Blinds are a great way to control light and temperature within your home or office space. There are so many styles of blinds that it can be hard to decide which ones will work best for you. At Specifier Australia, we have put together these guides with information on all the different types of window coverings, their pros/cons and recommendations based on what they do well (or not).
Blinds are a type of window coverings that work by limiting the amount of sunlight and heat that pass through the windows. They can be made to look like curtains, have a particular design/colour, or be made from materials such as fabric, wood, or metal. Like curtains, they can be hung with either opera cords or rods and held back on one side with a headrail. Blinds come in many different types depending on what you want them to do (e.g., block light or add privacy).
When it comes to buying blinds, we want them to look good and be durable. Blinds can be pricey so we aim to buy wisely and get the best quality for our money! But there are a few things you should know before making any purchase decisions. For example: how much sunlight do I need? What types of blinds work with my windows? How do I measure the height or width of my window? What type of blinds works best with my windows? etc...
The first thing to do is measure your window. Measurements will determine the type of blind you'll need. You can also use our Blind Guides to help make sure you get the right measurements.