an added touch of class and elegance, then consider installing panel glides.

Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are almost like a hybrid of Roman blinds and Venetians. The pleats neatly fold over each other when the blinds are raised. There is a nice variety of colours and they offer high fashion for good prices. The other interesting fact about these blinds is they can be positioned on different areas of the window. You can open them part way and have the blinds at the top, midway, or the bottom of the window. Pretty cool.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are extremely popular in the modern era. There are options with this blind design. Either they can be manually raised and lowered, or a small motor can be installed so you can control the blinds automatically at the press of a button. There are blockout fabrics as well as translucent materials, depending on how much light you do or don’t want.

At Murrays Interiors in Brisbane we stock a fantastic selection of blinds in many colours, styles and fabrics. Our expert and friendly staff can assist you in making just the right choice for your home. We also have an incredible range of curtains if you prefer. Drop in or call today. We are located in Mitchelton and cover Ashgrove, Paddington, Fig Tree Pocket, Bridgeman Downs, and the rest of Brisbane.